Dvora Englefield Joins WME As Partner, Head Of Music Artist Strategy

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Dvora Englefield. Photo by Elisabeth Caren

Music industry executive Dvora Englefield is joining WME as partner and in the newly created role of head of music artist strategy.  

In her new role, Englefield will focus on finding and maximizing new business opportunities, strategic partnerships and client services for the agency’s music division.  Englefield most recently served as a partner and head of the music division for communications firm The Lede Company.

“Dvora is a driving force in the music business, responsible for guiding the careers of countless artists through her combination of creativity, strategic counsel and deep industry relationships,” WME music co-heads Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer said in a statement.  “We look forward to bringing her truly unique skillset to our colleagues and clients as we continue to build out best in class services for our music roster.”

“WME is the best of the best,” Englefield adds in the announcement.  “As the music and entertainment landscapes continue to change, I am beyond excited for the opportunity to take my experience and transition into this new and exciting role.  I’m honored to have the trust of such an incredibly forward thinking and innovative team. Extra special thanks to Kirk, Lucy and my longtime friend and mentor John Marx.”

 Before her time at The Lede Company, Englefield led the music department at 42West, and before that ran the music department at BWR. She will officially start at WME on May 9. 

“The leadership at Lede has always been second to none since day one,” said Englefield. “I’m so very proud of what we have built together both in our life-long friendships and in business as an all-female led company and am forever grateful especially to have been on this ride with Amanda, Meredith, Sarah, Christine and Haeran. I will miss my Lede family but am thrilled that with my new chapter we will all still get to collaborate.”

The news follows the recent announcement of seven partner promotions and 17 agent promotions to WME’s music division, with agents Cristina Baxter, Michael Coughlin, Ryan Jones, Richard Lom, Ben Schiffer, Peter Schwartz and Sam Wald becoming partner.