WME Names Lucy Dickins Global Head of Contemporary Music And Touring
Lucy Dickins is the new Global Head of Contemporary Music and Touring at WME, the agency announced Tuesday.
Dickins — who joined WME in 2019 as the head of the UK music division after departing ITB, the agency founded by her father — will oversee “all aspects” of WME’s Contemporary Music and Touring business across its offices in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney.
“Lucy is a dynamic leader who brings strategic vision, energy and passion to every artist and colleague she encounters,” Lloyd Braun, Chairman of WME and President of Endeavor Client Group, said in a statement. “Lucy is the ideal leader to guide WME’s contemporary music business as we continue to expand our offerings and opportunities for our clients.”
Dickins was promoted to co-head of music after then-partner and worldwide head of music Marc Geiger left the agency in 2020, with co-heads Scott Clayton and Kirk Sommer retaining their roles as co-heads. Clayton left WME for UTA in 2021.
With Dickins’ promotion, Sommer will continue in his role of Global Co-Head of Contemporary Music and Touring. Becky Gardenhire, Joey Lee, and Jay Williams continue in their roles as Co-Heads of WME’s Nashville office, managing the agency’s country music touring business.
“I am grateful to the leadership at WME for supporting me in this role, and for my partners and team members I have the privilege of working with every day in the Music division,” Dickins said in a statement. “There is no place like WME, and I’m excited for what we will achieve together on behalf of our clients.”
Dickins was named to Pollstar‘s 2021 Impact 50 list, as well as 2021’s Women Of Live.
During the height of the COVD-19 pandemic-related shutdowns and closures, Dickins spearheaded WME’s efforts to secure revenue opportunities for its clients via its Virtual Appearances Group, creating ticketed virtual events. Dua Lipa’s November 2020 “Studio 2054” stream shattered records for live-streaming events.
Dickins brought an impressive array of clients to WME when she made her move in 2019, including Adele, Mumford & Sons, Hot Chip, Laura Marling, James Blake and Mabel.
She’s the scion of a British music industry dynasty, which began with her grandfather Percy, founder of the NME. Her father Barry formed ITB in 1978 with clients including Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Her uncle Rob was head of Warner Brothers and her brother Jonathan is a successful manager whose clients include Adele.