WME announced today that Josh Javor has joined the agency’s London office as partner and co-head of the music department.
Javor comes from X-Ray Touring where, for the past 17 years, he has guided the careers of a diverse range of artists including Coldplay, Eminem, Queens of the Stone Age, Phoebe Bridgers, Modest Mouse and Snow Patrol.
Working with new and emerging artists to stadium and festival headliners, Javor has also worked with artists such as Alice in Chains, Boygenius, Jimmy Eat World, Cigarettes After Sex, Belle & Sebastian, Afghan Whigs, Beth Orton, Foy Vance, The Charlatans, Kodaline, The Hold Steady, Echo & the Bunnymen, Jenny Lewis, Lightning Seeds, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Breeders, Refused, Touche Amore, City and Colour, Bright Eyes, Maximo Park, Alkaline Trio, Seasick Steve, The Amazons, Thrice, and Taking Back Sunday.
His work earned Javor a place on Pollstar’s 2022 Impact International honorees list.
“Josh has not only built a roster of artists that shape music, he’s also been an integral part of building the international touring industry as we know it today,” said Lucy Dickins, WME’s global head of contemporary music and touring, who Javor will be reporting to. “With Josh coming on board, our London office is doubling down on being the leading team in the region and on the international stage.”
“Steve Strange and I built an incredible business at X-Ray over the last 18 years through teamwork and passion for our artists,” said Javor, “I’m excited to start this next chapter at WME and to continue this legacy with the team in London and across the world.”
In 2023, WME has had over 122 Grammy nominations, 16 Brit Award nominations, 7 of the 12 Mercury Prize nominations, and 45 nominations across 18 categories at the Latin American Music Awards.
WME client highlights this year have included Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII half-time performance, Adele’s sold-out Las Vegas residency, Usher’s Vegas run, Sam Smith’s “Gloria” tour, and The Killers headlining multiple festivals in North America and the UK.