LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – One of the industry’s most respected and successful agents, Lucy Dickins, will be joining WME’s UK team. Currently a senior agent at ITB, Dickins will step into the newly created role of head of WME’s UK music division come June.
With an existing client roster that includes Adele, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, James Blake and Mabel, whom WME will now represent globally, Dickins also works with Hot Chip, Bryan Ferry, Rex Orange County, Jamie T, Jack Peñate, among others, all of whom are expected to join her at WME as well.
Commenting on the company’s latest hire, WME’s head of music, Marc Geiger said: “Lucy is a star player, and the perfect addition to our team. There’s no one else who possesses Lucy’s combination of pedigree, taste and respect in our industry. After being in business with her family for so many years, we feel fortunate that she decided to join WME, and we look forward to bringing her perspective to our clients and colleagues.”
Dickins added: “Growing up in this business, I’ve been lucky to learn from the best, but now is the time for me to take the next step in my career. The opportunity to join WME was hugely exciting, and I’m confident that this relationship can grow into something special.”
Dickins began her career working for a small independent record label before joining ITB as an assistant. She is part of a music business dynasty that stretches back to her grandfather Percy Dickins, founder of the NME. Her father Barry formed ITB in 1978 and her uncle Rob Dickins was head of Warner Brothers. Her brother Jonathan Dickins, meanwhile, runs September Management and currently manages a hugely successful roster including Adele.
Also following Dickins to WME’s central London offices will be ITB agents James Simmons and Chris Payne.