Adele's booking agent Lucy Dickins is joining WME as head of the company's UK Music division.
Dickins, who was named Live Music Agent of the year at this month's Music Week Awards, joins from ITB, the firm co-founded by her father Barry Dickins.
Her clients include 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.
Lucy is a star player and the perfect addition to our team
“Lucy is a star player, and the perfect addition to our team,” said WME’s head of music Marc Geiger. “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.”
Adele is already repped by WME's Kirk Sommer in North America. ITB agents James Simmons and Chris Payne are also joining Dickins at WME.
“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,” said Dickins.
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.
WME's parent company Endeavor declared its intention to go public earlier this week.