Samantha Kirby Yoh & Sara Newkirk Simon: Women In Music 2014
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Samantha Kirby Yoh & Sara Newkirk Simon

Partners, William Morris Endeavor

Yoh not only runs WME's New York music team, she's also co-head of the agency's growing electronic division. Her achievements this past year include signing James Blake, Kiesza and FKA Twigs, and overseeing an innovative deal for client James Murphy to partner with IBM and Ogilvy on creating music for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Simon, a principal in WME’s music group, negotiated Pharrell Williams' deal to join The Voice, helped orchestrate Outkast's 40-plus festival dates and signed new talent like August Alsina and Lindsey Stirling. Another high point of Simon's year was signing Selena Gomez as a WME client.