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WME Taps Lucy Dickins to Lead Its Music Department in a Major Agency First

The promotion makes her the first woman to run the music department at a major talent agency.

Lucy Dickins has been elevated to WME’s global head of contemporary music and touring, it was announced today by the agency. The promotion makes her the first woman to run the music department at a major talent agency.

In her expanded role, Dickins will oversee all aspects of the agency’s contemporary music and touring business across Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney. WME’s music clients include Adele, Lil BabyGarth Brooks, Luke Combs, Calvin Harris, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch and Daddy Yankee.

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“Lucy is a dynamic leader who brings strategic vision, energy and passion to every artist and colleague she encounters,” said Lloyd Braun, chairman of WME and president of Endeavor Client Group.  “Lucy is the ideal leader to guide WME’s contemporary music business as we continue to expand our offerings and opportunities for our clients.”

“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,” said Dickins.  “There is no place like WME, and I’m excited for what we will achieve together on behalf of our clients.”

Kirk Sommer will continue in his role of global co-head of contemporary music and touring, while Becky Gardenhire, Joey Lee and Jay Williams will continue in their roles as co-heads of WME’s Nashville office, managing the agency’s country music touring business.

Dickins, who recently re-located to WME’s Beverly Hills office from London, joined the agency in 2019 from ITB.  Since her arrival, she brought in powerhouse clients and solidified WME’s standing as the leading music agency in the UK. During her time at WME, the firm was named Billboard’s Agency of the Year, plus made several new key agent and executive hires, and has booked over 30,000 dates this year alone.