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WME Global Head of Contemporary Music and Touring Lucy Dickins will receive the Music Industry Trusts Award for her immeasurable contributions to the music industry 11/6 at a gala at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

Dickins’ roster includes Adele, Olivia Rodrigo, Mumford & Sons, Stormzy, Little Simz, Bryan Ferry, Laura Marling, David Kushner and many others. Since joining WME four years ago, her impact on the company has been transformational, with several key new agent and executive hires. In 2022 alone, WME's music division booked more than 40,000 dates.

“I’m truly humbled by this recognition and honored by the many colleagues and clients I’ve gotten to work with throughout my career and at WME,” Dickins said. “The live music industry has faced many challenges, but we always come back stronger because of the artists and their fans, who are at the core of what we do. It’s been an opportunity of a lifetime to grow in this industry and serve our clients and their teams, and I look forward to coming together to celebrate with the people who've been central to my journey.”

Dickins began her career as a junior product manager for independent U.K. label PWL before joining International Booking Talent (which her father, Barry, founded) as an assistant in the early 1990s. She spent 20 years growing ITB's business.

Toby Leighton-Pope and Dan Chalmers, the co-chairs of the MITS Award committee, had glowing things to say about Dickins.

Leighton-Pope allowed: “Lucy's track record speaks for itself—Adele, Olivia Rodrigo, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and so many others, all with whom she’s achieved extraordinary acclaim and success. That kind of impact on the industry is undeniable, and her contributions continue to shape the industry landscape. I've known Lucy for more than 25 years, and she is above all else one of the nicest people you will ever meet.”

Chalmers added: “Lucy is a force to be reckoned with. She has always had an innate ability to spot talent and nurture it. She was one of the first from the industry to meet Adele, unknown at the time, and take her CD, and we all know where that led. Lucy is extremely popular, and it’s those strong industry relationships, unwavering dedication to her clients and fierce reputation that make her one of the most sought-after agents of all time. It's clear that her clients trust her implicitly. She always goes above and beyond to ensure their success, and that’s why she is so deserving of her MITS Award.”

Celebrating its 32nd year, the Music Industry Trusts Award is one of the benchmarks of achievement in the U.K. music business. It supports two important charities: the BRIT Trust and Nordoff & Robbins.