William Morris Agency expands music sector

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The William Morris Agency, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., is expanding its international music operation, the company announced Tuesday.

The expansion of WMA's presence in London "underscores our commitment to the importance of the international music marketplace, said CEO Jim Wiatt and Worldwide Head of Music Peter Grosslight in a release.


Ed Bicknell -- former manager of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Ferry, Gerry Rafferty and The Blue Nile -- will be worldwide head of WMA's International Music Division. Joining him will be David Levy, from I.T.B.; Adele Slater and Russell Warby, from The Agency Group; Nick Cave, Steve Hogan, and Solomon Parker from Concorde International Artists; Diana Richardson, from Sensible Events; and Hamish Crombie, already at William Morris.

"Under the leadership of music industry veteran Ed Bicknell, WMA is now poised to provide an all-encompassing range of services to managers, artists, and promoters around the globe," Grosslight said.

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