Music industry executive Dvora Englefield is joining WME as a partner and head of music artist strategy, WME announced on Thursday.
Englefield most recently served as partner and head of the music division at communications firm The Lede Company. Prior to The Lede Company, Englefield ran the music department at 42West, and before that he ran the music department at BWR. She will end the month at The Lede Company and officially start at WME on May 9.
In her newly created role, Englefield will “identify and maximize new business opportunities, strategic partnerships and client partnerships” on behalf of the agency’s music division and music clients, WME said in a statement.
“WME is the best of the best,” Englefield said in the release. “As the music and entertainment landscapes continue to change, I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to leverage my experience and transition into this exciting new role. I am honored to have the confidence of such a forward-thinking and innovative team.Special thanks to Kirk, Lucy and my long-time friend and mentor John Marx.
In the statement, Englefield yelled at Lede. “Lede’s leadership has always been second to none from day one,” Englefield said. “I’m so proud of what we’ve built together both in our long-standing friendships and in business as an all-woman-led company and forever grateful, especially to have been a part of this. ride with Amanda, Meredith, Sarah, Christine and Haeran. I will miss my Lede family, but I’m thrilled that with my new chapter, we can all continue to collaborate.
The statement also included love from Lede executives. “It brings us great joy to see our dear friend and longtime colleague steer her career in an exciting new direction,” said Lede co-CEO Amanda Silverman, Meredith O’Sullivan, Sarah Rothman and Christine Su, also in the press release. “Dvora is a very strategic and talented leader and we are excited to continue working with her in her new role.”
Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer, Co-Heads of WME’s Music Division, also said in the statement, “Dvora is a driving force in the music business, responsible for guiding the careers of countless artists through its combination of creativity, strategic advice and deep industry relationships,” said Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer, co-heads of WME’s music division. “We look forward to bringing his truly unique skills to our colleagues and clients as that we continue to develop best-in-class services for our music roster.”
WME’s 2022 Grammy Award-winning musical clients include Silk Sonic (Record of the Year), Olivia Rodrigo (Best New Artist) Chris Stapleton (Country Album of the Year) Jazmine Sullivan (Best R&B Album) and Foo Fighters (Album rock of the year). Adele, Dua Lipa and Alanis Morissette are other important clients among many others.