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Marc Geiger confirms he is departing WME

By | Published on Friday 26 June 2020


Talent agency WME has confirmed that its Worldwide Head Of Music, Marc Geiger, is leaving the company. It’s a significant departure because Geiger joined what was then the William Morris Agency all the way back in 2003 and played a key role in the growth of the company’s music operations.

“Under Marc’s leadership, WME’s music division has become a global powerhouse”, Lloyd Braun of WME parent company Endeavor said yesterday. “During his tenure, Marc led countless agency initiatives and ‘firsts’ for the music industry, including the creation of festivals and EDM divisions and building out WME’s leading London and Sydney music teams. We thank Marc for his countless contributions to WME and wish him all the best going forward”.

Geiger himself added: “The past seventeen years have been an incredible ride, and I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the world’s best artists and colleagues. I’m proud of all that we accomplished, most especially the team we built during my time with the agency. I know they will achieve great things in the future”.

Geiger’s departure isn’t the only change at the top of WME’s music division. Sara Newkirk Simon, who was one of a team of three agents with the title Head Of Music, will move over to a consulting role with the wider Endeavor group. UK-based Lucy Dickins, who joined WME from rival agency ITB last year, will now join that team of three music heads, alongside incumbents Scott Clayton and Kirk Sommer.

No reasons were given for Geiger exiting the company, although all the big talent agencies have been in a state of flux in recent months as the COVID-19 shutdown has had a major impact on their operations and revenues.