Veteran PR strategist Dvora Englefield joins WME as partner and head of music artist strategy, having left The Lede Company as partner and head of the music division where she represented Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.
In his newly created role, Englefield will help identify and maximize new business opportunities, strategic partnerships and customer services for WME’s music roster. “Dvora is a driving force in the music business, responsible for guiding the careers of countless artists through his combination of creativity, strategic advice and deep industry relationships,” said Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer, co-directors of WME’s music division, in a statement.
Englefield joined The Lede Company in 2018 after communications work at 42 West for music clients. “I will miss my Lede family, but I’m thrilled that with my new chapter, we can all continue to collaborate,” she said in her own statement as WME and The Lede Company open the door to collaboration. as Englefield takes on a new role at the Hollywood talent agency from May 9.
Prior to leading the music department at 42West, Englefield led the music department at BWR. WME music clients who have won trophies at recent Grammys include Silk Sonic, Best New Artist Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton, Jazmine Sullivan and the Foo Fighters.
Englefield is WME’s latest recruit as it expands its focus on music. The talent agency recently added to its music division Zach Iser and Caroline Yim as CAA’s co-heads of hip-hop/R&B, Craig D’Souza as partner, UK-based Andy Duggan, also based in London, and agent Whitney Boateng to focus on hip-hop and R&B artists.