Emma Banks, 2018

Emma Banks, Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) London, is the 2018 recipient of the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award. Banks, one of the most successful and respected talent agents in the business, represents a host of major artists and has paved the way for women across the industry. She joins the ranks of previous honourees including Rob Stringer, Roger Daltrey CBE, Sir Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Sir George Martin, Simon Cowell, Michael Eavis CBE and Annie Lennox OBE.

In a ceremony held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel, hosted by BBC radio and television personality Alice Levine, the award was presented to Emma by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – a close friend of many years. During the evening, the audience enjoyed performances by Florence Welch, Beth Ditto and Texas – all artists who have worked with Emma during her career.

“Emma has built up a reputation as a leading agent at the top of her game and with an energy and enthusiasm that is infectious.”

Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL