Barry Dickins, founder of the prestigious artist booking agency International Talent Booking, will be awarded the Primavera Award 2015, a prize given by Primavera Sound in recognition of the professional career and the contribution of one of the key figures in the live music industry in the last fifty years. The prize will be awarded within the framework of PrimaveraPro 2015, the meeting for professionals in the industry that takes place in parallel to the festival, at the end of May.
Son of the founder of the New Musical Express, Barry Dickins’s life has been marked by music since the word go. At 17, he asked The Who’s managers if he could be their booking agent and got the job. That precocious training only lasted a year but laid the foundations of an unparalleled career in the profession: his work with artists such as Neil Young started soon after and is still on going 50 years later.