Rob Dickins

Profile:
Rob Dickins, CBE (born July 1950, East Ham, London) was a key member of the music industry, and currently holds a number of trustee and consultant positions in music and the arts in the United Kingdom. Dickins established himself at an early age at Warner Music UK. He is married to Cherry Gillespie of Pan's People fame.

Following graduation in 1971, Dickins joined Warner Bros Music Publishing and was appointed Managing Director in 1974. During his time there he moved the company from a ranking of eleventh to first, a position it held throughout his tenure. Dickins was appointed International Vice President of the company in 1979. He signed Prince, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (Chic), Neil Young, Joni Mitchell amongst others to the UK company and signings for the World included Vangelis, Sex Pistols, Whitesnake and Madness.

In 1983, Dickins became the Chairman of Warner Music UK (a division of Warner Music Group), remained in that role until December 1998. During his term there, he turned the company into one of the most profitable in the UK

In 1999, set up his own entertainment company with Sony Music, Instant Karma, based in the West End of London. The company's first album release in 2000, How to Steal the World by Helicopter Girl, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize album of the year award. He had chart successes with both I Monster and The Alice Band in the UK and Addis Black Widow in Scandinavia.

Dharma Music, his independent music publishing company, achieved chart successes with Cher, Rod Stewart, Girls Aloud, I Monster and Amici Forever.
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Rob Dickins - Little By Little album art Robert Plant Little By Little (Remix Long Version) Robert Plant - Little By Little (EP, Single) Es Paranza Records, Es Paranza Records US 1985 Sell This Version
796 666-2, A 9348 CD Rob Dickins - Tall Cool One album art Robert Plant Little By Little Robert Plant - Tall Cool One(CD, Mini, Single) Es Paranza Records, Es Paranza Records 796 666-2, A 9348 CD Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Nine Lives album art Robert Plant Little By Little (Remixed Long Version) (as Rob Dickens) Robert Plant - Nine Lives (Album, Comp) Rhino Records (2) Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Shaken 'N' Stirred album art Robert Plant Little By Little (Remixed Long Version) (as Rob Dickens) Robert Plant - Shaken 'N' Stirred (Album) Es Paranza Records (2), Rhino Records (4) Russia 2007 Sell This Version

Vocals

Rob Dickins - Lead Vocalist album art Rod Stewart Shotgun Wedding Rod Stewart - Lead Vocalist (Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Stiefel Phillips Entertainment Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 album art Rod Stewart Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 (Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Stiefel Entertainment US 2009 Sell This Version

Production

Rob Dickins - Heard It album art Hobo (15) Hobo (15) - Heard It (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Soundtrack! album art Various Various - Soundtrack! (Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - When I See You Smile album art Chuck Bedford Chuck Bedford - When I See You Smile (Single) Bell Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Shanghai album art Shanghai (5) Shanghai (5) - Shanghai Warner Bros. Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Candy Eyes / Harlem Dancer album art Shanghai (5) Shanghai (5) - Candy Eyes / Harlem Dancer Epic US 1975 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - What A Way To End It All album art Deaf School Deaf School - What A Way To End It All (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Shakin' All Over album art Shanghai (5) Shanghai (5) - Shakin' All Over (Single) Thunderbird (4) UK 1976 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - 2nd Honeymoon album art Deaf School Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1976 Sell This Version
THR2000 Rob Dickins - Fallen Heroes album art Shanghai (5) Shanghai (5) - Fallen Heroes(LP, Album) Thunderbird (4) THR2000 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - 2nd Honeymoon / Don't Stop The World album art Deaf School Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon / Don't Stop The World (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - Don't Stop The World album art Deaf School Deaf School - Don't Stop The World (Album) Warner Bros. Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
PRO 675 Rob Dickins - 2nd Honeymoon / Don't Stop The World album art Deaf School Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon / Don't Stop The World(2x7", Promo, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records PRO 675 US 1977 Sell This Version
PRO 678 Rob Dickins - Deaf School album art Deaf School Deaf School - Deaf School(7", Promo, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records PRO 678 US 1977 Sell This Version
K 16870 Rob Dickins - Taxi! album art Deaf School Deaf School - Taxi!(7") Warner Bros. Records K 16870 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Rob Dickins - My Boyfriend's Back album art Bette Bright And The Illuminations Bette Bright And The Illuminations - My Boyfriend's Back (Single) Radar Records (5) UK 1978 Sell This Version
Cage 001 Rob Dickins - From Y To Z And Never Again album art Big In Japan Big In Japan - From Y To Z And Never Again(7", EP) Zoo Records Cage 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 18 Bette Bright And The Illuminations Bette Bright And The Illuminations - My Boyfriend's Back(7", Single, 'No) Radar Records (5) ADA 18 UK 1978 Sell This Version
K 17111, WB 6860 Rob Dickins - Mr Average album art Mr Average Mr Average - Mr Average(7") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 17111, WB 6860 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 21 Rob Dickins - The Captain Of Your Ship album art Bette Bright And The Illuminations Bette Bright And The Illuminations - The Captain Of Your Ship(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 21 UK 1979 Sell This Version