Emma Banks is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Co-Head of CAA’s London office, where she represents many of the world’s leading musicians, including Katy Perry, Muse, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Marilyn Manson, Kylie Minogue, and Green Day, among others.
Banks began her career at Wasted Talent, where she worked with Mike Greek. After a series of ownership changes, the company was renamed Helter Skelter in the late 1990s. Banks and Greek helped build Helter Skelter into one of the premier music booking agencies in Europe and Banks was subsequently named Managing Director.
She joined CAA in 2006 with Greek to help establish the agency’s London office and further develop CAA’s music business internationally.
Banks is chair of the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef lunch committee. In 2018, she received the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award in recognition of her contributions to the music industry. She was honoured twice by the U.K.’s Woman of the Year Awards for the Music Industry – winning the Special Achievement Award in 1997 and Woman of the Year in 2007, in what turned out to be the final year of the awards ceremony. She has won the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) Second Least Offensive Agent Award an unprecedented six times, and is an nine-time winner of Pollstar’s UK Agent of the Year Award. She has also been named to Billboard’s Women In Music and International Power Players lists numerous times.