2017 Music Week Awards: And the winners are...

2017 Music Week Awards: And the winners are...

Syco, Atlantic, Glastonbury and Spotify were among the big winners at an eventful 2017 Music Week Awards, in association with Amazon Music.

A glittering array of top executives and international talent turned out to celebrate the very best of the biz, as labels, publishers, managers, promoters, retailers and a whole host more gathered at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.The celebrations continued at Tape London, with Estrella Galicia picking up the beers for all involved as the official beer sponsor.

The fiercely contested Record Company Award (sponsored by Tape London) saw Syco Music emerge victorious, while Columbia Records scooped the coveted A&R Award (also sponsored by Tape London).

Glastonbury Festival’s Michael and Emily Eavis picked up the all-new Festival Of The Year Award (sponsored by Amazon Tickets), while Spotify received the revamped Music Retailer/Streaming Platform gong.

Meanwhile, Atlantic Records made it a whopping nine years in a row as winner of the Promotions Team Award.

The ceremony concluded with the Strat Award presentation, which went to artist manager Sarah Stennett, who received a standing ovation from all in the room. Presented with her award by Access Industries founder and owner of Warner Music Len Blavatnik, a tribute video followed featuring industry heavyweights including the likes of Sony Music Entertainment chairman Doug Morris, Sony Music UK chairman and CEO Jason Iley, pop stars Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora, Warner Music UK chairman and CEO Max Lousada and a whole host more.

You can read Stennett’s acceptance speech in full here, while tributes from some of those featured in the video can be found here.

Please see below for the full list of 2017 Music Week Awards winners.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITY
War Child

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Amazon Tickets)
Glastonbury Festival

LIVE MUSIC AGENT (INDIVIDUAL)
Lucy Dickins (ITB)

PROMOTIONS TEAM
Atlantic Records

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
Russells Solicitors

PR CAMPAIGN
Craig David (Dawbell)

MUSIC & BRAND PARTNERSHIP (sponsored by ACM)
Universal Music - Globe/Years & Years/Samsung

SALES TEAM (sponsored by OCC)
Proper Music Distribution

GRASSROOTS VENUE: SPIRIT OF THE SCENE (sponsored by White Light and Jack Daniels)
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

ARTIST MARKETING CAMPAIGN (sponsored by The Box Plus Network)
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe (Decca Records)

RADIO SHOW
MistaJam (BBC Radio 1/1Xtra)

RADIO STATION (sponsored by PPL)
BBC Radio 6 Music

CATALOGUE MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley (Polydor/UMC/UMOD)

A&R AWARD ((sponsored by Tape London)
Columbia Records

TICKETING COMPANY
Ticketmaster/Ticketweb

MUSIC RETAILER/STREAMING PLATFORM
Spotify

INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY (sponsored by SixtySix Productions)
Jagjaguwar

INDEPENDENT RETAILER (sponsored by Proper Music)
Banquet Records

LABEL/ARTIST SERVICES COMPANY
ADA

LIVE MUSIC PROMOTER (COMPANY) (sponsored by Troxy)
SJM Concerts

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Jamie Oborne (All On Red)

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Kobalt Music Publishing

RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Tape London)
Syco Music

THE STRAT
Sarah Stennett

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