Music Week’s annual Women In Music event is back for 2017, with the ceremony moving to a bigger venue this year following a stellar outing in 2016.
Now in its fourth year, Women In Music will take place on Friday, November 10 at the Brewery, Central London. In 2016, 12 new names were added to the prestigious Roll Of Honour, which now comprises 40-plus influential women from the Music Industry. You can view the full list of 2016 inductees here.
The Women In Music event has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2014, with UK Music, AIM and Music Week working closely to honour the most important and inspirational women from all sectors of the music industry.
Details on how to nominate for this year’s event will be announced shortly, so be sure to watch this space for more information.
Last year saw WIN CEO Alison Wenham receive the coveted Outstanding Contribution Award, while Nicola Tuer, COO, Sony Music UK, won Business Woman Of The Year. The Inspirational Artist award went to acclaimed singer songwriter KT Tunstall, Julie’s Bicycle CEO Alison Tickell won the Camoaigner Award and MOBO CEO and founder Kanya King was named 2016’s Media Pioneer. Last year’s Rising Star Award went to Martha Kinn, partner at Machine Management and Manager of Years & Years, and the PRS Foundation New Artist gong was awarded to Lapsley.
“This fantastic event celebrates the passion, dedication and hard work of all women and not just the nominees and winners, who contribute to making the music industry in the UK one of the most successful globally," said Pamela Harding, HR Director, PRS for Music, of last year's event.
“[The event] was great fun, so well organised and lots of people said to me how it’s their favourite awards now,” said Jo Charrington, EVP A&R, Capitol Records.
“As an inductee from the first year of the event, I am very proud to be on the Roll of Honour with so many people who I respect, and have influenced me. Not to mention it is one of the friendliest and fun awards ceremonies in the industry,” added Julie Weir, Label Head, Music for Nations - Sony
Jane Dyball, CEO, MPA Group, said: “Until there is parity or almost parity of women on industry boards, running major publishers and labels it is really important to acknowledge the work of successful women to encourage others to follow. The Women in Music awards can help make that happen.”
“Acknowledging the achievements of women right across the industry is so important, and it shows young women entering the business that there IS a pathway to success," commented Lara Baker, marketing & events director, AIM. "This event is vital in working towards a business that offers total gender diversity and equality.”