The PRS for Music Foundation has partnered with Music Week to create a new award for the year’s Women in Music 2016 event – the PRS Foundation New Artist Award.
The PRS Foundation New Artist Award will recognise the talents and achievements of a new artist who is making waves in the industry and is looking to to take their career to the next level. It aims to encourage more women to embrace a career in music, whilst celebrating the achievements of the current generation who will become the role models of the future.
Vanessa Reed, executive director of PRS for Music Foundation, said: “We’re pleased to be teaming up with this year’s Women in Music Awards to shine a light on talented female artists who form part of a new generation of women making waves across the industry. Since 2011, our Women Make Music Fund has attracted hundreds of applications from female music creators and raised awareness of the gender gap in the industry.
“I hope this award will further demonstrate the benefits of encouraging more women to embrace a career in music whilst celebrating the unique achievements of one artist who’s ready to take their career to the next level.”
Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, the third annual Women in Music event will take place on Friday, November 11 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.
The event has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2014, with UK Music, AIM and Music Week working together to celebrate the most important and influential women from all sectors of the music industry.
This year, 12 new names will be added to the Hall of Fame, which now comprises 40+ amazing women from the Music Industry. The full list can be viewed here. There will also be six special category winners: Outstanding Contribution, Businesswoman of the Year, Inspirational Artist, Campaigner, Media Pioneer and Rising Star.
Entries for the PRS Foundation New Artist Award will close on Friday 9th September. You can nominate here.