Live Music Business Awards honour UTA's Neil Warnock

Live Music Business Awards honour UTA's Neil Warnock

Live industry legend Neil Warnock was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at last night's Live Music Business Awards in London.

UTA's Warnock (pictured) received video tributes from several of the artists he has represented during his career, including Dolly Parton, Alice Cooper, David Gilmour, Katherine Jenkins and Status Quo's Francis Rossi.

Warnock, who founded The Agency Group before it was acquired by UTA in 2015, is also chairman of the Nordoff Robbins fundraising committee and accepted the award from the music therapy charity's CEO Julie Whelan.

"I love being an agent," said Warnock, who won the coveted Music Week Strat Award in 2015. "This is my 50th year doing this and I'm still loving it. It's what I do every day, building my clients careers, working with my clients, seeing that they're happy and that we're developing what they want to do with their lives as they go forward.

"I'm very fortunate to be in this industry. It's a very exciting time for our industry."

Elsewhere, promoter DHP Family took home three awards (Best National Promoter, Best Venue Teamwork: Club for Rock City Nottingham and Best Festival - Multi Venue for Dot To Dot Bristol), while other big winners included Ed Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp (Best Artist Manager), Wembley Stadium (Best Venue Teamwork: Stadium) and Sony Music's Faye Donaldson (Best Record Label Partner).

Primary Talent's Matt Bates, who represents acts including The 1975, Wolf Alice and The Libertines took Best Agent. The award was dedicated to Bates' former colleague Dave Chumbley, who died in August

The full list of winners can be seen below:

Outstanding Contribution

Neil Warnock

Best Venue Teamwork: Campus

University of London (ULU)

Best Venue Teamwork: Club (under 800 capacity)

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Best Venue Teamwork: Arts Centre

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Best Venue Teamwork: Club (with a capacity of 800+)

Rock City, Nottingham 

Best Venue Teamwork: Theatre/Concert Hall

Royal Albert Hall 

Best Venue Teamwork: Arena

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow 

Best Venue Teamwork: Stadium

Wembley Stadium

Spectacle of the Year: Best Production

Ed Sheeran at The O2 

Tour Manager of the Year

Emma Edgar

National Promoter of the Year

DHP Family 

Regional Promoter of the Year

One Inch Badge

Indie Promoter of the Year

Jon Dunn at Parallel Lines

Best Festival Performance

Radiohead at Glastonbury

Best Festival – Multi-Venue 

Dot To Dot, Bristol 

Best Festival (under 15,000 capacity)

Bloodstock Open Air 

Best Festival (15,000-39,999)


Best Festival (40,000+)


Greatest Brand Impact

Kraken Rum

Best Record Label Partner

Faye Donaldson at Sony Music

Artist Manager of the Year

Stuart Camp of Rocket Music

Breakthrough Artist

Public Service Broadcasting

Agent of the Year

Matt Bates, Primary Talent International 

Unsung Hero

Hilary Walsh, United Talent Agency

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