Jamie Oborne to receive Entrepreneur gong at AMAs 2018

Jamie Oborne to receive Entrepreneur gong at AMAs 2018

Jamie Oborne has been unveiled as the winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award at the Artist & Manager Awards (A&MAs) 2018.

The founder of All On Red management and Dirty Hit Records appeared on the cover of Music Week earlier this month in our Q4 special, and is spearheading The 1975’s new two-album campaign

Also signed to Dirty Hit, Wolf Alice scooped the Mercury Music Prize this year for their second album Visions Of A Life.

Co-run by the Music Managers’ Forum (MMF) and the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the A&MAs celebrates the UK’s artist and management community. This year’s event will take place on November 14 at a new venue, the Bloomsbury Big Top in London.

Previous winners of Entrepreneur of the Year include Henry Village (Black Butter Records), Caius Pawson (Young Turks), and Niamh Byrne and Régine Moylett (Eleven Management).

Annabella Coldrick, chief executive, MMF, said: “Jamie Oborne is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring individuals working in music today today. All On Red and Dirty Hit are synonymous for backing the creative vision of their artists, and for delivering brilliant and highly curated campaigns. Given the imminent return of The 1975 and the recent Mercury win for Wolf Alice, this seemed an appropriate moment to pay tribute to Jamie and all he’s achieved so far. The MMF and FAC are delighted to award him 2018’s Entrepreneur of the Year.”

Jamie Oborne is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring individuals working in music today today

Annabella Coldrick

Elsewhere, Spotify has been announced as the sponsor of the Breakthrough Artist Award. 

Bryan Johnson, lead, Artist & Label Marketing at Spotify said: "We’re delighted to be sponsoring Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 Artist & Manager Awards. Artists are at the heart of what we do here at Spotify, so it’s wonderful to be able to pay homage to those finding their audience and breaking through with their music."

The shortlists for Breakthrough Artist and Breakthrough Manager have also been revealed, you can view them below. 

Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, In Association With Spotify

Jorja Smith
Rex Orange County 
Stefflon Don
Tom Grennan 
Tom Walker   

Breakthrough Manager Of The Year

Charlie Christie, September Management (Rex Orange County) 
Guv Singh, Catalyst Entertainment (Mist)  
Isaac Kyerematen, House of Forever (Yungen) 
Jazz Sherman, Hunger Management (Anne Marie) 
Radha Medar (Mabel) 
Zubin Irani (Jorja Smith) 

Also at the event, Modest! Management will receive the Peter Grant Award for Lifetime Achievement, in association with SJM Concerts. 

Elbow’s Guy Garvey will get the Artists’ Artist Award. Dua Lipa will be crowned Artist of the Year in association with Deezer, and Closer Artists will receive Manager Of The Year, in association with YouTube Music. 

Kilimanjaro Live & DHP Family will jointly receive the FanFair Alliance Outstanding Contribution To Live Music. 

The winners of the Writer/Producer Manager Award, in association with Songtrust will be revealed next week, alongside the Pioneer Of The Year. 

Small Green Shoots is the event’s official charity partner. 

Read The 1975 frontman Matt Healy on his band’s relationship with their fans here, and subscribers can access Healy and Oborne’s joint interview in full here.

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