Music Week is thrilled to announce that the Entertainment Retailers Association will be our partner for the award for Best Independent Retailer at this year's Music Week Awards.
The category, won by Rough Trade in 2018, is sure to be fiercely contested when the music industry's biggest night returns on Thursday, May 9 at Battersea Evolution, a brand new venue for 2019.
"The UK indie retail sector continues to thrive and innovate against the challenging backdrop of the High Street. It's encouraging to see more than 20 new record shops opening their doors in 2018 alone," said ERA CEO Kim Bayley. "ERA are delighted to be partnering with Music Week on the Independent Retailer Category for 2019 and we look forward to celebrating on the night."
There are now less than two weeks left to submit entries for this year's awards. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, January 16. Click here to start your application process today.
Two new awards are being introduced this year: Music Consumer Innovation, open to all physical/digital retailers and streaming companies, and Accountancy Firm Of The Year. For full details of the new awards, click here.