This year’s Music Week Women In Music Awards, held in association with AIM and UK Music, might have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But nothing could stop us celebrating the achievements of female executives across every sector of the industry.
So, today, we proudly present this year’s expanded Roll Of Honour.
There are 24 names on this year’s list, drawn from all sectors of the music industry and all with tremendous achievements to celebrate. They join the pantheon of previous honorees, including some of the biggest names in the business, from Emma Banks and Sarah Stennett to Kanya King, Rebecca Allen and Stacey Tang, that have been selected since the awards began in 2014.
This year’s honorees are celebrated across two issues of Music Week, with 12 execs profiled in our new issue, out today, and a further 12 next week.
So here, we present the full, game-changing Class Of 2020…
Negla Abdela, head of digital, Ministry Of Sound
Jackie Alway OBE, EVP, international legal & industry affairs, Universal Music Publishing Group
Vanessa Bakewell, global client partner, Facebook
Lynne Best, head of communications, PPL
Lesley Bleakley, director of catalogue & archive, Beggars Group
Whitney Boateng, booker, Metropolis/Live Nation/co-founder, #TheShowMustBePausedUK
Lauren Brennan, producer, 6 Music music team, BBC Radio 6 Music
Lisa Cullington, VP – creative (publishing), BMG UK
Jackie Davidson MBE, founder, JD Management
Erica Day, head of inventory & logistics, Proper Music Group
Michelle Escoffery, songwriter/PRS board writer director, PRS For Music
Zac Fox, group COO, Kilimanjaro Live
Afryea Henry-Fontaine, marketing director, Motown UK/EMI Records/co-founder, The Black Music Coalition/The DeBrief
Janine Irons MBE, CEO/co-founder, Tomorrow's Warriors
Safiya Lambie-Knight, lead, artist & label partnerships (genre & culture specialist), Spotify
Sara Lord, SVP international sync & project development, Concord Music Publishing
Maria May, agent, CAA
Sarah ‘Pixie’ Pickering, VP, creative/co-head of synchronisation, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Naomi Pohl, deputy general secretary, Musicians’ Union
Mulika Sannie, SVP, business affairs, Kobalt Music Group
Helen Thomas, head of BBC Radio 2
Natalie Wade, founder/CEO, Small Green Shoots/co-founder/CEO, The Cats Mother
Diane Wagg, founder, Deluxxe Management
Linda Walker, VP commercial, Warner Music
All being well, the Music Week Women In Music Awards ceremony will return in 2021. Stay tuned for further announcements...
* For more on the 2020 Roll Of Honour, see the new issue of Music Week magazine, available now. To order your copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe to Music Week and never miss a vital music biz story, click here.