The biggest and best awards show in the music business is back for 2018, with nominations for next year’s Music Week Awards opening today (December 4).
Nominations must be made via the Music Week Awards website, musicweekawards.com, and the deadline closes at midnight on Friday, January 12, so please don’t delay in getting your applications together.
Bookings are also now open for the event, which takes place on April 26 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The awards are peer-voted and judged by panels of specialist judges. This year’s ceremony was hosted by Lauren Laverne.
There’s one brand new category for 2018, with the addition of the Accountancy Firm Of The Year award. This is open to any firm with clients in the B2B music industry.
The Law Firm Of the Year award, introduced in 2017, also returns while all the regular awards are back, including the coveted A&R Award, Label/Artist Services Company, Festival Of The Year, Ticketing Company, Live Music Agent, Live Music Promoter, Music Retailer/Streaming Company, Grassroots Venue, Manager Of The Year, Radio Show, Radio Station, Independent Music Retailer and PR Campaign.
Labels will be competing in some big categories, including Artist Marketing Campaign, Catalogue Marketing Campaign, Music & Brand Partnership, Sales Team Of The Year, Promotions Team Of the Year, Record Company and Independent Record Company, while independent and major publishers will be up against each other for Publisher Of The Year.
The Strat is bestowed upon a winner by the Music Week team for a lifetime of achievement across the industry. Last year it went to First Access Entertainment founder and CEO Sarah Stennett.
Full details, including category criteria and an entry guide, are available at musicweekawards.com. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Ryan O’Donnell on firstname.lastname@example.org