This is not a drill. We are delighted to announce that – following on from our biggest ceremony ever in 2019 – the Music Week Awards will return next year on May 6, 2020.
The Awards will once again take place at Battersea Evolution, London, which will welcome a procession of huge names – so don’t miss out on your opportunity to be part of the biggest awards in the biz. In other exciting news, there will also be new awards categories added to proceedings too – details of which will be confirmed in due course.
Entries for next year’s ceremony will open online on November 25, 2019. For more information head to www.musicweekawards.com.
The Music Week Awards 2019 was hosted by Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and drew a 1,300-strong industry crowd featuring some of the biggest execs in the biz as well as artists including Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Nina Nesbitt and Underworld's Karl Hyde.
Winners on the night included, Atlantic seizing back their Promotions team crown from fellow Warner Music label Warner Bros and winning the A&R Award. Elsewhere, Universal Music Publishing Group triumphed in the hotly-contested Publisher Of The Year category, while The 1975 helped Dirty Hit do the business in the Independent Record Company category.
You can see all the winners here.
The evening also acknowledged an industry icon, Darcus Beese, who moved from Island UK to head up the US operation as president last year. One of his signings, Dizzee Rascal, presented the award to Beese at the ceremony’s climax in recognition of a stellar career working with artists including Amy Winehouse, U2, Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Sigrid and Hozier.
In a video message, Bono paid tribute to Beese, who he described as a “prince of a man”.
You can revisit all the incredible moments from our 2019 ceremony here.