The 2017 Music Week Awards in association with Amazon Music: And the nominees are...

The 2017 Music Week Awards in association with Amazon Music: And the nominees are...

The 2017 Music Week Awards in association with Amazon Music are almost upon us. Taking place on April 5 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, with the after party at Tape, the prestigious event is the UK's only music awards that recognise labels, publishing, live, retail, A&R, radio, marketing and PR. With just one week to go until the ceremony - hosted by presenter, DJ, broadcaster and writer Lauren Laverne - what better time to take a look at who has been nominated this year? So, without further ado...

A&R Award

Atlantic Records
Columbia Records
Decca Records
Polydor Records
Syco Music
Warner Bros Records

Catalogue Marketing Campaign

Black Sabbath (BMG)
Phil Collins (Rhino)
Lush (4AD)
Ian Hunter (Proper Records)
Elvis Presley (Sony Music Commercial Group)
Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley (Polydor/UMC/UMOD)

Artist Marketing Campaign

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe (Decca Records)
Bastille (Virgin EMI)
Biffy Clyro (Warner Bros Records)
Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar / Secretly Group)
Christine And The Queens (Because Music)
Craig David (Insanity Records)
Kano (Parlophone Records)
Little Mix (Syco Music)
The 1975 (Polydor Records)
Ward Thomas (Sony Music Commercial Group)

Label/Artist Services Company

Believe Distribution Services
Caroline International
Cooking Vinyl
Ditto Music
Kobalt Music Recordings
The Orchard
Red Essential

Independent Record Company

Because Music
Bella Union
Boy Better Know
Dirty Hit
Glassnote Records
Play It Again Sam
Transgressive Records

Independent Retailer

Banquet Records
Forever Records
Rough Trade

Law Firm of the Year

Hamlins LLP
Lee & Thompson LLP
Lewis Silkin
Reed Smith LLP
Russells Solicitors
Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
SSB Solicitors

Festival of the Year

British Summer Time Hyde Park
Glastonbury Festival
Isle Of Wight Festival

Live Music Agent (Individual)

Natasha Bent (Coda)
Mike Deane (Earth Agency)
Jules De Lattre (UTA)
Lucy Dickins (ITB)
Geoff Meall (UTA)
Steve Strange (X-ray)

Music & Brand Partnership

Abbey Road Studios/Airbnb
Jack Daniels/Splendid Communications with This Feeling for Jack Rocks
Jägermeister/Bullet For My Valentine for Ice Cold Gigs
Sony Music UK/HSE Cake/EE/Britney Spears
Universal Music - Globe/Years & Years/Samsung
Universal Music - Globe/Vans/Metallica
Warner Music Partnerships/Subway/Pepsi Max/Stormzy
Warner Music Partnerships/National Lottery/James Blunt
YouTube/Google Play Music/Africa Express

Manager of the Year

Riki Bleau (Since '93 / Avant Garde Music)
Mark Gillespie (Three Six Zero)
Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Bloomfield (Modest! Management)
Colin Lester (JEM Music Group)
Simon Moran, Conrad Murray and Dave Salmon (SJM Management)
Jamie Oborne (All On Red)
Dumi Oburota (Disturbing London)
Iain Watt and Martha Kinn (Machine Management)

Live Music Promoter (Company)

AEG Presents
DHP Family
Kilimanjaro Live
Live Nation
SJM Concerts

Music Retailer/Streaming Platform

Amazon Music
Google Play Music

PR Campaign

Babymetal (The Noise Cartel)
Blossoms (Murray Chalmers PR)
The Carnabys (Fifth Element)
Christine And The Queens (Inside/Out)
Craig David (Dawbell)
Barry Gibb (RCA Records)
Grimes (Purple Entertainment)
Stormzy (Wired PR)

Publisher of the Year

Good Soldier Songs
Imagem Music
Kobalt Music Publishing
Sentric Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Spirit B-Unique
Warner/Chappell Music

Promotions Team

Atlantic Records
Beggars Promotions
Caroline International
Hart Media
Island Records
RCA Records
Virgin EMI Records

Radio Show

A.Dot (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
Fresh Blood with Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio)
Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music)
Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1)
MistaJam (BBC Radio 1/1Xtra)
Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2)
Sunday Night Music Club with Danielle Perry (Absolute Radio)

Radio Station

Absolute Radio
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 6 Music
Classic FM
Planet Rock

Record Company

Decca Records
Island Records
Sony Music Commercial Group
Syco Music
Virgin EMI Records
Warner Bros Records 

Sales Team

Proper Music Distribution
Red Essential
Sony Music
Warner Music
Universal Music

Ticketing Company


Grassroots Venue: Spirit of the Scene

Broadcast, Glasgow
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
The Joiners, Southampton
The Lexington, London
Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
The Sugarmill, Stoke

For more information on the 2017 Music Week Awards click here. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Ryan O’Donnell at


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