The Music Market – a specialist recruiter for the music industry – has signed up as sponsor of the Rising Star Award category at the Music Week Women In Music Awards. The completely sold-out, fifth edition of the star-studded ceremony that celebrates the achievements of female executives and artists takes place at The Brewery in Clerkenwell this Friday (November 9). Expect an awards ceremony bursting with impassioned speeches and major props from both UK and international execs.
Speaking about the new partnership, The Music Market said: “For 20 years we have placed and nurtured the careers of some of today’s most successful industry executives. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have helped many senior females gain their foothold in the industry and watched their careers take off. We are true business partners and thrive on connecting outstanding candidates with their dream role. We are equally invested in both our clients and candidates and recognise the importance of acknowledging and rewarding women starting out in the industry. We are delighted to sponsor The Rising Star Award and offer our congratulations to both the nominees and the winner.”
Last year the Rising Star honour went to Grace Ladoja, manager of Skepta and founder/director of Metallic Inc. Speaking about her award, Ladoja said: “I’m grateful, I think it’s more important that young people see me doing this as it may encourage them to do something they think feels right!”
All the regular Women In Music Awards categories are back this year, including Businesswoman Of The Year, Inspirational Artist, Campaigner, Rising Star, Music Champion, New Artist Award, International Woman Of The Year – won by Kobalt's Sas Metcalfe last time out – and The Company Award. This year’s ceremony also includes a new category of Music Creative, to be awarded to a woman in the UK industry who has made a significant contribution to the making of music behind the scenes through songwriting, studio production or studio technology. The full list of categories can be viewed here.
As seen in the new edition of Music Week, the Roll Of Honour also returns, with seven of the 12 brilliant executives starring on our cover, having gathered together in London to celebrate their success. All 12 inductees are interviewed in an unmissable music biz package.