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Breakthrough noms for A&M awards announced

By | Published on Friday 23 November 2012

Artist & Manager Awards

The Music Managers Forum and Featured Artists Coalition have announced the nominees for the breakthrough categories at next week’s Artist & Manager Awards, which are as follows.

And the noms are as follows…

Breakthrough Manager (with client or clients in brackets): Owain Davies (Ben Howard), Zeon Richards (Wretch 32, Jacob Banks, George The Poet), Paul Carey (Skinny Lister), Alley Cat Management (Rizzle Kicks), Golden Arm Management (Palma Violets, MS MR).

Breakthrough Artist: Lianne La Havas, Jessie Ware, Madeon, Alt J, Jake Bugg, Willy Moon.

The MMF and FAC also recently announced which artist/manager teams had been shortlisted for the previously reported ten grand grant being offered by A&M Awards sponsor Spotify to help fund further artist development. The noms are as follows, artist/manager.

SOAK/Jimmi and Aisling Monds-Watson
Jethro Fox/Adventuring Inc
Pale Seas/Danny Blackman
Stevie Neale/Karen Tillotson
Eagulls/Dan McEvoy

As previously reported, organisers of the Artist & Manager Awards had already revealed that Amanda Palmer, Zane Lowe and Kylie manager Terry Blamey will win this year’s Pioneer, Industry Champion and Peter Grant lifetime achievement prizes respectively. All three have now compiled playlists on Spotify, which can be sampled, enjoyed and critiqued at these links…

Amanda’s tunes (all of which inspired her most recent album):

Zane’s tunes (all tips for 2013):

Terry’s tunes:

The awards take place on Tuesday – info here.