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Breakthrough shortlist out for Artist And Manager Awards

By | Published on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Artist & Manager Awards

Was I meant to mention some big music awards event in today’s CMU Daily? I’m pretty sure there was something. Hmm. Did it involve Kanye West? No, of course not. Not everything has to involve Kanye Fuckin West you know.

I remember. It’s the shortlist for the Breakthrough Artist Of The Year prize at next month’s Artist And Manager Awards, that’s what I’ve got to tell you. And what a shortlist it is.

Up for the Dice-sponsored breakthrough prize at the Music Managers Forum and Featured Artist Coalition’s annual awards bash are: Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ella Henderson, FKA Twigs, George Ezra, Hozier, Jungle, Royal Blood and Sigma.

And if you wondered why I mentioned the sponsor there, well, because otherwise you might question why I’m about to quote Dice co-founder Phil Hutcheon, obviously.

Says Hutcheon: “At Dice we are passionate about helping fans discover incredible new artists and getting them in to mind blowing shows. Sponsoring an award that celebrates upcoming talent that inspires and excites fits perfectly with our beliefs and we’re proud to put the Dice name to it”.