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More winners confirmed for Artist And Manager Awards

By | Published on Monday 23 March 2015

Artist & Manager Awards

Another update from the Artist And Manager Awards? Oh yes, because we don’t yet know who’ll be winning the Artist’s Artist Award or the Industry Champion Award at this week’s MMF/FAC bash.

But now you’re just two paragraphs away from knowing exactly that. Though if you are attending the event itself, perhaps you don’t want to know? Keep a little suspense for the evening, maybe? So, if you don’t want to know that Placebo and agent Paul Fenn have both been added to the winners list, look away now.

So, Placebo will take the Artist’s Artist Award as they head towards the 20th anniversary of their debut long player next year with a series of reissues. Confirming this, FAC Co-Chair Sandie Shaw says: “Placebo represent all that is great about artists today – twenty years of creativity, control of their own destiny, willingness to take risks, all of which has garnered a worldwide sustained career. They are a role model for young artists and an inspiration to us all”.

Asgard owner and veteran booking agent Paul Fenn will be presented with the Industry Champion Award in recognition of his long career in the live sector, and his work with both the Agents Association and the Concert Promoters Association. MMF boss Jon Webster says: “Paul Fenn’s experience has benefited hundreds of artists and managers by making sure legislation about live issues passed by Government has been fit for purpose”.

The Artist And Manager Awards are on Thursday, and here’s a link.