Awards Business News

New venue, new curator and Spotify sponsorship for Artist & Manager Awards

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

The Music Managers Forum and Featured Artists Coalition have announced that the next edition of their Artist & Manager Awards will take place in a new venue, Printworks London, and that the event has a curator this year, in the form of A&R and music marketing veteran, one time radio DJ and current artist manager Nick Stewart.

Spotify is sponsoring the event, which will take place on 14 Nov, shortly after the MMF celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Commenting on the awards and his involvement in them, Stewart said: “25 years is a proper anniversary for a proper organisation. Driven by young and dynamic talent across the whole musical spectrum, I am fully confident of an awards show which will show off the best of British management and musical talent”.

Meanwhile MMF CEO Annabella Coldrick added: “2017 has already been an incredible year for music, and the Artist & Manager Awards allows us a unique opportunity to celebrate and recognise those individuals who are driving our business forwards. As a long-time Associate Member of the MMF, I am delighted that Spotify have come onboard as headline sponsor and also to be working with such a widely-respected figure as Nick Stewart. Add in a new venue, and the ingredients are there for our most successful awards yet”.

Meanwhile FAC boss Lucie Caswell added: “The AMAs represent a special opportunity to shine a light on some of the best hearts and minds amongst artists and managers. We don’t often get a chance to herald the work of our toughest audience and strongest allies – our peers – so the awards are a fantastic occasion to do so! This year we will be spoilt for choice in all categories, and given the leading role of artists and managers to drive forward innovation in music it feels extremely fitting to have the support of Spotify”.