Properly, that was a bit particular.
The A&R Awards, MBW’s UK-focused annual awards ceremony in affiliation with Abbey Street Studios, happened yesterday night (November 8) in central London.
As we introduced earlier this week, the A&R Icon Award – recognizing a profession’s work that has endlessly modified the face of the music enterprise – was collected by legendary Island Data founder, Chris Blackwell.
Blackwell, 85, was launched on stage by YouTube‘s International Head of Music, Lyor Cohen. A heartfelt and reverential video message to Blackwell from Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO of Common Music Group, was performed to a hushed room.
(Chris Blackwell’s speech, as the five hundred+ attendees of the awards all know, was a jaw-dropping second. MBW will likely be publishing that speech, alongside the tributes from Cohen and Grainge, quickly.)
Massive winners on the A&R Awards 2022 included P2J (Producer Of The Yr), Child Harpoon (Songwriter Of The Yr), Cat Burn’s Go (Tune Of The Yr), Atlantic Data UK (Main Label Of The Yr), Common Music Publishing UK (Writer Of The Yr: Class 1), September Administration (Artist Administration Firm), Owain Davies (Supervisor Of The Yr), Soiled Hit (Unbiased Label), Stellar Songs / Tim & Danny Music (Writer Of The Yr: Class 2), and Michael Adex (the Richard Antwi: Trailblazer Award).
An array of people additionally picked up awards for his or her work in music over the previous 12 months, together with Jo Charrington (A&R Of The Yr: Pop/R&B), Samuel Adebayo (Up to date Black Music), Chris Briggs (Grownup Up to date), Anton Powers (Dance/Digital), Amy Morgan (Different/Rock), and James Bullock & Matt Prior (A&R Administrator / ‘The Forbesie’).
The closing award on the evening was one other very massive deal: the Sir George Martin Award, which acknowledges a recent music govt or entrepreneur who has garnered widespread respect amongst the artistic neighborhood.
Moot was launched on stage by his buddy, the Grammy-winning producer Salaam Remi – who flew in particularly for the occasion from Miami.
You may see a full record of winners from final evening’s awards beneath.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY HIPGNOSIS Tune Administration
- Thomas Hull (Child Harpoon)
SONG OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY HIPGNOSIS Tune Administration
- Go – carried out by Cat Burns (Burns/Morgan)
The Artist To Watch Award, in Partnership with VEVO DSCVR
A&R OF THE YEAR: ADULT CONTEMPORARY
A&R OF THE YEAR: CONTEMPORARY BLACK MUSIC – SUPPORTED BY SPOTIFY
- Samuel Adebayo – Island
A&R OF THE YEAR: ELECTRONIC/DANCE
A&R OF THE YEAR: POP/R&B – SUPPORTED BY CONCORD
A&R OF THE YEAR: ALTERNATIVE/ROCK – SUPPORTED BY SESSION Studio
- Amy Morgan – September Administration
A&R ADMINISTRATOR (‘THE FORBESIE’) – SUPPORTED BY PPL
MANAGEMENT COMPANY (THE DAVID ENTHOVEN AWARD) – SUPPORTED BY CENTTRIP
MANAGER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY YOUTUBE SHORTS
- Owain Davies – OD Administration
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (1) – SUPPORTED BY MILK & HONEY
- Common Music Publishing UK
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (2)
- Stellar Songs / Tim & Danny Music
MAJOR LABEL – SUPPORTED BY VOLY MUSIC
The Richard Antwi: Trailblazer Award
The Sir George Martin Award
The A&R Icon Award – supported by YouTube Music
Music Enterprise Worldwide