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2022 Artist & Manager Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 18 November 2022

Artist And Manager Awards

The Artist & Manager Awards took place in London last night, presented by the UK’s Featured Artists Coalition and Music Managers Forum.

Most of the winners were known before the event took place, however there were shortlists for the two breakthrough awards with the winners announced during the ceremony. Beabadoobee took the Breakthrough Artist prize while Callum Reece was named Breakthrough Manager.

Other big winners on the night included Becky Hill, who was declared Artist Of The Year; Burna Boy’s manager Bose Ogulu, who was Manager Of The Year; Tim Burgess, who took the Artist’s Artist prize; and Martin Hall – who manages the Manic Street Preachers, The Script and Wet Leg – who was presented with the Managers’ Manager Award.

Despite the celebrations, FAC and MMF CEOs David Martin and Annabella Coldrick began the evening with a sombre warning, stressing the ongoing challenges facing artists and their managers. They noted both the ongoing debates regarding how artists and songwriters benefit from streaming, and also the current significant economic challenges around touring.

“There’s no point pulling any punches”, said Martin. “For the majority of artists, the past few years have been pretty hard. We’ve had Brexit, a pandemic, and now a cost of living crisis. It’s been tough to make a living from music, and it remains tough”.

Coldrick added: “Without addressing these issues, the next generation will really struggle to break through – and that will have ramifications for every promoter, record label, music publisher and tech company here tonight”.

Here is a full list of winners…

Artist Of The Year: Becky Hill
Breakthrough Artist: Beabadoobee
Artists’ Artist: Tim Burgess

Manager Of The Year: Bose Ogulu
Writer / Producer Manager: Red Light Management
Breakthrough Manager: Callum Reece
Managers’ Manager: Martin Hall

Entrepreneur: Krept & Konan
Innovation: Abba Voyage
Team Achievement: Groundworks
Pioneer: Carl Cox
Industry Champion: Music Declares Emergency