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Adele manager Jonathan Dickens to be named Manager Of The Year

By | Published on Monday 26 September 2016


Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins will be named Manager Of The Year at this year’s Artist And Manager Awards. He’ll get his trophy at The Troxy on 24 Nov. That’s because the whole ceremony is taking place then, and it seems like a good idea to give all the awards out at the same time.

Chief exec of awards co-organiser the MMF, Annabella Coldrick says: “I watched the campaign for ’25’ unfold before joining the MMF. The voice of the artist shone through an impressive subtle, yet precise, global campaign that put the music first. Management is about sharing an artists’ vision and delivering it and Jonathan delivered the last part of the trilogy with exemplary skill. We are so pleased that he has accepted the Manager Of The Year Award”.

Just to be clear, he will actually be accepting it at The Troxy on 24 Nov, I wasn’t lying about that. But they would have had to check that he would bother to turn up, wouldn’t they? Good news is that he apparently will. Adele will be on her ten year hiatus from touring then too, so maybe she’ll go as well. Dickens could then do some ‘live managing’ of her on stage, so we can see what all the fuss is about.

By the way, the shortlist for Breakthrough Manager Of The Year at the AMAs has been announced too. There’s eight of them. The actual winner will be announced on the night. You know, 24 Nov. At The Troxy. Here they are:

Amy Morgan (Glass Animals)
Niko Michault (Jack Savoretti)
Sam Stubbings (NAO/Mura Masa)
Tobe Onwuka (Stormzy)
Martha Kinn (Years & Years)
Johnny Pinchard & Dan Bearman (Snakehips)
Claire Southwick (Spring King)
Steve Ambler & Matt Johnson (Oh Wonder)

Not sure if I mentioned that the ceremony is at The Troxy on 24 Nov.