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Artist And Manager Awards announce winners of reimagined 2021 event

By | Published on Thursday 11 February 2021

Michael Kiwanuka

The Featured Artists Coalition and Music Managers Forum have announced the winners of this year’s Artist And Manager Awards. Top of the list, Michael Kiwanuka and Starwood Management take the Leading Artist and Manager prize.

With no possibility of a traditional awards ceremony this time around, the event has been turned into a documentary film. In it, the winners of this year’s five prize categories will be interviewed. Originally scheduled to air last month, it will now premiere on YouTube on 24 Feb.

“The FAC and MMF would like to congratulate all our deserving winners, and thank all our sponsors”, say the two organisation’s CEOs, David Martin and Annabella Coldrick, in a joint statement. “Rather than cancel the Artist And Manager Awards we decided to document the resilience and creativity of artists and managers during this difficult period when careers have been disrupted, live shows postponed and life has shifted online”.

“Obviously we all want business as normal to return safely in 2021”, they add. “But in the meantime, we hope this unique film highlights why music has played such an important role during the pandemic”.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Leading Artist And Manager: Michael Kiwanuka and Starwood Management

Pioneer Artist And Manager: Skin and Leigh Johnson (LJM)

Breakthrough Artist And Manager: Arlo Parks and Ali Raymond (Beatnik Creative)

Entrepreneur Award: Michael Adex (NQ)

Innovation Award: Driift

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