Artist News Awards Business News

Breakthrough nominations revealed for Artist & Manager Awards

By | Published on Friday 3 November 2017

Rag N Bone Man

The nominees have been announced for the breakthrough gongs at this year’s Artist & Manager Awards, which take place in London later this month. It has also been confirmed that Rag N Bone Man will be named Artist Of The Year, while Giggs will get the Pioneer Award alongside his management team Michael ‘Buck’ Maris and Trenton Harrison-Lewis.

Confirming the Artist Of The Year winner, artist Roxanne de Bastion, who sits on the board of co-organisers the Featured Artists Coalition, said: “There is no such thing as an overnight success, and nothing beats crafting your own career by touring relentlessly and forming relationships with the people who love your music one by one. Rag N Bone Man’s journey is a testament to this and to the fact that hard work, combined with the right songs and the right team, will not go unnoticed”.

Meanwhile, on the Pioneer Prize, Joey Swarbrick, a director of the other co-organising body, the Music Managers Forum, said: “Giggs and his team have built an incredible fanbase and business on their terms. They have overcome more barriers than most artists face with integrity and talent, and they continue to go from strength to strength”.

I seem to remember promising you some nominations, and fuck me if I’m not going to deliver on that promise like a champion. I should be getting an award. Here they are…

Breakthrough Artist Award noms: Declan McKenna, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Loyle Carner, Maya Jane Coles, Tom Misch.

Breakthrough Manager Award noms: Jazz Sherman, Rocket Music; Kilo Jalloh and Moe Bah, 2K Management; Matthew Greer, ATC Management; Rowan Brand, Tribe Management; Russell Eslamifar, James Grant Group.