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Music Week Awards nominations out

By | Published on Friday 27 February 2009

The short lists for this year’s Music Week Awards have been announced and look people, here they are. The awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 8 Apr. More at

Regional Promotions Team of the Year: Sony/Columbia, EMI, Universal/Mercury, Universal/Polydor Records, Sony/RCA.

National Promotions Team of the Year: Warner/Atlantic, Sony/Columbia, Hungry & Woods, Universal/Polydor, Sony/RCA.

Music Sales Force of the Year: [PIAS], Proper Music Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music.

Distributor of the Year: Arvato Bertelsmann, Consolidated Independent, Music Box Leisure (MBL), Proper Music Distribution, Sony DADC.

Music Retail Brand of the Year:, HMV,, Rough Trade.

Music Retail Store of the Year: Avalanche, Edinburgh; Fopp, Covent Garden, London; Rough Trade East, London.

Music Venue of the Year: The O2, Brixton Academy, Leeds Academy, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Roundhouse

Digital Achievement of the Year: Bacardi Online Music Influencers – Espionage; Lost Tunes – Universal Music Catalogue; Nokia Comes With Music; Omnifone;

Regional Radio Station of the Year: 102.5 Clyde 1, 97.4 Rock FM, BBC Radio Kent, London’s Heart, Radio City 96.7.

National Radio Station of the Year: BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1, Classic FM, Planet Rock.

PR Campaign of the Year:
Barbara Charone from MBC PR for Duffy: The Rise of Little Big Voice
Richard Dawes from Universal/Polydor for Take That Album Launch 2008
Ben Harris from Run Music for Neon Neon
Duncan Jordon from Bella Union for Fleet Foxes
Sophie Williams from Some Friendly for Ladyhawke

Artist Marketing Campaign of the Year:
Sarah Boorman & Warul Islam from Universal/Island for Paul Weller ’22 Dreams’
Darina Connolly, Steve Milbourne and Matthew Reynolds from Sony for AC/DC ‘Black Ice’
Liz Goodwin from Universal/Polydor for Elbow ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
Dan Duncombe and Claire O’Brien from EMI/Parlophone for Coldplay ‘Viva La Vida’
Ben Townley from Sony for The Script

Catalogue Marketing Campaign of the Year:
Sue Armstrong & Andy Street from Universal for Paul Weller At The BBC
Stephen Kersley from Proper Music Distribution for That’s Proper Folk
Will Nicol and Hayden Williams from Sony for Michael Jackson at 50
Rachael Paley from Universal/Mercury for Stereophonics – Decade In The Sun – Best Of
Elyse Taylor from for Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25

Music & Brand Partnership of the Year: Bacardi & Groove Armada – Euro RSCG KLP; The Nokia Green Room – Whizz Kid Entertainment; Orange RockCorps; RoAR (Rock Against Racism) – Bauer Media; The Secret World of Sam King – Universal Music & Bebo; Vodafone TBA & Vodafone Live Music Awards.

Music Sync of the Year: Barclaycard – ‘Waterslide’ (Arlon Music, Leap Music, Minder Music), John Lewis Christmas 2008 Campaign (Sony/ATV), Boots ‘Here Come The Girls’ (Universal Music), Rexona ‘Upside Down’ (Warner/Chappell).