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Music Week Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 29 April 2016

Music Week

It was the Music Week Awards last night, the awards from Music Week. Music Week’s awards. If you want to know who Music Week thinks should receive awards, then these are the awards for you. Awards, eh? And Music Week. And a lot of music industry people in a room.

Most amusing acceptance speech of the night goes to Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 colleague, who accepted the Best Radio Show prize on the presenter’s behalf by saying: “Dermot would have loved to be here tonight, but this event isn’t televised so clearly he wasn’t going to come”. The Big D did later tweet that he was “THRILLED” though.

The most poignant award of the night was the lifetime achievement trophy, which went to Max Hole. The former Chairman and CEO of Universal Music’s international division stepped down last October, as he continued to recover from the rare medical condition encephalitis, with which he was diagnosed in January 2015.

Receiving a standing ovation when he took the stage to accept the award, which was presented to him by Chris Rea, Hole said: “I’ve been very lucky to work with extraordinary artists, incredible producers and wonderful executives”.

Here are all the winners:

Outstanding Contribution To Charity: The BRIT School

Live Music Promoter: SJM Concerts
Live Music Agent: Jon Ollier
Ticketing Company: Dice

Publisher of the Year – Singles: Sony/ATV
Publisher of the Year – Albums: Sony/ATV
Publisher of the Year – Independent: Kobalt

Music & Brand Partnership: Google/Abbey Road Studios – Inside Abbey Road Studios
Manager Of The Year: Paul McDonald & Ryan Lofthouse (Closer Artists)

Retail Brand: HMV
Independent Retailer: Banquet Records
Streaming Music Platform: Spotify

Radio Station: BBC 6 Music
Radio Show: Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2)

A&R Award: Atlantic Records
Promotions Team: Atlantic Records
Sales Team: Warner Music
Label/Artist Services: ADA

Catalogue Marketing Campaign: Sony Music Commercial Group – Elvis Presley: If I Can Dream
Artist Marketing Campaign: Polydor Records – Communion by Years & Years
PR Campaign: We Care A Lot PR – Purpose by Justin Bieber

Independent Record Company: Bella Union
Record Company: XL Recordings

The Strat: Max Hole