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Yearly Music Convention Awards presented

By | Published on Monday 12 May 2014


The Yearly Music Convention Awards 2014 took place on the final day of The Great Escape this weekend, celebrating the showcase festival and music convention season just gone, with hosts – Great Escape co-founder Martin Elbourne and Louder Than War’s John Robb – donning Abba costumes for the event (Abba’s Eurovision win 40 years ago having occurred in TGE’s flagship venue Brighton Dome, just in case you wondered).

Sponsored this year by Brighton’s own ACUMEN MEDIA LAW, new talent and music business events from all over the world took home YMCA trophies, while a new annual prize – the Brighton Legend award – went to Charlie Myatt from 13 Artists, the leading booking agency based in the city.

And here is the full list of YMCA winners.

Best Networking Event Or Service: Wide Days Edinburgh bus tour (UK)

Best Delegates Bag: BigSound (Australia)

Best Delegates Bar: M&M Finland

Best Convention Centre: Eurosonic (The Netherlands)

Best App: Reeperbahn (Germany)

Best New Showcase Festival: Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic)

Best Showcase Or Party: Aussie BBQ at Canadian Music Week

Best Export Office: New Zealand Export Office

Best City Champion: Tallinn Music Week (Estonia)

Convention Junkie: Michael Chugg

Brighton Legend in association with ACUMEN MEDIA LAW: Charlie Myatt, 13 Artists