To help you with your entry please take some time to read the guidelines in our entry guide, available to download below. 
If you have any questions please contact Kate.Smith@futurenet.com
The entry deadline is 15th January 2020.*
If you are making a second entry under the same email address you will be prompted to complete the first page of the form again, but when pressing continue the system will recognise your email address and prompt you to log in. You can then add your second entry or modify an existing one.
 
*Please note there is a different deadline for The Accountancy Firm of the Year category, which is 6pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020.
 

The entry process for the Music Week Awards 2020 is your opportunity to put forward your best work for the year and highlight the achievements of you and your company to the industry! This is your chance to shout about your business, and get deserving recognition and reward from your peers.


The Full Awards List
Accountancy Firm of the Year 
A&R Award 
Artist Marketing Campaign 
Catalogue Marketing Campaign 
Festival of the Year 
Grassroots Venue: Spirit of the Scene
Independent Publisher of the Year - NEW FOR 2020
Independent Record Company 
Independent Retailer supported by ERA
Label/Artist Services Company 
Law Firm of the Year 
Live Music Promoter (Company) 
Live Music Agent (Individual) 
Manager of the Year 
Music & Brand Partnership 
Music Consumer Innovation 
PR Campaign 
Promotions Team 
Publisher of the Year
Record Company
Radio Show 
Radio Station 
Sales Team 
Sync of the Year - NEW FOR 2020
Sync Team of the Year - NEW FOR 2020
Ticketing Company 
The Strat

ACCOUNTANCY FIRM OF THE YEAR

Who is eligible for this award?
This award is open to any accountancy firm with clients in the B2B music industry, with staff based in the UK.

A&R AWARD 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This Award is for a record label or music publisher A&R team (defined as more than one person), rather than an A&R individual. It recognises creative and commercial achievement in the field of A&R over the period of 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 

ARTIST MARKETING CAMPAIGN 

Who is eligible for this award?
This Award is for an Artist Marketing Campaign focused upon a new album, single or other significant activity that has been released during the period of 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 

CATALOGUE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Who is eligible for this award? 
This Award is for Catalogue Marketing Campaign focused upon the rejuvenation of previously existing work of one artist or compilation that has been re-released between 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR 

Who is eligible for this award? 
Any UK festival that took place during 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 

GRASSROOTS VENUE: SPIRIT OF THE SCENE 

Who is eligible for this award? 
Any grassroots venue with a capacity of less than 500, located in the UK. For this category we are looking for nominations from others, as well as entries from venues themselves. 

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR - NEW FOR 2020

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any music publisher that is majority owned independently and has staff based in the UK. 

INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY

Who is eligible for this award?
This award is open to any record company that is majority owned independently and has staff based in the UK. 

INDEPENDENT RETAILER 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any independently owned music retailer in the UK (physical, online or multichannel) that exclusively sells music, accessories, merchandise and hardware, with no other products or services for sale. 

LABEL/ARTIST SERVICES COMPANY 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any label or artist services company that has staff based in the UK. 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 

Who is eligible for this award?
This award is open to any law firm with clients in the B2B music industry, with staff based in the UK. 

LIVE MUSIC AGENT (INDIVIDUAL) 

Who is eligible for this award?
This award is open to any law firm with clients in the B2B music industry, with staff based in the UK. 

LIVE MUSIC PROMOTER (COMPANY) 

Who is eligible for this award? 
Any UK based live music agent 

MANAGER OF THE YEAR 

Who is eligible for this award? 
Any primarily UK based artist manager 
*Please note if you are entering more than one individual, each person’s name must be included at the entry stage in order to be eligible for judging*

MUSIC & BRAND PARTNERSHIP

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any organisation that has been involved in the planning, development and execution of a commercial partnership between a brand and an artist(s) during the period 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 

MUSIC CONSUMER INNOVATION 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any nationwide music retailer or streaming company with staff based in the UK.

PR CAMPAIGN 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This Award is for a PR campaign for a single artist that has released a substantial body of work, or a music based event with an accompanying PR campaign between 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 

PROMOTIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any UK-based promotions team 

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any music publisher with staff based in the UK. 

RADIO SHOW 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to all UK based individual radio shows on local and national radio stations where music is a key part of the offering. 

RADIO STATION 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This is open to all UK based radio stations, local or national, where music is a key part of the offering. 

RECORD COMPANY 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any record company that has staff based in the UK. 

SALES TEAM 

Who is eligible for this award? 
This award is open to any UK-based sales team within a label or services company. 

**Please note that lobbying the retail industry for votes on this category is discouraged and could lead to disqualification.** 

SYNC OF THE YEAR: *NEW FOR 2020*

Who is eligible for this award?
This award is for a predominantly UK based Sync team behind the best placement of a single track across either Television, Video Gaming, Film or Advertising available to a UK audience during the time period of eligibility.

SYNC TEAM OF THE YEAR: *NEW FOR 2020*

Who is eligible for this award?
This award is for a predominantly UK based Sync team* that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during the eligibility time period.
*eligible teams can be from across a record label, music publisher, agency (either advertising or specialist sync agency) or broadcaster music department and includes both major and independent companies

TICKETING COMPANY 

Who is eligible for this award? 
Any ticketing company that operates in the live music space and has staff based in the UK. 

THE STRAT 
The Strat is bestowed upon a deserving winner by the Music Week team.
Previous winners include: 
2019: Darcus Beese, President, Island Records US
2018: Max Lousada, CEO Recorded Music, Warner Music Group & Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK 
2017: Sarah Stennett, CEO & Co-Founder, First Access Entertainment 
2016: Max Hole, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group 
2015: Neil Warnock, Founder, The Agency Group 
2014: Rob Stringer, Chairman & CEO, Columbia Records, Sony Music 
2013: Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, Founders, Modest! Management 
2012: Richard Russell, Owner, XL Recordings 
2011: Fran Nevrkla, Chairman, PPL 
2010: Lucian Grange, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group 
2009: Robert Partridge 2008: Tony Wadsworth, Chairman & CEO, EMI Music UK & Ireland 
2007: Jazz Summers 
2006: Daniel Miller, Founder, Mute Records