2021 Shortlists

It’s the news the industry has been waiting for! After receiving a record number of entries, we are delighted to reveal the category shortlists for the  Music Week Awards 2021.

Accountancy Firm Of The Year
  • BigStar
  • CC Young & Co
  • Gelfand Rennert And Feldman
  • Harris & Trotter LLP
  • Hentons
  • MSE Business Management LLP
  • Thomas St John
A&R Award
  • Columbia Records
  • Island Records
  • Ministry Of Sound
  • Partisan Records
  • Polydor Records
  • Transgressive Records
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Virgin Music UK (formerly Caroline International)
  • Warner Chappell Music UK
  • Warner Records
Artist Marketing Campaign
supported by Audoo
  • AC/DC, Columbia Records
  • Michael Ball &  Alfie Boe, Decca Records
  • Dua Lipa, Warner Records
  • Headie One, Relentless Records
  • Gorillaz, Parlophone
  • Joel Corry, Atlantic
  • Kylie Minogue, BMG
  • Little Mix, RCA
  • Rina Sawayama, Dirty Hit
  • Shygirl, Because Music
  • Yungblud, Polydor
  • Young T & Bugsey, Black Butter

 

Catalogue Marketing Campaign
  • Bob Marley, UMC
  • Donna Summer, Demon Music Group
  • George Michael, Sony Music Commercial Group
  • Mariah Carey, Sony Music Commercial Group
  • Neil Diamond, EMI
  • Oasis, Big Brother/Ignition
  • Prince, Rhino
  • The Rolling Stones, Polydor Records
  • Shakin’ Stevens, BMG

 

Grassroots Venue: Spirit of the Scene
supported by MVT
  • Broadcast, Glasgow
  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
  • Clapham Grand, London
  • The Globe, Newcastle
  • The Mill, Bradford
  • The Sugarmill, Stoke
  • Trinity Centre, Bristol
  • Windmill Brixton, London
Independent Publisher Of The Year
supported by PRS for Music
  • Concord Music Publishing
  • Peermusic
  • Reservoir
  • Sentric Music Group
  • Warp Publishing
  • Wise Music Group
  • Young Songs
Independent Record Company
  • Because Music
  • Chess Club Records
  • Dead Oceans
  • Defected Records
  • Dirty Hit
  • Earache Records
  • Modern Sky UK
  • Partisan Records
  • Stones Throw Records
  • Transgressive Records
Independent Retailer
supported by ERA
  • Banquet Records, Kingston
  • Crash Records, Leeds
  • Drift, Totnes
  • Eel Pie Records, Twickenham
  • Resident Music, Brighton
  • Wax And Beans, Bury
Label/Artist Services Company
  • Absolute Label Services
  • ADA
  • Believe
  • Cooking Vinyl
  • FUGA
  • Ingrooves Music Group
  • Integral UK
  • The Orchard
  • Virgin Music Artist & Label Services (formerly Caroline International)
 
Law Firm Of The Year
  • Hamlins LLP
  • Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Simons Muirhead & Burton
  • Van Straten Solicitors
Live Music Innovation Of The Year (Event/Series)  Special Award For 2021
  • 1Xtra Live 2020, BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Back To Mine, Sony Music – 4th Floor Creative Group
  • Defected Virtual Festival, Defected Records
  • Independent Venue Love Series, Frank Turner/Xtra Mile Recordings
  • Notting Hill Carnival, Notting Hill Carnival
  • Homegrown, DHP Family
  • Prime Day Live, Amazon
  • Radio 2 Live At Home, BBC Radio 2
  • Tap Music livestreams (Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Dermot Kennedy), Tap Music
  • The Legacy Series: Fashion x Music, YouTube Music
  • The Streets – None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Live Alive, Island Records/Mercury Studios/Magus Entertainment
  • United We Stream, Live Nation
Live Music Innovation Of The Year (Platform)
Special Award For 2021
  • Barclaycard Share The Stage
  • Dice
  • Driift
  • Ents24
  • LiveNow
  • Liverpool Sound City (Guesthouse)
  • Music Glue
Manager Of The Year
supported by Hentons
  • Moe Bah & Kilo Jalloh, 2K Management
  • Allison Main &  Polly Bhowmik, A&P Artist Management
  • Peter Loraine, Fascination Management
  • Michael Adex, NQ Management
  • David Furnish & Rachael Paley, Rocket Entertainment
  • Jada Pollock, Starboy Entertainment
  • Amy Morgan, September Management
  • Ben Mawson & Ed Millett, Tap Music
Music & Brand Partnership
  • Ashnikko x Beats By Dre – Parlophone / WMX / Various Artist Management / Beats By Dre
  • Koffee x H& M Holiday 2020 – Columbia Records UK / 4th Floor Creative / Levels
  • Leigh-Anne Pinnock/ASOS – RCA / 4th Floor Creative / Modest! Management
  • Lewis Capaldi x Samsung Galazy S20 – Paradigm Agency / Universal Music / Samsung / Taylor Herring / BMG
  • Loyle Carner x Eric Cantona x FIFA 21 – Universal Music Globe / Spindle / 160Over90 / EA Sports
  • Mabel x Kangol &  H&M – Universal Music Globe / Metallic Management
  • Samm Henshaw x Samsung – BMG / Leland Music / Mother London / Kobalt / Warner Chappell /  Jackie Davidson Management / AWAL
  • Take That x Compare The Market – YM&U Group / Compare The Market / Attachment London / VCCP / Exposure / Nordoff Robbins / Wavemaker
Music Consumer Innovation
  • Amazon Music, Mindshower.ai x The 1975
  • Deezer, Country Selector
  • PIAS, Love Record Stores
  • Spotify, Notting Hill Carnival Sounds
  • TikTok, TikTok Music
  • Vampr Inc., Vampr
PR Campaign
  • Arlo Parks, All Stripes
  • Biffy Clyro, Warner Records UK
  • Bring Me The Horizon, We Care A Lot PR
  • Dua Lipa, Satellite414
  • Gary Barlow, DawBell
  • Haim, Polydor
  • Hayley Williams, Atlantic Records
  • Headie One, Outside
  • KSI, Carver PR
  • Kylie Minogue, Murray Chalmers PR (MCPR)
  • Pa Salieu, August
  • Unknown T, Imran Malik Publicity
Promotions Team of The Year
  • Atlantic Records
  • Columbia Records
  • Decca Records
  • EMI Records
  • Island Records
  • Listen Up
  • Plugged In PR
  • Polydor Records
  • RCA Records
  • Virgin Music UK (formerly Caroline International)
  • Warner Records
  • Your Army
Publisher Of The Year
supported by PRS for Music
  • Downtown Music UK
  • Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Sony Music Publishing
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Warner Chappell Music
Radio Show
  • Capital Xtra Breakfast with Yinka and Shayna Marie, Capital Xtra
  • Capital Xtra - Homegrown with Robert Bruce, Capital Xtra
  • Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1
  • Danny Howard, BBC Radio 1
  • Future Sounds With Annie Mac, BBC Radio 1
  • Introducing In Kent With Abbie McCarthy, BBC Radio Kent
  • Kerrang! Radio Breakfast Sophie K, Kerrang! Radio
  • Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Steve Lamacq Show, BBC 6 Music
  • The Matt Wilkinson Show, Apple Radio
  • The Skin Show, Absolute Radio
Radio Station
Supported by PPL
  • Absolute Radio
  • BBC Radio 1
  • BBC Radio 2
  • BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Capital Xtra
  • Kerrang! Radio
  • KISS FM
  • Planet Rock
Record Company
  • Atlantic Records
  • Black Butter
  • Columbia Records
  • Decca Records
  • EMI Records
  • Island Records
  • Ministry Of Sound
  • Polydor Records
  • RCA Records
  • Warner Records
Sales Team
  • [Integral] UK
  • Lasgo Chrysalis Ltd
  • Proper Music Group
  • Republic Of Music
  • Sony Music UK
  • The Orchard
  • Virgin Music UK (formerly Caroline International)
  • Warner Music UK
Sync Of The Year
  • Celeste – A Little Love

    Featured In: John Lewis Christmas Campaign

    (Label: Polydor / Publisher: Warner Chappell Music UK/Reservoir / Agency: Adam&Eve DDB / Music Supervisor: Leland Music)
     

  • Dreya Mac – Singin' In The Rain

    Featured In: Burberry Festive

    (Label: Dreya Mac / Twenty Below Music Ltd / Publisher: Sony Music Publishing / Agency: Burberry / Music Supervisor: Twenty Below Music)
     

  • Griff – Love Is A Compass

    Featured In: Disney Christmas Advert 2020

    (Label: Warner Music Group / Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group / Agency: Disney)
     

  • Kojey Radical – Time For A New Season

    Featured In: Time For A New Season/BT Sport

    (Label: Warner Music Group / Publisher: BMG / Agency: BT Sport / Music Supervisor: Pete Kelly)
     

  • Michael Kiwanuka – Light

    Featured In: O2, You're Our Headline Act

    (Label: Polydor/Universal Music Globe / Publisher: Kobalt Publishing / Agency: VCCP / Music Supervisor: Mr Pape)
     

  •  Ray BLK – Warrior

    Featured In: Rocks

    (Label: Island/Universal Music Globe / Publisher: BMG / Director: Sarah Gavron / Music Supervisor: Thinksync)
     

  • Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)

    Featured In: Ikea, The Hare

    (Label: Ninja Tune / Publisher: BMG / Agency: Mother / Music Supervisor: Theodore Music)
     

  • Ry X – Berlin

    Featured In: Normal People

    (Label: Magnus Bohman Holding AB under exclusive license to Infectious Music Ltd / Publisher: BMG / Agency: Silverstream)
     

  • Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen

    Featured In: The Crown

    (Label: Warner Records/ Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing / Agency: Netflix / Music Supervisor: Sarah Bridge)
     

  • Stormzy – Rainfall

    Featured In: Ubisoft Partnership - Watch Dogs: Legion, Official Music Video

    (Label: Atlantic Records / Publisher: Warner Chappell Music UK / Agency: Ubisoft)
     

  • The Who – Baba O’Riley

    Featured In: PlayStation The Edge

    (Label: Universal / Publisher: Fabulous Music Ltd / Agency: Adam&Eve DDB/ Music Supervisor: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
     

  • Tom Odell – Another Love

    Featured In: Marie Curie

    (Label: Sony Music/Columbia / Publisher: Warner Chappell Music UK / Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi)

Sync Team Of The Year
  • Beggars Group Media
  • BMG
  • BT Sport Music
  • Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Sony Music Publishing
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Universal Music Records (Globe)
  • Warner Chappell Music UK
  • Warner Music UK
Talent Agency Of The Year 
Special Award For 2021
  • CAA
  • MBA Live
  • Primary Talent International, an ICM Partners Company
  • UTA
  • WME
The Strat

The Strat is bestowed upon a deserving winner by the Music Week
team.