2017 Finalists

For the 2017 Awards we added some new categories along with a new entry process and criteria. Not only did the changes we made lead to a significant increase in the number of entries we received, it also meant that the entries also improved in quality. It gave the editorial team and judges a much harder job to come up with the shortlist below!
A&R Award:
 
  • Atlantic Records
  • BMG
  • Columbia Records
  • Decca Records
  • Polydor Records
  • Syco Music
  • Warner Bros Records
Catalogue Marketing Campaign:
 
  • Black Sabbath (BMG)
  • Phil Collins (Rhino)
  • Lush (4AD)
  • Ian Hunter (Proper Records)
  • Elvis Presley (Sony Music Commercial Group)
  • Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra Conducted By Jules Buckley (Polydor/UMC/UMOD)
Artist Marketing Campaign:
 
  • Michael Ball & Alfie Boe (Decca Records)
  • Bastille (Virgin EMI Records)
  • Biffy Clyro (Warner Bros Records)
  • Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar / Secretly Group)
  • Christine And The Queens (Because Music)
  • Craig David (Insanity Records)
  • Kano (Parlophone Records)
  • Little Mix (Syco Music)
  • The 1975 (Polydor Records / Dirty Hit)
  • Ward Thomas (Sony Music Commercial Group)
Label/Artist Services Company:
 
  • Absolute
  • ADA
  • Believe Distribution Services
  • Caroline International
  • Cooking Vinyl
  • Ditto Music 
  • Kobalt Music Recordings
  • The Orchard
  • Red Essential
Independent Record Company:
 
  • Because Music
  • Bella Union
  • Boy Better Know
  • Dirty Hit
  • Glassnote Records
  • Jagjaguwar
  • Play It Again Sam
  • Transgressive Records
Law Firm of the Year:
 
  • Hamlins LLP
  • Lee & Thompson LLP
  • Lewis Silkin
  • Olswang
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Russells Solicitors
  • Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
  • SSB Solicitors
Independent Retailer:
 
  • Banquet Records
  • Drift
  • Forever Records
  • Monorail
  • Rough Trade
Festival of the Year:
 
  • Bestival
  • Boardmasters
  • British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Creamfields
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • Isle Of Wight Festival
Manager of the Year:
 
  • Riki Bleau (Since '93 / Avant Garde Music)
  • Mark Gillespie (Three Six Zero)
  • Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Bloomfield (Modest! Management)
  • Colin Lester (JEM Music Group)
  • Simon Moran, Conrad Murray and Dave Salmon (SJM Management)
  • Jamie Oborne (All On Red)
  • Dumi Oburota (Disturbing London)
  • Iain Watt and Martha Kinn (Machine Management)
Music & Brand Partnership:
 
  • Abbey Road Studios/Airbnb
  • CORD/Shell
  • Jack Daniels/Splendid Communications with This Feeling for Jack Rocks
  • Jägermeister/Bullet For My Valentine for Ice Cold Gigs
  • Sony Music UK/HSE Cake/EE/Britney Spears
  • Universal Music - Globe/Years & Years/Samsung
  • Universal Music - Globe/Vans/Metallica
  • Warner Music Partnerships/Subway/Pepsi Max/Stormzy
  • Warner Music Partnerships/National Lottery/James Blunt
  • YouTube/Google Play Music/Africa Express
Live Music Agent (Individual):
 
  • Natasha Bent (Coda)
  • Mike Deane (Earth Agency)
  • Jules De Lattre (UTA)
  • Lucy Dickins (ITB)
  • Geoff Meall (UTA)
  • Steve Strange (X-ray)
Live Music Promoter (Company):
 
  • AEG Presents
  • Communion
  • DHP Family
  • Kilimanjaro Live
  • Live Nation
  • SJM Concerts
Music Retailer/Streaming Platform:
 
  • Amazon Music
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • HMV
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Spotify
 
PR Campaign:
 
  • BABYMETAL (The Noise Cartel)
  • Blossoms (Murray Chalmers PR)
  • The Carnabys (Fifth Element)
  • Christine And The Queens (Inside/Out)
  • Craig David (Dawbell)
  • Barry Gibb (RCA Records)
  • Grimes (Purple Entertainment)
  • Stormzy (Wired PR)
Publisher of the Year:
 
  • BMG
  • Good Soldier Songs
  • Imagem Music
  • Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Reservoir 
  • Sentric Music
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Spirit B-Unique
  • Warner/Chappell Music
Promotions Team:
 
  • Atlantic Records
  • Beggars Promotions
  • Caroline International
  • Copmedia
  • Hart Media
  • Island Records
  • RCA Records
  • Virgin EMI Records
Radio Show:
 
  • A.Dot (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
  • Fresh Blood with Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio)
  • Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music)
  • Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1)
  • MistaJam (BBC Radio 1/1Xtra)
  • Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2)
  • Sunday Night Music Club with Danielle Perry (Absolute Radio)
Radio Station:
 
  • Absolute Radio
  • BBC Radio 1
  • BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • BBC Radio 2
  • BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Classic FM
  • Planet Rock
Record Company:
 
  • BMG
  • Decca Records
  • Island Records
  • Sony Music Commercial Group
  • Syco Music
  • Virgin EMI Records
  • Warner Bros Records 
Sales Team:
 
  • PIAS
  • Proper Music Distribution
  • Red Essential
  • Sony Music
  • Warner Music
  • Universal Music
Ticketing Company:
 
  • Dice
  • Ents24
  • Eventbrite
  • Gigantic
  • Songkick
  • Ticketmaster/TicketWeb
  • Twickets
Grassroots Venue: Spirit of the Scene
 
  • Broadcast, Glasgow
  • Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
  • The Joiners, Southampton
  • The Lexington, London
  • Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
  • The Sugarmill, Stoke