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Bravo to industry’s finest VIRGIN EMI TAKES RECORD COMPANY PRIZE AS DOMINO, ATLANTIC, SONY AND SJM WIN
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THE STRAT AWARD Rob Stringer - Sony Music
Universal’s Virgin EMI was crowned the UK’s best Record Company at the Music Week Awards last night (April 24) - a gong voted for by hundreds of leading music industry execs.
Other big winners at the ceremony in London included SJM Concerts for Live Promoter, Sony Music for Sales Team, Ministry Of Sound for London Grammar’s marketing campaign, Bella Union for Independent Record Company, HMV for Retail Brand and Spotify for Streaming Music Platform.
Sony/ATV won two Publisher Awards, based on Official Charts Company Data, while Kobalt picked up the Independent Publisher prize.
Atlantic Records won two awards for Promotions Team and PR Campaign for Rudimental. There was also a brace of gongs for teams associated with Arctic Monkeys: the band’s management at Wildlife, Ian McAndrew and Geoff Barradale, won the Manager Of The Year prize, while the A&R Award was picked up by Domino. [PIAS] beat off stiff competition to pick up the Artist/Label Services award.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITY Roger Daltrey - Teenage Cancer Trust
LIVE MUSIC VENUE The Black Heart, Camden
LIVE PROMOTER (COMPANY) SJM Concerts
LIVE AGENT (INDIVIDUAL) Alex Hardee – Coda
MUSIC & BRAND PARTNERSHIP Launched At Red Bull Studios – Globe
A&R AWARD Domino
MANAGER OF THE YEAR Ian McAndrew & Geoff Barradale – Wildlife
RETAIL BRAND HMV
INDEPENDENT RETAILER Resident, Brighton
STREAMING MUSIC PLATFORM Spotify
RADIO STATION BBC 6Music
RADIO SHOW John Kennedy - XFM
LABEL/ARTIST SERVICES [PIAS] Artist & Label Services
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR – SINGLES
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR - ALBUMS
CATALOGUE MARKETING CAMPAIGN The Trevor Nelson Collection – Sony CMG
ARTIST MARKETING CAMPAIGN London Grammar - Ministry Of Sound
PR CAMPAIGN Rudimental – Atlantic Records
INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY