The entry process for the Music Week Awards 2022 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 
  • Grassroots Venue: Spirit of the Scene- public voted
  • Independent Publisher of the Year 
  • Independent Record Company 
  • Independent Retailer 
  • Label/Artist Services Company 
  • Live Music Agent (Individual)
  • Live Music Promoter (Company)
  • Live Music Innovation of the Year (Company)
  • Manager of the Year 
  • Music & Brand Partnership 
  • Music Consumer Innovation 
  • PR Campaign 
  • Promotions Team 
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Radio Show 
  • Radio Station 
  • Record Company
  • Sales Team 
  • Sync Team of the Year 
  • Ticketing Company
  • The Strat - judged by Music Week
     

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 2021 to 31st December 2021.
 

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 2021 to 31st December 2021.


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 2021 to 31st December 2021.

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
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.
 

LIVE MUSIC AGENT (INDIVIDUAL) 
Who is eligible for this award? 
Any UK based live music agent.

LIVE MUSIC PROMOTER  (COMPANY) 
Who is eligible for this award? 
Any live music company  promoting UK gigs, tours and festivals.


LIVE MUSIC INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (COMPANY)
Who is eligible for this award?
This award is open to any company operating with staff based in the UK and celebrates commercial innovations that have helped keep the live music sector running between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021. Entries concerning either live music companies expanding into non-traditional areas of operation or innovations within the live sector itself will be considered. Note: this award is intended to honour the companies that are breaking ground in the live sector rather than one-off artist events/series.  


MANAGER OF THE YEAR 
Who is eligible for this award? 
Any primarily UK based 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 non-music-focused brand and an artist(s) during the period 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021.
 

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 during the period 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021.


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 2021 to 31st December 2021.
 

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 (including digital only) 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 (including digital only), 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 is not majority owned independently and 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 TEAM OF THE YEAR
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 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: 

2021: Kanya King, MOBO’s founder
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