2022 Shortlists

It’s the news the industry has been waiting for! After being inundated with a new record number of entries, we are delighted to reveal the category shortlists for the Music Week Awards 2022.

Accountancy Firm Of The Year
  • BigStar
  • CC Young & Co
  • Gelfand, Rennert And Feldman
  • Hentons
A&R Award
  • Atlantic Records
  • Columbia Records 
  • Dirty Hit
  • Insanity Records
  • Island Records
  • Ministry Of Sound
  • Polydor Records
  • Sony Music Publishing
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Virgin Music UK
  • Warner Chappell Music UK
Artist Marketing Campaign
  • ABBA, Polydor
  • Adele, Columbia Records 
  • Arlo Parks, Transgressive/PIAS
  • Central Cee, ADA
  • Coldplay, Parlophone
  • Dave, Neighbourhood
  • Ed Sheeran, Atlantic
  • Elton John, EMI
  • Griff, Warner Records
  • KSI, BMG
  • Little Simz, AWAL
  • Mimi Webb, RCA
Catalogue Marketing Campaign
  • Aurora, Decca 
  • David Bowie, Rhino 
  • Leona Lewis, Sony Music Commercial Group 
  • Mick Fleetwood & Friends, BMG
  • Oasis, Ignition Records Ltd
  • Queen, EMI 
  • Spice Girls, UMC 
  • Suede, Demon Music Group
  • Sugababes, London Records
Grassroots Venue: Spirit of the Scene - public voted
supported by MVT
  • Le Pub, Newport
  • Night & Day Café, Manchester
  • Omeara, London
  • Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
  • The Boileroom, Guildford
  • The New Adelphi, Hull
  • The Sugarmill, Stoke
  • Trinity Centre, Bristol
Independent Publisher Of The Year
  • Beggars Music
  • Concord Music Publishing
  • Reservoir
  • Sentric Music Group
  • Stellar Songs
  • Wise Music Group
  • Young Songs
Independent Record Company Of The Year
  • 4AD
  • Because Music
  • Chess Club Records
  • Concord Recorded Music
  • Dead Oceans 
  • MNRK Music Group
  • Modern Sky UK
  • Neighbourhood Recordings
  • Partisan Records
  • Perfect Havoc
  • Play It Again Sam
  • Transgressive Records
Independent Retailer Of The Year
supported by ERA
  • Assai Records - Dundee & Edinburgh
  • Banquet Records, Kingston
  • Crash Records, Leeds
  • Drift, Totnes
  • Eel Pie Records, Twickenham
  • Resident Music, Brighton
  • Rough Trade, London, Bristol, Nottingham
  • Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield
  • Wax And Beans, Bury
Label/Artist Services Company Of The Year
  • Absolute Label Services
  • ADA
  • Believe
  • Cooking Vinyl
  • AWAL
  • FUGA
  • Ingrooves Music Group
  • [Integral] UK
  • The Orchard
  • Virgin Music Label & Artist Services
Live Music Agent Of The Year (Individual)
  • Andy Cook, CAA
  • Craig D’Souza, WME
  • Lucy Dickins, WME
  • Natasha Gregory, Mother Artists
  • Alex Hardee, Wasserman Music
    (formerly Paradigm Agency)
  • Gary Howard, UTA
  • Jess Kinn, One Fiinix Live
  • Mike Malak, Wasserman Music
    (formerly Paradigm Agency)
Live Music Promoter Of The Year (Company)
  • AEG Presents
  • Broadwick Live
  • Cream Events Ltd
  • DF Concerts & Events
  • Kilimanjaro Live
  • Live Nation Music UK
  • Senbla
  • SJM Concerts
Live Music Innovation Of The Year (Company)
  • AXS & The O2 Arena, AXS Mobile ID  
  • Driift, Driift Livestreams
  • Festival Republic, Test Events At Download, Latitude & Sefton Park
  • Gigseekr, Gigseekr Takeover App At Liverpool Sound City
  • National Lottery/Music Venue Trust,  Revive Live Tour
  • Universal Globe, Fortnite x Easy Life x Island Records x The O2
Manager Of The Year
Sponsored by LCCM 
  • Owain Davies, OD Management
  • David Furnish/Rachael Paley, Rocket Entertainment
  • Jazz Sherman, Hunger Management
  • Phoebe Gold/Jesse Gassongo-Alexander, Up Close 
  • Richard Griffiths/Harry Magee/Will Bloomfield, Modest! Management
  • Ben Mawson/Ed Millett, Tap Music 
  • Charlie Owen, Catch Management
  • Benny Scarrs/Jack Foster, Neighbourhood Management
  • Mams Taylor, Proper Loud 
Music & Brand Partnership

 

  • Aitch x Relentless Energy #WithoutLimits – Universal Music UK Globe / Relentless Energy / Kode Agency / Exposure Agency / Thirty Pound Gentleman
  • AJ Tracey x McSpicy – McDonalds UK/IRE / Supernature / RED Brand Agency
  • Ted Baker x Eleven Creative Studio - Street Party Sessions ft Bastille, Joy Crookes, Alicai Harley, Jungle, Little Simz – Ted Baker / Eleven Creative Studio / Mata Agency / Good Culture / Renegade
  • Dua Lipa x Evian “Drink True" – Keep / Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam / Somesuch / GKLD / Warner Music  
  • Gary Barlow x Benchmark Drinks – YM&U Group / Benchmark Drinks 
  • Ghetts x Wray & Nephew – Warner Music X / Warm Street / 3 Monkeys Zeno 
  • London Grammar x Calm  – Ministry Of Sound / 4th Floor Creative / Calm / Warner Chappell
  • Mabel & Khalid x Levi’s Music Project – Hand In Hive / Metallic Management / BMG / Universal Music Globe UK / RiffRaff Films / Keep / Exposure / Parallel Consulting / Imprint
  • Ray Blk & Big Zuu x Vevo x Tommy Jeans “Less Buzz, More Music” – Vevo / Tommy Jeans 
  • Wizkid x Tommy Hilfiger “'Pass the Mic” – 4th Floor Creative / Columbia Records UK / Starboy Entertainment / Tommy Hilfiger  
Music Consumer Innovation
  • Amazon Music, Spatial Audio
  • Apple Music, Spatial Audio With Dolby Atmos
  • SoundCloud, Fan-powered royalties
  • TikTok, TikTok Music
  • Vampr Inc., Vampr Happy Hour
  • YouTube, ABBA Voyage Global Launch
  • YouTube, U2: The Virtual Road 
  • YouTube, YouTube Shorts x Ed Sheeran
PR Campaign
  • ABBA, DawBell
  • Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Records
  • Ghetts, Run Music
  • Holly Humberstone, Artists’ Way
  • KSI, Carver PR
  • Lil Nas X, RCA Records
  • Little Simz, Good Machine/Wired PR
  • M1llionz, Wired PR
  • PinkPantheress, Satellite 414
  • Sam Fender, Chalk Press Agency
  • Self Esteem, Inside Out
  • Taylor Swift, Stoked PR
Promotions Team Of The Year
Sponsored by Radiomonitor
  • Atlantic Records
  • Columbia Records
  • EMI Records
  • Island Records
  • Listen Up 
  • Parlophone Records
  • Plugged In PR
  • Polydor Records
  • RCA Records
  • They Do
  • Warner Records 
  • Your Army  
Publisher Of The Year
Sponsored by Milk & Honey
  • Downtown Music Services
  • Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Sony Music Publishing
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Warner Chappell Music UK
Radio Show Of The Year
  • BBC Introducing With Jasmine Takhar, BBC Asian Network 
  • The Capital Weekender, MistaJam, Capital
  • Homegrown With Robert Bruce, Capital Xtra
  • Breakfast With Yinka and Shayna Marie, Capital Xtra
  • Future Sounds With Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1
  • Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2
  • Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Future Artists With Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1
  • Snoochie Shy, BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Steve Lamacq Show, BBC Radio 6 Music
  • The Dotty Show, Apple Music Radio
  • The Skin Show, Absolute Radio
Radio Station Of The Year
Sponsored by PPL
  • Absolute Radio
  • BBC Radio 1
  • BBC Radio 2
  • BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Capital Dance
  • Capital Xtra
  • Kerrang! Radio
  • KISS 
  • Planet Rock
     
Record Company Of The Year
  • Atlantic Records UK
  • Columbia Records
  • Decca Records
  • EMI Records
  • Insanity Records
  • Island Records
  • Ministry Of Sound
  • Parlophone Records
  • Polydor Records
  • RCA Records
  • Warner Records UK
Sales Team Of The Year
Sponsored by OCC
  • [Integral] UK
  • Lasgo Chrysalis Ltd
  • The Orchard
  • Proper Music Group
  • Republic Of Music 
  • Sony Music UK
  • Virgin Music UK
Sync Team Of The Year
  • Beggars Group Media
  • BT Sport Music
  • Hipgnosis
  • Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Sentric
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Sony Music Publishing
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Universal Music Records (Globe)
  • Warner Music UK
  • Warner Chappell Music UK
  • Wise Music Group
Ticketing Company Of The Year
  • Ents24
  • Event Genius
  • Eventim
  • Skiddle
  • Ticketmaster UK
  • Twickets
The Strat

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