The seventh annual Artist & Manager Awards (A&MAs) took place last night (November 14th) at the Bloomsbury Big Top, with live performances from Alison Moyet, MNEK and Alexis FFrench celebrating Modest! Management’s Peter Grant Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The award, sponsored by SJM Concerts, was picked up by partners Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Bloomfield on behalf of the entire Modest! staff, and preceded by a video featuring Little Mix, Spice Girls, Olly Murs, Katherine Jenkins, Niall Horan and James Corden.
Hosted by the Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the A&MAs celebrates achievements in the UK’s artist and music management community.
Also awarded were Guy Garvey, Dua Lipa, Closer Artists, Kano – who received his award from Damon Albarn – Jamie Oborne, Kilimanjaro Live & DHP Family and Carol Crabtree.
Recipients of three awards were revealed on the night, with Mabel picking up the Breakthrough Artist Award in association with Spotify, and Hunger Management’s Jazz Sherman (Anne-Marie) winning Breakthrough Manager.
Natalie Wade, founder of music charity Small Green Shoots, was named Unsung Hero – with Small Green Shoots benefitting from proceeds of a silent auction, including prizes donated by Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Nick Mason, Arctic Monkeys and Mark Knopfler.
The full list of winners for the Artist & Manager Awards 2018 is as follows.
Modest! Management – Peter Grant Award For Lifetime Achievement, in association with SJM Concerts
Guy Garvey – Artists’ Artist Award
Dua Lipa – Artist of the Year, in association with Deezer
Closer Artists – Manager of the Year, in association with YouTube Music
Kano – Pioneer Award
Jamie Oborne, All On Red – Entrepreneur Award
Kilimanjaro Live & DHP Family – FanFair Alliance Outstanding Contribution To Live Music
Carol Crabtree, Solar Management – Writer / Producer Manager, in association with Songtrust
Mabel – Breakthrough Artist of the Year, in association with Spotify
Jazz Sherman, Hunger Management – Breakthrough Manager of the Year
Natalie Wade, Small Green Shoots – Unsung Hero Award