Deezer – Artist Of The Year
Deezer connects 16 million monthly active users around the world to 53 million tracks. Available in over 180 countries worldwide, Deezer gives instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalogue on any device.
Making music happen since 2007, Deezer is a privately held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in London, Berlin, Miami and around the world. Deezer is available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com.
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Quote from Sulinna Ong, Deezer:
Artists are the lifeblood of the music industry, their creativity, vision and commitment drives it forward. And, it’s with great delight that we partner with the MMF and FAC for the 6th Artist & Manager Awards to present the ‘Artist of the Year award’ for 2018.
Songtrust – Writer / Producer Manager Award
Songtrust is the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator, enabling 150,000+ songwriters and over 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,000,000 copyrights.
Our industry-leading online solutions help songwriters, artists, producers, managers, publishers, labels, lawyers, distributors, and more simplify music rights management including the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.
Songtrust maintains direct relationships with 50+ performance, mechanical, and digital societies globally covering 120+ territories – the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the industry.
Songtrust’s online dashboard allows clients to avoid sub-publishing fees and to maximize their revenues. As a technology first platform, Songtrust’s elegant experience removes the complexity of the publishing landscape and offers detailed access to data otherwise not directly available.
Quote from Molly Neuman, Songtrust:
Songtrust is very pleased to sponsor this year’s Artists and Managers awards. Being a part of the MMF UK and the work they are doing to empower the creative community is critically important to us.
SJM Concerts – Peter Grant Award
SJM Concerts is one of the UK’s leading concert promoters working with a wide range of artists including Adele, Coldplay, The Script, Florence + The Machine, The 1975, The Killers, Green Day, Take That, Little Mix, Lorde, AC/DC, Robbie Williams, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys, Madness, George Ezra, Radiohead, Olly Murs, Foo Fighters, Muse and Stormzy amongst many others.
As well as promoting in every major UK Stadium, SJM Concerts promote over 2,000 concerts a year at every level of venue making them one of the UK’s busiest promoters. SJM also promote the week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust which celebrated another fantastic year of ticket sales this year.
SJM Concerts have been voted ‘Promoter Of The Year’ at the Music Week Awards 8 times in the last 11 years it has run.
Quote from Louise Thomas, SJM:
“SJM are proud to sponsor this year’s Peter Grant Lifetime Achievement Award. It has a long history of recognising some of the Music Industry’s most forward thinking, creative and passionate managers many of whom we have been lucky enough to work over the years.”
Spotify – Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award
Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 40m songs for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, Spotify Connect and ad-free listening.
Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service with a community of 191m users, including 87m subscribers, across 65 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.
Quote from Bryan Johnson, Lead, Artist & Label Marketing, Spotify:
We’re delighted to be sponsoring Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 Artist & Manager Awards. Artists are at the heart of what we do here at Spotify, so it’s wonderful to be able to pay homage to those finding their audience and breaking through with their music.
YouTube Music – Manager of the Year Award
YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music listening, on top of the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalised than ever. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover – all the ways music moves you can be found in one place – not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.
Quote from David Mogendorff, YouTube Music Artist Content & Services:
“YouTube Music is delighted to continue to support the UK’s artist and management community here in the UK, and congratulate all the nominees for Manager of the Year. We look forward to celebrating with everyone and supporting this excellent award in the years to come.”