More confirmed sponsors to be announced. Sponsorship opportunities are still available – email Romano Sidoli.
Selina – Headline Sponsor
Selina is one of the world’s fastest growing lifestyle & hospitality brands, blending beautifully designed accommodation with co-working, recreation, wellness, and local experiences. Custom built for today’s nomadic traveller, Selina provides guests with a global infrastructure to seamlessly travel and work abroad. Founded in Latin America in 2015, each Selina property is designed in partnership with local artists, creators and tastemakers, breathing new life into existing buildings in interesting locations around the world — from urban cities to remote beaches and jungles. Selina currently operates over 50 locations throughout Latin America and Europe and is growing at an average of a new property each week. The company plans to rapidly expand across Europe and the United States, targeting 100’s of locations and 100,000 beds by 2022.
BMI – Breakthrough Manager of The Year
Celebrating over 79 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 15 million musical works created and owned by more than one million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.
Facebook – Pioneer Award
Founded in 2004, Facebook‘s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
PPL – Artists’ Artist Award
Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 100,000 performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners.
PPL’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the new joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music. The joint licence is called TheMusicLicence and allows businesses to legally play music for employees or customers through radio, TV, other digital devices and live performances. Tariffs for TheMusicLicence are set separately by PPL and PRS for Music.
SJM Concerts – Managers’ Manager 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, Dave, Radiohead, Olly Murs, Foo Fighters, Muse and Stormzy amongst many others.
Songtrust – Writer/Producer Manager Award
Songtrust is the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator, enabling 205,000+ songwriters and over 26,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 2million copyrights. Songtrust democratises music publishing, making it possible for any songwriter anywhere to collect the publishing royalties due to them and receive best in class publishing administration services whilst retaining full ownership of their copyright.
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 maximise their revenues.
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 largest global music streaming subscription service with 217m users, including 100m subscribers, across 79 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.
YouTube Music – Manager Of The Year Award
YouTube Music is a new music app 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.