The Featured Artists Coalition & Music Managers Forum are delighted to announce that the Artist & Manager Awards will return as an in-person event at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top on Thursday 18th November 2021. Now in its 10th year, the Artist & Manager Awards represents a unique celebration of achievements across the artist and manager community.
Due to the pandemic, 2020’s ceremony was ‘reimagined’ as a one-off video, directed by Phase Films and premiered online in February 2021. Winners included Michael Kiwanuka (Leading Artist), Starwood Management (Leading Manager), Skin (Pioneer Artist), Leigh Johnson (Pioneer Manager), Arlo Parks (Breakthrough Artist), Ali Raymond (Breakthrough Manager), Adex (Entrepreneur) and Driift (Innovation).
However, with the Bloomsbury Big Top providing a fully-ventilated and secure environment, the FAC and MMF look forward once again to welcoming guests from across the industry.
David Martin, CEO, Featured Artists Coalition:
“The reopening of full-scale live events has not been without its challenges, and there will undoubtedly be further obstacles to navigate, but we’re truly delighted to announce the return of the Artist & Manager Awards on 18th November 2021. This is such an important celebration for both the FAC and the MMF, and we hope it represents another step forwards, towards normality.”
Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers Forum:
“After such a tumultuous period, it feels really good to start planning a return to the Bloomsbury Big Top and a proper awards ceremony. We really hope the entire industry can celebrate with us, and step forward to support the artists and managers who, in so many cases, have been at the brunt of the pandemic. The venue itself is open, accessible and well-ventilated, and we will be taking every precaution to ensure all our guests can party as safely and securely as possible.”
Further details about the ceremony and 2021’s award categories will be announced shortly.
For ticket sales and sponsorship enquiries, please contact Joseph Lever.
Other recent winners at the Artist & Manager Awards include Lewis Capaldi, Nile Rodgers, Neneh Cherry, Stormzy & #Team Merky, Aitch, Rebecca Boulton & Andy Robinson, Debbie Gwyther, and Modest! Management.