Music Week Awards 2023 finalists revealed forward of Might 24 ceremony | Media

Music Week Awards 2023 finalists revealed ahead of May 24 ceremony | Media

It’s the information the music trade has been ready for… After receiving yet one more record-breaking variety of entries, the finalists have been confirmed throughout 24 classes for the Music Week Awards 2023.

The most important evening within the music trade calendar returns to Evolution London in Battersea on Wednesday, Might 24. We’ll say this now: remember to e book tables here to keep away from lacking out on the vastly well-liked occasion – particularly because the 2022 version was our largest ever Music Week Awards up to now.

We’re excited to say that the BPI is that this yr’s headline sponsor of the Music Week Awards 2023. Including to the celebrations, the UK recorded music commerce physique can be marking its fiftieth anniversary this yr. 

Talking in regards to the partnership, Sophie Jones, BPI Chief Technique Officer & Interim CEO, mentioned: “Our fiftieth anniversary is each a particular second after we can recognise the achievements of the BPI and our label members and an essential springboard to proceed our important work selling British music across the many thrilling alternatives that lie forward. On this landmark yr we’re notably delighted to sponsor the Music Week Awards – at all times an exquisite event when the music neighborhood comes collectively to have fun its phenomenal expertise and plenty of sensible successes.”

In addition to our class sponsors (see under), the drinks reception is sponsored by Clever Music and the branding sponsor is Blinding Expertise.

The Music Week Awards is the one ceremony that recognises achievement throughout the entire trade, together with labels, music publishers, reside, radio, advertising and PR. Every year, these prestigious awards are peer-voted and judged by an unbiased panel of specialist judges. In addition to the judged classes, The Strat is our particular award determined by the Music Week group.

The finalists revealed at the moment have arrange some fascinating contests on the evening throughout the hotly-contested classes. The entries characterize achievements throughout 2022 – you possibly can learn the complete checklist of finalists under.

An enormous one for the judges to think about can be File Firm, which sees 2022 victors Atlantic up towards former winners Polydor (triumphant in 2019-21) in addition to labels together with 0207 Def Jam, Columbia, Decca, EMI, Madness, Island, Ministry Of Sound, Parlophone, RCA and Warner Information. 

New for 2023, the Worldwide Advertising Staff Of The Yr recognises the success of UK labels in rising the profile of acts in world territories. The class makes its bow this yr with a contest between BMG UK, Partisan, PIAS, Sony Music Leisure UK, Common Music UK and Warner Music UK.

The Unbiased File Firm class represents labels who’ve made an affect with acts throughout a spread of genres, together with Excellent Havoc, Defected, Partisan, Lifeless Oceans, Earache, Marshall, and extra.

Following the victory for Staff Adele at Columbia in 2022, the Artist Advertising Marketing campaign class sees recognition for celebrity acts together with Harry Kinds (Columbia), Stormzy (0207 Def Jam) and Taylor Swift (EMI), alongside rising stars similar to Unhealthy Boy Chiller Crew (Relentless), Rina Sawayama (Soiled Hit), Cat Burns (Since ‘93/RCA), Eliza Rose (Warner Information/One Home), Sam Ryder (Parlophone) and Yard Act (Island).

This yr’s ceremony additionally sees the return of well-liked class Pageant Of The Yr, with 2022 the primary full season of occasions since Covid. The class can be contested by occasions together with Bluedot, BST Hyde Park, Creamfields, Finish Of The Street, Liverpool Sound Metropolis, Studying & Leeds Pageant, Southbank Centre: Grace Jones’ Meltdown, Standon Calling, Tramlines, TRNSMT and Wi-fi Pageant.

As ever, Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene (supported by Music Venue Belief) can be determined by public vote which runs till 5pm on March 31 – click on here to participate within the voting.

Radio Station (sponsored by PPL) can be a contest between the BBC and business stations, together with BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, Absolute Radio, Capital Dance, Hits Radio Community and Reprezent Radio.

Good luck to all of this yr’s finalists, who’re listed under throughout the 24 classes.


Accountancy Agency Of The Yr

CC Younger & Co

Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman

Harris & Trotter LLP


Prager Metis Worldwide


A&R Award (sponsored by BPI)

Atlantic Information 

Columbia Information

EMI Information 

Island Information 

Kobalt Music Publishing

Parlophone Information

Polydor Information

RCA Label Group/Since ‘93

Sony Music Publishing 

Common Music Publishing Group 

Warner Chappell Music UK 

Warner Information


Artist Advertising Marketing campaign

Andrea, Matteo & Virginia Bocelli, Decca 

Unhealthy Boy Chiller Crew, Relentless 

Cat Burns, Since ‘93/RCA

Charli XCX, Atlantic 

Eliza Rose, Warner Information / One Home

Florence + The Machine, Polydor 

Harry Kinds, Columbia 

Rina Sawayama, Soiled Hit 

Sam Ryder, Parlophone

Stormzy, 0207 Def Jam

Taylor Swift, EMI 

Yard Act, Island


Catalogue Advertising Marketing campaign

ABBA, Common Music Recordings/Polar Music

The Beatles, Common Music Recordings 

David Bowie, Rhino/Warner Music 

Coldplay, Warner World Catalogue/Parlophone

George Michael, Sony Music CG

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, BMG/Trojan Information 

Life Strikes Fairly Quick: The John Hughes Mixtapes, Demon

Music Group 

Steps – Platinum Assortment, Sony Music


Pageant Of The Yr


BST Hyde Park


Finish Of The Street

Liverpool Sound Metropolis

Studying & Leeds Pageant

Southbank Centre: Grace Jones’ Meltdown

Standon Calling


TRNSMT Pageant

Wi-fi Pageant


Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene – public voted (supported by Music Venue Belief)

Boileroom, Guildford

Brudenell Social Membership, Leeds

Dubrek Studios, Derby

The Globe, Newcastle

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Leadmill, Sheffield 

Le Pub, Newport 

Evening & Day Café, Manchester

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Windmill, Brixton


Unbiased Writer Of The Yr (sponsored by PRS)

Harmony Music Publishing



Manners McDade


Phrased In a different way


Sentric Music Group

Stellar Songs/Tim & Danny Music 

Tileyard Music 

Clever Music Group 


Unbiased File Firm

As a result of Music 

Harmony Label Group

Lifeless Oceans 


Soiled Hit




Trendy Sky


Excellent Havoc 

Play it Once more Sam


Worldwide Advertising Staff Of The Yr 




Sony Music Leisure UK

Common Music UK

Warner Music UK


Label/Artist Companies

Absolute Label Companies




Cooking Vinyl

Ditto Music


Ingrooves Music Group

[Integral] UK

The Orchard

Virgin Music


Dwell Music Company

ATC Dwell


Mom Artists

Major Expertise Worldwide

Pure Represents 


Wasserman Music


X-Ray Touring


Dwell Music Promoter

AEG Presents UK

DHP Household

FKP Scorpio

Kilimanjaro Dwell

Dwell Nation Music UK


SJM Concert events


Supervisor Of The Yr

Michael Adex, NQ 

Emma Greengrass/Ian McAndrew, Wildlife Leisure 

Ben Mawson/Ed Millett, TaP Music 

David Furnish/Rachael Paley, Rocket Leisure 

Rob Harrison, Pay attention Generously 

Ryan Lofthouse, Nearer Artists 

Sandy Abuah/Dion Honest Lizzy/Markhenry Nwachukwu, TruTribe 

Kate Hardwick/Sam Eldridge/Roy Eldridge, UROK Administration 

David Might, Fifteen 04 

Whitney Asomani/Matt Johnson

Jamie Oborne, All On Pink Administration


Music & Model Partnership

The Absolut Choir x Olly Alexander x Absolut x M&C Saatchi Sport & Leisure  – Absolut Born to Combine

ArmonieJay, Denzel Chain, Kyle Reppa & Unhappy Alex/TikTok x Common Music Group x Republic Information x Syco Leisure x Samsung – StemDrop

Aitch x Relentless x Kingdom Collective x Common Music Globe –  Aitch-S2

Amaria BB, Bellah, Sha Simone & Le Juiice x Puma UK x JD x Sony Music Leisure UK/4th Ground Inventive Group – Puma Mayze Stack

Becky Hill x Stefflon Don x Extremely Naté x Pepsi MAX – UEFA Girls’s EURO 2022 Closing Present 

Burna Boy x Burberry x UTA – Festive Marketing campaign

Bury Tomorrow x Cradle Of Filth x Witch Fever x Activision Blizzard x Sony Music UK 4th Ground Inventive/Music For Nations – Diablo Immortal

Central Cee x Jacquemus x UTA – Jacquemus’ Winter Line

Pleasure Crookes x Lexus x Sony Music UK 4th Ground Inventive/Madness Information – Lexus UX

Kylie Minogue x Peggy Gou x Magnum x Warner Music Artist & Model Companions, WMX –  Magnum #ClassicsRemixed

Lewis Capaldi x Activision x Common Music Group for Manufacturers – Name Of Obligation: Trendy Warfare II 

Liam Gallagher x Clarks x Warner Music Artist & Model Companions, WMX – Clarks Originals


Music Client Innovation

Amazon Music UK x +44 x Stormzy – This Is What I Imply Marketing campaign

Amazon Music UK x AWAL x Minecraft x Alfie Templeman – Mellow Moon Digital Pageant

Elton John x Rocket Leisure x Vodafone – BST AR Expertise

EMI x Bastille – Give Me The Future Marketing campaign

Metropolis Studios – 5G Pageant 

Music Venue Belief/The Nationwide Lottery – Revive Dwell 

Polydor & BRITs Digital Committee – BRIT Awards 2022 Digital Marketing campaign

Serenade x Warner Information x Muse – Will Of The Folks Digital Urgent

Spotify, Rap UK Day 1 Membership

Vevo, Vevo TV App

Virgin Music x Amazons – Digital Field Set NFT

YouTube, YouTube Shorts 


PR Marketing campaign

Beabadoobee, Inside/Out

Bob Vylan, Good As Gold

Denzel Curry, August

FLO, Artists’ Means

Foals, MoKho PR

Nia Archives, Triple Menace

Nova Twins, Public Metropolis 

Rema, Emerald East

Rosalía, Columbia

Sam Ryder, DawBell

Stormzy, Wired PR

Moist Leg, Domino


Promotions Staff (sponsored by Radiomonitor)

0207 Def Jam

Atlantic Information

Columbia Information


Island Information 

Pay attention Up 



Plugged In PR


Warner Information

Your Military 


Writer Of The Yr (sponsored by PRS)

Kobalt Music Publishing

Sony Music Publishing

Common Music Publishing Group

Warner Chappell Music UK


Radio Present

BBC Introducing With Jasmine Takhar, BBC Asian Community

Elton John’s Rocket Hour, Apple Music 1

Ellie Prohan, KISS Nights Specialist Present, KISS 

Future Artists With Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1

Future Sounds With Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1

Jamz Supernova, BBC Radio 6 Music

Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2

Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music

Rickie, Melvin & Charlie, BBC Radio 1

Romesh Ranganathan, For The Love Of Hip-Hop, BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 2

The Dotty Present, Apple Music 1

The Pores and skin Present, Absolute Radio


Radio Station (sponsored by PPL)

Absolute Radio 

BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 6 Music

Capital Dance

Capital Xtra

Hits Radio Community

Kerrang! Radio


Radio X

Reprezent Radio



File Firm (sponsored by Confetti Media)

0207 Def Jam

Atlantic Information


Decca Information

EMI Information

Madness Information

Island Information

Ministry Of Sound

Parlophone Information

Polydor Information

RCA Information

Warner Information UK


Gross sales Staff of the yr (sponsored by OCC)

[Integral] UK

Lasgo Chrysalis Ltd

The Orchard

Correct Music Group

Republic Of Music

Sony Music UK

Virgin Music UK

Warner Music UK


Sync Staff Of The Yr


Beggars Group Media 


Hipgnosis Music Administration 


Sony Music Leisure

Sony Music Publishing 

Common Music Publishing Group 

Common Music Information (Globe)

Warner Chappell Music UK 

Warner Music UK 

Clever Music Group 


Ticketing Firm

AXS Europe


Eventim UK

Gigantic Tickets


Ticketmaster UK




Sponsors and companions up to now confirmed for the 2023 Music Week Awards embody the BPI, Clever Music, Confetti Media, PRS For Music, PPL, RadioMonitor, Official Charts Firm, Blinding Expertise and Music Venue Belief.

For desk & ticket reserving queries, please contact: Kate Smith, 

Closing name for 2023 sponsorship alternatives, please contact: Lara Jaggon,