A&R Icon Award to be sponsored by YouTube at A&R Awards in London

YouTube is sponsoring one of the guaranteed standing ovation moments of the evening at this year’s A&R Awards on November 8 in London: the A&R Icon Award.

The trophy is presented to a legend of music A&R who has influenced generations.

Dan Chalmers, YouTube’s Head of Music EMEA, said: “The Icon Award is always one of the highlights of the evening at the A&R Awards and a look at a list of previous winners illustrates just how prestigious the category is.

“YouTube is honoured to continue to help celebrate the achievements of some of the greatest A&R execs in this industry’s history and we look forward to welcoming another Icon onto the roll of honour in November.”

The A&R Awards, the UK music industry’s most enjoyable night out, will take place on Tuesday, November 8, at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms.

The UK-focused event will see icons and legends of the British music industry celebrated alongside the industry’s most successful hit-makers of the last year. Sadly (but also happily), all tables are now sold.

Other categories at the 2022 event will include Songwriter of the Year, Producer of The Year, A&R of the Year: Pop/R&B (supported by Concord), A&R Administrator, A&R of The Year: Contemporary Black Music (supported by Spotify), A&R Of The Year: Electronic/Dance, Song of the Year (supported by Hipgnosis), Major Label of The Year (supported by Voly Music), Independent Label of The Year, Publisher of the Year (sponsored by Milk & Honey) and Management Company (supported by Centtrip).

The A&R Awards is presented by Music Business Worldwide in association with Abbey Road Studios.Music Business Worldwide