The list of nominations features execs from labels and publishers who have been behind the most successful artists and biggest hits of the last two years.
Kim Frankiewicz, Concord Music Publishing EVP Worldwide A&R, said: “On an artist’s journey there are always people who play a pivotal role in guiding, supporting and help them realise their ambitions. These are the roles that we take at Concord and are shared by all of us in the industry.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring this A&R Award to celebrate those wonderful relationships and collaborations between artists and songwriters, and the A&Rs that help inspire everyday”
The UK-focused event, presented by MBW, will take place on the evening of Tuesday, November 9, at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. It is widely regarded as the UK industry’s most enjoyable night out – which is one of the reasons there isn’t a single seat available.
Other categories at the 2021 event will include Songwriter of the Year, Producer of The Year, A&R of the Year: Adult Contemporary, A&R Administrator, A&R of The Year: Contemporary Black Music, A&R Of The Year: Electronic/Dance, Song of the Year and A&R of The Year: Rock/Alternative.
There will also be winners announced in categories such as Major Label of The Year, Independent Label of The Year, Publisher of the Year, Management Company, and Artist To Watch (in association with Vevo), plus A&R Icon, and, of course, The Sir George Martin Award.
Abbey Road Studios, as always, is the headline sponsor for the event.Music Business Worldwide