Concord on board as A&R Awards sponsor

Global independent music company Concord has confirmed that it is returning as sponsor of the hyper-competitive Pop/R&B category at this year’s 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, where the great and the good will celebrate the greatest and goodest execs, songwriters, producers, labels, publishers and managers of the last 12 months.

There will also be a handful of very special guests receiving blue-riband awards including the A&R Icon and Sir George Martin Award.

Kim Frankiewicz, EVP Worldwide A&R Concord Music Publishing, said: “The A&R Awards is always such a wonderful night where we all come together to take a moment to reflect and celebrate. Seeing old friends and making new ones, we’re delighted to be sponsoring this hotly contested category.”

Many more partners of the A&R Awards will be announced over the next few weeks, to the extent that there are now only four categories left available to sponsor (!), for details please contact

Meanwhile, a VERY limited number of tables are still available via – but they won’t be for long.

Other categories at the 2022 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, Major Label of The Year, Independent Label of The Year, Publisher of the Year, Management Company, and Artist To Watch (in association with Vevo).

The headline sponsor of the A&R Awards is, as always, Abbey Road Studios.Music Business Worldwide