Hipgnosis sponsors big two song-centric categories at A&R Awards

Hipgnosis Song Management will sponsor two categories close to its heart – and business – at this year’s A&R Awards: Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Presented by Music Business Worldwide, the A&R Awards is the UK music industry’s most enjoyable night out.

The UK-focused event sees icons and legends of the British music industry celebrated alongside the industry’s most successful hit-makers of the last year.

2022’s event will take place on Tuesday, November 8, at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms.

As always, it is completely sold out.

Hipgnosis founder and CEO Merck Mercuriadis said: “We are delighted to now be sponsoring both the Song Of The Year and the Songwriter Of The Year categories at the A&R Awards.

“The song is the currency of our industry and without the song and songwriter there is no recorded music business, there is no publishing, merchandising or concert business.

“Everything starts with and rotates around these incredible songs that are the fabric of our society, so it’s both a responsibility and a privilege to celebrate the greatest songs and songwriters. That’s an important part of the Hipgnosis ethos.”

Other categories at the now completely sold-out event will include Producer of The Year, A&R of the Year: Adult Contemporary, A&R Administrator, A&R of The Year: Contemporary Black Music (Sponsored by Spotify), A&R Of The Year: Electronic/Dance, Major Label of The Year, Independent Label of The Year, Publisher of the Year (Sponsored by Milk & Honey) and Management Company.

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