Warner Music‘s Global CEO of Recorded Music Max Lousada has applauded his UK team’s 17 BRIT Awards nominations (including artists distributed by the group), calling it “a brilliant achievement” in an internal memo sent to all staff on Monday and subsequently seen by MBW.
He highlighted the five nods to Dua Lipa and four for Ed Sheeran as well as the fact that the company has more homegrown artists in the mix than any other major.
“I’m delighted to say, with 17 nominations at the BRits, it’s a record-breaking year for Warner Music UK… We have more home-grown British artists up for awards than any other record company. A brilliant achievement. ”
max lousada, warner music uk
The memo reads as follows:
The Brit Award nominations were announced this weekend and I’m delighted to say, with 17 nominations, it’s a record-breaking year for Warner Music UK. We have more home-grown British artists up for awards than any other record company. A brilliant achievement.
Following an amazing breakthrough in 2017, Dua Lipa is the most nominated artist of the show with an impressive five awards, while Ed Sheeran is close behind with four.
They’re the highest nominated male and female artists and are both up for the biggest category of the night – Album of the Year, alongside ADA-supported Stormzy, who’s up for two awards.
There are multiple nominations for Clean Bandit, while Liam Gallagher, Gorillaz, Anne-Marie and Royal Blood are also being recognised.
It’s great to see that we have acts included who are at different stages of their careers – from those who’ve yet to release their debut albums, right through to those on their fifth. That shows not only the incredible quality of our artists’ music, but how the creativity, expertise and passion that we bring to campaigns amplifies their voices and translates into real impact in the world.
Congratulations to all of the teams involved in helping our artists land these important nominations and good luck to everyone on 21st February.Music Business Worldwide