Save the date: The A&R Awards in association with Abbey Road Studios will return to London on Tuesday, November 7

Island Records founder and music biz legend, Chris Blackwell, accepted the A&R Icon Award at 2022's ceremony in London

If you love the UK music industry, we have a date for your diary.

MBW is delighted to confirm that our annual A&R Awards, once again in association with Abbey Road Studios, will be returning to central London on the evening of Tuesday, November 7.

As ever, the A&R Awards 2023 will recognise the very best of the UK music industry’s creative community, across songwriters, producers, labels, publishers and artist managers.

All will be celebrated for their achievements in the prior 12 months.

Key details:

  • Venue: The Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn/Covent Garden area.
  • Tables: A very limited allocation of tables are on sale now. (See ‘How do I buy a table?‘ below.)

Attendees can expect the usual mix of individual and team awards, plus The A&R Awards‘ trademark special moments – including The A&R Icon Award, the Trailblazer Award, and, of course, The Sir George Martin Award.

How do I buy a table?

A small allocation of Platinum and Gold tables are available now for purchase.

The majority of the night’s tables, as well as individual seats, will be made available for sale next month (June), when the 2023 awards timeline officially launches.

To enquire about buying a table/s for your company today, email

Fair warning: judging by previous years, we expect all tables to be gone by the end of the summer; yes, before shortlists are even announced in August/September.

As we’ve mentioned before, we deliberately keep the A&R Awards to a limited space (500 cap).

We mainly do that so we don’t have to cram in unnecessary new awards that don’t fit the ethos of the evening, just to sell extra tables.

Unfortunately, that also means the room sells out quick!

What if I want to sponsor the event?

A range of high-visibility sponsorship opportunities for the A&R Awards 2023 are available across various categories.

All parties interested in supporting the A&R Awards 2023, please contact: Dave@musicbizworldwide.comMusic Business Worldwide

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