Do you know that Tuesday this week was formally 2022’s longest day?
It’s all downhill from right here, people. We don’t need to put a dampener in your summer season vibes, particularly in case you’re popping right down to Worthy Farm at this time. (Might these clouds, pregnant with H2O, maintain again their tears for you this weekend 🙏.)
However the winter nights will, finally, inevitably, attract. And what’s going to assist make ’em rather more bearable?
Why, solely essentially the most satisfying night time out within the UK music business calendar!
The A&R Awards, the annual occasion recognising the easiest of the UK music business’s inventive group, will return to central London on the night of Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
- Venue: The Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn/Covent Backyard space.
- Tables: A restricted variety of tables are on sale now. (See ‘How do I purchase a desk?‘ beneath.)
As soon as once more, the A&R Awards will see a mixture of songwriters, producers, labels, publishers and artist managers celebrated for his or her achievements within the prior 12 months.
And as soon as once more, each the ‘main’ and ‘unbiased’ sectors of the enterprise will get their dues.
Offered by Music Enterprise Worldwide, this yr’s ceremony is already shaping as much as be one for the ages.
You may count on the standard mixture of particular person and staff awards, plus The A&R Awards’ trademark particular moments – together with The A&R Icon Award, Trailblazer: The Richard Antwi Award, and, after all, The Sir George Martin Award.
For 2022’s occasion, some issues can be completely different, however sensible. And a few issues would be the identical, however sensible.
The latter class contains our long-running affiliation with Abbey Highway Studios, who we’re delighted to verify have stepped up for the sixth yr as headline companion of the A&R Awards.
“The A&R group stays the lifeblood of the business, guiding extraordinary expertise to new heights.”
Isabel Garvey, Abbey Highway Studios
Isabel Garvey, MD of Abbey Highway Studios, stated: “We’re thrilled for Abbey Highway Studios to assist the A&R Awards for a sixth yr. The A&R group stays the lifeblood of the business, guiding extraordinary expertise to new heights.
“At Abbey Highway, we’ve been constructing new rooms for writers and producers, enhancing our current studios and creating new instruments to attach producers, writers, artists and A&Rs when working remotely, so we’re excited to see the A&R groups rewarded on this means.”
Shortlists can be unveiled – and voting will start – for this yr’s awards within the autumn.
How do I purchase a desk?
Platinum and Gold tables can be found now for buy – and, honest warning, we count on all of them to be passed by the tip of the summer season.
To some individuals’s annoyance (sorry, but additionally kinda not sorry), we intentionally preserve the A&R Awards to a restricted (however swish) area.
We primarily do this so we don’t must shoehorn in new awards that don’t actually meet the ethos of the night, simply to promote additional tables.
It’s the suitable choice. However sadly, it additionally means we promote out fast.
To lock in your organization’s desk/s at this time, please e-mail [email protected].
Extra info is out there on the official A&R Awards web site right here.
What if I need to sponsor the occasion?
A variety of high-visibility sponsorship alternatives for the A&R Awards 2022 can be found throughout varied classes.
All events excited about supporting the A&R Awards 2022, please contact: [email protected]
one very last thing.
These of you who had been on the A&R Awards final yr – and what an immense night that was – will do not forget that the much-missed Ashley Forbes posthumously received the ‘A&R Administrator’ award.
Accumulating that award from the stage, Dan from Bastille known as on us to rename it, in Ashley’s honour, ‘The Forbesie’.
Clearly, that’s occurring in November.
See you there.Music Enterprise Worldwide