The A&R Awards in association with Abbey Road Studios is back for 2017!

Last year's A&R Awards was a smash hit.

Presented by Music Business Worldwide in association with Abbey Road Studios, big winners on the night came from the likes of Polydor Records, Because Music, Ministry Of Sound, Dirty Hit, JEM Artists, September Management, Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell.

This year's event will, once again, be judged by over 100 of the brightest minds and biggest achievers in artist development worldwide.

The A&R Awards 2017 will take place on the evening of Wednesday, November 1 at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane (Piccadilly).

Once again, we're keeping things intimate - and expect tickets to run out fast.

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Not your average awards ceremony

Obviously all of our awards are important - from Songwriter/Producer of The Year through to A&R Of The Year and Publisher/Label/Management Company Of The Year.

But the A&R Awards prides itself on also giving our audience some extra special reasons to get on their feet and applaud.

Once again, this year's Sir George Martin Award - approved by the great man's estate - will be collected by an individual with a proven track record of truly artist-friendly A&R who also continues to sign contemporary hitmakers today.

Our A&R Icon Award will recognise a legend of music business A&R, whose professional feats have influenced generations to come.

And our Artist Loyalty Award will celebrate a longstanding relationship between an industry exec and a standout artist - who have stood by each other through thick and thin over the years.

Join us on November 1 in Mayfair, London.

The A&R Awards 2017 will take place on the evening of Wednesday, November 1 at the swanky Sheraton Grand Park Lane - on Piccadilly in London.

Attendees will be treated to welcome drinks, a three course meal and the show itself - with a great host to be announced soon.

As ever: Dress to impress. Don't act like a fool.

We're going to get along just fine.

We know what we're talking about.

The A&R Awards are presented by our media partner, Music Business Worldwide - the global online B2B music industry news, analysis and jobs platform which now boasts more than 32,000 email subscribers.

Senior music business figures from multiple markets and multiple backgrounds assist in deciding our shortlists and winners - with all judges handpicked by MBW to ensure our A&R Award winners are truly achieving industry excellence.

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