The A&R Awards 2019 Categories
The A&R Awards in association with Abbey Road Studios is the UK music industry’s most enjoyable night out – with its worthiest winners.
Big moments at the ceremony include The Sir George Martin Award. Named in honour of the legendary Beatles producer, the gong recognises an individual with a proven track record of truly artist-friendly A&R – combined with commercial success – who continues to sign contemporary hitmakers today.
In addition, there will be an A&R Icon award, presented to an individual whose actions have truly changed the game for the creative side of the music business, and whose influence continues to reverberate today.
Meanwhile, The Artist Loyalty Award celebrates a longstanding relationship between an industry exec and a standout artist – who have stood by each other through thick and thin over the years.
There’s also a host of both individual and team awards to recognise the best A&Rs currently operating in the UK industry, across genres such as Pop/R&B, Hip-Hop/Grime, Electronic, Adult Contemporary and Rock/Alternative.
Team awards include Label of the Year and Independent Label of the Year, plus there’s a pair of Publisher Of The Year gongs and a Management Company of the Year prize.
For 2019, we’re also introducing two fresh awards: The Artist To Watch Award (in association with Vevo) and Song Of The Year.