"I couldn’t be more welcoming of an awards event which puts A&R front and centre."
David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK
"A&R is the nucleus of everything great about the music business. It's exciting to see it recognised and celebrated in this way."
Jason Iley, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music UK
“A&R is the lifeblood of our industry. Finding exciting new talent and helping them develop takes passion, determination and skill and it’s great to have the opportunity to recognise the amazing work of some of the people behind the artists and the music.”
Max Lousada, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK
"In a market in which traditional A&R skills are having to evolve as never before, this event is a great opportunity to celebrate innovation, excellence and success."
Alexi Cory-Smith, EVP, BMG UK
"From underground street sounds to high-end pop, A&R plays a crucial role in the discovery and development of talent across the music industry. I welcome any award that shines a spotlight on those that often work in the shadows."
“Real A&R, not cheque book-led ambulance chasing, is increasingly scarce in the music industry. Executives who have an ability to spot talent and help artists shape their musical output as well as their identities should be celebrated. The A&R Awards are a fantastic idea.”
Lohan Presencer, Chairman, Ministry Of Sound
"It is great that there is now an annual event to recognise the talent and achievements of A&R people - some of whom, dare I say it, are also managers!"
Tim Clark, Co-founder, ie:music (Robbie Williams, Passenger)
"The A&R Awards is a brilliant idea. Finally, there's an awards ceremony that recognises some of the people behind the magic."
Sef Naqui, MD, London Boy Entertainment
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