3 Oct 2018
News

The A&R Awards 2018 finalists announced

The A&R Awards 2018 returns to London on November 6th - this year’s finalists have been revealed.

The A&R Awards in association with Abbey Road Studios returns to London on November 6th 2018. A number of individual and team awards are up for grabs, for those working in independent and major sectors across labels, publishing and management.

We are delighted to be supporting the Major Label award.

Conrad Withey, CEO of Instrumental, said: “We are so proud that Instrumental’s scouting tech is being deployed by labels from all three majors and are constantly impressed by the quality of A&R executives within those teams.

“While we focus on creating world-class tools to power artist discovery, it is their hard work, creativity and experience that is critical in turning that early stage talent into global stars.

So who are the A&R Awards 2018 finalists..?

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

  • Cam Blackwood

  • Catherine Marks

  • Mark Ralph

  • Nana Rogues

  • Starsmith

  • Steve Fitzmaurice

  • Steve Mac

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY DOWNTOWN

  • Camille Purcell

  • Fred Gibson

  • Jamie Scott

  • Janée Bennett

  • Jimmy Napes

  • Joel Pott

  • Steve Mac

A&R OF THE YEAR: ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Dan Chalmers & Tris Penna – EastWest

  • Dominic Fyfe – Decca Classics

  • Jamie Nelson – BMG

  • Thomas Haimovici – BMG

  • Tom Lewis – Decca

A&R OF THE YEAR: ELECTRONIC/DANCE

  • Darryl Watts & Colette Goodfellow – UMPG

  • David Ventura – Sony/ATV

  • Dipesh Parmar – Ministry Of Sound

  • Jamie Spinks – Polydor

  • Jason Ellis – Positiva/Virgin EMI

  • Jon Barlow – 3Beat

  • Mike Pickering & Julian Palmer – Columbia

A&R OF THE YEAR: HIP-HOP/GRIME

  • Alex Boateng – Island

  • Amber Davis – Warner/Chappell

  • Benny Scarrs & Jack Foster (& Dave) – NBR Hood

  • Caroline Simionescu-Marin – XL Recordings

  • Glyn Aikins & Riki Bleau – Since ’93

  • Rich Castillo – Polydor

  • Semtex – Sony Music

A&R OF THE YEAR: POP/R&B

  • Alec Boateng & Briony Turner – Atlantic

  • Ali Fletcher – Insanity

  • Annie Christensen – Island

  • Ferdy Unger-Hamilton – Columbia

  • Ed Howard & Kevin Christian Blair – Atlantic

  • Ben Mortimer – Polydor

  • Joe Kentish – Warner Bros

  • Jo Charrington & Nick Raphael – Capitol

A&R OF THE YEAR: ALTERNATIVE/ROCK

  • Amy Morgan – Beggars Music

  • Charlie Christie & Theo Lalic – September Management

  • Jamie Oborne – Dirty Hit

  • Korda Marshall –  BMG

  • Matt Riley – AWAL

  • Mike Ajayi – Virgin EMI

  • Simon Raymonde – Bella Union

A&R ADMINISTRATOR

  • Conor O’Mahony – Warner Music

  • Heather Gooding – Sony Music

  • Karyn Hughes – Decca

  • Paul Walmsley & Rebecca La Porta – Polydor

  • Steve Skelton – Virgin EMI

PUBLISHER (1)

  • BMG

  • Concord Music

  • Kobalt

  • Sony/ATV

  • Universal Music Publishing

  • Warner/Chappell

PUBLISHER (2)

  • Beggars Music

  • Bucks Music

  • Downtown

  • Good Soldier Songs

  • Spirit B-Unique

  • Reservoir

INDEPENDENT LABEL

  • Bella Union

  • Domino

  • Dirty Hit

  • Glassnote

  • Good Soldier

  • Partisan

  • XL Recordings

MANAGEMENT COMPANY (THE DAVID ENTHOVEN AWARD) – SUPPORTED BY CENTTRIP MUSIC

  • Closer Artists

  • Machine Management

  • Modest! Management

  • September Management

  • TaP Management

  • UROK Management

  • Wildlife Entertainment

MAJOR LABEL – SUPPORTED BY INSTRUMENTAL

  • Atlantic

  • Capitol

  • Columbia

  • Polydor

  • Relentless

  • Virgin EMI

  • Warner Bros

Presented by MBW, The A&R Awards take place at a new venue for 2018: the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London WC2. For more information, head to their website.