It’s fair to say that the Music Industry Trusts Award has established itself as one of the true benchmarks of achievement and generosity in the British music business, bestowing the respect of peers upon its recipients, while benefiting the good causes that have the industry’s loyalty.
Originally chaired by The Lord Levy, the committee’s reins were taken over in 1996 by David Munns (former Vice Chairman, EMI Recorded Music Worldwide). He continues to be ably assisted by his deputy chairmen, Toby Leighton-Pope and Adam White. A wide cross-section of music industry professionals complete the committee, and, working together, they have ensured that the fundraising dinner is an occasion not to be missed by anyone who matters in the business of music.
The award has two aims: to raise money for the nominated charities, and to honour an individual who has made a significant contribution to the UK music industry.
PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO).
We license recorded music when it is played in public or broadcast, ensuring that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging artists to festival headliners.
In 2018 we collected £246.8 million and distributed money to 105,192 performers and recording rightsholders.
SJM Concerts is one of the UK’s leading concert promoters working with a wide range of artists including Adele, Coldplay, The Script, Florence + The Machine, The 1975, The Killers, Green Day, Take That, Little Mix, Lorde, AC/DC, Robbie Williams, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys, Madness, George Ezra, Radiohead, Olly Murs, Foo Fighters, Muse and Stormzy amongst many others.
As well as promoting in every major UK Stadium, SJM Concerts promote over 2,000 concerts a year at every level of venue making them one of the UK’s busiest promoters. SJM also promote the week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust which just celebrated another fantastic year of ticket sales.
SJM Concerts have been voted ‘Promoter Of The Year’ at the Music Week Awards 8 times in the last 11 years it has run.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008.
Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music.
Today, we are the world’s largest music streaming subscription service with a community of over 180 million users, including over 83 million Spotify Premium subscribers, across 65 markets.
YouTube Music is a music app made for music listening, on top of the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalised than ever.
Whether you want to listen, watch or discover – all the ways music moves you can be found in one place – not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.