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 licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2020 we collected?£225.7 million while also distributing money to over 135,000 performers and recording rightsholders.
SJM Concerts is one of the UK’s leading concert promoters working with a wide range of artists. In the coming year this will include shows with Foo Fighters, Dave, The Killers, Green Day, Lorde, Little Mix, Foals, Madness, Michael Kiwanuka, Billie Eilish, Fatboy Slim, Royal Blood, D Block Europe, Sigrid, Glass Animals, Gary Barlow, London Grammar 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.
SJM Concerts have been voted ‘Promoter Of The Year’ at the Music Week Awards 9 times in the last 13 years it has run.
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