The A&R Awards (now just 15 days away!) has a brand new sponsor for 2023, with TikTok lending its rather famous name to the Independent Label of the Year category.
Presented by Music Business Worldwide, the A&R Awards is the UK music industry’s most enjoyable night out of the year.
It will take place at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, on the evening of Tuesday November 7th, recognizing and celebrating the most successful UK execs, managers, producers and songwriters of the last 12 months – as well as shining the spotlight on some true industry legends.
Paul Hourican, Global Head of Music Content & Partnerships at TikTok said: “It’s been another successful year for indie labels who’ve experienced huge growth by fiercely championing artists from underground pioneers to breakout stars. TikTok’s proud to provide a platform that allows any artist, from major labels to independents, to cut through the noise and make a global impact and the hard-working teams of experts on such a competitive stage are rightly celebrated with this award.
“We’re in awe of the unwavering commitment of indie label teams who consistently nurture and elevate UK artists and look forward to following their continued success.”
The finalists in the TikTok-sponsored Independent Label of the Year Award are: Concord Label Group, Defected, Dirty Hit, Domino, EGA, FAMM, FRTYFVE, Neighbourhood, Partisan Records and XL Recordings. The finalists in all other categories can be seen here.
The headline sponsor of the A&R Awards is, as always, Abbey Road Studios.Music Business Worldwide