As Audience went to press, more than 1,700 industry professionals are expected to have submitted the names of people, venues and events to be considered as nominees in the ninth annual Live Music Business Awards, by the time the process closes on 29 July.
Successful candidates need to have at least 10 submissions to be elligible and are them whittled down to the top 12-15 in each of 23 of the 24 award categories, for the voting process in early August. The Outstanding Contribution award is decided. by the team at sister publication LIVE UK, with help from industry figures.
Other award categories include Agent of the Year, Best Festival, Best Venue Teamwork, Artiste Manager of the Year, Best Festival Performance, Regional Promoter of the Year, Breakthrough Artiste and Unsung Hero.
Last year’s Outstanding Contribution wimmer was UK-based Neil Warnock, worldwide head of music at United Talent Agency, who has helped the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity raise moe than £10 million over its 42-year history.
The gala awards ceremony takes place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London’s West End on Thursday 11 October, and follows the LIVE UK Summit conference and networking event. Tickets cost £135 + VAT. More information can be found at www.livemusicawards.co.uk.