• Spirit B-Unique makes 2018 Music Week Award Shortlist
    Spirit B-Unique makes 2018 Music Week Award Shortlist
Monday, February 26, 2018

This past week, the shortlist has been revealed for the 2018 Music Week Awards! Spirit Music Group's UK branch, Spirit B-Unique landed a spot, getting nominated for "Publisher Of The Year"! The award show is airing on Thursday, April 26th at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. 

B-Unique was founded by Martin Toger and Mark Lewis, which have since teamed up with Spirit Music Group to form Spirit B-Unique, which represents a variety of songwriters, including James Bay, Johnny McDaid, Dagny, Jonny Coffer, John Newman, Jon Maguire, Corey Sanders, Kodaline, and many many more artists and songwriters!

See below for the complete list of nominations!


Publisher Of The Year:

Concord Music
Sentric Music
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Spirit B-Unique
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music


A&R Award:

Atlantic Records
Black Butter Records
Capitol Records
Columbia Records
Dirty Hit
Island Records
Polydor Records
Syco Music
Warner Bros Records


Artist Marketing Campaign:

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Decca Records
Big Shaq, Island Records
Lana Del Rey, Polydor Records
Paloma Faith, RCA Records
Gorillaz, Parlophone Records
J Hus, Black Butter Records
The Killers, Virgin EMI
Rag’N’Bone Man, Columbia Records
Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Records
Sam Smith, Capitol Records
Stormzy, #Merky
Wolf Alice, Dirty Hit 


Catalogue Marketing Campaign:

The Beatles, UMC
Belinda Carlisle, Demon Music
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, BMG
Elton John, UMC
Fela Kuti, Knitting Factory Records
Vera Lynn, Decca Records
George Michael, Sony Music Commercial Group
The Smiths, Rhino


Festival Of The Year:

British Summer Time Hyde Park
Glastonbury Festival
Isle Of Wight Festival
Kendal Calling
Reading & Leeds


Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene:

100 Club, London
The Boileroom, Guildford
Broadcast, Glasgow
Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
The Joiners, Southampton
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Trades Club, Hebden Bridge


Independent Music Retailer:

Forever Records
Rough Trade


Independent Record Company:

Because Music
Bella Union
Dirty Hit
Partisan Records
Play It Again Sam


Label/Artist Services Company:

Caroline International
Ditto Music
The Orchard


Law Firm Of The Year:

Collins Long
Lee & Thompson
Simons Muirhead & Burton
Van Straten Solicitors 


Live Music Agent (Individual):

Emma Banks, CAA
Natasha Bent, Coda
Anna Bewers, UTA
Alex Hardee, Coda
Gary Howard, UTA
Jon Ollier, CAA
Steve Strange, X-ray Touring 


Live Music Promoter (Company):

AEG Presents
DHP Family
Kilimanjaro Live
Live Nation
SJM Concerts 


Manager Of The Year:

Moe Bah & Kilo Jalloh, 2K Management
Stuart Camp, Grumpy Old Management
Polly Comber & Josh Smith, Black Fox / Rocket Music
Sam Eldridge & Roy Eldridge, UROK Management, & Debbie Gwyther
Grace Ladoja, Metallic Inc
Ben Mawson & Ed Millett, Tap Management
Tobe Onwuka, #Merky
Stephen Taverner, East City Management
Iain Watt & Martha Kinn, Machine Management
John Woolf, A-List Management


Music & Brand Partnership:

Big Shaq / Fifa ’18 / Universal Music Globe / EA
Dua Lipa / Foot Locker / Warner Music Partnerships
Gorillaz / E.ON / Warner Music Partnerships
James Bay / Topman / Universal Music Globe
Lady Leshurr / Nike / Sony Music Partnerships
Modestep / J├Ągermeister For Ice Cold Gigs
NME / Thatcher’s Haze
Pete Tong / Jaguar Land Rover / Universal Music Globe 


Music Retailer/Streaming Platform:

Rough Trade


PR Campaign:

Foo Fighters, MBC PR
Liam Gallagher, Warner Bros Records
J Hus, Imran Malik Publicity
Vera Lynn, Decca Records
Muna, Columbia Records
Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, LD Communications
Queens Of The Stone Age, Dawbell
Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Records
Sigrid, Island Records
Steps, Halestorm PR
Stormzy, Wired PR
Wiley, Listen Up 


Promotions Team:

Atlantic Records
Island Records
Plugged In
Polydor Records
RCA Records
Virgin EMI Records
Warner Bros Records
Your Army 


Radio Show:

A.Dot, BBC Radio 1Xtra
Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood, Kerrang!
Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music
Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music
Annie Mac, BBC Radio 1
MistaJam, BBC Radio 1Xtra
Danielle Perry’s Sunday Night Music Club, Absolute
Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2


Radio Station:

BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 6 Music
Classic FM
Planet Rock
Radio X 


Record Company:

Atlantic Records
Columbia Records
Polydor Records
Syco Music
Virgin EMI Records
Warner Bros Records 


Sales Team:

Caroline International
Demon Music Group
The Orchard
Sony Music UK
Warner Music UK


Ticketing Company:

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