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SPOTIFY BACKS A&R AWARDS, WITH SPONSORSHIP OF A&R OF THE YEAR: HIP-HOP/GRIME AWARD

The countdown to this year’s A&R Awards continues – and the industry’s biggest names continue to step up in support of the event.

They certainly don’t come much bigger than Spotify, the world’s number one streaming company, which is sponsoring the A&R of the Year: Hip-Hop/Grime Award.

“DISCOVERY IS SOMETHING CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS AND THE VITAL ROLE OF A&R IN DOING JUST THAT IS AS IMPORTANT AS EVER.”

SAFIYA LAMBIE-KNIGHT, SPOTIFY

Safiya Lambie-Knight, Lead, Artist and Label Marketing, Urban UK, Spotify, said: “Discovery is something close to our hearts and the vital role of A&R in doing just that is as important as ever.

“It’s right we celebrate those talents across our industry and at what is an incredible time for hip hop and grime in the UK.”

The finalists in the category are:

Alec Boateng – Atlantic
Alex Boateng – Island
Amber Davis – Warner Chappell Music
Andy Musgrave (& AJ Tracey) – Supernature
Benny Scarrs & Jack Foster (& Dave) – Neighbourhood
Colin Batsa – EGA Group/Caroline International
Glyn Aikins & Riki Bleau – Since ’93
Joe Gossa & Henry Village – Black Butter

The UK-focused A&R Awards, presented by MBW in association with Abbey Road Studios, will take place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on the evening of Tuesday, November 5.Music Business Worldwide

This article originally was published on MBW

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