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LIVE UK a sister publication to AUDIENCE, is the only publication dedicated to the country's contemporary live music business, providing news, features, tour plans and information to the people that drive the industry - promoters, festival organisers, venue operators, artiste managers, booking agents, ticketing companies, media and key professionals in dozens of related sectors.


Live Music Business Awards

Winners 2015

LIONEL RICHIE was the outright winner of the Best Festival Performance accolade at the Live Music Business Awards, for his headline-grabbing show at Glastonbury festival this year.

Held on 15 October at London’s Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, the event also presented the Outstanding Contribution award to Status Quo for their five decades of rocking all over the world and their substantial charity work, mainly to the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.

Nordoff Robbins’ director of fundraising Jo Carter says, “The band have been a fantastic support to us and their on-going commitment has helped us raise both money and awareness.

“They are truly deserving of this award and we congratulate them wholeheartedly.”

Other winners included Catfish and the Bottlemen with Breakthrough Artiste, the Ed Sheeran tour (Spectacle of the Year), the Royal Albert Hall (Best Venue Teamwork: Theatre/Concert), National Promoter of the Year (Kilimanjaro Live) and Artiste Manager of the Year , which went to Murray Curnow and Ian McAndrew at Wildlife Entertainment, who manage Royal Blood.

“It’s great to see that Lionel Richie’s exceptional performance at Glastonbury received such widespread support across the industry months after the event,” says the event’s executive producer Steve Parker. “There, at the other end of the spectrum, was a huge response for Catfish and the Bottlemen as Breakthrough Artiste.

“More than 22,000 votes were cast by LIVE UK readers and the wider music industry, which makes this year the most successful since its inception six years ago.”

The Live Music Business Awards is produced by Live UK Events, sister company to leading monthly business magazine LIVE UK.Now in its sixth year, this is the only event committed to presenting awards to the business people who drive the country’s contemporary live music industry.

The awards recognise excellence and talent among promoters, venue operators, festival organisers and agents, through to artiste managers, tour managers, show producers, brand impact and record label partnerships.

Other awards include Breakthrough Artiste, Best Festival Performance, Unsung Hero and Outstanding Contribution.

Created by the publisher of LIVE UK – the only magazine dedicated to the companies and individuals working in this sector of the creative industries – the Live Music Business Awards takes place on the night of annual conference and networking event LIVE UK Summit.

A submissions process via this website enables LIVE UK readers and the wider industry to nominate up to three contenders for each category. Only nominations attracting 10 submissions or more are eligible for inclusion in the voting process.

Shortlists of nominees are then created with the help of Voting Panels, comprising selected industry professionals able to evaluate merit in their respective fields/categories. The shortlists are then published on this website for open voting.

Participants can vote in all categories and across multiple nominees, and even return to alter their selection during the voting period, but are barred from repeat voting.

Abusing the openness of this process, such as encouraging large numbers of non-music industry people to participate, is not appreciated and various steps are taken to uncover invalid voting. Any attempt to distort the results can result in the nominee being disqualified.

Details of the Top 3 finalists are published on this website in advance of the event and in LIVE UK, with the winners announced at the annual gala presentation ceremony in October.

Following the event, the winners’ details are published in a Live Music Business Awards Winners supplement of LIVE UK.

If you chose to participate in the submissions and/or voting process, we urge you to be objective in how you make your selections. The fundamental aim of the Live Music Business Awards is that the winner in each category gets there on genuine merit for activities in the preceding 12 months.

For further information contact
The Awards Event Team
T: 020 7224 2442