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

Now in its eighth 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 Britain’s creative industries – the Live Music Business Awards takes place on the night of annual conference and networking event LIVE UK Summit.


Participants can vote in all categories and across multiple nominees, and even return to alter their selection during the voting periods, 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 gala awards event and in LIVE UK, with the winners announced at the 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