The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) are delighted to announce that Sam Fender and his manager Owain Davies (od management) will receive the FanFair Alliance Award for Outstanding Contribution to Live Music at the 2019 Artist & Manager Awards (A&MAs).
Launching Insanity in 1997 at the ripe old age of 17, Andy has gone on to establish a multi-faceted global entertainment business that incorporates management of music clients such as Wilkinson, David Rodigan, Shy FX, Big Heath and Jvck James, and broadcasters Jo Whiley, Tiffany Calver, Alice Levine, Maya Jama, Roman Kemp and Abbie McCarthy as well as touring and influencer marketing.
In 2015, Andy pioneered a JV with Sony Music UK Chairman & CEO Jason Iley to create Insanity Records, enjoying a no.1 and No.2 album with Craig David, and a No.5 breakthrough album with Tom Grennan. Insanity Records’ roster also includes hotly tipped Joy Crookes, JNR Williams, Lennon Stella and AJ Mitchell. While in 2018, Insanity acquired the music management company 7980 Ltd, including their entire roster of artists, writers and producers. Clients included Wilkinson, Rodigan, Friction, Cadenza, Louis Mattrs and Brad Ellis.
In recognition of his work, earlier this year Andy was invited to become an ambassador of the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign, and the MMF and FAC are delighted to add Entrepreneur of the Year to his list of successes.
We are also thrilled to announce Sandy Dworniak as the 2019 Writer / Producer Manager of the Year, in association with Songtrust.