Artist and Manager Awards 2015, sponsored by DICE – The Winners!

27 March 2015

Sam Denniston, manager of Jungle, and newcomer Hozier were respectively named winners of the Breakthrough Manager and Breakthrough Artist awards at the Artist and Manager Awards last night.


In front of a host of stars and a select music business crowd longtime manager of Queen, Jim Beach received the Peter Grant Award and the audience joined Roger Taylor and Brian May in toasting him.


Placebo were this year’s recipient of the Artists’ Artist Award. The band, formed by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal  are about to celebrate their twentieth anniversary.  FAC co-chair Sandie Shaw presented the award.


The Industry Champion Award was awarded to Asgard’s Paul Fenn and Imogen Heap was given the Pioneer Award by producer and writer Guy Sigsworth .


Henry Village picked up the new Entrepreneur Award reflecting his myriad successful business interests and Jackie Davidson collected the Writer/Producer Manager award for her work with multi hit writers Wayne Hector and Ali Tennant.


Ed Sheeran and manager Stuart Camp sent a humorous video acceptance of Artist and Manager Achievement Award from Australia where they are on tour.

Full list of winners:

  • Breakthrough Artist  (sponsored by  Dice) – Hozier
  • Writer/Producer Manager (sponsored by BMI) – Jackie Davidson
  • Breakthrough Manager (sponsored by Key Productions) – Sam Denniston
  •  Artist and Manager Achievement Award (sponsored by Mix Radio) – Ed Sheeran and Stuart Camp.
  •  Entrepreneur (sponsored by Vevo) – Henry Village
  •  Pioneer (sponsored by 7digital) – Imogen Heap
  •  Industry Champion (sponsored by Youth Music) – Paul Fenn
  •  Peter Grant Award (sponsored by PPL) – Jim Beach

Radio 1’s Scott Mills ably hosted the show and there were performances by newcomer Nik Lloyd and a stripped down version of  “Say Something” by recent chart entrant Karen Harding. The show was closed with a rousing medley of Queen hits sung by the Kingdom Choir, conducted by its leader, Karen Gibson accompanied by a band from The AllStars Collective.


The AMAs will return in 2016.


Read also...

MMF Weekly Roundup


A weekly summary of events and resources for music managers.

Find out more

Remembering Meredith Cork


The MMF are shocked and heartbroken to have lost Meredith Cork, a great friend and much-loved veteran music manager.

Find out more

Managing Expectations: Workforce Edition


New MMF report recommends targeted cross-sector support to ensure music management companies can develop their future workforce.

Find out more

Manager Spotlight: Jen Anderson


The manager spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers.⁠ This week in the spotlight is Jen Anderson!

Find out more
Back to Top

You don't have credit card details available. You will be redirected to update payment method page. Click OK to continue.