The Artist & Manager Awards 2015: Queen’s Manager to Receive Peter Grant Award

16 February 2015

The Board of the MMF are delighted to announce that this year’s recipient of the Peter Grant Award is Jim Beach manager of Queen.

The Award made annually in recognition of a career in music management is named after legendary Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant who did so much to develop the art and craft of artist management in the 70’s.

Jim Beach has been involved with the career of loved, lauded and legendary rock band Queen since January 1975 when he was the partner heading up London law firm Harbottle and Lewis’ fledgling music practice. He gave up the law and started managing them in 1978. Jim has never sought the limelight preferring to guide the bands career quietly but incredibly effectively from the backroom. Band management is ideally about a partnership between artist and manager to develop and sustain the career of the former.

Jon Webster, CEO of the MMF, said “Queen are into their fifth decade and are currently enthralling audiences on a European tour. Jim Beach has been at their side advising, protecting and guiding throughout their ascent of so many pinnacles in their live and recorded career. We are very proud that Jim will be joining us to receive this award on March 26th

The Artist & Manager Awards will take place at the Troxy on Thursday 26th March 2015 and will be sponsored by DICE.

Tickets for the Artist & Manager Awards 2015 are on sale now from

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