Tim Burgess to be crowned Artists’ Artist at Artist and Manager Awards 2022

07 November 2022

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and Music Managers Forum (MMF) are delighted to reveal that TIM BURGESS will be crowned Artists’ Artist at the 2022 Artist & Manager Awards in association with artist funding platform beatBread.

Final few tickets available now

The Award, which is sponsored by PPL, recognises Tim’s creative achievements over an incredible 30+ year career, both as frontman for The Charlatans and as a solo performer.

Previous winners in the category include Nile Rodgers, Guy Garvey, Tracey Thorn, Joan Armatrading and Massive Attack.

From their burst of influential, era-defining keyboard-driven anthems, including The Only One I Know and Weirdo, via a run of classic mid-90s hits – One To Another, North Country Boy, How High, Forever – The Charlatans remain one of Britain’s best-loved bands.

Underpinned by Tim‘s unique and leftfield lyrics and his sheer enthusiasm for music, they have accumulated 3 number one albums, alongside a string of Top Ten successes. Their most recent, 2015’s Modern Nature and 2017’s Different Days, both added substantially to the band’s live repertoire, including fan favourites Come Home Baby, Let The Good Times Be Never Ending and Plastic Machinery.

Along the way, Tim has also enjoyed an acclaimed solo career, releasing six albums, including this year’s 22-track Typical Music, and diverted his seemingly boundless energies into a record label (O Genesis Recordings), DJing, a pop-up cafe (Kendal Calling’s legendary Tim Peaks) and writing. 2022 also saw the publication of his fifth book, The Listening Party Volume 2, which celebrates the unanticipated success of Tim‘s Listening Parties.

Encouraging mass-participation album replays over Twitter in the company of the artists who made them, what started off as an antidote to lockdown isolation is still going strong. To date, more than 1,000 online parties have taken place, bringing fans together from all over the world.

Widely recognised for his artist activism, Tim has been a huge supporter of the FAC’s 100% Venues campaign, and an Ambassador for Love Record Stores Day and Independent Venue Week. A true maverick talent, an unsung musical hero, and a force for good – the FAC and MMF are delighted to recognise his achievements with this award.


David Martin, Chief Executive, Featured Artists Coalition:

“Quite rightly, Tim Burgess has won major recognition over recent years for the generosity and camaraderie of his Listening Parties, and also for some pretty selfless activism on behalf of his fellow artists. While acknowledging this important work, his Artists’ Artist Award is predominantly focussed on an incredible life in music. There aren’t many individuals who’ve fronted the same band for over 30 years, and there’s even fewer who’ve kept innovating and pushing forward with the same level of enthusiasm. Whether with The Charlatans, as a solo performer, or as a collaborator, Tim always brings something new and is always worth listening to. The British music scene would be much poorer without his influence, and the FAC is delighted to honour his career achievements.”


Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer at PPL, said:

Tim Burgess is a worthy winner of the Artist’s Artist accolade, with a catalogue that reflects his standing in UK music – thirteen albums with The Charlatans, six solo albums, his own record label and numerous collaborations with some of the most well-known UK artists across the 90s, 00s and 10s. He champions music with an equal passion. He has been an ambassador for grassroots venues and independent record shops, and, in his listening parties, has built a platform that showcases hundreds of artists at every stage of their career. PPL is proud to recognise his contribution to our industry, which would be much poorer without such dedication and enthusiasm. Congratulations and thank you Tim.”

With the ceremony taking place on Thursday November 17th at the Bloomsbury Big Top, we can also confirm that the Artist & Manager Awards in association with beatBread will be hosted by the one and only Doc Brown aka Ben Bailey Smith.

Starting off as an underground rapper, Ben is now widely acclaimed for his mainstream TV and film acting, stand up, screenwriting and children’s books. Alongside a starring role in ITV’s Law & Order, his TV work includes C4’s The Inbetweeners and Derek, BBC thriller Hunted, BBC comedies Rev, Miranda, Fleabag, Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Apollo and ITV’s Midsomer Murders. He is also highly regarded for his ongoing work with Ricky Gervais.

With more surprises promised on the night, previously announced winners include Martin Hall, Becky Hill, Bose Ogulu, ABBA Voyage, Carl Cox, Krept & Konan, Red Light Management and Music Declares Emergency.

The Artist & Manager Awards is one of the only events to attract ticket buyers from across the music sector. Alongside FAC and MMF members, companies confirmed to attend 2022’s event include Amazon Music, ASCAP, Atlantic Records, beatBread, BMI, CAA, Concord Music, Domino Records, Ninja Tune, PPL, SESAC, Simkins LLP, SJM Concerts, Sony Music, Spotify, Ticketmaster, TikTok, Tysers, Universal Music, Utopia and YouTube Music.

beatBread, the pioneering music funding platform that enables artists to access growth capital while maintaining control of their careers and ownership of their music, is the headline sponsor for the 2022 Artist & Manager Awards.

Launched in November 2020, and already a highly valued Associate Member of the MMF and partner of the FAC, beatBread offers new ways for independent artists to source funding to further their careers. The service provides advances on streaming income for both catalogue and unreleased repertoire, empowering artists and giving them complete choice of their distribution, marketing and promotion partners. beatBread advances range from as little as $1,000 to as much as $2M per artist for a limited share of existing catalogue revenues, with options also available for unreleased music.

To date, the company has supplied funding to almost 500 artists and labels across multiple genres, six continents and a broad range of career stages.

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