Previous Winners

2023 AWARD WINNERS

  • New Artist Award – Eliza Rose
  • Live Music Inspiration – Natasha Gregory, Co-founder, Mother Artists
  • Rising Star – Ginella Appau, Black Music Editor at Apple Music UK & Ireland
  • DE&I Initiative of the Year – Power Up
  • Music Creative, Spirit Of The Studio – Maegan Cottone
  • Music Champion – Jamz Supernova
  • Entrepreneur Award – Praveen Bhatia, Co-founder and Co-owner, Tan Ward
  • Campaigner – Natalie Wade, Director of Music Industry Engagement, PPL, Founder, The Cat’s Mother and Founder, Small Green Shoots
  • Special Recognition – Bola Abioye, UK Group Company Secretary, Universal Music Group
  • International Woman Of The Year – Golnar Khosrowshahi, CEE & Founder, Reservoir 
  • Businesswoman Of The Year – Andrea Czapary Martin, CEO, PRS For Music
  • Inspirational Artist  – Sugababes
  • Outstanding Contribution – Maggie Crowe, Director, Events & Charity, BPI

2022 AWARD WINNERS

  • New Artist supported by PRS For Music and PRS Foundation — Nova Twins
  • Live Music Inspiration  Sybil Bell, founder, Independent Venue Week & Independent Venue Community
  • The Company Award: Diversity in the Workplace — Come Play With Me
  • Music Creative — Jessica Agombar, Songwriter
  • Rising Star supported by YouTube — Charlotte de Burgh-Holder, director of commercial analytics, Sony Music UK
  • Entrepreneur — Hazel Savage, VP, music intelligence, SoundCloud
  • Music Champion supported by Perfect Havoc — Yolanda Brown, musician, broadcaster, chair of BPI
  • International Woman of the Year — Andreea Gleeson, CEO, TuneCore
  • Campaigner supported by Spotify — The Black Music Coalition 
  • Businesswoman of the Year — Chloë Roberts, COO, Young
  • Inspirational Artist supported by VEVO — Melanie C
  • Outstanding Contribution — Selina Webb, executive vice president, Universal Music UK

2021 AWARD WINNERS 

  • Live Music Inspiration — Kelly Chappel, Live Nation
  • New Artist supported by PRS For Music and PRS Foundation — Rina Sawayama
  • The Company Award: Diversity in the Workplace supported by Spotify — Warner Music UK
  • Rising Star supported by Arts and Media Ltd/ The Music Market — Sheniece Charway,  YouTube Music
  • Entrepreneur — Olivia Hobbs, Blackstar
  • Campaigner — Carla Marie Williams, Girls I Rate
  • Music Creative — Karen Poole
  • International Woman of the Year — Ethiopia Habtemariam, Motown Records
  • Music Champion — Sulinna Ong, Spotify UK and Ireland
  • Inspirational Artist — Shaznay Lewis
  • Businesswoman of the Year supported by Marie Claire — Cassandra Gracey, 4th Floor Creative, Sony Music UK
  • Outstanding Contribution — Nadia Khan, CTRL Music / Women in CTRL

2019 AWARD WINNERS

  • Outstanding Contribution — Emily Eavis, Glastonbury
  • Businesswoman Of The Year — Radha Medar, Metallic Management
  • Inspirational Artist — Louise Wener, Sleeper
  • Campaigner — Olga FitzRoy, SelfieLeave
  • Music Creative — Camille ‘Kamille’ Purcell
  • Rising Star — Tiffany Calver, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
  • Music Champion — Annie Mac, BBC Radio 1
  • New Artist Award — Freya Ridings
  • International Woman Of The Year —Zena White, Partisan Records MD
  • The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace —Universal Music UK

2018 AWARD WINNERS

  • Outstanding Contribution — Jane Dyball, CEO, MPA
  • Businesswoman Of The Year — Joyce Smyth, manager, The Rolling Stones
  • Inspirational Artist — Skin
  • Campaigner — Suzanne Bull, CEO, Attitude Is Everything
  • Music Creative — Janée ‘Jin Jin’ Bennett 
  • Rising Star — Parris O’Loughlin-Hoste, senior urban artist manager, RCA
  • Music Champion — Amy Lamé, London’s night czar
  • New Artist Award — Ms Banks
  • International Woman Of The Year — Helen Marquis, global head of music programming, YouTube
  • The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace —PPL

2017 AWARD WINNERS

  • Outstanding Contribution — Jo Dipple, Live Nation/UK Music
  • Businesswoman Of The Year — Rebecca Allen, Decca president
  • Inspirational Artist — Sharleen Spiteri, Texas
  • Campaigner — Pamela McCormick, Urban Development founder and director
  • Rising Star — Grace Ladoja, Skepta’s manager, founder and director Metallic Inc
  • Music Champion — Clara Amfo, Radio 1
  • New Artist Award — Ray Blk
  • International Woman Of The Year — Sas Metcalfe, Kobalt chief creative officer
  • The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace — Proper Music 

2016 AWARD WINNERS

  • Rising Star — Martha Kinn
  • Campaigner — Alison Tickell, CEO, Julie’s Bicycle
  • PRS For Music Foundation New Artist — Lapsley
  • Media Pioneer — Kanya King, founder, MOBO
  • Inspirational Artist — KT Tunstall
  • Business Woman Of The Year —Nicola Tuer, COO, Sony Music UK  
  • Outstanding Contribution — Alison Wenham, CEO, WIN

2015 AWARD WINNERS

  • Outstanding Contribution — Emma Banks, Head of CAA UK
  • Businesswoman of the Year — Jo Charrington, SVP of A&R, Capitol Records
  • Inspirational Artist — Imogen Heap
  • Campaigner — Pauline Tambling, CEO, Creative & Cultural Skills
  • Media Pioneer — Alison Howe, Producer, Later… with Jools Holland
  • Rising Star — Sammy Andrews, Head of Digital, Cooking Vinyl

2014 AWARD WINNERS

  • Outstanding Contribution — Jackie Hyde, Sony Music
  • Inspirational Artist — Peggy Seeger
  • Media Pioneer — Annie Nightingale
  • Campaigner — Angie Jenkison, Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Rising Star — Sian Anderson, Atlantic Records