Downtown Sponsors Songwriter Award at A&R Awards
Downtown is the sponsor of the prestigious Songwriter of the Year category at this year’s A&R Awards.
It was a year of change for the company, which sold its publishing catalog to Concord in April and thus evolved into a global service company. One constant, however, is his respect for the importance of songs and songwriters.
Downtown Music Services Global President Mike Smith said, “We are delighted to sponsor the Songwriting category at this year’s A&R Awards. Without song, you don’t have a musical business and it’s a huge privilege to be able to empower songwriters and artists to take their destiny into their own hands.
“We are very proud to join Music Business Worldwide in celebrating the achievements of the A&R community during an unprecedented year.”
The hugely popular event, presented by MBW, will take place on the evening of Tuesday, November 9 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
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Other categories for the 2021 event will include Song of the Year, Producer of the Year, A&R of the Year: Contemporary Adult, A&R Administrator, A&R of the Year: Contemporary Black Music, A&R of the Year: Electronic / Dance, A&R of the Year: Pop / R & B and A&R of the Year: Rock / Alternative.
There will also be winners announced in categories such as Major Label of the Year, Independent Label of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Management Company and Artist to Watch (in association with Vevo), plus A&R Icon and , of course, The Sir George Martin Award.Music trade around the world