Women in Music Awards 2014

Today, Friday, 14th November, UK Music has partnered with Music Week, the Association of Independent Music and Nordoff Robbins for the first Women in Music Awards.

The ceremony, hosted by Alice Levine, will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel, in Kensington.

The Awards will see 30 women working across the industry honoured at the ceremony.

There will also be five special categories, with accolades awarded to:

• 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

Jo Dipple, CEO of UK Music said, “I am thrilled that UK Music has partnered with AIM, Nordoff Robbins and Music Week for the Women in Music Awards. We received hundreds of nominations which is a testament to how many talented women there are working across the industry. The event will recognise their ambition, drive and success and celebrate the women that are shaping today’s music industry.”

The list of 30:

  • Mel Armstrong, head of music and merchandise, HMV
  • Emma Banks, CAA
  • Kelly Chappel, director of talent, Live Nation
  • Barbara Charone, co-founder, BCPR
  • Jo Charrington, SVP of A&R, Capitol Records
  • Alexi Cory-Smith, EVP, BMG Chrysalis UK
  • Maggie Crowe, events director, BPI
  • Lucy Dickins, senior booking agent, ITB
  • Sonia Diwan, co-founder, Sound Advice
  • Alison Donald, co-president, Columbia
  • Jane Dyball, chief executive, MCPS
  • Caroline Elleray, head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing
  • Selina Ememy, international group counsel, Ticketmaster
  • Kim Franckiewicz, MD, Imagem
  • Fran Maylan, senior VP, A&R/catalogue, Sony ATV
  • Christine Geissmar, operations director, PPL
  • Ann Harrison, founder, Harrisons
  • Claire Horseman, MD, Coda Agency
  • Kanya King, MOBOs
  • Jeanette Lee, Rough Trade
  • Abie Leland, founder, Leland Music
  • Sarah Liversedge, director of A&R, Bucks Music
  • Natasha Mann, head of marketing, Island Records
  • Mandy Plumb, Warner Bros/Parlophone
  • Helen Smith, Impala
  • Angie Somerside, Red Bull
  • Sarah Stennet, CEO, Turn First
  • Nicola Tuer, COO, Sony Music
  • Angela Watts, VP press/marketing, Spotify
  • Julie Weir, Visible Noise
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