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Glass Animals Director Amy Morgan and Black Music Coalition Honored at Artist & Manager Awards | Management


The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and the Music Managers Forum (MMF) have revealed two other recipients for the Artists & Managers Awards 2021.

Amy Morgan from September Management and The Black Music Coalition are both named today as laureates.

Celebrating the achievements of the artist and manager community, the ceremony returns to Bloomsbury Big Top in London on Thursday, November 18.

SoundCloud has been confirmed as the main sponsor. The show will be hosted by Roman Kemp of Capital FM.

As previously announced, the event will see Elton John and David Furnish honored with prestigious Artist & Manager Partnership Award, sponsored by PPL.

“SoundCloud is proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Featured Artists Coalition and the Music Managers Forum to help celebrate these exceptional artists and the extraordinary achievements of industry change makers,” said Erika Montes, Vice President of Artist Relations, SoundCloud. “We share their deep and continuing commitment to innovate a fairer, more inclusive and equitable music community with artists in the UK and beyond, at the center of it all.”

Amy Morgan was named the recipient of the coveted Manager of the Year award, sponsored by YouTube Music, in recognition of her global success with Glass animals.

Working with the band since the start of their careers, Morgan led a multi-faceted campaign for their third studio album. Dreamland, overcoming a wave of Covid-related obstacles to explore everything from groundbreaking 3D artwork to live-streamed events, syncs in FIFA ’21 and Minecraft fanfiction.

After the restrictions were lifted, Morgan subsequently helped the band resume their touring commitments, running a sold-out date marathon across the UK, North America and Europe, including a show. at Alexandra Palace on November 19. In the United States, the group sold 135,000 tickets in three days. This activity propelled Dreamland to become Glass Animals’ most successful album to date – ranking # 2 in the UK, # 7 in the US and # 6 in Australia, while racking up billions of dollars. flow and opening new fan bases in Canada, Ireland, Germany and China.

Their platinum hit Heat Waves has now surpassed 1 billion streams and has become the UK’s biggest export from a contemporary British band. In addition to re-entering the UK Top 5, the track allowed Glass Animals to be, alongside Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa, the only UK group to surpass the US Spotify Top 5 last year, and the only British group to break the Spotify Global Top 3. Glass Animals now has one million subscribers on its official YouTube channel.

What Amy has achieved with Glass Animals is simply inspiring

Roz mansfield

Past winners of the Manager of the Year award include Starwood Management, Debbie Gwyther, Closer Artists, Tap Management and Jonathan Dickens.

Roz Mansfield, Artist Relations Manager, YouTube Music, said, “All of us at YouTube Music congratulate Amy on this coveted award. The important role music managers played during the pandemic should never be overlooked, nor how hard those in the MMF community have worked to reorient campaigns, explore new avenues and keep their artist’s business running. . This is why YouTube Music is so proud to support the MMF Acceleration Program. What Amy has achieved with Glass Animals is simply inspiring, creating one of the most innovative digital campaigns of recent times and delivering extraordinary success in the face of adversity.

FAC and MMF also revealed The Black Music Coalition as 2021 industry champions.

Founded as a result of #TheShowMustBePausedUK, the Coalition is dedicated to eradicating racial practices and barriers and bringing equity and equality to black executives, artists and their communities within the music industry. In just over a year, the organization has taken a leadership role in these discussions – issuing a groundbreaking manifesto and creating a network for change.

A year after Black Out Tuesday, the Coalition recently hosted a series of panel discussions at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing together eminent voices from across the industry.

Annabella Coldrick, CEO, MMF and David Martin, CEO, FAC, said: “We would like to congratulate all of our winners for their achievements in the face of adversity. The pandemic has been incredibly difficult for all artists and managers, many of whom have been left to operate without the support of a safety net, but Amy perfectly sums up how our community has attempted to bounce back with innovation, the entrepreneurship and creativity. We are also extremely proud to recognize the leadership shown by The Black Music Coalition. Tackling racial injustice is a defining issue of our time, and now, more than ever, it is vital that all players in the industry continue to step up and push for lasting change.

“We would also like to sincerely thank our main sponsors SoundCloud and our sponsors YouTube Music and PPL. Without the ability to reach a global audience through digital platforms, the impacts of the pandemic would have been even more severe for artists and their teams. support for these prices has been equally crucial.

The Artist & Manager Awards are co-promoted by the FAC and the MMF. The event is produced by Oli Bartlam at Full Fat Events, with a business strategy overseen by Romano Sidoli.

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