MBW's Inaugural A&R Awards

The role of A&R has changed the game for the creative side of the music business. Presented by Music Business Worldwide (MBW), the A&R Awards is a UK-focused event which strives to recognize A&R successes from across the spectrum of the music business.

Downtown is humbled to be nominated for Publisher Of The Year -- an award distinguishing the best music publishing team involved in active A&R across three specific projects over the past 12 months - judged on critical, commercial, and creative success.

Additionally, we are enthusiastic to partner with MBW on the Songwriter of the Year Award, which will recognize the most exciting UK talent over the past 12 months.

A highlight of the event will include a dedication to the late Sir George Martin. The namesake Award will recognize an A&R executive with a track record of fostering meaningful artist and songwriter relationships, who has helped push artists to fresh heights of success – and who continues to play a key role in contemporary hit-making today. We are proud to represent the compositions written by Sir George, his son Giles and other talented composers signed to his publishing company, George Martin Music.

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Downtown looks forward to and congratulates Tim Ingham and MBW team on the launch of its sold out inaugural A&R Awards, taking place Wednesday, November 2nd the Sheraton Grand Hotel Piccadilly.