South London rapper Loyle Carner was named best emerging live act at the Artist and Manager Awards at the Troxy in east London last night.
Carner took home the Dice live award, which recognises the best up-and-coming live act in the UK and Republic of Ireland, as chosen by a panel of 100 promoters, venues, journalists and broadcasters. Previous winners include Wolf Alice and Little Simz.
Other winners included Peter Rudge (The Who, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran), who was presented with the Peter Grant award by agent and Isle of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings in recognition of his more than four decades in management; Adele manager Jonathan Dickins, who won the artist award; Zita McHugh, who collected the writer/producer manager of the year gong; and The 1975, who won artist of the year.
IE Music’s David Enthoven (Tyrannosaurus Rex, King Crimson, Roxy Music and, latterly and most famously, Robbie Williams) was posthumously awarded the industry champion prize, while Young Turks founder Caius Pawson was given the entrepreneur award.
Years and Years were named best breakthrough artist, and Stormzy’s manager, Tobe Unwuka, was recognised as breakthrough manager.
Now in their fifth year, the Artist and Manager Awards are jointly presented by the Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artists Coalition (FAC).
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