The latest industry news to your inbox.

I'd like to hear about marketing opportunities


I accept IQ Magazine's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy


Modest! Management set to receive top A&MA award

Modest! will be presented with the Peter Grant award at this year's ceremony, recognising its work with artists such as One Direction, Little Mix and 5 Seconds of Summer

By Jamie Raybould on 12 Jun 2018

Modest's Will, Richard and Harry

From left, Modest's Will Bloomfield, Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee

Modest! Management, the management company behind the success of One Direction and Little Mix, are set to receive the coveted Peter Grant award from the Artist & Manager Awards, created by the Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Arts Coalition (FAC).

The award is named after the iconic Led Zeppelin manager, and previous recipients include Jonathon Kessler, Peter Rudge and John Glover. Last year’s winners were Lana Del Rey managers Ben Mawson and Ed Millett, collectively Tap Management. The 2018 ceremony will take place at a new venue, the Bloomsbury Big Top in London, on 14 November this year.

The CEO of the MMF, Annabellla Coldrick, comments: “Modest! are the epitome of a modern-day music management business, representing all aspects of their artists’ careers and acting for them on a global basis.

“Modest! are the epitome of a modern-day music management business”

“Their achievements over the past 16 years have been nothing short of astonishing, and the company is wholly deserving of their Peter Grant Award, which is the ultimate honour bestowed by the MMF. We now look forward to Richard, Harry, Will and the rest of the Modest! team joining us on November 14th in what promises to be our best awards show yet.”

In a joint statement, Modest! say: “It’s been an exciting and eventful 16 years since we started Modest!. Every day is different and never a dull moment. We’re so proud of all our artists – both established and new.

“We’re also very proud of everyone in the company who every day share a vision and commitment to nurture, develop and maintain the talents and careers of those artists around the world. It’s a very exciting time to be moving the company forward as our industry evolves within such revolutionary times.”


Get more stories like this in your inbox by signing up for IQ Index, IQ’s free email digest of essential live music industry news.