The A&R Awards celebrates UK's A&R community

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Simon Cowell and Jamie Oborne (Dirty Hit) among big winners at Music Business Worldwide's A&R Awards

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Music Business Worldwide's A&R Awards 2018, in association with Abbey Road Studios, took place last night in London - with a number of coveted prizes up for grabs.

Simon Cowell picked up the A&R Icon award, presented to him by his colleague and Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer. Cowell thanked those who backed him at the start of his career, the artists he has worked with and the Syco/Sony team.

Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) and his manager of 30 years, Garry Blackburn, were recognised for their long-standing working partnership with the Artist Loyalty award. Whilst, Dirty Hit (The 1975, Pale Waves, No Rome) founder Jamie Oborne was presented the prestigious Sir George Martin Award by The 1975 frontman Matthew Healy.

Check out the full list of award winners below.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

Steve Mac

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – SUPPORTED BY DOWNTOWN

Camille Purcell

A&R OF THE YEAR: ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Dominic Fyfe – Decca Classics

A&R OF THE YEAR: ELECTRONIC/DANCE

Mike Pickering & Julian Palmer – Columbia

A&R OF THE YEAR: HIP-HOP/GRIME

Benny Scarrs & Jack Foster (& Dave) – NBR Hood

A&R OF THE YEAR: POP/R&B

Joe Kentish – Warner Bros

A&R OF THE YEAR: ALTERNATIVE/ROCK

Charlie Christie & Theo Lalic – September Management

A&R ADMINISTRATOR

Rebecca La Porta & Paul Walmsley – Polydor

PUBLISHER (1)

BMG

PUBLISHER (2)

Good Soldier Songs

INDEPENDENT LABEL

Domino

MANAGEMENT COMPANY (THE DAVID ENTHOVEN AWARD) – SUPPORTED BY CENTTRIP MUSIC

UROK Management

MAJOR LABEL – SUPPORTED BY INSTRUMENTAL

Atlantic

THE SIR GEORGE MARTIN AWARD

Jamie Oborne, Dirty Hit

THE ARTIST LOYALTY AWARD

Norman Cook & Garry Blackburn

THE A&R TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Lunick Bourgess, Virgin EMI

THE A&R ICON AWARD

Simon Cowell

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