Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/publishers/prs-music-champions-publishers-ar-awards/
PRS For Music is the official supporter of both Publisher Of The Year categories at The A&R Awards taking place in London on 2 November.
The two categories recognise excellence in domestic UK A&R across two sets of companies, defined by a threshold based on the size of their copyright library.
BMG, Kobalt, Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell are fighting it out in one category.
The other Publisher Of The Year gong sees Bucks Music, Downtown Music Publishing, Spirit B-Unique, Good Soldier Songs, Imagem Music UK and Stellar Songs all shortlisted.
The awards, presented in association with in association with Abbey Road Studios, will recognise the best music publishing team involved in active A&R across a number of specific projects over the past 12 months – judged on critical, commercial and creative success.
Karen Buse, executive director of Membership and International at PRS for Music, said: ‘The ability to nurture creative talent, to enable it to reach its full potential, is a skill that affords itself to a special few.
‘Through supporting both Publisher of the Year categories at the inaugural A&R Awards, we celebrate those individuals who have contributed to the discovery and development of exceptional music.’
The A&R Awards take place on the evening of Wednesday 2 November 2 at the Sheraton Grand Piccadilly.
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