On 16 October, we’re holding the inaugural Music Ally Digital Music Awards in London: a celebration of the creative, inventive work being done by our community.
We’ve got a venue: the Camden Centre. We’ve got sponsors – Spotify, MixRadio, Gracenote, MusicQubed, Sheridans, MediaCom and 7digital – and we’ve got some exciting plans for the evening, which we’ll be revealing soon.
In recent weeks, we’ve been taking submissions – a free process, to cast our net wide – and convening panels of judges to come up with a shortlist for the awards’ categories. Now we can reveal who those nominees are:
Best artist digital marketing campaign – sponsored by Mixradio
Atlantic Records UK – Ed Sheeran
Sony Music Sweden – Linnea Henriksson
Virgin EMI – Chase & Status
Best music startup (b2c) – sponsored by Gracenote
ShufflerFM – Pause
This Is My Jam
Best music startup (b2b) – sponsored by Sheridans
Best use of social media – sponsored by Mediacom
Atlantic Records UK – James Blunt & Rocket Music Management
Live Nation Music – Download Festival
Virgin EMI Records – The Vamps
Best music and brand partnership – sponsored by MusicQubed
Capitol Records UK – Sam Smith/Google/Channel 4/Mediacom
Universal Music – Gary Barlow/Compare the market
Universal Music Sweden – Rebecca & Fiona/Adidas
Best music app – sponsored by 7digital
Band of the Day
Innovation in live music
Live Nation UK (Music) – Wireless Festival 2014 Mobile App
Universal Music – GigBuddy
Innovation in publishing
Kobalt Music Group
Innovation in digital marketing
Mediacom/Decca Records – Rod Stewart
Parlophone/We Make Awesome Sh – Tinie Tempah Rap Demonstration
Universal Music Group International – 5 Seconds of Summer
We’d like to thank all the applicants and judges for their efforts. We’re looking forward to revealing the winners on 16 October.
Want to join us? Tickets are £180 for Music Ally subscribers, and £300 for non-subscribers, with prices inclusive of VAT, and including a full entry ticket, plus a three-course meal and reception drinks.