YMB AWARDS 2017
Looking in the corners the industry often overlooks, awarding the best of the Music Industry Under 30.
The YMB awards will recognise industry talent and award the U30 trailblazers who work tirelessly to elevate the culture.
The YMB awards will celebrate the best of the present and future on a night featuring performances by the most exciting artists of this time and presentations by prominent figures in the industry.
The Awards will be judged by a panel of respected industry heads, associations and the public.
Nominees and the judges panel will be announced on 9th April 2017.
Category List 2017
Individual Awards (peer voted)
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Photographers play a pivotal role in music, they keep us connected to the stars we idolise and document the moments. This award will recognise some of the best documenters of our time, judged based on aesthetic merit and creative impact.
VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Videographers are instrumental to the communication of music, journeys, concerts, music videos and events to the fans. The service they provide to the industry is undeniable. This award recognises the most talented young visionaries in the game, judged based on creative and visual impact.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Producers are the bedrock of this industry, they are the masterminds behind the music we consume and we owe it all to them. This award will recognise outstanding sonic contribution by an individual, judged based on catalogue and impact.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Creative directors are the geniuses behind the overall look of the star, from staging to the album artwork and consistently develop the images of the artists we love. This award recognises the creative director whose art direction is truly outstanding and out of the ordinary.
RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Radio heads play a crucial role in the culture, they are the ones who get the music out to the masses, they are the tastemakers and are responsible for the success of many careers. This award will recognise dedication to cultivating and elevating the scene.
YOUNG MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Managers are the backbone of every artist, they are the grafters and strategists that deliver to us the package. This award is dedicated to the manager whose artists has achieved the most growth and development, judged based on creative and commercial success.
YOUNG A&R OF THE YEAR
They play a pivotal role to the discovery and development of new artist. This category will reward an A&R who has the most successful signing or discovery of an artist this year, judged based on chart and or digital success.
YOUNG LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Lawyers are the backbone of the industry, they structure and negotiate the deals that allow the industry to create and entertain its audiences. This award recognises the rising star lawyer, judged based on outstanding achievement.
TASTEMAKER OF THE YEAR
Curators are the tastemakers of the industry, they let us know what’s hot, what’s not and are constantly on a mission to discover new sounds. This category will reward a curator with most influence across a specific demographic and listenership.
PR OF THE YEAR
These are the people who form the promotional strategy behind the artists we enjoy. This award is for the stand out publicist of the year, judged based on best PR campaign for a particular artist.
YOUNG AGENT OF THE YEAR
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Promoters are crucial to the industry in pushing music, events and boosting artists profiles. This award is dedicated to the promoter demonstrating the most quality and results, judged based on demonstrated significance across a certain demographic.
STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Stylist play a crucial role the branding and aesthetic identity of artists, they contribute the the impact and connection artists have with their audiences. Particularly now more than ever where
Group Awards (publicly vote)
MOST INFLUENTIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
The way music is marketed and consumed has changed drastically, these online platforms play a major role in delivering music to consumers and are vital to creating visibility for upcoming artists. This category is dedicated to recognising the platform most popular among consumers and which is overall most influential.
PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR (Print / Digital)
Magazines play a valuable role in the communication between fans and artist, from artist interviews allowing us to get to know the characters behind the music to keeping us up to date with the hottest trends and news. This category awards the best and trendiest publication, judged by followers of the culture.
LIVE MUSIC PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
The live music scene is the force that drives the culture and is responsible for launching many artist’s careers. There are a number of platforms which are persistently dedicated to curating exciting nights for music lovers as well as giving opportunities to upcoming artists to showcase their talent. This category awards the best and livest on the scene.
CLOTHING BRAND OF THE YEAR
Particularly now more than ever, the fashion and music worlds have a close fusion. The strong marriage between fashion and music means that fashion brands play a pivotal role in the visionary aspect of music and are stylistic tastemakers within the culture. This category awards the fashion brand which is making the most noise, one which is truly making their mark.
YMB AWARDS 2017 – SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
Sponsoring the YMB Awards will boost your brand profile among respected industry professionals who are influencers, tastemakers and shaping the future of the music industry as well as major music industry associations. In addition to package benefits, all sponsors will receive 4 complimentary V.I.P entry packages. Be part of the story as we host our inaugural YMB Awards in September 2017, our sponsorship opportunities are:
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