Music Week Women in Music Awards 2017 – winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Music Week Women in Music Awards were announced last Friday at The Brewery in London and were hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine. We were delighted to take home the Company Award for Diversity in the Workplace which recognises a company that has gone the extra mile to champion diversity and inclusion both internally and externally. Speaking about our win on Twitter, our MD Drew Hill commented “We are honoured to win the Company Diversity Award and proud of our incredible & diverse team at Proper”.

Congratulations to all of the winners which you can find below.

Outstanding Contribution: Jo Dipple, Live Nation/UK Music
Businesswoman Of The Year: Rebecca Allen, Decca president
Inspirational Artist: Sharleen Spiteri, Texas
Campaigner: Pamela McCormick, Urban Development founder and director
Rising Star: Grace Ladoja, Skepta’s manager, founder and director Metallic Inc
Music Champion: Clara Amfo, Radio 1
New Artist Award: Ray Blk
International Woman Of The Year: Sas Metcalfe, Kobalt chief creative officer
The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace: Proper Music

Roll Of Honour

The Women in Music Roll of Honour was established in 2014, and now has over 50 members. Every year 12 more women are inducted into the role of honour in recognition of their work for the music industry. The Roll of Honour aims to highlight the breadth, depth and variety of individuals who are ‘game changers’ in the music industry, with one common theme; they are either female, or their activities consistently benefit women, or focus on female empowerment/gender disparity.

Vick Bain, CEO, BASCA
Lara Baker, Marketing & Events Director, Association of Independent Music Ltd (AIM)
Annette Barrett, Managing Director, Reverb Music
Karma Bertelsen, Marketing Manager, Kilimanjaro Live Ltd
Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO, Attitude Is Everything
Karen Buse, Executive Director of Membership and International, PRS For Music
Leah Stockford, Senior Marketing Director, RCA
Caryn Tomlinson, SVP Communications, International Corporate Communications, Universal Music Group & Chair, EMI Archive Trust
Amber Davis, Creative Director, A&R, Warner/Chappell Music UK
Michelle Kambasha, Head of Press, Secretly Group
Gemma Reilly, Director UK Marketing, BMG
Caroline Simionescu-Marin, A&R Manager, XL Recordings