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The Young Music Boss Awards 2022 winners revealed

In partnership with MMF (Music Managers Forum), AIM (The Association of Independent Music), PPL and The Music Federation at the iconic EartH Theatre.

London, 17th February 2022

The music industry came out in numbers for the return of the Young Music Boss (YMB) Awards in its second year, with more than 400 industry executives, artists and other professionals in attendance. The awards took place in partnership with the likes of MMF (Music Managers Forum), AIM (The Association of Independent Music), PPL and The Music Federation at the iconic EartH Theatre in Hackney.

The YMB Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of the U35 groundbreakers who work tirelessly to innovate and elevate the music industry. Celebrating the best of the present and future, the night featured performances from the likes of George the Poet and rising stars Jerub and Bobbie Harvey.

Hosted by Monikah Lee, awards were presented by the likes of Alex Boateng (President 0207 Def Jam), Taponeswa Mavunga (Director of Africa Sony Music UK), Stephen Budd (SBM Management) , Glyn Aikins (President Since 93) and Lady Leshurr to name a few.

While the ‘Music Entrepreneur of the Year’ award (in partnership with the Association of Independent Music) was awarded to Michael Adex (CEO of NQ) pre-ceremony, 17 awards were presented on the night:

BEST PUBLICITY & RELATIONS

Winner: Aarti Popat

BEST A&R

Winner: Preye Crooks

BEST DIGITAL / RADIO PERSONALITY

Winner: Henrie VII

BEST DJ

Winner: DJ P Montana

BEST VIDEOGRAPHER/ DIRECTOR

Winner: Ashleigh Jadee

BEST PRODUCER

Winner: Jae 5

BEST PUBLISHER

Winner: Shauni Caballero

BEST LAWYER

Winner: Christel Kayibi

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Winner: Ashley Verse

BEST JOURNALIST

Winner: Mimi The Music Blogger

BEST STYLIST

Winner: Leah Abbott

BEST DIGITAL PLATFORM

Winner: No Signal

BEST PUBLICATION

Winner: GUAP

BEST LIVE MUSIC PLATFORM

Sponsored By The Music Federation Winner: Strawberries & Creem Festival

BEST (service) AGENCY

Winner: Twenty:Two

BEST LABEL

Winner: Too Loud Entertainment

BEST MANAGER Sponsored by the MMF

Winner: ‘2k Management’

Commenting after the Awards, Jusnah Gadi, Founder of Young Music Boss and the YMB Awards said“Giving recognition to young executive talent, commemorating both potential and achievement, is an important aspect of incentivising and energising future generations. Tonight was a celebration of individuals who are really trailblazing and innovating our industry, we really look forward to future years and what we can achieve with this platform.”

-ENDS

About the YMB Awards – The Young Music Boss Awards were conceived to support and empower young music professionals, whose achievements don’t always receive the attention they deserve. Aimed at U35 creatives and professionals, categories include ‘Best Manager, Best Publisher, Best Lawyer, Best Journalist, Best A&R, Best Label, Best Digital Platform’ and many more.

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About Young Music Boss

Young Music Boss is a resource hub and network building tool for young music entrepreneurs and creatives. It aims to prepare the next generation of music industry professionals by building an alliance between young music creatives, entrepreneurs and relevant music associations. At the heart of YMG is the desire to empower young professionals through online content, educational tools, consultancy services and events.

About Jusnah Gadi

Jusnah Gadi is an entrepreneur and the founder of Young Music Boss. With industry experience and a strong network, she combines her commercial knowledge and legal qualifications to provide aspiring young music industry professionals with services, resources and events that aim to eliminate the barriers that may prevent them from achieving their full potential.

AIM

AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector. Our members range from the largest, most respected record labels and associated music businesses in the world to self-releasing artists and the next generation of entrepreneurs in music.