The Artist and Manager Awards took place at London's Troxy this evening (April 3)
Paul McCartney‘s manager has been named Manager of the Year at the Artist and Manager Awards sponsored by Spotify, which took place tonight (April 3) at London’s Troxy.
Scott Rodger, who also manages Arcade Fire, was honoured at the ceremony alongside Robbie Williams, who received the PPL sponsored Artists Artist Award, and Rudimental, who scored the Breakthrough Artist Award. Sam Evitt and Jack Street won the Breakthrough Manager Award for their work with Disclosure and Sam Smith. Pharrell Williams was named Artist of the Year whilst Paul Loasby – who works with Jools Holland and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour – was given the Peter Grant Management Award.
The £10,000 Spotify Artist & Manager Grant and promotional package was given to new band Gengahr and East City Management. Eaves were first runners up, followed by Hockeysmith. Eaves win a £2,500 grant and promotional package whilst Hockeysmith get free Spotify promotional package.
Last month Paul McCartney reportedly blocked an auction of his old clothes and a piece of paper with some lyrics written on it. The musician’s lawyers prevented a cape, suit and a scrap of paper with three lines of a song from being sold by Omega Auctions in Liverpool on March 20.
A spokesperson from the auction house told Metro that they believed the items had been given to McCartney’s former housekeeper and nanny Rose Martin about 30 years ago by his late wife Linda. The family of Mrs Martin, who died aged 92 last year, had hoped to raise £30,000 from the sale of the items. However, auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “Unfortunately, the lawyers have claimed that Sir Paul would never have given any clothing away.”