Friday, November 27, 2009

Record Of The Day Awards

Last night, the Record Of The Day Awards brought together those who work round the back of the music business to honour them with awards. These were the winners, with what you can either call nominees or losers in brackets:

Best Blog
No Pain In Pop
(The Von Pip Musical Express)

Best PR Campaign for a Breakthrough non-UK Act
Lady Gaga - Polydor
(Passion Pit – Columbia)

Live Reviews: Writer of the Year
John Doran, The Quietus, NME and others
(Alexis Petridis, The Guardian)

Free Music Magazine of the Year
The Stool Pigeon
(Kruger Magazine)

Best PR Campaign for a Breakthrough UK Act
Florence and the Machine - Toast
(Tinchy Stryder - Stoked PR)

Best Music Coverage in the Popular Press
Sun - Something For The Weekend

Best PR Campaign for an Established UK Act
Dizzee Rascal - XL - Michael Cleary (formerly at XL, now at Columbia)
(Arctic Monkeys - Bad Moon)

Record Reviews: Writer of the Year
Alexis Petridis - The Guardian
(Luke Turner, The Quietus)

Best Music Coverage in a National Newspaper
The Guardian
(The Guardian Guide)

Best PR Campaign for an Established non-UK Act
Jay-Z - Atlantic
(Phoenix - V2/Cooperative Music)

Digital Publication of the Year
The Quietus
(The Line of Best Fit)

Best In-House PR Person
Adrian Read – Polydor
(Janet Choudry – Parlophone)

Best In-House PR Department

Breaking Music: Writer of the Year
Peter Robinson – Popjustice
(Paul Lester – The Guardian)

Feature of the Year
Warp Records' 20th Anniversary Feature - Clash Magazine
(Thom Yorke’s autobiography by Steven Wells)

PR Reputation Management
Michael Cleary formerly at XL - Dizzee Rascal
(Supersonic PR – Cheryl Cole)

Best Independent PR Person
Beth Brookfield – Purple PR
(Briana Doughety – Darling Dept.)

Best Independent PR Company

Editor of the Year
Mike Williams – Kruger
(Krissi Murison – NME)

Magazine of the Year
Observer Music Monthly
(The Wire)

Outstanding Contribution to Music PR
Alan Edwards

Outstanding Contribution to Music Photography
Kevin Cummins

Outstanding Contribution to Music Journalism
Phil Alexander

Bit of a shame that the Observer Music Monthly team will be having to sell their prize to eat from next month.

The most curious of this list is not the winners, but the nomination of Krissi Murison at NME. She's not really had much time to put her stamp onto the title yet - and there's been a run of awful, pointless, list-based issues (the most dead pop stars or whatever it was? Really?); the suspicion must be that this was a nomination based on 'not being Conor McNicholas'.


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