ITB’s co-director Barry Dickins, will be awarded the Primavera Award 2015, a prize given by Primavera Sound Festival in recognition of the professional career and the contribution of one of the key figures in the live music industry in the last fifty years.
The prize will be awarded within the framework of PrimaveraPro 2015, the meeting for professionals in the industry taking place parallel to the festival, at the end of May in Barcelona, Spain.
Steve has been an agent at ITB since 2002 and currently represents a roster of diverse artists including Biffy Clyro, Editors, Courteeners, Twin Atlantic, The Devil Makes Three, Kagoule, Little Comets, Rival Sons, Rumer, Killer Be Killed, Soulfly, The Temperance Movement, The Xcerts, Blood Red Shoes and Balthazar.
The NME Magazine Awards 2015 took place last night at London’s o2 Brixton Academy, with ITB artists picking up three awards apiece.
Kasabian were awarded:
- Best British Band
- Best Album for ’48:13′
- Best Quote: “Five records, 10 years, we’ve earned our shot” – lead guitarist Sergio Pizzorno on the band’s headline slot at Glastonbury Festival last year
Jamie T was awarded:
- Best Song for ‘Zombie’
- Best Video for ‘Zombie’
- Music Moment of the Year for his comeback after five years
Placebo are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album by making their entire back catalogue available to stream worldwide and releasing remastered vinyl of their milestone albums.
The band released their self-titled debut album in 1996. Six more albums followed, the most recent of which was Loud Like Love in 2013.
Congrats to our artists whose new albums entered the top 20 Official UK Album Charts this week:
- Bob Dylan’s “Shadows in the Night” is a new entry at No. 1 – his album of songs associated with Frank Sinatra is his eighth album to reach number one in the UK
Many congratulations to our artists who won awards at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles.
* SONG OF THE YEAR: William Phillips (Tourist) co-write on Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’.
* BEST RECORDING PACKAGE: Pearl Jam for ‘Lightning Bolt’.
See our website tour calendar for our artists’ forthcoming live dates.