Music Industry Trust Awards 2018

On 5th November 2018, Emma Banks, Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) London and chair of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef committee, became the 27th recipient of the highly prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award. Banks, one of the most successful and respected talent agents in the business, represents a host of major artists and has paved the way for women across the industry. 

To date, the Music Industry Trusts Award has raised almost £6million for Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust. It has earned it’s respected place in the entertainment industry due to the great names that have held this honour including Sir George Martin, Ahmet Ertegun, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Sir Lucian Grainge CBE, John Barry OBE, Kylie Minogue OBE, Sir Tom Jones, Gary Barlow OBE, Annie Lennox, Michael Eavis CBE, Simon Cowell and Roger Daltrey CBE.

The award dinner was hosted by BBC radio and television personality Alice Levine, the honour was presented to Emma by her long time client and close friend Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

During the evening, the audience enjoyed performances by Florence Welch, Beth Ditto and Texas – all artists who have worked with Emma over the years.

A unique tribute film, featuring contributions from such superstars as Tenacious D, Kylie, Florence Welch, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Mensch, Arcade Fire, Hozier, HAIM, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, Kraftwerk, Mike Greek (CAA), Norah Jones, proved the high regard that Emma is held in.

Attendees on the night included Beth Ditto, Bobby Gillespie, Florence Welch, Adrienne Warren, Apl De Ap and Taboo, Nadine Shah, Naughty Boy, Emma Hatton, Sharleen Spiteri, Alice Levine, Mary Portas and The Script. 

Emma follows last year’s honouree Rob Stringer and joins the ranks of previous recipients including Kylie Minogue OBESir Lucian GraingeAhmet ErtegunSimon Cowell, Michael Eavis CBE, and Annie Lennox OBE.
Celebrating its 27th year, the Music Industry Trusts Award is recognised as one of the true benchmarks of achievement in the UK music business. Sponsored by Ingenious, PPL, SJM and Spotify, the event continues to benefit Nordoff Robbins and the Brit Trust year after year.
Emma’s current roster of artists is second to none, including Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, Kylie Minogue, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lorde, among many others. Recent signings include Green DayMuseHAIM and Paramore, proving that even after nearly 30 years in the business, she is still a formidable force.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our work through this event and congratulations to Emma Banks on her incredible achievement.