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A huge thank you to all our amazing sponsors of the 2017 Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards. 

Silver clef Award sponsor - 02

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 25 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile. O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news

“We’re proud to be continuing our longstanding partnership with Nordoff Robbins and supporting the fantastic work they do with music therapy. At O2 we recognise the power music can have on people’s lives, which is why the O2 Silver Clef Awards not only celebrates the biggest names in music, but also helps raise important funds for delivery of this invaluable work.”

Gareth Griffiths, Head of Sponsorship at O2

best male award sponsor - aeg

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Best Buy Theater Times Square and London’s The O2; sports franchises including the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Presents, the organization's live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production while AEG Facilities operates or consults with an international network of more than 100 elite venues and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships.

“Nordoff Robbins is a fantastic charity carrying out amazing work improving the lives of people all over the UK. We have seen them change lives through music, and with music being at the heart of our business it is an honour that we are able to support this incredible charity through our partnership at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. We look forward to another special day.”

Toby Leighton Pope and Steve Homer, CEOs, AEG LIVE

Icon award sponsor - aMazon

Amazon has been providing music and entertainment products to customers in the UK for 18 years. For nearly two decades we’ve been providing music to fans in various formats, starting with CD and vinyl, then introducing digital downloads, and now also providing two streaming services for our customers – Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited.

We learned a lot about what our customers like, and we know that they love music and entertainment and in December 2015, we started offering customers access to live entertainment with the launch of Amazon Tickets. Recently we launched our own Prime Live Events concert series, access to premium seating and pre-sales for shows, exclusively for Prime members – find out more at tickets.amazon.co.uk/prime.

“We’ve worked with labels, promotors, managers and artist for many years in the UK so we see first-hand the power music can have, and the passion for music our UK customers have. We’re delighted to support Nordoff Robbins who harness the power of music to change lives, and look forward to this event to celebrate the fantastic work you’re doing.”

Geraldine Wilson, General Manager of Amazon Tickets UK

icon Award sponsor - american express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com.

“American Express prides itself in encouraging and helping people realise their aspirations, and we are a long-time supporter of the musical arts industry, so we’re delighted to once again help celebrate the work of Nordoff Robbins and this fantastic event. Nordoff Robbins is a truly inspiring organisation that has transformed the lives of thousands of children and adults from music. As a supporter of the 2017 Silver Clef’s, we would like to congratulate all the winners; it is fantastic to see such a wealth of talent support a great cause”

Joshua McKay, Vice President, Global Benefits & Services, American Express

best NEwcomer Award sponsor - Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel’s has been a fan and supporter of music ever since Mr. Jack himself kitted out a group of local Lynchburg townsfolk with instruments in 1892. That group was called the Silver Cornet Band who entertained visiting dignitaries as well as playing all over the state of Tennessee for many years. Today Jack Daniel’s continues to support music and are delighted to be back at The Silver Clef Awards as we share a belief in the power of music and its ability to improve lives. Congratulations to all of today’s winners, it’s a pleasure to be here.

Michael Boaler, Senior Brand Manager at Jack Daniel's, sponsors of the Best Newcomer Award, commented: "We are delighted to be supporting Nordoff Robbins again at this year's Silver Clef Awards. The folks here at JD would like to congratulate Anne-Marie on winning Jack Daniel's Best Newcomer Award, it's been quite a journey I'm sure and long may it continue. Well done Anne-Marie we wish you all the best now and in future!"

Best live act award sponsor - Live nation and ticketmaster

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Live Nation & Ticketmaster, said:   “As the largest live entertainment company in the world, we see the profound effect that music has on people every single day. We’re hugely proud to be involved with the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, supporting the incredible work that they do for thousands of people every single year.”

classical award sponsor - ppl

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for tens of thousands of performers and record companies.  We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members.  These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners. 

PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 83 agreements in place across 43 countries, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas.  We collected £197 million in the UK and internationally in 2015 and paid over 71,000 performers and record companies. 

www.ppluk.com / @ppluk

international award sponsor - raymond weil

Raymond Weil, the family owned luxury Swiss Watch House, renowned for its creativity and horological excellence has a heritage steeped in music and the arts, lending itself naturally to a partnership with Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity. 

RAYMOND has always had music at its heart and is one of only a few luxury watch brands that use music as its primary source of inspiration from its product designs through to its marketing communication. It continues to support emerging talent through to prestigious and iconic artists, music award ceremonies and music based charities such as Nordoff Robbins 

"Since 2000 RAYMOND WEIL has had the pleasure of working with Nordoff Robbins. We are proud and honoured to have collaborated with Nordoff Robbins and to have witnessed their relentless efforts to transform the lives of individuals through music therapy. Again, we are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award that will be presented at this year's Silver Clef Luncheon in London".

Craig Leach, UK CEO- RAYMOND WEIL

best group award sponsor - Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Over the past 145 years, it has hosted everyone from Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Edward Elgar to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Adele. Last year, its breathtaking auditorium presented 397 events by the world’s greatest performers – taking in rock, pop and classical music, dance, films, Cirque du Soleil and even tennis – with the magical setting and inspired artists creating amazing memories for audiences.

Opened in 1871 to fulfil Prince Albert’s vision of a central hall to promote the arts and sciences, the Hall is a registered charity that remains true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. It hosts over 400 events a year in its secondary space, the Elgar Room, and beyond, broadening the Hall’s appeal to younger and more diverse audiences. Its Education & Outreach programme reaches more than 150,000 participants each year, working with schools, young people and the community, as well as other charities such as Music for Youth, as part of its extensive public benefit remit.

 Registered charity no: 254543 www.royalalberthall.com

“We are proud to be a passionate supporter and partner of Nordoff Robbins and the work that it does to change lives for the better. We believe that music is an integral part of life for both young people and adults, with the power to improve communication, cognitive function, motor skills, social skills and mental health. Since 2015, we have been a permanent base for Nordoff Robbins’ inspirational music therapy workshops, which welcome children with autism, and elderly people with dementia and associated difficulties. These sessions are now an integral part of our far-reaching Education & Outreach programme, and seeing the difference that they make to people’s lives is an incredible and humbling experience."

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall