Huge thanks to our O2 Silver Clef Sponsors 2022 - who make the event possible

O2 – HEADLINE SPONSOR

O2 Silver Clef Award

Virgin Media O2 launched on 1 June 2021, combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely-available broadband speeds. It is a customer-first organisation that brings a range of connectivity services together in one place with a clear mission: to upgrade the nation. Virgin Media O2 is the corporate brand of the 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA, and one of the UK’s largest businesses.

The company has 47 million UK connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone. Its own fixed network currently passes 15.7 million premises alongside a mobile network that covers 99% of the nation’s population with 4G, and more than 400 towns and cities with 5G services targeting 50% population coverage in 2023. Virgin Media O2 completed its roll out of gigabit broadband speeds across its entire network footprint in 2021 and plans to upgrade its fixed network to full fibre to the premises with completion in 2028. In January 2022, it also announced that it would be the only major mobile network that isn’t bringing back roaming charges in Europe.

Virgin Media O2 is a major investor in the UK. It employs around 17,500 people, has more than 400 retail stores and has committed to invest at least £10 billion over the next five years. Integration work is progresses at pace, with Virgin Media and O2 launching a joint product – Volt – less than 5 months from coming together. Today, the business delivers award-winning broadband and WiFi connectivity to homes as well as providing a connected entertainment service. This brings together live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and a wide-selection of apps to customers through a set-top box and on-the-go through tablets and smartphones. It also provides 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile services, and is the network of choice for mobile virtual network operators giffgaff, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile, as well as managing a 50:50 joint venture with Tesco for Tesco Mobile.  

Virgin Media O2 Business plays a leading role in supporting the public sector and businesses of all sizes. This includes a variety of managed connectivity services and flexible working capabilities, security, data insight, 5G private networks and cloud solutions, as well as wholesale services to other operators and partners. 

Awards for Virgin Media and O2’s telecommunications services include recognition by GWS for having the most reliable UK mobile network for three years in a row (2021, 2020, and 2019) and winning the publicly voted Uswitch awards in 2022 as both the Best Network for Roaming and Most Popular Mobile Network. Virgin Media was crowned Fastest Broadband Provider in the Choose Broadband Awardsand Best Broadband Provider in the 2021 Trusted Reviews Awards and at the 2021 Mobile Industry Awards O2 claimed two wins – Network of the Year, and Best Online Retailer.  

Virgin Media O2 is committed to using the power of connectivity to supercharge communities across the UK, taking action to close the digital divide and helping to build an inclusive, resilient, and low carbon economy. The company has an ambition to achieve net zero carbon operations (scopes 1 & 2) by the end of 2025.

Virgin Media O2 is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 12580944.  Griffin House, 161 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 8BS.  

“We’re proud to be continuing our longstanding partnership with Nordoff Robbins and supporting the fantastic work they do. At O2 we recognise the power music can have on people’s lives. The O2 Silver Clef Awards is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the biggest names in music whilst helping raise vital funds for this invaluable work.” Gareth Griffiths, Director of Partnerships & Sponsorship, Virgin Media O2

 

AEG PRESENTS

Best Male Award

AEG Presents is AEG’s live-entertainment division, a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production.  AEG Presents is behind festivals such as California’s famed Coachella, Los Angeles’ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park and All Points East, Paris’ Rock en Seine and a myriad of tours, live shows and venues around the world including the world’s most popular venue The O2 in London, LA’s Staples Center and many more.

“Nordoff Robbins is a fantastic charity carrying out amazing work improving lives of people all over the UK. We have seen them changes 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.” Steve Homer, CEO, AEG Presents

 

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AMAZON MUSIC

Best Live Act Award

Amazon Music reimagines music listening by enabling customers to unlock millions of songs and thousands of curated playlists, podcasts and stations with their voice. Amazon Music provides unlimited access to new releases and classic hits across iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa-enabled devices including Fire TV and more. Engaging with music and culture has never been more natural, simple, and fun. For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.

“We’re thrilled to sponsor the Best Live Act category at this years’ O2 Silver Clef Awards. Nordoff Robbins is a fantastic organisation that offers life-changing music therapy to thousands of people, and Amazon Music is proud to partner with the event and charity to support their invaluable work”. Paul Firth, Director, International, Amazon Music

AMEX

Icon Award

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 and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress

Through Amex Experiences, Cardmembers have access to presale tickets, as well as the best seats and exclusive offers at some of the UK’s most sought-after entertainment events via partnerships with a range of entertainment institutions, including AEG, Live Nation, Somerset House, The British Film Institute, and the National Theatre. Amex Experiences is just one example of the powerful backing that American Express provides its customers.

“American Express’ relationship with the music community spans several decades and after such a challenging time for the industry, we are honoured to once again support Nordoff Robbins and the O2 Silver Clef Awards this year. This is one of the highlights on the music industry’s calendar, helping to raise vital funds for their work in transforming the lives of so many through music. Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners, including the 2022 American Express Icon Award winner.” Shiz Suzuki, Vice President, Global Experiential Marketing & Partnerships, Amex

 

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AUDIOMOVERS

Innovation Award

With our shared beliefs in the positive impact of music, and the importance of staying connected, Audiomovers is honoured to be able to sponsor the Innovation Award at Nordoff Robbins’ 2022 Silver Clef Awards. With its unique solution to remote music collaboration, Audiomovers has kept the music industry connected. Namechecked by producers and audio engineers working with Taylor Swift, Burna Boy, Coldplay, Young Thug and Drake among many others, we’ve worked hard to meet the exacting specifications of tens of thousands of music professionals across the world.

“Audiomovers is helping music professionals around the globe to stream, listen to, and record high resolution multichannel audio remotely and in real time. Together with Abbey Road Studios, we believe that everyone should have access to the same industry-standard audio tools as those used by engineers working with the world’s biggest artists.” Igor Maxymenko, Cofounder, Audiomovers

 

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LIVE NATION

Best Female Award

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

“Live Nation is proud to support Nordoff Robbins and the unique work that they do. Now more than ever we see the need for the healing power of music and we applaud the incredible efforts that the Nordoff Robbins team make in the field of music therapy.”

 

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PIZZAEXPRESS LIVE

Best Group Award

PizzaExpress Live is PizzaExpress’ entertainment brand; a collection of venues, events and original content, dedicated to all aspects of live music and artists. Music has been a part of the brands DNA since the 60’s, with the opening of their first live jazz club on Dean Street, London. Since then, the PizzaExpress Live stage has played host to many of the country’s top musical talent, from Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, to Nina Nesbit and Jessie Ware. With the hero content offering from the brand, Behind the Base, giving exposure to some of the next generation of British talent, with features from the likes of Kofi Stone, 220 Kid, and L. Devine, all in support of Nordoff Robbins.

“It’s a huge privilege to work with Nordoff Robbins and witness the amazing work they carry out, improving lives of people all over the UK through music. From sharing their message and raising awareness of the charity via Behind the Base, to being a part of the Silver Clef Awards, it is an honour to support this incredible charity through our ongoing partnership.” Zoe Bowley, Managing Director, PizzaExpress

 

PPL

Classical Award

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 120,000 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 globally renowned artists. PPL’s public performance licensing is carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

We also collect performance rights internationally when music is played overseas in public and used on TV, radio and some online streaming services, as well as for private copying. International royalties are an increasingly important revenue stream for performers and recording rightsholders. In 2020, in total, we collected £225.7 million across all of our revenue streams, while also distributing money to over 135,000 performers and recording rightsholders.

“PPL is proud to present Alexis Ffrench with the PPL Classical Award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. His progressive approach to classical music, which brings together a wide range of styles and influences, has helped make him one of the UK’s most popular classical artists, bringing the genre to the mainstream and introducing new listeners to its power. He is also a vocal advocate for the benefits of music education, creating online courses for aspiring musicians of all abilities as well as delivering educational programmes on writing and producing music to young people. We are also proud to return as supporters of the O2 Silver Clef Awards after two years away due to Covid 19 and to help Nordoff Robbins bring joy, comfort and wellbeing to the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.” Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer, PPLL 

 

RAYMOND WEIL

International Award

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

 

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TICKETMASTER

New Music Award

Ticketmaster is the global market leader in live event ticketing, delivering unparalleled access to the most iconic live events to millions of fans worldwide. Every week, Ticketmaster New Music introduces the hottest new live acts to thousands of new fans via artist profiles, exclusive interviews and more.

“We see the profound effect that music has on people every single day and 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.”

 

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TYSERS

Outstanding Achievement Award

In tune with your risks. Tysers is one of the largest insurance brokers to the music and events industry, protecting many of the world’s leading and emerging artists, songwriters, musicians, bands, producers, tours, and festivals. Innovative and progressive, Tysers’ experienced team provide cover for all music and performance related risks from Event Cancellation and Non-Appearance to Liabilities, Copyright Infringement, Property and Equipment.

With a history of more than 200 years, Tysers’ superior client service is built on sound values, trusted insurer relationships and incisive business practices. In both 2020 and 2021, Tysers won the prestigious Lloyd’s and London Market Broking Team of the Year, at the British Insurance Awards. Their reputation, market knowledge and insight make Tysers the broker of choice for the music and performance industry.

“Music is inclusive, it connects and unites individuals and communities from across the world.  Nordoff Robbins invaluable work epitomises the power of music in all our lives, and that’s why Tysers are proud to be able to continue our sponsorship. It’s a great privilege and honour to sponsor this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award which recognises and celebrates one of the most outstanding talents in the music industry today, with a career spanning almost 50 years.” Bob Pybus, Head of Retail Business, Tysers Insurance Brokers

 

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MARSHALL

Auction & Raffle

Marshall Amplification has a vibrant and dynamic history within the music industry and is celebrated by some of the greatest artists in the world. Catapulted from humble beginnings in Hanwell, London, Marshall is now a global brand achieving manufacturing excellence. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of the business and every product they create. With over 60 years of music experience, Marshall continue to push the boundaries of possibility for the musicians of the future.

“Nordoff Robbins do brilliant work helping to improve peoples lives using the power of music. Music is the beating heart of our business and we are privileged to able to support the O2 Silver Clef Awards and help raise funds for a cause so close to the Marshall brand.” Jonathan Ellery, Managing Director, Marshall Amplification Plc