A huge thank you to all our amazing sponsors of the 2016 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. Telefónica UK Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 1743099. Its registered office is at: 260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX, United Kingdom.
“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 Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. AEG Live’s global touring divisions of Concerts West, Atlanta Worldwide Touring, The Messina Group, Marshall Arts, Marshall Arts USA, Goldenvoice Touring and AEG Live London, New York, South America and Asia consistently promote and produce top 10 international tours. The company currently promotes the British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park, produces residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.co.uk
“We have all seen the incredible work that Nordoff Robbins carries out and how successful it is in improving people’s lives. Music is at the heart of what we do as a business, and it is an honour for us to be able to support this fantastic charity through our partnership at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. We look forward to another special day.”
Colin Chapple, COO, AEG LIVE
Innovation Award Sponsor - American Express
American Express is a global service company that provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions to individuals and businesses of all sizes. We believe in enabling our customers 'to do more and achieve more' and offer customers access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Life is made up of many experiences, but only a handful stay with you. American Express Invites® helps turn those moments into lasting memories. Whether you’re watching a top designer’s latest show, eating at the hottest restaurant in town, or going to a sold-out concert, we’ll make sure it’s an experience you won’t forget. We pride ourselves in encouraging all people to realise their dreams and aspirations and, as such, have long-time supported the work done by Nordoff Robbins and are proud to sponsor the Silver Clef Awards.
"Over the years, the Silver Clef Awards have become one of the music industry’s most important honours raising millions of pounds for Nordoff Robbins. We are delighted to be once again supporting the event and would like to congratulate Craig David on winning the American Express Innovation Award, an incredibly worthy recipient.”
Lisa Gregg, VP International Consumer Products & Experiences
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.
“Nordoff Robbins continues to do amazing work in using the power of music to help improve lives, which is why we're delighted to be back at the Silver Clefs and be partners of this excellent initiative. Keep it up guys, you're doing great!”
Michael Boaler, Senior Brand Manager at Jack Daniel’s
Best Live Act sponsor – Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster has operated in the UK since June 1981, launching www.ticketmaster.co.uk in 1998. The website remains the UK’s number one destination for live event tickets in the UK, selling for all sectors of the live entertainment business. Across its website, mobile apps, social presence and a customer database of over 13 million live entertainment bookers, Ticketmaster continues to offer its clients an unrivalled level of reach and distribution.
“We are very proud to have supported Nordoff Robbins for many years. The incredible work that they do touches numerous lives of all ages, healing people though the power of music. We look forward to continuing to support this special charity for many years to come.”
Chris Edmonds, Chairman at Ticketmaster UK
Classical Award sponsor – PPL
PPL is the music licensing company which works on behalf of record companies and performers to license recorded music played in public (at pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, offices and many other business types) and broadcast on TV and radio across the UK. Our members include major record labels and independents as well as globally successful performers and session musicians, ranging from orchestral players to percussionists and singers. PPL also operates an international royalty collection service helping members to get paid when their music is played internationally.
“We would like to congratulate André Rieu on winning the PPL Classical Award. As a violinist and conductor, Andre’s emphatic contribution to classical music across nearly four decades makes him truly deserving of this award. We are delighted to be sponsoring an award which celebrates such great classical talent, and to be supporting this very worthwhile charity”
Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL
International Award sponsor – Raymond WEIL
Raymond Weil, the family owned luxury Swiss Watch House, renowned for its creativity and horological excellence, is sold through an exclusive distribution of boutiques and stores globally.
Raymond Weil has a heritage steeped in a passion for music and the arts and has always had music at its heart, Raymond Weil continues to collaborate with the music industry through its support of emerging talent, most prestigious artists, music award ceremonies and music based charities which lends itself naturally to a partnership with 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 have witnessed their relentless efforts to transform the lives of individuals through music therapy. Again, we are delighted to sponsor the International Artist Award."
Craig Leach, UK CEO – RAYMOND WEIL
Best Group sponsor – Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Over the past 144 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 incorporate 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.
"The Royal Albert Hall has been a passionate supporter of Nordoff Robbins and the exceptional work they do to change lives for the better for many years. We believe music is a vital element in the lives of young people and are exceptionally proud of our continued support of this inspirational charity. We are looking forward to working more closely with Nordoff Robbins over the coming year as part of the Hall’s extensive education and outreach programme”.
Lucy Noble, Director of Events, Royal Albert Hall
Outstanding Achievement Award sponsor – GOOGLE
Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google is a technology company that specialises in Internet-related services and products. We provide a variety of services for people and businesses including search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing and software.
Launched in May 2005, YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing billions of people to discover, watch and share video. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is a Google company. www.youtube.com
"We've long believed in music's power to connect and inspire people and are incredibly proud to support the important work of Nordoff Robbins to improve people's lives through music. We're also delighted to sponsor the Silver Clef Outstanding Achievement Award, which not only rewards achievement in the music industry, but centrally, raises funds to enable Nordoff Robbins to continue their work".
Icon Award Sponsor – The London Evening Standard
ESI Media is the commercial division of the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. ESI Media has a monthly cross-platform reach of 23.1m adults. The London Evening Standard is read by over 1.9m people every day and the Independent is visited by 69m global unique users each month. London Live is London’s first dedicated 24/7 TV entertainment channel, offering Londoners the latest in arts, news, current affairs, sports, and events. The channel has a growing audience reaching a million Londoners every week.
“ESI Media, home of the The London Evening Standard, is extremely proud of its continued association with Nordoff Robbins and all the fantastic work they do. This year we're delighted to be presenting the Icon Award to a giant of the Music Industry (Jeff Lynne) on behalf of a giant hearted charity”
Jon O’Donnell, Managing Director of ESI Media
With additional thanks to
Souvenir Book sponsor - Firebrand
Firebrand is a fully independent multi-faceted merchandise company offering a global solution to a range of artists and licenses.
Firebrand’s core competencies include in-house design, product development, sourcing & production, fully integrated retail solutions, and dynamic retail sales both live and online. www.firebrandlive.com
“Firebrand is delighted and proud to be involved with Nordoff Robbins and produce the Souvenir Book for a third year running. We wholeheartedly support the great work they do that benefits so many.”
Danny Oakes, Founder Director, Firebrand Live
Artists Films Sponsor –PRG XL Video
PRG XL Video is a multi-award-winning supplier of lighting, video and rigging systems to the events and entertainment industry in the UK. Our clients include event producers, music touring companies, television and film production, theatre designers, and the producers of special events.
The range of services offered by PRG XL Video covers everything from support at the conception, planning, and implementation stages, to technical equipment and follow-up for all kinds of events and productions. Our services guarantee clients a creative and professional implementation.
"We're very pleased to continue our association with Nordoff Robbins. Having sponsored the Artist Films as XL Video for the past three years, we are happy to extend that support with Nordoff Robbins as one of PRG XL Video’s selected charities for 2016.”
Lee Spencer, Commercial Director, PRG XL Video
Raffle team sponsor – Music and Arts Limited
The Music Market, established in 1999 is the specialist recruiter for the music and entertainment industries.
Recruiting at all levels for companies large and small, from major record labels and indies through to booking agents and promoters, the Music Market offers a professional, insightful 360° service to individuals and businesses from Receptionists through to CEO’s. The Music Market is the only consultancy dedicated to the music industry and has over 50 years’ experience, coupled with an unrivalled contact book. From sourcing a Product Manager to headhunting a Managing Director, their knowledge of the industry and the people who work in it is unsurpassed.
“We are delighted to be able to support the brilliant work of Nordoff Robbins and appreciate the impact they make in helping those who need it most. Music and the inspiration it provides is the reason we are here today and The Music Market is honoured to be able to make a contribution to the work of this wonderful charity. We are looking forward to another amazing and moving day”
Helen Ward, Managing Director
Artist Car Partner - Audi
Supplier Partner - MD Flooring
"MD Flooring Solutions manufactures digitally printed carpet for all major sporting events, film premieres and commercial brands. CEO Mark Deveney is an avid supporter of Nordoff Robbins and his company has been a partner of Nordoff Robbins events since 2012."