LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) announced that Prime Management’s Rebecca Boulton and Andy Robinson will receive the Managers’ Manager Award at the Artist & Manager Awards (A&MAs) on Thursday 14th November.
Sponsored by SJM Concerts, the award is intended to recognize an “individual or company who has gained the respect of their peers over a sustained career.” Previous recipients of the accolade include Jonathan Kessler, Peter Rudge, Paul Loasby, Terry Blamey, and John Glover.
As long-time managers of New Order, Prime’s Rebecca Boulton and Andy Robinson have worked with the band since the death of their original manager, Rob Gretton in 1999. During their tenure, the Prime manager team guided New Order’s career during both their decade-long hiatus from music and helped to chart their return in 2015.
“In 1999 after the untimely death of Joy Division and New Order’s mercurial manager Rob Gretton, the opportunity arose to manage two of the greatest bands ever. Fortunately, they let us do it and twenty years later we’re still here. Despite some ups and downs we’ve had great success working with their new material and two of the most influential and credible catalogues from any UK artists,” said Rebecca Boulton and Andy Robinson, Prime Management.
“What Rebecca and Andy have achieved is, I think, almost without precedent. Having assumed management of one of the UK’s greatest and most independent acts, they have successfully navigated New Order through tragedy and pitfalls – keeping a heavyweight legacy intact, while ensuring the band’s creative relevance endures for a new generation of fans. They are a complete inspiration, and I am delighted both have accepted this recognition from the music management community,” added MMF’s Chief Executive Annabella Coldrick.
The 2019’s A&MAs will take place at the Bloomsbury Big Top, 93 Guildford St, WC1N 1DN on Thursday 14th November.
As previously announced, the legendary Nile Rodgers will receive the Artists’ Artist Award. Other winners will be revealed in the coming days.