Sponsors 2021

Headline Sponsor: Classic FM

Classic FM is the UK’s most popular classical music brand, reaching 5.1 million listeners every week. Classic FM’s programmes are hosted by a mix of classical music experts and household names including John Suchet, Alexander Armstrong, Myleene Klass, Bill Turnbull, Alan Titchmarsh, Charlotte Hawkins, Aled Jones, Margherita Taylor and Moira Stuart. Since its launch in 1992, Classic FM has aimed to make classical music accessible and relevant to everyone and in doing so, introduce an entirely new audience to the genre. ClassicFM.com is the UK’s biggest classical music website and has 2.7 million unique monthly web and app users. Classic FM is owned by Global. It is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV, the Classic FM app, at ClassicFM.com and on Global Player. Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI / RSMB.


Musician's Union sponsoring the Francesca Hanley Inspiration Award

The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business and has campaigned on behalf of its members since the organisation was established in 1893. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance.

For more information please visit theMU.org

Music Teachers' Association sponsoring Outstanding Music Education Resource

The Music Teachers’ Association is the largest and longest established association of music teachers in the UK, supporting all who are connected with a school music department.


Incorporated Society of Musicians sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement Award

The ISM is the UK’s professional body for musicians and a subject association for music. We support over 10,000 members, including peripatetic, private and classroom music teachers, with a unique set of professional services. Membership includes one-to-one legal advice and representation, unpaid fees recovery, essential insurances, useful resources, a DBS checking service, award-winning professional development, enhanced professional status and more. The ISM is politically and financially independent, allowing us the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians and music education.