Industry Awards Gala
The annual Industry Awards Gala crowns the Music x Media event. The gala will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022.
The awards gala celebrates last year’s successes and honors the distinguished achievements in the field of music. The Industry Award is an esteemed thank you from our own community, the Finnish music professionals.
The gala has traditionally awarded the journalist, the record label, the organization and the festival of the year, among others. The Lifetime Achievement Award and Tampere Music Award are also awarded annually as special recognitions..
Industry Awards Gala was celebrated 8 October 2021
The sold out Industry Awards Gala of 2021 was celebrated Fri 8 October 2021. The Gala summed up the past year and praised those to whom the praise belongs: music industry professionals and parties who have during the past year worked hard and succeeded.
Proposals for suitable nominees were collected during the summer through an open survey, and the final nominations were given based on the survey answers as well as the opinions of Music & Media jury. This year the jury consisted of the board of Music & Media and invited organization representatives Jenna Lahtinen (LiveFIN ry), Tommi Kyyrä (Musiikkituottajat – Ifpi Finland ry), Jari Muikku (Musiikkikustantajat ry) and Katja Vauhkonen (Indieco ry).
Industry Awards 2021 winners:
Journalist of the year: Maria Veitola / Musa vai bisnes
Music or Program manager of the year: Tapio Hakanen / YleX
Radio of the year: Radio Helsinki
Music media of the year: YleX
PR or Marketing person of the year: record label: Stella Kylä-Liuhala / Universal Music
PR or Marketing person of the year: live: Annakaisa Anttila / Kesärauha
Cornerstone of the year: Susse Salonen / Freelancer
Future Visionary: Sanni Kahilainen / Muusikkojen liitto
Organization of the year: Tapahtumateollisuus
Organizational leader of the year: Jenna Lahtinen / LiveFIN
Production service provider of the year: Akun Tehdas
Retail service of the year: Yle Areena
Ticketing company of the year: Tiketti
Brand partnership of the year: Vallila x Tavastia: Backstage
Manager of the year: Heta Hyttinen / Ginger Vine Management
Management company of the year: Till Dawn They Count Ltd Oy
Event producer of the year: Sandy Kantola / Qstock
Agent of the year: Annika Oksanen / Live Nation Finland
Promoter or artistic director of the year: Pietu Sepponen / Kesärauha, Lost In Music
Agency of the year: Fullsteam Agency
Venue of the year: club: G Livelab Tampere
Venue of the year: concert hall: Tampere-talo
Venue of the year: arena: Allas Sea Pool
Classical Music Festival of the year: Meidän Festivaali
Festival of the year: Kesärauha
Concert or tour of the year: An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World / Fullsteam Agency, Till Dawn They Count Ltd, Zoan
A&R Person of the year: Minna Koivisto / Universal Music Finland, Johanna Kustannus
Music publisher of the year: Kaiku Songs
Record label of the year: indie: PME Records
Record label of the year: major: Universal Music Finland
Walk of Fame Stars 2021: Mikko Alatalo, Yö, Värttinä, Kaija Koo, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Special award: Mitta on täysi! -campaing
Tampere Music Award: Ben Mandelson
Lifetime achievement award: Hannu Saha
Tampere Music Award
The Tampere Music Award is a special recognition award, presented in collaboration with the City of Tampere to honor a person, a business, an organization or an idea that has greatly influenced the music industry.
“The City of Tampere invests heavily in developing the creative industries and the Creative Tampere Program, launched in 2006, remains the largest regional creative development initiative in Finland. We are proud to host the region’s most important annual music event in Tampere.”former Mayor of the City of Tampere, Mrs. Anna-Kaisa Ikonen.
Each year the trophy is uniquely designed by a local artist and given to the winner in the Industry Awards Gala. Starting from 2019, Tampere Music Award winners’ names will be immortalized on the Walk of Fame Finland.
Winners of Tampere Music Award for Exceptional Achievement in Music Business:
2021: Ben Mandelson
2019: Daniel Lieberberg
2018: Anna Hildur
2017: Pelle Lidell
2016: Onta Shiroh
2015: Holger Tiefenbach
2014: Helen Sildna
2013: Jonas Sjöström
2012: Jan Sneum
2011: Artemyi Troitsky
2010: Rein Lang