Tony Pool Inspiration Award 2023 | Nominations Now Open


For a career dedicated to operational excellence in music publishing

The MPA is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Tony Pool Award 2023! The Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of those who have shown an outstanding contribution to the administrative areas (including royalties, copyright, business affairs, finance, HR and IT) of the music publishing industry.

The award is in memory of the late Tony Pool who sadly passed away in 2016. Tony spent most of his working life with Boosey & Hawkes, eventually becoming Head of Business Affairs. He was a firm advocate of copyright reform and made a significant contribution to political discussions in the UK and Europe. He also paved the way for the creation of British Music Rights.

As Tony was a fierce supporter of the “engine room” teams that keep publishers going, the MPA feels that this award is a fitting way to honour his legacy.

Who Is It For & How To Nominate

Nominees should display an outstanding work ethic and dedication to the music publishing industry either through their achievements, a particular project or overall business impact. Nominees should be actively working in administration for a music publisher.

MPA Publisher Members
 are invited to nominate friends or colleagues who they feel have made an outstanding contribution to the music publishing industry.
Previous winners include Barry McKee (posthumously – December 2022), Maria Forte (April 2022)Steve Clark (2019) and Andy Godfrey (2018).

Please fill out the nomination form below and send back the completed form to Membership Manager [email protected]

The deadline for all nominations is Friday 1 December 2023 14.00.
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The winner will be announced and ceremonially awarded at the MPA Christmas Lunch on Thursday 14 December at the InterContinental at the O2 North Greenwich with a personalised official award.

If you have any questions please email Membership Manager [email protected] 


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