Nova Twins perform at PRS Presents

Nova Twins win Women in Music New Artist Award sponsored by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation

The ceremony took place on Friday 11 November at new home Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

Liam Konemann
  • By Liam Konemann
  • 14 Nov 2022
  • min read

Nova Twins took home the New Artist Award, sponsored by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation, at this year’s Music Week Women in Music Awards on Friday 11 November.

The daytime ceremony took place in its new home at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, and was hosted by Alice Levine for the seventh year. Held in partnership with AIM and UK Music, the awards recognise women and female-identifying people across the music business. This year’s ceremony honoured industry leaders and artists in 12 categories.

In addition to Nova Twins, honourees this year included BPI chair YolanDa Brown, who took home the Music Champion award, and Universal Music UK executive vice president Selina Webb, who was recognised with the Outstanding Contribution award. Melanie C received a standing ovation when accepting her award for Inspirational Artist, in recognition for her work with the Spice Girls and as a solo artist. The Campaigner award went to The Black Music Coalition, whose leadership team is made up of Char Grant, Afryea Henry-Fontaine, Sheryl Nwosu and Komali Scott-Jones.

The Women in Music Awards also recognised its 2022 Roll of Honour at the awards, with 14 executives being celebration for their work.

The full list of winners and honourees for the 2022 Women in Music Awards is:

2022 award winners
New Artist Award (Sponsored by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation) - Nova Twins

Live Music Inspiration - Sybil Bell, founder of Independent Venue Week and Independent Venue Community

The Company Award: Diversity in the Workplace - Come Play With Me

Music Creative - Jessica Agombar, Songwriter

Rising Star (Sponsored by YouTube) - Charlotte de Burgh-Holder, director of commercial analytics at Sony Music UK

Entrepreneur - Hazel Savage, VP music intelligence at SoundCloud

Music Champion (Sponsored by Perfect Havoc) - Yolanda Brown, musician, broadcaster and chair of BPI

International Woman of the Year - Andreea Gleeson, CEO, TuneCore

Campaigner (Sponsored by Spotify) - The Black Music Coalition 

Businesswoman of the Year - Chloë Roberts, COO of Young

Inspirational Artist (Sponsored by VEVO) - Melanie C

Outstanding Contribution - Selina Webb, executive vice president at Universal Music UK

2022 Roll of Honour
Stephanie Achigbu, marketing director at AWAL

Deborah Annetts, chief executive of ISM

Charisse Beaumont, chief executive of Black Lives in Music

Vicky Dowdall, founder and CEO of VDM Music

Shani Gonzales, EVP, managing director, UK and head of international A&R at Warner Chappell

Claire Haffenden, director of artist relations and events at Universal Music

Mary Anne Hobbs, broadcaster, DJ, curator, mentor and writer

Eve Horne, founder, campaigner, songwriter, producer, creative mentor and advisor,

PeakMusicUK and We Are The Unheard

Jennifer Ivory, senior vice president, Warner Records UK

Yasmin Lajoie, A&R executive, manager and activist (posthumously awarded)

Meenal Odedra, founder of The Music Assistant

Christine Osazuwa, chief strategy officer, Shoobs; UK director,; founder, Measure of Music

Ellie Prohan, DJ, presenter and radio host

Sarah Slater, vice president, music and festivals at Ticketmaster