With The Great Escape taking place towards the end of the city-based showcase festival and music convention season, and as the music industry prepares to head to the fields for the big summer events, the Yearly Music Convention Awards look back at the year just gone.
Presented at an exclusive ticket-only event as part of the final day of The Great Escape convention, the awards are also a chance for those agents, managers, bookers, business owners and export offices who visit many of these events, not to mention the people who organise them, to come together to eat, drink and be merry, and discuss the highs (and lows!) of the music year.
The winners of the YMCAs 2013 are…
Best Delegates Bag: BigSound – Australia
Best Hotel/Convention Centre: ITC Grand Central, Mumbai (Nokia Music Connects – India)
Best Delegates Bar: Breakout West – Canada
Best App: Reeperbahn Campus – Germany
Best Export Office: Swiss Music Export – Switzerland
Best Networking, Event, Trip or Service: Paris Venues Tour (MaMA – France)
Best Awards Show: The Indies (Canadian Music Week – Canada)
Best Regional/Smaller Festival: M For Montreal – Canada