The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the first ever Tony Pool Award! The Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of those who have shown an outstanding contribution to the administrative areas of the music publishing industry.

The award is in memory of the late Tony Pool who died 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 in 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 is 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. Please fill out the Tony Poole Award Guidelines & Nomination Form 2018 and send back the completed form to the MPA via email or post.

The deadline for all nominations is 5 pm on Friday 9th November 2018. Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

The award winner will be announced and presented with their award at the MPA Christmas lunch on Thursday 13th December at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]