The late, great Jamal Edwards will be honoured with with this year’s prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS) award, it has now been announced.
Jamal will be honoured with the award – which recognises outstanding individuals in the music business – for his contribution to the industry as a music entrepreneur and the founder of SBTV.
The award will be presented to Jamal’s family at a gala ceremony in The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel on November 7th. The event will be held in aid of the BRIT Trust, Nordoff Robbins and The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust.
Jamal, who passed away in February, joins previous recipients such as Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Michael Eavis CBE and more.
“It is very humbling for the family to be accepting this award on behalf of our beloved Jamal and we are delighted to have the MITS highlight the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust alongside The BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins,” Jamal’s mother, Brenda Edwards, said.
“We know that Jamal will be looking down on us on 7th November – busting with pride that his absolute love of the music industry and giving back to the less fortunate in society has been recognised in this way. Thank you MITS!”
Co-chair of the MITS Award committee, Toby Leighton-Pope, added: “Jamal Edwards changed the face of the music industry in his 31 years, his achievements could be on par with someone 60 years into the business. His influence on the music scene as it is today should never be underestimated, just look at some of the UK’s biggest artists, tours and hits today, and Jamal will have played a part in some way. That’s why he is so deserving of this year’s MITS Award.”