HMA18 Partners with Public City PR

The Heavy Music Awards have partnered with world-class PR agency Public City for 2018.

The firm works on both press and radio fronts and boasts an incredible roster featuring many of heavy music’s key artists, including HMA17 finalists Deftones, Beartooth, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Public City’s Director and Head Honcho Emma Van Duyts said, “As fans of the all encompassing genre known as Heavy Music, Public City are immensely proud to be working with the Heavy Music Awards. We are excited to help expand the reach of the awards in 2018 and beyond.”


HMA x Public City


HMAs co-founder Iain Johnson said, “We’re so happy to welcome Emma and the Public City team to the HMA party.

“Our philosophy is to spread the message of heavy music as a force for good, which sits perfectly with Public City’s own approach. From the first second we spoke with Public City, their enthusiasm and expertise in this field was evident, and their roster speaks for itself.

“This partnership helps us to grow further and underlines our commitment to building the HMAs into a truly international programme which shines as bright a light as possible on the amazing talent across the heavy music scene.”

Public City’s current roster also includes: Against Me!, Alien Ant Farm, Bad Rabbits, Bad Sign, The Black Queen, The Bronx, Cancer Bats, Citizen, Death From Above, Disturbed, Don Broco, Feed The Rhino, The Ghost Inside, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Good Charlotte, He Is Legend, Lower Than Atlantis, Mallory Knox, Mariachi El Bronx, Mastodon, Moose Blood, Nervus, Our Hollow Our Home, Palm Reader, Parkway Drive, Quicksand, Henry Rollins, Slaves, Tonight Alive, Towers, The Used, Waterparks, Will Haven, Wu Tang Clan and You Me At Six.



For all press enquiries, please email team@heavymusicawards.com or call 01277 356200.

Best International Band Sponsored By PPL

Music licensing company PPL has been announced as the sponsor of the Best International Band category at the Heavy Music Awards 2017.

A Day To Remember, Beartooth, Deftones, Every Time I Die, Ghost, Gojira and Metallica are challenging for the accolade, which will be decided by public vote.

The award will be presented by PPL on stage at House of Vans London on August 24.

Speaking about the HMAs, Peter Leathem, Chief Executive of PPL said: “We are delighted to support the Heavy Music Awards this year.

“Metal and all heavier forms of music are important to PPL, and it is a genre which has experienced unwavering loyalty from its fans for many decades.

“We look forward to celebrating the scene’s achievements on August 24.”

Founded in 1934, PPL collects money for tens of thousands of performers and record labels.

The organisation licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to its members.

These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners.

Co-founder of the Heavy Music Awards, Andy Pritchard, said: “I struggle to think of anything more important in modern music than ensuring that emerging artists are rewarded for their work.

“PPL is such an important organisation in many ways and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Heavy Music Awards.”

PPL is separate to PRS for Music, a company which collects and distributes money on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers, for the use of their musical compositions and lyrics.

Click PPL for more information

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