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11/15/18

Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee and Will Bloomfield were honored with the Peter Grant Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Artist & Manager Awards in London Wednesday night, where Griffiths gave a pointed nod to their split with Syco.

“I recently read Peter Grant’s book,” he said when accepting the gong, “and what came through loud and clear is our job as managers is to support our artists, whatever the personal consequences.

“I think that the job that managers do is not understood by everybody, but we all in this room know that without us and without our artists there would be no business. So I thank every manager, and I thank every artist for doing what you do because we couldn't do what we do without them.”

Magee added: “This award is as much for our staff as it is for us—the creativity, tenacity and stamina that you put into your job every single day makes the company what it is.”

Bloomfield praised Modest's “extraordinary artists” and team, and Griffiths and Magee who “really deserve all the credit they get, not only as professionals I learn from every single day, but as friends.”

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