Following his tragic death at 31 years old, Jamal Edwards, late founder of SBTV, will be this Year’s recipient.
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Jamal Edwards, regarded as one of the most influential figures in British music, will be this year’s recipient of the Music Industry Trusts Award.
At 31 years of age, the entrepreneur who created music platform SBTV in 2006 died from a heart attack.
The MITS award will be honouring Edwards’ significant contributions to the UK music business, with each year aiming to bestow an acclaimed peer for their achievements in the industry.
Through his YouTube channel SBTV, Edwards helped to launch the highly successful careers of homegrown talent that have become global stars, such as Dave, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J.
Edwards’ platform was crucial in helping grime reach an international audience. Edwards, now 24, was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his achievements.
His achievements include his work as an entrepreneur, designer, author, and philanthropist.
Edwards’ family hope to continue his legacy in providing a voice for all, as Brenda Edwards, mother and Loose Women panellist, announced on Instagram recently on the establishment of the Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust.
Within the post’s caption, Ms. Edwards stated that The Trust was set up “with an objective to support those causes that mattered most to Jamal”This included “three key interrelated areas”Such as helping people with mental health problems, homelessness, and teaching them life skills.
At a gala ceremony in London, the Edwards family will accept posthumous MITS awards. It will take place at Grosvenor House Hotel on November 7, 2022.
The Music Industry Trusts Awards will additionally support two charities, Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Trust, and has thus far raised over £7 million during its 30 year course to crucially aid the charities’ works.
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