Mary J. Blige, Jason Flom and more receive 2022 Clio Music Awards – Billboard
Mary J. Blige, Jason Flom, Republic Records and Kobalt Music Publishing were among the winners of the 2022 Clio Music Awards, which were presented Tuesday, May 10 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville.
The program aims to reward excellence in music marketing and the use of music in advertising across multiple mediums. Six-time Grammy-nominated Yola hosted the event, which included performances from Breland and Lily Rose.
Adam Harter, senior vice president, media, sports and entertainment at PepsiCo, presented Blige with the 2022 Clio Music Legend Award, sponsored by Pepsi. In a virtual speech, Blige said, “I’m really, really grateful for this award and want to thank God for always giving me these blessings and taking me by surprise.”
Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 15.
Flom took the stage to accept the 2022 Clio Music Impact Award for his work with The Innocence Project and other criminal justice reform organizations.
The music director is a founding benefactor of the Bronx Freedom Fund and founding board member of the Innocence Project. He is also a board member of the Legal Action Center, Drug Policy Alliance, Families Against Mandatory Minimums and VETPAW and a member of the NYU Prison Education Program Advisory Board..
The Grand Clio Music Awards, the competition’s highest distinction, rewarded four works selected by the Clio Music jury. These prizes went to:
Movie/Video: “Sonho” by AKQA & Stink Films for Nego Bala
Partnerships & Collaborations: “DojaCode” by Mojo Supermarket and RCA Records for Girls Who Code x Doja Cat
Social good: “Teenage Dream” by BBDO NY for Sandy Hook Promise
Use of music in trailers/teasers: “Made for Love Trailer” by Phoenician Order Music for HBO
The Clio Music Awards were also awarded for Label of the Year, Music Publisher of the Year and Agency of the Year. These winners amassed the most points for work submitted across all media types. They are:
Agency of the Year: BBDO NY
Label of the year: Archives of the Republic
Music Publisher of the Year: Kobalt Music Edition
A series of gold, silver and bronze statues were also awarded, for a total of 260 awards given to a mix of music publishers, labels, artists and agencies. For the full list of Clio Music 2022 winners, visit Clios.com/music.
Clio was founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising. Clio Music, launched in 2014, celebrates the power of music to connect consumers and brands around the world.