Look back at The Radio Academy ARIAS 2023: winners, photos, videos, and meet our sponsors.

2023 Sponsors

The ARIAS wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous supporters:

all in media - arias

All In Media is a leading technology developer for radio stations across the globe. We deliver solutions that improve the listener experience across DAB, FM, mobile, connected cars, and on ecosystems from Amazon, Apple, Google, Sonos and Bose. Our customers include Bauer, BBC, BFBS, Fun Kids, Global Radio, Nation Broadcasting and Radioplayer.

arqiva - arias

Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sectors in the UK and abroad, providing critical data, network and communications services. They work in partnership with major broadcasters and utilities like the BBC, ITV, Sky, Global, Bauer, Thames Water and Anglian Water to meet everyone’s demand for information, content and entertainment and enabling a switched-on world to flow. They are also central to national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK, consistently delivering digital TV, analogue and digital radio to people in all corners of the country.

audible - arias

Audible, an Amazon company, is a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 700,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Originals. Audible has millions of members around the world who subscribe to one of 10 localised services designed for customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the US. Audible members download nearly 4 billion hours of content annually and listen across a wide range of supported devices.

audioexperts - arias23

Audio Experts is an independent audio agency, trusted by the biggest brands in the world, to create persuasive radio and digital audio content. We harness the power of audio to create engaging advertising for brands. This includes developing and producing podcasts, creating “stand-out” ads on radio, immersive 3D audio for digital platforms, voice activation ads via smart speakers and personalised ads using data driven creative. We are audio persuaders - if you can hear it, we can create it. Think of us as your audio creative department – experienced hands, well versed in the science of sound.

bbc sounds - arias

We are BBC Sounds.  The home of binge-worthy podcasts, music curated by music lovers, and world class live radio – all whenever you want. You’ll find comedy, music, sport, lifestyle and all the latest news and stories that affect you. Download the app and listen on BBC Sounds today.

carverpr - arias

Carver PR is an award-winning entertainment PR agency working with clients across Talent, Music, Podcasts and Events. Carver PR create superstars, break records, protect reputations and deliver exceptional campaigns, by positioning their clients across television, radio, print, digital, podcasts and socials. Carver PR have managed the PR for The ARIAS since 2020.

insanity group - arias

Insanity is a forward-thinking global entertainment company with offices in London and Los Angeles. Talent is firmly at the heart of everything in their business and adopting a 360-degree approach to representation across broadcast, digital first, music, podcasts and brand partnerships. Insanity has clients working across all the major UK radio stations including BBC R1, R2, Capital, Heart, The Hits, Kiss FM and Capital Xtra. In the podcast space, Insanity represents a plethora of productions spanning comedy, parenting, fitness and wellbeing. The most notable being the award-winning and genre-defining podcast, My Dad Wrote A Porno.

markettiers - arias

markettiers is the UK’s leading broadcast PR agency with almost 30 years’ experience helping brands transform through the power of broadcast media. Our team of broadcast, PR and newsroom specialists support our fantastic clients in producing award-winning campaigns and generating subsequent local, regional, national and international coverage.

musicmaster scheduling - arias

MusicMaster Scheduling is the world's most flexible and intuitive music scheduling system, used by broadcasters of all kinds to create the most competitive mix of entertainment. For nearly 40 years, MusicMaster has been advancing the art and science of music scheduling. With its unique flexibility and leading development, no matter what you need, MusicMaster is the right choice. No wonder that MusicMaster is found everywhere, from Austria to Zanesville, Top 40 to Classical, student stations to leading networks. MusicMaster customers include web streams, terrestrial and satellite radio, in-store audio, music television, syndicated networks, national public broadcasters, and more.

ndl group - arias

The NDL Group is the leading prize solutions partner for the radio industry, with over 25 years of experience delivering happiness to the nation’s prize winners. Founded in 1997, the company draws inspiration from the world of travel and experiences to create innovative ideas that excite presenters and sponsors and engage listeners. The team at NDL handles everything from initial ideation to prize procurement and management of the entire winner experience, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for all involved. With a proven track record of success and a commitment to excellence, the NDL Group is a trusted partner for radio stations and sponsors looking to elevate their promotions to the next level.

news broadcasting - arias

News Broadcasting is the owner of national radio brands talkSPORT, talkTV, Times Radio and Virgin Radio, and of Northern Irish broadcaster U105. They are the kind hosts of the ARIAS Nominations Party in March, and are a patron and long-time supporter of The Radio Academy.

podcast show 2023 dates - arias

The Podcast Show London, the biggest international festival for the business of podcasting, will bring together thousands from the global podcast community under one roof at the Business Design Centre in Islington, 24 - 25 May. Whether you’re an independent podcast creator, industry professional or brand, this one-of-a-kind event is there to inspire, power and support the future of the entire podcasting world. Hear from some of the biggest industry players from across the world, plus award-winning creatives, podcasters - and some truly exciting rising stars. Book your day passes now from £65 at thepodcastshowlondon.com

ppl - arias

PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2021 we collected £252.8 million while also distributing money to 147,000 performers and recording rightsholders

prs - arias

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 21 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

Presenterly is the leading online platform connecting presenters with employers worldwide. Our platform helps production companies, casting directors, and other business owners to hire presenters with specific skills and expertise. New and seasoned presenters can easily create a profile showcasing their work, photos, video reels, and experience, while employers can post jobs for free to find the perfect presenter for their event or project. With thousands of registered users around the world, Presenterly is the all-in-one platform to find a presenter for every occasion.

radio times - arias

RadioTimes magazine launched in 1923, and is celebrating its centenary this year, and along with RadioTimes.com have a rich heritage and love of radio. This year for the fourth year running, the winner of the Radio Times Moment of the Year will be voted for by the readers of the magazine and website. It is the only ARIA that is voted for by the public.

radio news hub - arias

Radio News Hub is a global news distribution company which broadcasts to hyper local commercial radio stations in the UK as well as English speaking stations across Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Jakarta. Using tailor made bespoke technology, its team of expert journalists write and produce national news, sport, showbiz and business bulletins as well as weather updates, event-based news and current affairs programming

rcs - arias

RCS is the World’s Largest Broadcast Software Company with products in thousands of radio and TV stations, music channels, cable companies, ad agencies, satellite networks and streaming stations worldwide.  With guaranteed reliability and 24/7 support the most respected names in the industry choose RCS as their software provider.

wickes - arias

Wickes is a digitally led, service-enabled home improvement business. With an extensive range of products and DIY brands, a unique Design & Installation service and a bespoke loyalty scheme for local trade. With over 230 sites across the UK and an extended product range online, it has everything customers need