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2018 Music+Sound Awards Winners Announced

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International Olympic Committee ‘Become The Light, Nike ‘Nothing Beats A Londoner’and Shell Helix Ultra and more were honoured at the 2018 awards event

For a seventh year, The Music+Sound Awards have celebrated the indispensible role and outstanding contribution that music and sound play in the media, shining a light on the stand-out work from around the world, of the last 12 months. 

Categories span original composition, sync, re-records, sound design, and production music within advertising and the rest of the media.
Awards Director, Emma Maguire, says,
“Once again, support from our entrants, the jury, our esteemed sponsors and partners, who continue to value our Awards as a mark of excellence, has been overwhelming. A heart-felt thank you to all of you and huge congratulations to our winners.”

She goes on to say, 

“With a record number of global entries, a Music+Sound Award can, now more so than ever, be considered a mighty accolade of international distinction. The programme continues to offer community members the opportunity of having their work heard by an international audience, of showcasing their work to potential clients and of setting themselves apart from the competition. The standard of work raises the bar each year and serves as inspiration for us, the jury and the industry as a whole.”

Winners of 2018’s Music+Sound Awards were determined by an independent panel of industry luminaries. See full details here: 
View 2018’s winning work hereA full list can be found here

Here is a selection of 2018’s Music+Sound Awards’ winners. 
Best Original Composition in Broadcast Advertising
GOLDSTEIN for International Olympic Committee ‘Become The Light. Agency: Publicis London 

Best Original Composition in Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising
Resonate for Wacom ‘Plume’. Composers: Liam Paton + Andrew Theakstone 
Best Original Composition in a Trailer / Promo
SATV Publishing for Sky Atlantic Exclusive Promo. Composers: Daniel Burrows, Daniel Mallender + Tom Hill at Phase Music 

Best Original Composition in Branding + Idents (Joint Win)

  • Al Boorman at Wevie for the Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary Ident
  • SATV Publishing for Sky Sport’s Rebrand. Composer: David Connolly at Molecular Sound 

Best Sound Design in Broadcast Advertising
Aaron Reynolds at Wave Studios for Finlandia ‘Fin & Tonic’. Agency: Weiden + Kennedy 

Best Sound Design in Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising (Joint Win)

  • Sam Ashwell at 750mph for Honda ‘Dream Makers’. Agency: Weiden + Kennedy
  • Sam Ashwell & James Cobbold at 750mph for Shell Helix Ultra. Agency: JWT London

Best Audio Mix in a Commercial
Sam Ashwell at 750mph for Nike ‘Nothing Beats A Londoner’. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy 

Best Sound Design in Branding + Idents
Mark Hellaby at 750mph for BBC4 Music’s Idents. Agency: BBC Creative

Best Sound Design in Trailers / Promos
Arge at ENVY Advertising for SKY Sports F1 ‘The Race Starts Here’ Promo

Best Sync in Broadcast Advertising
Eclectic Music for GiffGaff ‘Free To Go. Free To Stay’. Track: Stay With Me Baby’, Artist: The Walker Brothers, Supervisor: Andy Rogers 

Best Band + Brand
Warner Music UK for E.ON x Gorillaz - A Solar Collaboration. Track: We Got The Power, Supervisor: Sophie Urquhart at Tin Drum Music, Publisher: Warner/Chappell, Label: Warner Music UK 

Best Use of Production Music in Broadcast Advertising
Matt Nicholson / Float Music for BeoLab50 ‘Press Pause and Play’. Publisher: Float Music, Sub-Publisher: Upright Music, Supervisor: Robin Housman at Hive Music 

2018’s Music+Sound Awards are sponsored by Spitfire Audio, Krotos Audio and Hummingbird Music.

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