On 8th October, the entry window opens for the Music+Sound Awards 2013. Gaming, film, TV and advertising professionals are invited to become part of a music and sound celebration, which offers this incredible wealth of talent their moment in the limelight.
There will be awards for Best Original Composition, Best Sound Design and Best Sync across the entire audio and visual media industries. A thirty strong panel of industry authorities such as Gerry Moira, Bill Bungay and Damon Collins will judge the categories. With past winners including Best Sync in TV Advertising: Virgin Atlantic.
2013 follows on from the phenomenal success of the inaugural Music+Sound Awards. Once again the music and sound design industries have given their support to this event with sponsorship coming from heavyweights such as PRS for Music and Universal Music Publishing Group.
Tom Foster (now at Universal Music Publishing) says: “It is wonderful to be part of such a ground-breaking and unique event again. Last year we were blown away by the amount of talent in one room – the list of nominees was like a who’s who of the industry.”
Nick Payne & Dan Neale, founders of the Music+Sound Awards say: “We were overwhelmed by the response to the first awards, this was in no small way down to the incredibly high standard of entries. This year’s body of work is already extremely strong and we are looking forward to giving the music and sound design industries another night to remember.”
A stunning line up of artists took to the stage at last year’s ceremony, which featured performances from the likes of The Noisettes, Newton Faulkner, The Phenomenal Handclap Band and a DJ set from Gary Numan and Ade Fenton. The Music+Sound Awards 2013 will yet again put the black ties and three course meals to one side and celebrate music and sound the way it should be done.
The Music+Sound Awards 2012 attracted worldwide interest, so much so that an international competition has also been launched for 2013. All entrants in the UK competition will automatically be entered into the International Music+Sound Awards free of charge.
Entry window opens on 8th October 2012 and will close on 30th November 2012
Entry costs £125 + VAT per entry per category or £90 + VAT with an eligible discount
The work must have been broadcast, published or released between 1st October 2011 and 31st October 2012
The Music+Sound Awards ceremony will be held on 21st February 2013 @ The Troxy.
The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that music and sound design play in the world of visual media.
Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film, television (branding and programming) and gaming, the awards are open to anyone who is or has been involved in the creation, composition, sourcing, licensing, briefing and/or production of music and sound design for any visual media broadcast or released in the UK.
The awards categories have been created to include the widest possible use of music and sound in visual media. They invite entries from television and cinema commercials, non-broadcast or viral advertising, branding and title sequence, feature films, television programmes and computer games.
Each of these areas will be judged for: Best Original Composition, Best Sound Design and Best Sync/ Use of Existing Music.
Sponsors of the Music+Sound Awards 2013 include Universal Music Publishing, Bucks Music Group, The PRS, Wave Studios, The Jungle Group, Grand Central Recording Studios, Factory Studios, SNK Studios, Eclectic Music, The Works, Leland Music, The Sync Agency and Yellow Boat Music.