'Photos by Nick Pickles'
The show starts with a bang…
The first ever Music & Sound Awards delivered on its promise to stand out from the rest of the media awards calendar. On Thurs 23rd February at the prestigious Koko in Camden, a voice over announced the beginning of something very special: The Phenomenal Handclap Band playing live from a route master bus in Camden with a battery powered Casio keyboard and a couple of acoustic guitars. The audience watched as the bus arrived outside Koko and the band ran onto stage to open the show with two incredible tracks.
A two minute animation sequence that was designed to highlight music and sound design and was also a first ever collaboration between six sound studios (Factory, Wave, The Jungle Group, Angell Sound, SNK Studios & Scramble Soho) composers from The Works and animation company Mainframe, kicked off the main section of the evening.
Adam Buxton took to the stage and announced that the Phenomenal Handclap Band were just the beginning of a music packed evening. He then proceeded to do what he does best, and had the audience both in stitches and the palm of is hand. Deftly he moved from his music and social media commentary to the main event: the winners of the Awards.
The winners were composers, production companies, sound designers, advertising agencies and record labels for music made for or applied to Film / TV / Games & Advertising. See the list of winners below.
Newton Faulkner plays and The Noisettes Close the Show with a Stunning Performance…
The night also saw a virtuoso performance from Newton Faulkner, who managed to sing, play his guitar and create a percussive rhythm by hitting the body of the acoustic, to keep the audience spell bound and wondering what could possibly happen next?
The live show was closed with what can only be described as a show stopping set from the Noisettes. Showcasing brilliant new songs from their much-anticipated third album, as well as favourites 'Don't Upset the Rhythm' and 'Saturday Night', they put on a show that was a fitting conclusion to the awards section of the night.
At the end of their set lead singer Shingai was hanging upside down from the venue balcony, keeping perfect pitch and not batting an eyelid. The entire venue stopped in its tracks in awe, and the band said goodnight to rapturous applause.
The after party was kicked off with a DJ set from none other than Gary Numan & Ade Fenton - and with it a historic night at Koko was sealed.
If this was year one - what will the MAS awards deliver next time?
1. Best Original Composition - TV Soundtrack:
Barnaby Taylor and Restless Creatives: Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
2. Best Original Composition - Branding & Title Sequences
Delicious Digital: BBC Commonwealth Games Titles
3. Best Original Composition - Film
Alberto Iglesias and Music Sales: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
4. Best Original Composition - Trailers & Promos
Giles Lamb at Savalas and Axis Animation Dead Island
5. Best Original Composition – Gaming
Richard Jaques: James Bond 007: Blood Stone
6. Best Original Composition - TV & Cinema Advertising
Ringan Ledwidge at Rattling Stick,
Oliver Julian, Peter Raeburn, Nick Foster at
Soundtree and Mother: Stella Artois ‘Quest’
7. Best Original Composition - Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising
Colin Smith and Simon Elms at Eclectic and DDB: Philips ‘Darkroom’
8. Best Sound Design – Film
David Kamp: Giants ‘Army’
9. Best Sound Design - Trailers & Promos
Rich Martin and Pete Diggens at Envy Post: Jamie’s Great Britain
10. Best Sound Design – Television Soundtrack
Russell Jeffery, Tony Gibson, Roger Dobson,
Billy Mahoney and Clerkenwell Films: Misfits 2
11. Best Sound Design - Non-Broadcast or Viral Advertising
Anthony Moore and Nick Ryan at Factory Studios
and Wieden & Kennedy: Nike 360 ‘Control’
12. Best Sound Design – Branding & Title Sequences
Seb Juviler at SNK Studios and Mainframe: Welsh Rugby Union ‘Shards’
13. Best Sound Design - Cinema Advertising
Sam Robson at Factory Studios and Adam & Eve: Phones 4U ‘Little Girl’
14. Best Sound Design - Radio Advertising
Dave Robinson at Angell Sound and Fallon: Cadbury Highlights ‘Let’s Make Some Highlights’
15. Best Sound Design - TV Advertising
Aaron Reynolds at Wave Studios and Wieden & Kennedy: Lurpak ‘Kitchen Odyssey’
16. Best Sync - Film Soundtrack
Bucks Music Group: Kill List
17. Best Sync - TV Soundtrack
Matt Biffa and Cutting Edge Fresh Meat
18. Best Sync - Trailers and Promos
Pascale Khalaf at Warner/Chappell The Social Network
19. Best Sync - Cinema Advertising
Paul Cartledge and Philip Jewson at Yellow Boat Music
with Platinum Rye and DDB Harvey Nichols ‘Walk Of Shame’
20. Best Sync - Re-records & Adaptations
Nick Payne at The Works, Gary Turnbull at Grand Central
and RKCR Y&R BBC ‘Remarkable Moments’
21. Best Sync - Television Advertising
The Sync Agency, Warner Music and RKCR Y&R Virgin Atlantic ‘It’
Conceived by Nick Payne of The Works, one of London’s leading music production companies and Dan Neale, Head of Music at the highly-respected advertising agency RKCRY&R, the Music & Sound awards are aimed at professionals working in advertising, film, television (branding and programming) and gaming. The awards are open to anyone who believes they have been part of a production that features an outstanding soundtrack. The Music & Sound awards have attracted entries from advertising agencies, production companies, film makers, programme makers, designers and developers as much as from composers, sound designers and music supervisors.
Record Labels: EMI Records, Universal Records, Tummy Touch. Publishers: Warner Chappell, Kobalt, Bucks Music, Peer Music, Imagem, Music Sales, Woodwork Music, Hype Music, Touch Tones. Music Production Companies: Cutting Edge Music Group, The Works, Eclectic Music, Mcasso, JG Music, Yellow Boat Music, 2110, A-Bomb, Beetroot, One More Music Company. Music Supervisors: Soho Music Group, Soundlounge, The Sync Agency, Sound Studios: Scramble, Wave, Factory, The Jungle Group, 750mph, Angell Sound, SNK Studios, Music by Getty Images.
The media partners
The Reel, Shots, Little Black Book, The Music Publishers Association, The Society for Producers and Composers of Applied Music (PCAM), The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), Beam TV and TIGA.
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 synch/use of existing music. In addition all the entries will be entered for the Impact Award, a Grand Prize to honour the work and people that have made the most significant contribution to the industry over the year.
The list of judges features some stellar names from the worlds of advertising, music, television and film: Gerry Moira (Director of Creativity - Euro RSCG), Bil Bungay (Founder - BMB ), Andy Gulliman ( Executive Broadcast Director - Saatchis), Adrian Rossi (Creative Partner - AMV BBDO), Damon Collins ( Executive Creative Director - RKCR/Y&R ), Tim Page (Head of TV - RKCR/Y&R ), Olly Calverley (Head of TV - VCCP), Tim McNaughton , (Creative Director - Mother), Laurence Barber, ( Head of TV - Mother), Ben Middleton (Creative Partner - Creature), Lucinda Ker (Producer - DDB), Sharon Joyce (Deputy Head of TV - Publicis), Chris Bovill (Creative Director - Fallon), John Allison (Creative Director - Fallon), Tracy Stokes ( Head of TV - Fallon), Kim Papworth (Executive Creative Director - Wieden & Kennedy), Phil Lee (Creative Director - XL Recordings), Michelle Stoddart (Senior Vice President, Synchronisation & Digital Media - Kobalt Publishing), Tarquin Gotch (Music Supervisor), Johnny Green (Director - Gorgeous), James Rouse (Director - Rouse Films), Kai-Lu Hsiung (Managing Director - RSA ), Ivan Bird (Director - Rattling Stick), Kirsty Dye (Producer - Rattling Stick ), Jeremy Lee (Associate Editor - Campaign), Louisa Fyans (Head of Marketing & Communications Sport – BBC), Kate Young (MD of Soho Music Group), Jemma Skidmore (Sync Manager – Cord Worldwide), Jonathan Goldstein (Composer/Chairman - PCAM), Imogen Heap (Singer, composer and songwriter), John Altman (Film composer), Claire Beale (Editor - Campaign), Claire Horseman (Director – Strutt Music Marketing), Tom Carty (Director – Gorgeous) , Liz Gallacher (Music Supervisor, Velvet Ears).
As well as showcasing the best of music and sound, the Music & Sound Awards presents a valuable opportunity for the media and music community to get together and discuss and celebrate the role of music and sound design in visual media.
For the very latest news, visit the official Music & Sound Awards website – www.masawards.com