Call for Entries: International Music+Sound Awards 2014

You may have already heard of the Golden Trailer Awards or the Key Art Awards, but perhaps not of the Music+Sound Awards. Started in 2011, this recent programme celebrates music and sound design in the media. Past winners include Pusher Music.

It is currently open for entries; you have the possibility to submit your work for the 2014 edition!

The International Music+Sound Awards, honouring outstanding music and sound design in the media worldwide, are back and officially open for entries!

For a second year, the international music and sound communities will join forces to stage this prestigious competition. Anyone from the worlds of film, TV, advertising or gaming, involved in the production process on a project they feel has been significantly enhanced by the music or sound, are invited to submit their work and become part of this esteemed programme’s recognition of the indispensible role music and sound design play in the world of the media.

There are Best Trailer & Promo categories in four main groups: Best Original Composition, Best Use of Existing Music, Best Sound Design and Best Use of Production Music. The awards will be building on the colossal success of previous competitions and this year’s successful entrants will join the ranks of such International Music+Sound Awards winners as The Hunger Games trailer (Pusher, composers: Stefania Ziliotto & Lorenzo Montana), Downton Abbey (Carnival Films & Television Limited, Hackenbacker) and the movies Brave (Cutting Edge Group, composer: Patrick Doyle) and Moonrise Kingdom (Imagem Creative Services, Music supervisor: Randall Poster).

Co-founder, Nick Payne says, “Since its inception in 2011, the Music+Sound Awards have grown to become a national and international stamp of excellence, recognising an area of the industry that has arguably been neglected up until we launched three years ago.” And goes on to say, “We are very proud of what we have achieved and are indebted to all the companies and individuals that have supported us along the way.”

A stellar panel of industry authorities such as Tree Adams (Composer: Californication, All Things Fall Apart), Mary Ramos (Music Supervisor: Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained) and Marshall Grupp (Sound Designer, Explicit Ills) will judge the categories.  UK judge, Bond composer, David Arnold, is one of the jury members to feature in the “Music+Sound Awards Talks To…” series of exclusive interviews conducted by co-founders, Dan Neale and Nick Payne.

Jury member, Brian Monaco, EVP at Sony/ATV Music Publishing says, “It’s really exciting to be part of the International Music and Sound Awards again this year. Providing a mark of excellence for the crafts of music and sound design is something that is long overdue and a dedicated Awards ceremony like this will once again help reward those that excel in these fields.”

The entry window will close on 31st March 2014.  More details and competition rules can be found on the awards site

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January 24, 2014
Clothilde Lebrun