International Music + Sound Awards 2014: Winners Announced!

Started in 2011, the International Music + Sound Awards celebrates music and sound design in the media.

After much anticipation, the winners of the 2014 edition have been announced, and include compagnies such as switch., Extreme Music and Universal Publishing, among many others.

Nick Payne, co-founder of the International Music+Sound Awards comments, “it’s been overwhelming to see such an impressive array of work entered from all four corners of the globe. With so many outstanding entries, winning an International Music+Sound Award is truly a mark of excellence and we are delighted to congratulate all winners in each of the categories.”

Co-founder Dan Neale says: “We’re really proud to be the first dedicated music and sound awards anywhere in the world. We have now inspired organisations, magazines and other awards programmes to raise their game and take composers, supervisors, sync teams and sound designers seriously by recognising their achievements. While it’s not mission complete for us – there are definite signs that our awards have had an impact. That’s only possible with the help and input of our board, sponsors, jury and the fantastic work that we see year in year out from the entrants. Congratulations to all winners… your win is thoroughly deserved.”

Here is the full list of the winners:

Best Original Composition

TV Advertising – Lexus ‘Swarm’ (Entrant: CHI & Partners, Composer: Jonathan Goldstein)

Cinema Advertising – Lexus ‘Poise’ (Entrant: CHI & Partners, Composers: Kozmenuik/Epstein/Forbes)

Television Programme Score – ‘The Paradise’, Series 2 (Entrant: Blaze Music Limited, Composer: Maurizio Malagnini)

Feature Film Score – McCullin (Entrant / Composer: Alex Baranowski)

Short Film Score – Practice Makes Perfect (Entrant / Composer: Jamie Harper)

Gaming – The Last of Us (Entrant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Composer: Gustavo Santaolalla)

Non-Broadcast and Viral Advertising – Volkswagen ‘Play The Road’ (Entrant: Tribal Worldwide, London)

Trailers and Promos – The Condemned (Entrant: Eclectic Sounds Ltd, Composer: Simon Elms and Colin Smith)

Branding and Title Sequence – Downton Abbey – Series 4 (Entrant: John Lunn / Carnival Film & Television)

Best Sound Design

TV Advertising – Honda ‘Hands’ (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Anthony Moore)

Cinema Advertising – British Airways ‘Today.Tomorrow.’ (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designers: Anthony Moore & Tom Joyce)

Television Programme – Dracula (Entrant: Carnival Film & Television, Sound Designers: Paul Carter, Matt Collinge & Martin Cantwell at Molinare / Phaze UK)

Short Film – Any Other Sense (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Tom Joyce)

Gaming – The Last of Us (Entrant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Sound Designers: Derrick Espino, James Barker, Robert Krekel, Neil Uchitel, Erick Ocampo, Mike Niederquell, Steve Johnson at Soundelux DMG)

Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising – Save The Children’s ‘Save Syria’s Children’ Campaign (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Jon Clarke)

Trailers & Promos – Volkswagen ‘Play The Road’ (Entrant: Tribal Worldwide, London, Sound Designer: Nick Ryan)

Best Audio Mix in a Commercial – Honda ‘Hands’ (Entrant: Factory, Engineer / Sound Designer: Anthony Moore)

Best Audio Production in Gaming – The Last of Us (Entrant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Sound Designers: Derrick Espino, James Barker, Robert Krekel, Neil Uchitel, Erick Ocampo, Mike Niederquell, Steve Johnson of Soundelux DMG)

Radio Advertising – BVMI ‘Umbrella’ (Entrant: Kolle Rebbe, Sound Designers: Torsten Hennings / Oscar Meixner of Studio Funk / Hastings Audio Network)

Branding and Title Sequence – Honda ‘Hands’ Channel 4 Documentaries Sponsorship (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Anthony Moore)

Best Sync / Use of Existing Music

TV Advertising – Guinness ‘Sapeurs’ (Entrant: Wave Studios, Song: ‘What Makes A Good Man?’ The Heavy, Music Supervision Company: Finger Music)

Cinema Advertising – Adelaide. Breathe. (Entrant: KWP Advertising, Australia, Song: ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ INXS)

Feature Film – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Entrant: Universal Publishing, Song: ‘Cuddly Toy’ Roachford,  Music Supervisor: Ian Neil)

Trailers & Promos – Geordie Shore, Series 5 (Entrant: Jungle Studios, Song: ‘Gonna Make My Own Money’ Ark Recordings)

Re-Records and Adaptations – Volkswagen ‘Baby’ (Entrant: SIREN, Song: ‘Go To Sleep My Darling Baby’, Arranger: Ben Cocks)

Band & Brand Partnership – Brand: Volvo ‘Leave The World Behind’ Band: Swedish House Mafia (Entrant: Camp David Film, Sweden)

Non-Broadcast and Viral Advertising – Mercedes-Benz ‘Sound With Power’ (Entrant: Ithaca Audio, Song Titles: Tidal Wave/Pass Out/Theme from Stingray/Little by Little/Mozart Symphony no 25/Mozart Requiem/Haydn Symphony no 104/Grieg Allegro Moderato/Graceful Flight)

Production Music

TV Advertising – State Farm insurance ‘Born To Assist’ (Entrant: Felt Music)

Trailers & Promos – Philomena (Entrant: Nick Murray, Switch Trailer Music)

Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising – Kate Spade New York ‘Me and My Beau’ (Entrant: Extreme Production Music)

Branding & Title Sequence – Men Who Built America (Entrant: Extreme Production Music)

The Music+Sound International celebratory party will take place on Plage Goeland, Cannes, this Friday 20th June 10pm.

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June 16, 2014
Clothilde Lebrun