2015 International Music+Sound Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the third edition of the International Music+Sound Awards have been announced. Started in 2011, this programme celebrates the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that music and sound design play in the world of visual media. Past winners include Pusher and Switch.

2015’s International Music+Sound Awards’ winners got their enormously deserved moment in the spotlight and the industry as a whole was championed for the incredible value it holds within the media. Music and sound play such a vital role in productions and the awards serve to highlight this and demonstrate the great talent and skill involved.

Co-founder, Nick Payne, comments, “We would like to congratulate all our winners in this year’s International competition who provide such inspiration to the media industries with their remarkable work and wealth of talent. Once again it’s been overwhelming to see such an impressive array of work come in from around the globe, highlighting that with so many outstanding entries, winning an International Music+Sound Award truly is a mark of excellence.”

Dan Neale, co-founder adds, “We’re delighted that once again the music and sound design industries have come together and given their support to enable this competition. Our awards are an international showcase for the very best in music and sound design for the media.”

And the winners are…

Best Original Composition:

The Cord Worldwide Award for Best Original Composition in Broadcast Advertising Pandora Jewellery ‘Wherever Life Takes You, Take it with You’ (Composer: Gabrielle Aplin Entrant: Warner Music UK)

Television Programme ScoreCall The Midwife 4 (Composer: Maurizio Malagnini)

The Siren Award for Best Composition in Feature Film The Grand Budapest Hotel (Composer: Alexandre Desplat)

Short Film: One Way to Osaka (Composer: Dan Berridge at Mad Planet)

Gaming: Ori and the Blind Forest (Composer: Gareth Coker)

Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising – Kahlúa / The Absolut Company ‘The White Russian’ (Entrant: Major Tom, Composer:Petr Malasek)

Trailers + PromosThe Theory of Everything (Composer: Samuel Karl Bohn Entrant: CORD Worldwide)

Branding + IdentsFilm4 Idents (Entrant: Resonate Music, Composers: Liam Paton and Andy Theakstone)

Title Sequence – BBC Sport / BBC Winter Olympics Coverage 2014 (Composers: Alexis Troy and Ric Scheuss, Entrant: TRO Music and Native Music Supervision)

Best Sound Design

TV AdvertisingHonda Europe ‘Inner Beauty’ (Sound Designers: Anthony Moore & Tom Joyce at Factory / Wieden+Kennedy)

The Factory Studios Award for Best Sound Design in Feature Film –Gravity (Sound Designer: Glenn Freemantle)

Short FilmThe Secret World of Foley (Sound Designer: Glen Gathard at Pinewood Studios)

GamingAlien: Isolation (Sound Designers: Byron Bullock, Sam Cooper, James Magee, Jack Melham, Haydn Payne at The Creative Assembly)

Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising – Medicontour ‘BiFlex 1.8’ (Sound Designer: Phil Bolland at Factory)

Trailers + PromosCancer Research / Channel 4 ‘Payback Time’(Sound Designers: Anthony Moore, Dan Beckwith & Tom Joyce at Factory)

Best Audio Mix in a CommercialLand Rover #Hibernot
(Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell at 750mph)

Radio AdvertisingDove ‘Beach’ (Sound Designers: Owen Griffiths and Jim Griffin at Jungle Studios)

Best Sync / Use of Existing Music

TV AdvertisingHeineken ‘The Odyssey’ (Dan Rodgers and Sam Morris at Mad Planet / Wieden & Kennedy, Amsterdam)

TV Programme (Single Scene)Glue ‘Vaults “Premonitions”’ (Sarah Bridge at Sarah Bridge Music Supervision / Vaults / Warner/Chappell Music / Channel 4 / E4)

Feature Film (Single Scene)X+Y (Sarah Bridge at Sarah Bridge Music Supervision / Keaton Henson / Origin Pictures / Kobalt Music Publshing)

Online, Viral + Ambient AdvertisingVolvo ‘Epic Split’ (Enya / Warner Music UK / Forsman & Bodenfors)

Trailers + PromosBoyhood (Nettwerk Productions / Family of the Year / Peer Music / IFC Films)

Band + Brand PartnershipPeugeot 108 / Lykke Li (Warner Music UK)

Re-Records + Adaptations

TV AdvertisingJohn Lewis ‘Monty’s Christmas’ (Tom Odell / Ilan Eshkeri / Leland Music / adam&eveDDB)

Trailers + PromosBBC Music ‘The Impossible Orchestra – God Only Knows’ (Ethan Johns / Universal Music Publishing / Grand Central Recording Studios / Karmarama)


For full credits of winners and films please visit:  http://www.masawards.com/international/2015winners.php

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