2019’s Music+Sound Awards Finalists Unveiled


2019’s Music+Sound Awards Finalists Unveiled

Finalists announced for awards recognizing excellence in music and sound within the media

The finalists were announced this week for the 8th annual global Music+Sound Awards, the world’s top honour for composers, sound designers, music supervisors and sync teams in film, TV and advertising.

It was a record year for entrants, with over 500 projects submitted from across the globe for consideration in 31 categories spanning original composition, sound design, sync, re-records and production music in advertising, film and television.

“The Music+Sound Awards were established to recognise and celebrate the essential role that both music and sound design play in the media. We’re here to champion the talent and skill of composers, sound designers, music supervisors and sync teams, creating an opportunity for them to be truly acknowledged for what they have achieved”, said Emma Maguire, Awards’ Director, “Now in their 8th year, the enthusiasm and support of The Music+Sound Awards’ community continues to overwhelm us. This year was extremely competitive, with a record number of entries – many from familiar faces but many also from exciting newcomers. We love that our community is growing globally so much, year on year. A very well deserved congratulations and good luck to all the 2019 finalists!”

Finalists were chosen by a panel of worldwide industry professionals including Itamar Shafrir, Senior Creative Manager in Advertising + Games at Universal Music Publishing, London; Josh Rabinowitz, Music Consultant and Supervisor at Brooklyn Music Experience; Rebecca Rienks, Music Supervisor at NBC Entertainment, LA; and Music Supervisor, Pete Saville.

The full panel can be seen here:

Winners of 2019’s Awards will be announced on Tuesday 16th July, 4pm (GMT), via The Music+Sound Awards’ Twitter feed, @MASAwards #MASAwards

The Music+Sound Awards are run in partnership with Krotos Audio and SixtyFour Music.

Here follows a selection of finalists. A full list can be viewed at


WereldOuders ‘#KeepDreamsAlive’

Entrant: The Missing Sync

Music Supervisors: Aron van der Ploeg + Bart van Liemt

Track: It’s Happening Again | Artist: Agnes Obel

Publisher: Universal Music Publishing | Label: Play It Again Sam

Agency: Epidemie

EnBW ‘Energie Baden-Württemberg AG’

Entrant: A&G Sync / Jesper Gadeberg

Music Supervisor: Jesper Gadeberg

Track: Pag Ghungro Baandh Ouverture | Artist: Kishore Kumar

Publisher + Label: Saregema

Agency: Jung von Matt/NECKAR GmbH

Samsung ‘Rendevous’

Entrant: Mophonics

Music Supervisor: Kristoffer Roggemann

Track: Teddy Bear’s Picnic | Artist: Henry Hall & His Orchestra

Publisher: Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell | Label: Sony Masters

Agency: adam&eveDDB

Reebok ‘Storm The Court’

Entrant: Barking Owl

Music Supervisor: Jessica Dierauer

Track: Prayer Hands | Band: A Track & YehMe2

Agency: Venables, Bell & Partners

Amazon Echo ‘Connections’

Entrant: Cord Worldwide

Music Supervisor: Hollie Hutton

Track: Ohh La La | Band: The Faces

Publisher: Warner Chappell | Label: Warner Music

Agency: Joint

Easyjet ‘Imagine’

Entrant: Soho Music

Music Supervisor: Daniel Payne

Track: All I Have To Do Is Dream | Artist: Cat Power

Publisher: Sony/ATV | Label: Matador Records (c/o Beggars Group)

Agency: VCCP


Canon ‘Crossing Continents’

Entrant: Split Music

Music Supervisor: Sarah Bridge

Track: Burn The Stars | Band: Massive Vibes

Publisher: Split Music

Agency: VCCP

Libresse / Bodyform ‘Viva La Vulva’

Entrant: Soundtree Music

Music Supervisor: Jay James

Track: Take Yo’ Praise | Artist: Camille Yarbrough


Reserved Chapter II ‘A Call For Dance’

Entrant: Jaguarec

Music Supervisor: Magdalena Niestryjewska

Track: Coeur D’artichaut | Band: Polo & Pan

Publisher + Label: Ekler’o’shock Publishing + Hamburger Records

Revlon ‘Flesh Beauty’

Entrant: Too Young Ltd

Music Supervisor: Frederic Schindler

Track: Good As Hell | Artist: Lizzo

Publisher: Sony ATV | Label: Warner Music Group

Glossier ‘Play’

Entrant: Too Young Ltd

Music Supervisor: Frederic Schindler

Track: I Heard It Through The Grapevine | Band: The Slits

Publisher: EMI Entertainment World Inc. c/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing | Label: Universal Music Group
Jaybird Presents ‘Run Wild’ (A Global Film Series) / Chapter 3: Freedom

Entrant: Venn Arts

Music Supervisor: Jonathan Hecht

Track: Bad Karma | Artist: Axel Thesleff

Publisher + Label: Blue Top Music

Agency: Camp4 Collective


Sex Education

Entrant: Machine Sound

Track: Asleep | Band: The Smiths

Label: Rough Trade Records

Champions League Final 2018 – Gaz Coombes

Entrant: BT Sport

Music Supervisor: Pete Kelly

Track: 20/20 | Artist: Gaz Coombes

Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd | Label: Universal Music Operations Ltd

Champions League Final 2018 – Liverpool

Entrant: BT Sport

Music Supervisor: Pete Kelly

Tracks: The Fields of Athenry by Pete St.John (Liverpool chant = The Fields of Anfield Road); L’estate sta finendo by Righeira (Liverpool chant = Allez Allez Allez); Sit Down by James (Liverpool chant = Mo Salah); You’ll Never Walk Alone

Publishers: Field of Athenry – Elevate Music; L’Estate Sta Finendo – Sony/ATV; Sit Down – Blue Mountain, Stage Three; You’ll Never Walk Alone – Rodgers & Hammerstein


Entrant: Viacom

Music Supervisor: Andrea VonFoerster

Track: Mercy Now | Artist: Mary Gauthier

Publisher: Mary Guathier Songs | Label: Universal Music Enterprises


A Discovery Of Witches

Entrant: SATV Music Publishing

Music Supervisor: Pete Saville

Track: Go Your Own Way | Artist: Lissie

Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing | Label: Sony


Random Acts Of Flyness – Episode 6 “They Won’t Go When I Go”

Entrant: Charlotte von Kotze

Music Supervisor: Charlotte von Kotze

Track: Doomed | Artist: Moses Sumney

Publisher: Kobalt and Domino | Label: Secretly Canadian


Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Trailer (Game)

Entrant: Music Sales

Track: Devil Is Fine | Band: Zeal & Ardor

Publisher: Music Sales Group trading as Campbell Connelly | Label: MVKA

A Prayer Before Dawn Official Trailer (Game)

Entrant: Split Music

Music Supervisor: Joe Hackman at InSync Plus

Track: Flow State (ft. Illsee) | Artist: Tzusing

Publisher: Split Music | Label: Bedouin

The Patriarch Trailer (TV)

Entrant: Soundtree Music

Music Supervisors: Jay James + Luis Almau

Track: In The Nature Of Daylight | Artist: Max Richter

Beats Trailer (Film)

Entrant: Intermission Film

Music Supervisor: Phil Canning

Track: Everybody in the Place | Band: The Prodigy

Label: XL Recordings

Random Acts Of Flyness Teaser Trailer (TV)

Entrant / Music Supervisor: Charlotte von Kotze

Tracks: Four Ethers (Artist: Serpentwithfeet); Good intentions (Artists: Terence Nance, Naima Ramos Chapman, Nicolas Hakim); My Love Artist (Artist: Terence Nance)

Roma Trailer (film)

Entrant: Concord Music Publishing

Music Supervisor: Lynn Fainchtein

Track: The Great Gig In The Sky | Band: Pink Floyd

Label: EMI


Toyota Motor Europe ‘Move Ahead’

Entrant: The Elements Music + Sound

Track: Sing Sing Sing

Composers: Benny Goodman + Louis Prima | Publisher: Sony ATV | Supervisor: Guy Farley

Agency: The & Partnership

Progressive ‘Avian Adventure’

Entrant: Extreme Music

Track: Love

Composer: Paul Rothman | Publisher: Extreme Music

Axe Collission Fresh Forest & Grafitti

Entrant: SATV Music Publishing

Track: Bigger and Badder

Composers: John Ross + Timothy Fagan | Publisher: SATV Music Publishing | Supervisor: Lisa James

McDonald’s ‘Coming Home’

Entrant: CORD Worldwide Ltd.

Track: Curiosity

Composer: Benjamin Ian Cocks | Supervisor: Aneta Kabsa

Agency: DDB Warszawa

Paco Rabanne Pure XS for Her

Entrant: Too Young Limited

Track: Carmen Habanera Remix / Habanera A-B

Composer: Georges Bizet | Publisher: Fireworks Music Ltd / KPM Music Ltd. | Supervisor: Frederic Schindler

Agency: PUIG

Fluvius – Launch Campaign

Entrant: Sonhouse

Track: Mon Oncle

Composer: Franck Barcellini

Agency: BBDO


Reserved RE:DESIGN.03 Man 2018

Entrant: Donata Stosyk Kornatowicz | Upright Music

Track: Centrifuge

Composer: J. Perkins | Publisher: Felt Music | Supervisor: Donata Stosyk Kornatowicz

Reserved RE.DESIGN.03 Woman 2018

Entrant: Donata Stosyk Kornatowicz | Upright Music

Track: Losing Sleep (R. Collier) | Tubesounds | Upright Music

Composer: R. Collier | Publisher: Tubesounds | Supervisor: Donata Stosyk Kornatowicz

Vogue Poland January 2019 Cover Shoot

Entrant: CORD Worldwide Ltd.

Track: You’re So Blues

Composer: John Martin | Publisher: Universal Production Music | Supervisor: Mateusz Szmigiero

Agency: Warsaw Creatives

RESERVED Lookbook 2019 – Men

Entrant: CORD Worldwide Ltd.

Track: Scratch That Itch

Composers: James Patrick + John Sweeney | Supervisor: Mateusz Szmigiero

Agency: Warsaw Creatives

Pond’s ‘Bodybuilder’

Entrant: Big Sync Music

Track: Treasure

Composers: Nick Evans + Jake Shillingford | Supervisors: Big Sync Music

Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Singapore

Vogue x Selfridges ‘Everything Looks Better’

Entrant: Adelphoi Music

Track from EMI Production Music (KPM)

Supervisors: Adelphoi Music


Venom – Official Trailer 2

Entrant: Ghostwriter Music

Track: Desolator

Composer: Phil Lober

Glass – International Trailer

Entrant: Elephant Music

Track: Rakasha

Composer: Richard Pryn

The Humorist

Entrant: Extreme Music

Track: Bust The Bank

Composer: Heinz Schoenberger


Entrant: Extreme Music

Track: Felt Hammers | Composers: James Everingham + Rhian Sheehan

Track: Hack Job | Composers: Mel Wesson + Russell Emanuel

Track: Holding Us Up | Composer: David O’Dowda

Captain Marvel Trailer

Entrant: BMG Production Music UK

Track: Luminous and Unstoppable

Composer: Aleksandar Dimitrijevic | Publisher: Immediate Music / BMG Production Music



Entrant: Elephant Music

Track: Dust

Composer: Richard Pryn

Blinded By The Lights

Entrant: Intermission Film

Track: Focus and Execute

Composer: Aleksandar Dimitrijevic | Supervisor: Intermission Film | Label: BMG

Les Miserables

Entrant: Extreme Music

Track: Hope on a Rope

Composer: Rupert Pope

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Entrant: Extreme Music

Track: Devil’s Playground

Composers: Tony Lee Stafford Jr, Michael Dennis Smith + Caitlin Alise Parrott


Entrant: Extreme Music

Track: Who Needs Me

Composer: 21

Homecoming Season 1

Entrant: BMG Production Music UK

Track: Dream Stalker | Composers: Eric Alexander Tannery, Jeffrey Fayman + Yoav Goren.

Track: Live Bait | Composer: Will Musser

Publisher: Immediate Music / BMG Production Music

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About The Music+Sound Awards

The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only global 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 and television (branding and programming), 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 media broadcast or released globally.

The awards categories have been created to include the widest possible use of music and sound in the media. They invite entries from television and online advertising, feature films, short films, television programmes, title sequences, branding and trailers.  Each of these areas will be judged for: best original composition, best sound design, best sync, best re-record and best use of production music.

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