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8th Music+Sound Awards Open for 2019 Global Entries – Discount Entry

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The Music+Sound Awards are back for another year, globally celebrating music and sound in film, TV and advertising.  Submissions can now be made, up until 29th March, via the Awards’ sit.

MPA members will once again receive an entry discount – MPA members are eligible for the discounted entry price with code 201903

Anyone who has worked, in any capacity, on a project they feel has been significantly enhanced by the music or sound is invited to enter.

There are categories for television and online advertising, feature films, short films, television programmes, title sequences, branding and trailers.  Each of these areas will be judged for, among other things: best sync, best re-record and best use of production music.  Work must have been first broadcast or released, or completed in the case of short films, between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019.

View a complete list of categories here: http://www.masawards.com/2019-categories/

Wins from last year included:

The Hummingbird Music Award For Best Sync in a Feature Film (Single Scene)
Baby Driver | Track: Hocus Pocus | Artist: Focus | Music Supervisor: Kirsten Lane | Label: Imperial Records (NL), Polydor (DE, UK), Blue Horizon (UK), Sire Records (US, CA)

Best Sync in a Television Programme (Single Scene)
Sky UK for Save Me | Track: Doomed | Artist: Moses Sumney | Music Supervisor: Pete Saville | Publisher: Domino Publishing Company | Label: Secretly Canadian

Best Use of Production Music in Broadcast Advertising
Matt Nicholson / Float Music for BeoLab50 ‘Press Pause and Play’ | Publisher: Float Music | Sub-Publisher: Upright Music | Music Supervisor: Robin Housman at Hive Music

All entries are vetted by a panel of independent industry experts, who follow stringent judging criteria, ensuring that the very best are awarded and held aloft. The rigorous judging standards are what make The Music+Sound Awards the most prestigious and eminent competition for the industries involved.

This year the panel includes the likes of ITAMAR SHAFRIR, Senior Creative Manager in Advertising and Games at UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING, film and TV music supervisors PETE SAVILLE, AMINE RAMER and REBECCA RIENKS at E! Entertainment / NBC UNIVERSAL, Los Angeles and JOSH RABINOWITZ at GREY TOWNHOUSE WWP, New York.  Full list can be viewed here: http://www.masawards.com/new-page-1/

Awards Director, Emma Maguire, says,

“I’m delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2019 Music+Sound Awards. We’re proud to be here for an eighth year, shouting about the true importance of music and sound in bringing any production to life and giving individuals and companies the opportunity to showcase their creative excellence on a global platform. Our stellar jury this year, with the competition’s foundations of integrity and transparency, will ensure that, once again, the best of the best is revealed and celebrated. We would like to thank our ever-growing community for all their support and encouragement and to wish everyone who enters the very best of luck.”

The Music+Sound Awards will be open for entry until midnight on Friday 29th March. Entry details and competition rules can be found on the awards site, www.masawards.com

Follow The Music+Sound Awards on Twitter (@MASawards) and Facebook for news updates.


2019 Music+Sound Awards’ Key Information

•       ENTRY WINDOW: 9th January to 15th March 2019, with a two-week extension at a higher fee, to 29th March 2019

•      ELIGIBILITY WINDOW: work must have been the first broadcast or released with client approval, or completed, in the case of short films, between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019

•       SUBMISSIONS: can be made via the awards site: www.masawards.com

•       ENTRY FEES (includes a £5 donation to charity partner, music therapists, Nordoff Robbins, and are in addition to VAT, where applicable):

– Advertising, Television + Film – £140

– Advertising, Television + Film (discounted*) – £130

– Short Film – £65


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.

For more information or images please contact
Emma Maguire – emma@masawards.com

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