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Winners Revealed: Production Music Awards 2019



  • Best use of production music in advertising, film and television celebrated at awards show
  • Amy McKnight, Universal Production Music, wins PRS Foundation Best Newcomer Award

 

Talented composers from all over the world were celebrated across 22 categories at the fourth annual Production Music Awards in association with MCPS Production Music.

The event, hosted by Jonny Trunk, founder of British independent record label Trunk Records, took place at The Ballroom, 8 Northumberland Avenue in London on 22 November. The awards honoured the most important and influential creators and their works within the production music industry.

Music used in the latest advertising campaigns, television programmes and film trailers including X-Men Dark Phoenix, The Great Hack and Robin Hood were judged by a panel of 37 experts from across the industry who assessed entries based on composition, originality, production quality, and fit to moving image.

Among the accolades, 15 composition winners and six sync winners were chosen.Universal Production Music was the biggest winner of the night claiming six awards including, Best Hip Hop/Rap/Urban Production Music Track and Best Use of Production Music in Television Factual for its inclusion in BBC One’s Earth from Space series.

PRS Foundation Best Newcomer Award went to Amy McKnight. Her portfolio of work includes the latest Herbal Essences Worldwide TV campaign, creating a modern fresh sound for the brand. The track has also been officially released and can be streamed on all major platforms.

From rock, to ambient, world, hip-hop and folk, to electronic, pop and jazz, the Production Music Awards champion a wide range of genres and cover a cross-section of media platforms including, online viral ad campaigns, drama and factual television, and feature film.

Andy Harrower, Director of Licensing, PRS for Music said: “We are proud to once again support The Production Music Awards. It is a special night for everyone in production music and has become an important fixture in the calendar, synonymous with celebrating musical excellence. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, who continue to raise the standard of competition each year.”

Speaking to PRS for Music’s M Magazine before the event about the unique challenges of production music, Malory TorrExtreme MusicWinner Best Acoustic Pop/Rock Production Music Track for Cornucopia, said: “One of the most challenging aspects is also one I enjoy most and that is writing in genres you would never normally sing or perform in. It’s an amazing opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and push your own boundaries. Another challenge though, is writing music that is authentic but also viable to be synced at the same time It’s a balance between keeping it original but universal, without it veering into the dangerous territory of cliché.

The Production Music Awards were held in association with MCPS Production Music and supported by PRS for Music, PRS Foundation and Klineberg K-OMS Production Music Manager. www.productionmusicawards.com


2019 Production Music Awards Winners:

Composition Awards

Key: Name of track // Music Library // Composer(s)

 

BEST ACOUSTIC POP / ROCK PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Cornucopia // Extreme Music // Malory Torr, Danny McLauchlan

 

BEST AMBIENT / MINIMALIST PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Cloud Castle // VideoHelper // Florian Gravouil

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

City Under The Sea // Universal Production Music (Chappell Recorded Music Library) // Chris Doney, Beth Perry

 

BEST DANCE PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Riverbed // Extreme Music // Nick Kingsley, Margot Maxine

 

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Game On // Cavendish Music // Jamie Wilder

 

BEST FOLK PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Together We Stand // Cavendish Music // Oliver Price, Lewis Fieldhouse

 

BEST HIP HOP / RAP / URBAN PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

City Luxe // Universal Production Music (Bruton Music) // Beat Fatigue

 

BEST INDIE / ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Keep Walking // VideoHelper // Saul Guanipa

 

BEST JAZZ PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Tango De Rojo // BMG Production Music (Selectracks) // Craig Gildner

 

BEST POP PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Replay // No Sheet Music // John Winston, James George, Lily Juniper

 

BEST ROCK PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Mountains // BMG Production Music (The Den) // Timothy Oxnard

 

BEST SCORE PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

The Ocean Depths // Cavendish Music // Harry Lightfoot

 

BEST TRAILER PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Shudder (RHYTHMIC) // VideoHelper // Joseph Saba, Stewar Winter

 

BEST WORLD PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

The Seven Samurai // Universal Production Music (Atmosphere Music) // Dominik Luke Marsden Johnson, Alexius Tschallener

 

BEST WILDCARD PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK 2019

Unleash The Devil // Extreme Music // Nick Kingsley, Jim Davies

 

Synchronisation Awards

Key: Name of track // Sync (i.e. what was the track used on) // Music Library // Composer(s)

 

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC IN TELEVISION ADVERTISING 2019

Innocent Love // BP – Blind Date // BMG Production Music (Score Production Music) // Paul Lennon, Dave Hewson

 

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC IN TELEVISION FACTUAL 2019

Luminous Touch // BBC Earth From Space: Sand Dune Lagoons // Universal Production Music (Atmosphere Music) // Andrew John Skeet, Andrew Michael Britton, David Stephen Goldsmith

 

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC IN A SPORTS PROMO 2019

Direct Route // Wimbledon Coco Gauff // Ninja Tune Production Music // Chris Hall

 

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC IN A TELEVISION TRAILER 2019

This Spells Trouble // TNT4 – Equally Powerful Movies // Extreme Music // Nick Kingsley

 

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC IN A FILM TRAILER 2019

In Limbo // Farming Trailer // Cavendish Music // Jake Shillingford, Nick Evans

 

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC IN DIGITAL / ONLINE ADVERTISING 2019

Blast Dem Up // Introducing 5 Carlos Place – matchesfashion.com // Universal Production Music (Killer Tracks & Soundcast Music) // Ali Theodore, Jordan Yeager, Sarai Howard, Sergio Cabral

 

PRS Foundation Award for Best Newcomer

Composer Amy McKnight (Universal Production Music)

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