BMG Production Music Scores Nine Wins at the Production Music Awards
BMG Production Music (BMGPM) triumphed at the Production Music Awards (PMAs) held at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on November 23rd, with a record nine wins in its first year of entering.
BMGPM impressed the PMAs expert panel, comprising 36 judges for 2018, gaining five top accolades for its wholly-owned labels and four more for third-party labels represented by the company - within nine of 20 categories. These wins span all three sections of the awards: best newcomer, composition, and four out of six categories within synch - highlighting BMGPM’s leading usable, synch-friendly and popular tracks.
Among the BMGPM entries securing plaudits at the awards are: the dramatic trailer music for films The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro, a floaty doo-wop style tune bringing to life a fruit smoothies television advert, an epic female vocal track featured in sports streaming service DAZN’s Multifootball 2018 sports promo, and the creeping soundscape for the Netflix phenomenon Stranger Things 2 trailer.
The UK-based Production Music Awards recognises and celebrates the best music libraries and composers in the production music industry. The PMAs aims to share the depth and quality of modern production music with the wider synch, media and advertising industries.
John Clifford, BMG Production Music SVP global - sales, marketing & repertoire / MD UK, said: “It’s great to see BMGPM’s team of music makers from around the world - composers, producers and label partners - recognised with wins across both our wholly-owned and third-party labels at this event. Production music is rarely in the limelight and we’ve always considered ourselves the hidden hitmakers, priding ourselves on creative integrity and excellence - so we’re honoured to have been acknowledged at the Production Music Awards.”
Geert-Willem Koolhof, BMG Production Music global managing director, said: “The Production Music Awards is a prestigious event in our industry’s calendar and I’m delighted with the achievement, considering we are two years in as BMGPM. My congratulations to all the nominees and winners! I’m proud to work with such a great, creative and talented team and group of composers, producers and label partners.”
Best Ambient / Minimalist Production Music Track 2018
Winner - Prayer // BMG Production Music // Josh Ellis (Label: Bleach)
Best Jazz Production Music Track 2018
Winner - Ironic Gambler Swing //CosMind Production Music // Jurek Zimmermann
Best Pop Production Music Track 2018
Winner - Stuck // Anonymous Recordings Music Library // Robert Edwards, Little Violet
Best Trailer Production Music Track 2018
Winner - The Promise // BMG Production Music // Rolf Anton Krueger (Label: X-Ray Dog)
Best Use of Production Music in Television Advertising 2018
Winner - Just Imagine // True Fruits – Safer Snaxxx // BMG Production Music // Stuart A. Hart, Scott Lean, Tom Hirschmann (Label: Selectracks Song Catalog)
Best Use of Production Music in a Sports Promo
Winner - No Turning Back // DAZN Multifootball 2018 // BMG Production Music // Lee Baker (Label: Must Save Jane)
Best Use of Production Music in a Television Trailer 2018
Winner - Last Ray of Light // Stranger Things 2 Trailer // BMG Production Music // Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (Label: Immediate Music)
Best Use of Production Music in a Film Trailer 2018
Winner - The Inquisitor // ‘The Shape of Water’ Trailer // BMG Production Music // Inon Zur (Label: X-Ray Dog)
PRS Foundation 'Best Newcomer' Award 2018
Winner - Amadeo Lopez // Handmade Sounds