Music and sound

Enter the Music+Sound Awards 2021

PRS for Music members will be able to receive an entry discount when entering their CAE numbers at checkout.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 9 Apr 2021
  • min read

The Music+Sound Awards are now accepting entries

The long-established Awards globally celebrate creative excellence in advertising, film, TV, gaming and trailer music and sound, presenting awards for best original composition, best sync, best re-records, best use of production music and best sound design over 41 categories.

In their 9th year, the Music+Sound Awards are firmly established in the industry calendar, setting the global gold standard within the industries represented.  

A 50+ strong judging panel of esteemed and influential industry authorities will meticulously assess each entry in August and go on to determine the best and brightest, enabling the recognition and accolade they deserve.  

The judging panel includes:
Isobel Waller-Bridge, Film + TV Composer (Film: Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginnia, Autumn de Wilde’s Emma, TV: ITV’s Vanity Fair, BBC’s The Split)
Lindsay Wright, Film + TV Composer (HBO/BBC feature documentary The Mystery of DB Cooper)
Jon Opstad, TV + Game Composer (Amazon’s drama The Feed, BBC drama The Woman in White)
Zoe Ellen Bryan, Music Supervisor at Carbon Logic, London (Gurinder Chadha's Bruce Springsteen film Blinded By The Light, TV: I Hate Suzie, BBC’s Peaky Blinders S5, Channel 4’s Derry Girls S2)
EMMY nominated, Catherine Grieves, Head of Film + TV at Faber Music, London (TV: Riviera, Us, Killing Eve, Film: Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here)
Jeremy Newton, Senior Music Supervisor at SixtyFour Music, London
J Bonilla, Co-founder + Creative Director at The Elements Music, Los Angeles
James Wells, Executive Producer at Human + Post Human, New York
Tom Stanford, Founder + Music Supervisor at Theodore, London
Sian Rogers, Head of Supervision at SIREN, London
BAFTA Winner, Peter Scaturro, Senior Music Producer at Sony Interactive Entertainment (Death Stranding, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Days Gone, God of War)

‘It’s safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other for everyone,’ comments Emma Maguire, Awards Director. ‘Despite the challenges and horrors, the industries we represent rallied, adapted and found ways to push on through. This year’s Awards will reveal the results and show the phenomenal grit, perseverance and exceptional achievements seen over the last year. The global pandemic may have hugely affected the conditions in which we work, but it hasn’t affected the quality of work itself.’

She goes on to say, ‘Our jury members this year are, as always, from the highest echelons of our industries and we are extremely grateful for their involvement. It is this high calibre of juror that makes winning a Music+Sound Award such a high accolade. So it’s with great delight that we announce the opening of 2021’s Music+Sound Awards! We wish everyone the best of luck with their entries.’

Enter before 16 June 2021 to receive discounted early entry price.