Call for Entry: Music+Sound Awards

Teaming up once again with national music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, the UK Music+Sound Awards have opened their doors for 2016 entries.

For a 5th year they remain the first and only global awards programme to recognise and celebrate excellence within the world of music composition, supervision and sound design in the media.

Anyone who has worked, in any capacity, on a film, TV or advertising project that they feel has been notably enhanced by the music or sound is invited to submit their work here:

There are 28 categories in 5 sections: Best Original Composition, Best Sound Design, Best Sync, Best Re-Records + Adaptations and Best Use of Production Music.

With the support of the industry, the awards set out to give accolade and kudos to the exceptional talent in this arena and underline how intrinsically vital music and sound are to productions.


The formation of awards ceremonies such as The Music+Sound Awards denotes the increased recognition of the fields of music supervision, composition and sound design in the UK.

It is extremely positive to see an event commend great uses of sound and music in addition to highlighting the significance of the impact that can be created by the right sonic accompaniment.

Jury member, Music Supervisor Sarah Bridge

A 26 strong judging panel of esteemed industry authorities, including music supervisors Sarah Bridge (The Theory of Everything) and Ed Bailie of Leland Music (Last King of Scotland), Film and TV composer, Harry Escott (Michael Winterbottom & Steve McQueen collaborator) and Ogilvy & Mather’s CCO, Gerry Human, will rigorously vet and consider each entry at the BFI Stephen Street Screening Rooms in January. With meticulous judgement, they’ll determine the best and brightest so as to shine a light on them and enable the recognition and accolade they deserve.


We are delighted to announce the opening of 2016’s competition. We have a stellar panel of judges eagerly awaiting entries and once again a full breadth of categories that encompass the entire range of crafts involved in this field.

It’s our fifth anniversary this year and there’s now firm confidence within the industry that the awards have set the gold standard in music and sound design within the media. For individuals and companies, receiving a Music+Sound Award is unquestionably recognised as being a prestigious and respected honour. We wish all entrants the best of luck!

Co-founder, Dan Neale

The Music+Sound Awards are once again proudly supporting Nordoff Robbins, the national music therapy charity, with £5 from each submission and ticket sale going to this life-changing charity.  

The Music+Sound Awards will be open for entry until Friday 4th December. Once again PRS for Music members receive a 15% entry discount.  All entry details and competition rules can be found on the awards site,

Once again the music and sound design industries have given their support to this event with sponsorship coming from heavyweights such as PRS for Music, Universal Production Music, Scramble, Factory Studios, SIREN, Jungle Studios, Imagem, Wave Studios, Yellow Boat Music, Native and Wave Music.

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Notes to Editors

  • Entry window opens on 19th October 2015 and will close on 4th December 2015
  • Entries can be made at
  • For advertising, TV and feature film entries the cost is £135 + VAT per entry per category or £115 + VAT with an eligible discount (PRS for Music members receive this 15% discount).  For short film submissions the cost is £50 + VAT Prices include a £5 donation to Nordoff Robbins.
  • Work needs to have been broadcast, published or released between 6th December 2014 and 4th December 2015.
  • Finalists will be announced in February 2016
  • Winners will be announced in March 2016
  • The International Music+Sound Awards, the global branch of the programme, launches in January 2016, open to entries worldwide.


The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that music and sound design play in the world of media.

Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film and television, 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 visual media broadcast or released in the UK.

The awards categories have been created to include the widest possible use of music and sound in visual media. They invite entries from television and cinema commercials, non-broadcast or viral advertising, branding and title sequence, feature films, short films and television programmes.  Each of these areas will be judged for: best original composition, best sound design, best sync, best re-records + adaptations and best use of production music.

Sponsors of the Music+Sound Awards 2014 include PRS for Music, Universal Production Music, Scramble, Factory Studios, SIREN, Jungle Studios, Imagem, Wave Studios, Yellow Boat Music, Native and Wave Music.

For more information or images please contact:
Emma Maguire – - 020 3012 0234 

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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