Deadline Looming for 2016's UK Music+Sound Awards

With 2016’s UK Music+Sound Award’s entry window closing at midnight on Friday 4th December, there’s just a short time left to enter. PRS for Music members once again receive a 15% entry discount.

On their 5th anniversary, The Music+Sound Awards continue to celebrate excellence within the world of music composition, sync and sound design in advertising and the rest of the media.  They champion the inherent value of production music and sound and ensure that the talent involved gets the kudos they deserve.  


We’re thrilled that once again the music and sound design industries have come together and given their support to put on this event.  Our jury this year is again composed of immensely talented industry figureheads whose phenomenal expertise and experience will make for a superb panel.

We’re absolutely passionate about giving the incredible wealth of talent out there their moment in the limelight and feel so satisfied that the Awards are in their fifth year of achieving this.

MD, Emma Maguire

Anyone who has worked, in any capacity, on a film, TV or advertising project, broadcast or released between 6th December 2014 and 4th December 2015, that they feel has been significantly enriched by the music or sound is invited to submit their work at by Friday 4th December.

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.

The Music+Sound Awards are 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. As last year, PRS for Music members receive a 15% entry discount.  All entry, jury and category 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, Native, Yellow Boat Music, Factory Studios, Yellow Technology, Universal Production Music, Jungle Studios, Scramble, Wave Studios, SIREN, Imagem and Wave Music.

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Emma Maguire – - 07808 500 132

Notes to Editors

  • Entry window will close at midnight 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 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.

About Music+Sound

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 2016 include PRS for Music, Universal Production Music, Scramble, Factory Studios, SIREN, Jungle Studios, Imagem, Wave Studios, Yellow Boat Music, Yellow Technology, Native and Wave Music.

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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