Production Music Awards return on 24 November

Entries open now. Closing date 1 September

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The Production Music Awards in association with MCPS Production Music will return on Friday 24 November, championing the depth and quality of modern production music to the wider sync, media and advertising industries. 

This year, PRS for Music, alongside MCPS Production Music, will play a key role in supporting the awards, helping to increase its presence in the music industry and the media industries as a whole.

The awards are now open for entries, with a closing date of 1 September. Music libraries can submit work and view the rules for entry online.

Also returning this year is Tune Up, a dedicated event for composers, musicians and producers, which takes place in the daytime before the awards on 24 November. Tune Up moves to a new venue for 2017 – BFI Southbank, which boasts an impressive screening room with industry leading facilities to host workshops and presentations. 

Last year, Tune Up featured a presentation from Academy Award-winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Kubo and the Two Strings), alongside industry focused sessions from cellist Peter Gregson (Wonder Woman, Churchill) and composer Rael Jones (My Cousin Rachel) among others. Speakers and sessions for the 2017 edition of the event will be announced shortly.

The Production Music Awards are presented once again in association with MCPS Production Music, while PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, have also partnered with the awards. The Musician’s Union, Spitfire Audio and production collective WMP are key sponsors of the celebratory event.


Last year’s PMAs were a triumph and we’re thrilled to continue our support of this positive event, showcasing the fabulous, high quality music our industry consistently produces.

Simon James, Head of MCPS Production Music.

Tickets for the Production Music Awards are available online now at



Notes to Editors

For further information, interviews and media enquiries contact:  
Stefania Pavlou, PRS for Music, Media Relations Manager: / 020 3741 4777
Richard Canavan, Production Music Awards: / 07816 520 228 


About MCPS Production Music 

MCPS licenses quality production music on behalf of professional publishers and composers. Our cost-effective production music licences offer pre-clearance for any type of usage and one stop licensing of 1 million + of our members’ repertoire via our simple online licensing process. 

The licensing of Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd (MCPS) rights is administered by PRS for 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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