Winners Revealed: Production Music Awards 2019
Best use of production music in advertising, film and television celebrated at awards show. Amy McKnight, Universal Production Music, wins PRS Foundation Best Newcomer Award.
Talented composers from all over the world were celebrated across 22 categories at the fourth annual Production Music Awards in association with MCPS Production Music.
The event, hosted by Jonny Trunk, founder of British independent record label Trunk Records, took place at The Ballroom, 8 Northumberland Avenue in London on 22 November. The awards honoured the most important and influential creators and their works within the production music industry.
Music used in the latest advertising campaigns, television programmes and film trailers including X-Men Dark Phoenix, The Great Hack and Robin Hood were judged by a panel of 37 experts from across the industry who assessed entries based on composition, originality, production quality, and fit to moving image.
Among the accolades, 15 composition winners and six sync winners were chosen. Universal Production Music was the biggest winner of the night claiming six awards including, Best Hip Hop/Rap/Urban Production Music Track and Best Use of Production Music in Television Factual for its inclusion in BBC One’s Earth from Space series.
PRS Foundation Best Newcomer Award went to Amy McKnight. Her portfolio of work includes the latest Herbal Essences Worldwide TV campaign, creating a modern fresh sound for the brand. The track has also been officially released and can be streamed on all major platforms.
For the full list of winners by category see The Production Music Awards website.
From rock, to ambient, world, hip-hop and folk, to electronic, pop and jazz, the Production Music Awards champion a wide range of genres and cover a cross-section of media platforms including, online viral ad campaigns, drama and factual television, and feature film.
We are proud to once again support The Production Music Awards. It is a special night for everyone in production music and has become an important fixture in the calendar, synonymous with celebrating musical excellence. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, who continue to raise the standard of competition each year.
The Production Music Awards were held in association with MCPS Production Music and supported by PRS for Music, PRS Foundation and Klineberg K-OMS Production Music Manager.
Malory Torr, Extreme Music, Winner Best Acoustic Pop/Rock Production Music Track for Cornucopia spoke to PRS for Music’s M Magazine before the event about the unique challenges of production music.
One of the most challenging aspects is also one I enjoy most and that is writing in genres you would never normally sing or perform in. It’s an amazing opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and push your own boundaries. Another challenge though, is writing music that is authentic but also viable to be synced at the same time It’s a balance between keeping it original but universal, without it veering into the dangerous territory of cliché.