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    ENTRY DEADLINE
    28th NOVEMBER 2014
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MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS

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 visual media. Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film, television (composition and programming) and gaming, 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.

We welcome everybody involved in production to celebrate the role of music and sound design within their finished work. One could argue that music and sound make up at least 50% of the overwhelming majority of visual media, yet there just isn’t enough recognition for it, until now. Can you imagine a hamlet cigar commercial without Bach’s Air on a G String, a Film or TV programme without its score or a video game without sound effects? The music and sound design industry is thriving in all areas of the media and its incredible talent deserves celebration and recognition for what it achieves.

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, composition and title sequences, feature films, television programmes and video games. Each of these areas will be judged for: best original composition, best sound design and best sync/use of existing music.

Call for Entries: 20th October 2014

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Categories

Categories have been created to include the widest possible use of music and sound in the media and invite entries from television, cinema and radio advertising, non-broadcast and viral advertising, composition and title sequences, feature films, television programmes and video games.

Original Composition

The Cord Worldwide Award for Best Original Composition in Broadcast Advertising
Original compositions that were created specifically for use as part of a television or cinema advertising campaign. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium and used in this space during the eligible window are acceptable.
Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising
Original compositions created specifically for advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium and used in this space during the eligible window are acceptable.
The SIREN Award for Best Original Composition in a Feature Film - Single Scene
Original compositions that were created specifically for a feature film score. This category does not include title sequences or film trailers. A single scene or excerpts from a film can be entered for consideration.
Short Film Single scene
Original compositions that were created specifically for a short film score. A single scene or full length film can be entered for consideration.
Television Programme Score
Original compositions created for a television programmme as part of it's incidental score. This category does not include television title sequences or programme trailers. A single scene or excerpts from an episode or series can be entered for consideration.
Gaming
Original compositions created for in-game play including those created for consoles, desktop games, mobile games/apps and online gaming. Entrants must upload a clip of no more than 5 minutes of in-game footage showcasing the composition as it would be experienced by the player. Should the work be shortlisted for inclusion in the second round of judging, the entrant will be contacted and asked to provide access to the game/s so that it can be played by the jury.
Trailers + Promos
Original compositions created specifically for use as part of a trailer or promotional film.
Title Sequences
Original compositions created specifically for programme or film title sequences.
Branding + Idents
Original compositions created specifically for branding purposes. This category includes sonic logos, brand identities and channel identities.

Re-records + Adaptations

Broadcast Advertising
Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for an advertising campaign aired on television or in cinemas. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.
Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising
Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.
Feature Film - Single Scene
Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for a film soundtrack. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.
Trailers + Promos
Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for a trailer or promo. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.

Sound Design

Television Advertising
Creative use of sound and sound effects in television advertising. Commercials originally created for another medium that are aired with client approval during the eligibility window on television are also acceptable.
Cinema Advertising
Creative use of sound and sound effects in cinema advertising. Commercials originally created for another medium that are aired with client approval during the eligibility window in cinema are also acceptable
Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising
Creative use of sound and sound effects in advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Commercials originally created for another medium that are aired with client approval during the eligibility window are also acceptable.
Radio Advertising
Creative use of sound and sound effects in radio advertising. Commercials originally created for another medium that are aired with client approval during the eligibility window are also acceptable.
The Factory Studios Award for Best Sound Design in a Feature Film
Creative use of sound and sound effects within a feature film. A single scene or excerpts from the film can be entered for consideration.
Short Film
Creative use of sound and sound effects in a short film.
Television Programme
Creative use of sound and sound effects within a television program. A single scene or excerpts from an episode or series can be entered for consideration.
Gaming
Creative use of sound and sound effects accompanying in-game play including those created for consoles, desktops, mobile apps and online gaming. Entrants must upload a clip of no more than 5 minutes of in-game footage showcasing the composition as it would be experienced by the player. Should the work be shortlisted for inclusion in the second round of judging, the entrant will be contacted and asked to provide access to the game/s so that it can be played by the jury.
Best Audio Production in Gaming
Many different aspects of production go into a great sounding game, including sound design, music composition and production, dialogue, mixing and the interactive implementation of those assets. This award recognises and celebrates all those disciplines coming together.
Trailers + Promos
Creative use of sound and sound effects in trailers and promotional film and video created for any medium.
Best Audio Mix in a Commercial
Manipulation and handling of all audio elements used to create a commercial's soundtrack. Work can be entered from any advertising medium.

Use of Existing Music

Broadcast Advertising
Use of existing music in television and/or cinema advertising. Music originally licensed for another advertising medium that is broadcast during the eligibility window with client approval on television is also acceptable.
Non-broadcast + Viral Advertising
Use of existing music in advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Tracks originally licensed for another advertising medium and used in this one are acceptable provided it is within the eligibility window.
Feature Film Soundtrack
Use of existing music in a feature film. A single scene or excerpts from a full length film can be entered for consideration.
Short Film Soundtrack
Use of existing music in a short film. A single scene or full length film can be entered for consideration.
Television Programme Score
Use of Existing Music in a televison program as part of it's incidental score. This category does not include title sequences or film trailers. A single scene or excerpts from an episode or the series can be entered for consideration.
Trailers + Promos
Use of existing music in a trailer or promotional film.
Brand + Band Partnership
Brands that engage an artist / band in any medium, and that uses the synergy of brand values and artist profile to enhance and communicate a campaign, be that an advertising campaign, a product launch and / or an album campaign etc. This might be in single or multiple media and does not have to include broadcast media.

Call for Entries: 20th October 2014

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2015 JURY

Every member of the jury will judge the entries in their respective discipline without bias or prejudice. The entrant of every piece of work will remain anonymous. Collectively, their votes and voices will determine the winners and finalists of the Music+Sound Awards.

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Entry Details

All work submitted must be in the form it was broadcast, published or released with all the logos, trademarks and copy marks intact. Any work created solely for the purpose of entering this competition will be disqualified and in the case of a query by the jury, board or founders of the Music+Sound Awards the entrant will be required to provide documentary evidence to prove eligibility of entry.

To be eligible for consideration for a Music+Sound Award your work must have been broadcast, published or released with client approval between 31st October 2013 and 30th November 2014.

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2015 CEREMONY

Cafe de Paris, Coventry Street, London, W1D 6BL
Date: 4th March 2015
Doors: 6.30pm
Awards Ceremony: 7.30pm
After Party: 9pm - 2am

After Party Only
£75 + VAT
  • Includes a £5 donation to our charity partner Nordoff Robbins.
  • Does not include food.
  • Entry after 9pm only.
Ceremony Tables
£1500 + VAT
  • Seats 12 and includes food.
  • Includes 12 x £5 donations to our charity partner Nordoff Robbins.
  • Entry from 6.30pm.
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Music+Sound Awards 2015
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Tickets on sale: January 2015

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