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The UK Music+Sound Awards entry window is now closed.

We are accepting entries for our international competeion until 14th April 2014. Click here for details on how to enter.

We are the only Awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role that music and sound design play in the world of visual media.

Launched in 2011 the Music+Sound Awards successfully fills the gap left by other media awards programmes that fail to recognise music and sound design in the advertising, film, television and gaming industries.

Now in its third year in the UK and second year internationally, all work entered into the UK Music+Sound Awards will be entered free of charge into the international competition.

To read more about the new international categories, jury and winner's event click here to visit our international website.

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About

Celebrating music and sound design...

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 (branding 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, branding 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.

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The Board

  • Nick Payne: Owner / Senior Producer @ The Works

    Since founding The Works in 2004, Nick and his team have produced countless scores, songs, re-records and identities for agencies and brands as diverse as HSBC, Mini, Nike and LG and more recently were heavily involved in the global rebranding of Sony Playstation. The Works has won no less than seven industry awards in 2012 for their work on the BBC's trailer 'Remarkable Moments' which features a unique re-record of Louis Armstrong's 'Wonderful World' produced and arranged by Nick Payne and narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

  • Dan Neale: Creative Director @ Native

    Dan is Co-Founder of the awards and Creative Director of Native Music Supervision. His background is a unique combination of music and advertising having worked as Head of Music at RKCR/Y&R for six years, and as a media composer for four years prior to that. Some of the projects Dan has overseen include BBC London 2012, Kopparberg, Lloyds Bank, M&S and Virgin Atlantic.

  • Warren Hamilton: CEO & Creative Director @ The Wave Group

    Wave Recording Studios was founded in 1999 with the emphasis being on high creative, perfectly illustrated by the company’s inaugural spot, Guinness ‘Surfer’. Since then Wave has opened a facility in Amsterdam and built a worldwide reputation for its work, which has included various award-winning commercials for Audi, Skoda, Sony, Cadbury’s, Honda, Guinness, Mercedes and Stella Artois.

  • Tom Foster: Head of Film & Television @ Universal Publishing

    Tom is the Head of Film and TV Licensing at Universal Music Publishing where he is responsible for securing placements in film, television and advertising for acts such as Adele, Coldplay, U2 and The Foo Fighters among many others. Tom has previously worked at Warner/Chappell, EMI Records, Demon Music Group and has also been a successful recording artist himself.

  • Marion McCormack: Head of Client Services @ The Sync Agency

    The Sync Agency is an independent music consultancy built on over two decades of experience at the forefront of music branding, strategy, and advertising. Based in the heart of London's music district, The Sync Agency helps global brands like Motorola, ING, Orange, Marks and Spencer, BT, and Virgin Atlantic define their tone and harness the power of music across all of their communications channels.

  • Garry Taylor: Audio Director @ Sony Computer Entertainment

    Garry is Audio Director at Sony Worldwide Studio's Creative Services Group. He is responsible for audio development across Sony's London, Cambridge and Evolution studios. During his career he has worked on most of Sony's major franchises including Little Big Planet, Killzone, Gran Turismo, The Getaway, and the eagerly anticipated J.K Rowling's Book Of Spells.

  • Ingrid Armstrong: Production & Marketing Director @ Factory

    Ingrid is co-founder of award winning audio facility Factory Studios working regularly with clients such as Mother, RKCR/Y&R, Leo Burnett, Sony Music, Universal & Cineworld. In 2008 Ingrid oversaw the expansion of Factory's audio and visual production department and since 2010 her role as Production and Marketing Director has focused on furthering the development and exposure of Factory's creative services.

  • Rosie Hill: Senior Sync Manager @ Imagem Creative Services

    Rosie manages the UK Creatives Services team for Imagem, one of the world's leading Independent music publishers. With over 12 years of experience in music, television and media, Rosie handles a core group of key clients and leads on client strategy, creative catalogue development and secondary exploitation. Rosie has had success placing Imagem copyrights from all genres, across all medias, and her classical background has helped her to produce several large - scale recordings at studios such as Air and Angel.

  • Abi Leland: Managing Director @ Leland Music

    Leland Music is an independent music agency, made up of a specialist team of individuals with a vast musical knowledge, an intuitive passion for music and a sharp creative vision. It's reputation is built upon Abi Leland's many years of well-respected music supervision in the film and advertising industries. Leland Music has helped to create many award-winning advertising campaigns for brands including John Lewis, Hovis, Lloyds TSB, and Nike.

  • Anthony Moore: Co-Founder & Partner @ Factory

    As the group’s Creative Director of Audio, he is involved in the sound design and music facets of factory studios, SIREN and Texture. With over 20 years of specialist experience in audio, music and broadcasting, Anthony has developed a team that are at the forefront of sound design and composition for advertising, TV, digital and film. His work with the factory studios team has garnered awards and credits from the likes of BAFTA, D&AD, British Arrows, Cannes Lions, Clios, Kinsale Sharks and MAS.

  • Simon Elms: Creative Director @ Eclectic Music

    With more than twenty years experience in composing and producing music for picture, Simon is now Creative Director of Eclectic Music, one of London's leading independent music houses offering global brands and their creative agencies music soutions in the form of original composition, sound design, licensing and contract negotiation.

  • Chris Turner: Senior Sound Designer @ Jungle Studios

    Chris Turner is a senior sound designer and studio manager at Jungle. Having started his career as a music engineer/producer at FON, he has gone on to design award winning sound for clients such as Cadbury, Guinness, VW and Marmite.

  • Jonathan Tester: Head of Creative @ Bucks Music Group

    Before joining Bucks Music Group Jonathan worked as a music supervisor for Soundlounge working with clients as diverse as Pirelli, GO! Airlines, Adidas, Levis, KFC, Ford and Guinness. In 2002, he became Synchronisation Manager and has since gone on to become Head of Creative representing their roster of artists and writers in TV, Film, Commercials and Games.

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Refunds, Returns and Delivery

We regret that we are unable to refund money for entries to the Music and Sound Awards for any reason and reserve the right to disqualify and / or close categories without notification.

Ticket sales are non-returnable and non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. In the event that the Awards Ceremony is cancelled Music+Sound Awards Ltd. will refund all ticket sales in full, less the small fee charged by our checkout merchant to process the original order.

Ceremony tickets will be posted 1 week (7 days) prior to the ceremony date. The name of ticket purchasers will also be held on the door on a master guest list in case tickets are lost in the post or mislaid by the purchaser.

UK Winners

Please click on a category below to see the winners.

Best Original Composition

Best Sound Design

Best Sync/Use Of Existing Music

UK Finalists

UK Ceremony

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For a second year the UK Music+Sound Awards ceremony will be held at Troxy, London. Our host for the evening will be the hilarious guitar wielding, loop layering stand up comedian Rob Deering and our closing ceremony will feature an exclusive DJ set by the legendary David Holmes.

Date: 27th February 2014

Venue: Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX

Doors Open: 6.30pm

Tickets: £125 + VAT

£5 from every ticket sale will be given to our charity Nordoff Robbins.

Ticket price includes food.

Please note this is a standing event, unless you are accompanying a sponsor or have reserved a table.

To enquire about table prices please send an email to hello@masawards.com

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2014 Jury

Chair People

Kevin Sargent: Original Composition
Anthony Moore: Sound Design - Advertising
Chris Sturmer: Sound Design - Film and Television
Garry Taylor: Sound Design / Audio Production - Gaming
Ian Neil: Best Use of Existing Music

Composers / Artists

David Arnold: Composer: Quantum of Solace / Casino Royale / Die Another Day
Guy Farley: Composer: The Hot Potato / If I Were You / The Flock
Kevin Sargent: Composer: The Hour / We'll Take Manhattan / A Waste of Shame
Barnaby Taylor: Composer: Frozen Planet 'On Thin Ice' / Wild China / Ganges
Philip Jewson: Managing Director @ Yellow Boat Music
Augusta Quiney: Chair Person @ PCAM
Sean Atherton: Executive Producer @ SIREN

Advertising Creatives / Producers

Ted Heath: Creative Director @ RKCR/Y&R
Paul Angus: Creative Director @ RKCR/Y&R
Tim McNaughton: Creative Director @ Mother
Olly Calverley: Head of TV @ VCCP
Nils Leonard: Chief Creative Officer @ Grey London
Jay Pond-Jones: Creative Director @ Beattie McGuinness Bungay
Adrian Rossi: Creative Partner @ AMV BBDO London
Mark Roalfe: Executive Creative Director @ RKCRY&R RKCRY&R

Sound Designers

Anthony Moore: Creative Director of Audio @ Factory
Jack Sedgwick: Sound Designer @ Wave Studios
Ollie Usher: Sound Designer @ Scramble Soho
Chris Sturmer: Sound Designer @ Hackenbacker
Adrian Rhodes: Sound Designer @ Goldcrest Post
Nick Angell: Owner @ Angell Sound
Sam Ashwell: Creative Partner @ 750 mph
Ben Leeves: Sound Designer @ Grand Central Recording Studios
Chris Turner: Sound Designer @ Jungle Studios

Music Supervisors / Sync

Kate Young: Managing Director @ Soho Music Group
Rich Robinson: VP of Sync, UK & Europe @ Parlophone WMG
Ian Neil: Director for Music, Film, TV, Advertising & Games @ Sony Music
Pascale Khalaf: Head of Film, TV, & Advertising @ Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Rosie Hill: Head of UK Creative Services @ Imagem Creative Services
Tom Foster: Head of Film & TV Licensing @ Universal Music Publishing
Gareth Smith: VP Synchronisation & Marketing Worldwide @ Big Deal Songs
Karina Masters: VP / Director of Synchronisation and Marketing @ Sony ATV
Michelle Stoddart: Senior VP, Synchronisation & Digital Media @ Kobalt Music Group
Isobel Palos: Head of Film & TV @ Beggars Group
Abi Leland: Managing Director @ Leland Music
Liz Gallacher: Music Supervisor @ Velvet Ears
Matt Kaleda: Creative Director @ Just Isn't Music Publishing
Adam Bushell: Creative Director @ Tin Drum Music
Ayla Owen: Head of Music @ The Most Radicalist Black Sheep Music / BBH London
Chas de Whalley: Founder @ Ad Break Anthems
Debbie Rogerson: Music Copyright Executive @ BBC
Tom Stingemore: Head of Synchronisation @ BMG Chrysalis

Gaming

Jessica Curry @ The Chinese Room
Richard Jacques @ Richard Jacques Studios
Alexis Smith @ Smith & Henson
Walter Mair @ Metronome
Lee Banyard @ Rocksteady Studios
Simon Poole @ Funcom
Chris Sweetman @ Sounds Sweet'man
Steve Whetman @ Splash Damage Studios
Mark Estdale @ Outsource Media
Ben Ryalls @ Side UK
Joris de Man @ Joris de Man
Rebecca Parnell @ Magic Brew
Steve Brown @ Lionhead Studios
Jordan Pedder @ Guerrilla

Judging will be rigorous, but fair...

Every member of the panel will judge the entries in their respective discipline without bias or prejudice. The entrant of every piece of work will remain anonymous. If the jury member has been involved in a piece of work that has been entered or has an association with a piece of work via his or her company, he / she will not be allowed to vote for that entry. Collectively, their votes and voices will determine the winners and finalists. Each jury member will be briefed by the Board of the Music+Sound Awards on what to look for and will be expected to add this to their own experiences and expertise to decide who should be nominated for the Awards.

Categories

Best Original Composition

Television Advertising

Original compositions that were created specifically for use as part of a television advertising campaign. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium that are aired during the eligible window with client approval on television are also acceptable.

Cinema Advertising

Original compositions that were created specifically for use as part of a cinema advertising campaign. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium that are aired during the eligible window with client approval on television are also acceptable.

The PRS for Music Award for Best Television Programme Score

Original compositions created for a televison program 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.

Feature Film Score

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 Score

Original compositions that were created specifically for a short film score. A single scene or full length film 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.

Non-Broadcast + Viral 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.

Trailers + Promos

Original compositions created specifically for use as part of a trailer or promotional film.

Branding + Title Sequences

Original compositions created specifically for programme title sequences, channel branding and brand identities.

Use of Production Music in Advertising

Best use of production music used as part of an advertising campaign for any/or all mediums.


















Best Sync / Use of Existing Music

Television Advertising

Use of existing music in television advertising. Music originally licensed for another advertising medium that is broadcast during the eligibility window with client approval on television is also acceptable.

Cinema Advertising

Use of existing music in cinema advertising. Music originally licensed for another advertising medium that is broadcast during the eligibility window with client approval on television is also acceptable.

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.

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.

The Universal Publishing Production Music Award
for Best Sync in a Trailer or Promo

Use of existing music in a trailer or promotional film.

Re-Records + Adaptations

Existing music re-recorded, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted and used as part of a media application or communication.

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.

Agency of the Year

Awarded to the Agency that demonstrated a progressive approach to the soundtracks applied to their productions. Passion, knowledge, innovation and effectiveness are some of the criteria the board and jury will be looking for. Entries can be in the form of a single piece of work, campaign or collection of campaigns for any and all media, but must show creative excellence in the use of music and/or sound.


















Best 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.

Non Broadcast + Viral 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trailers + Promos

Creative use of sound and sound effects in trailers and promotional film and video created for any medium.

The Grand Central Recording Studios Award for
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.

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.




















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How To Enter

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for a Music+Sound Award your work must have been broadcast, published or released with client approval between 8th October 2012 and 30th November 2013.

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.

Entry Fees

Advertising, television and film entries: £130 per entry, per category
Advertising, television and film entries, discounted: £105 per entry, per category
Gaming entries: £55 per entry, per category
Short film entries: £55 per entry, per category

£5 from every entry will be donated to Nordoff Robbins, our charity partner.

Technical Specifications

All entries must be uploaded as a .MOV file (except radio entries which should be uploaded as 320kbps mp3s). File names must not contain non-alphanumeric characters (eg. *&%$_@) and be 30 characters or less.

Video Entries / .MOV uploads

Resolution: Preferably 1920 x 1080, or at least 1280 x 720
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Codec: Mov or Mpeg4, H264
Data Rate: Minimum 5,000kbps / Maximum 10,000kbps
Sound: Linear PCM 48KHz
Maximum file size: 100 MB per minute of footage

Cinema Entries / .MOV uploads

Resolution: Preferably 1920 x 1080, or at least 1280 x 720
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Codec: Mov or Mpeg4, H264
Data Rate: Minimum 5,000kbps / Maximum 10,000kbps
Sound: Linear PCM 48KHz (if your work is shortlisted we will request surround sound files for viewing by the jury in an approved Dolby Studio)
Maximum file size: 100 MB per minute of footage

Radio Entries / .WAV and .MP3 uploads

MP3: 320 kbps / stereo
WAV: 44.1KHz or 48KHz / stereo interleaved

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TROXY 21.02.13

Our second UK ceremony at Troxy on 21st February 2013 was another massive success for the Music and Sound Industries with over 700 guests in attendace all celebrating the incredible work of the UK's Music and Sound Design industries.

The 2013 ceremony was hosted by comedian and entertainer Tom Webb and along side the much anticipated award presentations, guests were treated to virtuoso performances from SXSW's ones to watch, Duologue and the incredible sound of The Heavy.

Following the full length, show stopping performance by The Heavy, the evening finished on a massive high with DJ sets from Sister Bliss (Faithless) and Pete Wiggs (St. Etienne)

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2013 WINNERS

Visit the 2013 winners and finalists website

Best Original Composition

The Factory Studios Award for Best Composition in TV Advertising
The Guardian, “Three Little Pigs” (Woodwork Music, Phil Kay and BBH)

Cinema Advertising
Pearl & Dean, “Doomed Planet” (Nick Samuel and BETC London)

Non Broadcast & Viral Advertising
Hoss Intropia, “Make Your Own Rhythm feat. Florrie” (RSA Films, Erik Olsson & Christian Larson [Red Pipe])

Trailers & Promos
BBC 2012, “Stadium UK” (Warner Chappell & RKCR/Y&R and Elbow)

Titles & Branding
Downton Abbey Series 3 (Carnival Films and John Lunn)

Film Score
Ill Manors (Universal Music Publishing and Plan B & Al Shux)

The PRS For Music Award for Best Composition in a Television Programme
Sherlock Series 2 (Hothouse Music and David Arnold & Michael Price)

Gaming
Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment and Austin Wintory)

Best Use of Sound Design

The Siren Award for Best Sound Design in Television Advertising
GlaxoSmithKline, “The Crowd Is My Only Drug” (Factory Studios, Anthony Moore & Jon Clarke and TBWA London)

The Jungle Group Award for Best Sound Design in Cinema Advertising
Vogue Italia, “Get Richard” (750mph and Sam Ashwell)

Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising
Radio Soulwax, ‘Machine’ (Rogue Films and Alex Grossman)

Trailers & Promos
Channel 4, “Meet The Superhumans” (Envy Post Production and Rich Martin)

Titles & Branding
Honda Channel 4 Idents, "The More We Look, The More We Learn" (Factory Studios, Daniel Beckwith and Wieden+Kennedy)

TV Programme
The Hollow Crown (Gold Crest Post and Antony Bayman, Sue Harding, Adam Horley, Rob Humpage, Ben Norrington, Julien Pirrie, Adrian Rhodes, Philip Syversten, Christopher Wilson)

The Wave Studios Award for Best Sound Design in Gaming
Battlefield 3 (EA Digital Illusions CE)

The Wave Studios Award for Best Sound Design in Radio Advertising
Cocaine Unwrapped, “One Life. One line” (Grand Central Recording Studios, Munzie Thind and Leo Burnett)

The Grand Central Recording Studios Award for Best Audio Mix In A Commercial
Lurpak, “Rainbow” (Wave Studios , Aaron Reynolds and Wieden+Kennedy)

Best Sync / Use of Existing Music

TV Advertising
British Heart Foundation, “Hard & Fast” (Grey London & Grand Central Recording Studios) The Bee Gees: Staying Alive

Cinema Advertising
Nike / O2, “Nike / O2 Priority Sports” (Soho Music & VCCP) Woodkid: Run Boy Run

Trailers & Promos
The Secret World (Simon Poole & Funcom and Nimrod Productions) Max Richter & Dinah Washington: On the Nature of Daylight / This Bitter Earth (Shutter Island Remix)

Film Soundtrack
Moonrise Kingdom (Imagem Creative Services and Randall Poster ) Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

TV Soundtrack
Hit & Miss (Manners McDade and Iain Cooke) Piney Gir: Letting In the Sunshine

Re-records / Adaptations
Playin' With my Friends (A&G Sync Music and Mother) Masters In France: Playin' With My Friends

Non Broadcast & Viral Advertising
British Heart Foundation, “BHF - Vinnie” (Grey London) The Bee Gees: Staying Alive

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KOKO 23.02.12

Phenomenal...



The first ever Music+Sound Awards more than delivered on its promise to stand out from the rest of the media awards calendar. On Thurs 23rd February 2012 at the prestigious Koko in Camden, a voice over announced the beginning of something very special: The Phenomenal Handclap Band playing live from a route master bus in Camden with a battery powered Casio keyboard and a couple of acoustic guitars. The audience watched as the bus arrived outside Koko and the band ran onto stage to open the show with two incredible tracks.

Mainframe produced stunning visuals...



A two minute animation sequence that was designed to highlight music and sound design and was also a first ever collaboration between six sound studios (Factory, Wave, The Jungle Group, Angell Sound, SNK Studios & Scramble Soho) composers Mike Austen & Dan Corbin from The Works and animation company Mainframe, kicked off the main part of the evening.

Adam Buxton...

Adam Buxton took to the stage and announced that the Phenomenal Handclap Band were just the beginning of a music packed evening. He then proceeded to do what he does best, and had the audience both in stitches and the palm of his hand. Deftly he moved from his music and social media commentary to the main event: the winners of the Awards.

Newton Faulkner...

The night also saw a virtuoso performance from Newton Faulkner, who managed to sing, play his guitar and create a percussive rhythm by hitting the body of the acoustic, to keep the audience spellbound and wondering what could possibly happen next?

The Noisettes...

The live show was closed with what can only be described as a show-stopping set from the Noisettes. Showcasing brilliant new songs from their much-anticipated third album, as well as favourites 'Don't Upset the Rhythm' and 'Saturday Night', they put on a show that was a fitting conclusion to the awards section of the night. At the end of their set lead singer Shingai was hanging upside down from the venue balcony, keeping perfect pitch and not batting an eyelid. The entire venue stopped in its tracks in awe, and the band said goodnight to rapturous applause.

Superstar DJs...

The after party was kicked off with a DJ set from none other than Gary Numan & Ade Fenton - and with it a historic night at Koko was sealed.

Composition

  • Film Soundtrack: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Winner: Music Sales / Alberto Iglesias
    Music Supervisor: Nick Angel
    Music Supervision Company: Hot House
    Director: Tomas Alfredson
    Executive Producer: Liza Chasin
    Producer: Tim Bevan
    Studio: Studio Canal / Working Title Films
    Editor: Dino Jonsater


  • TV & Cinema Advertising: Stella Artois 'Quest'




    Winner: Rattling Stick / Soundtree / Mother
    Composer: Oliver Julian / Peter Raeburn / Nick Foster
    Music Supervision Company: Soundtree
    Creative Director: Gustavo Sousa / Robert Saville / Mark Waites / Stephen Butler
    Art Director: Rob Baird & Allon Tatarka
    Copywriter: Rob Baird & Allon Tatarka
    Agency TV Producer: James Lethem
    Director: Ringan Ledwidge
    Production Company: Rattling Stick
    Production Company Producer: Sally Humphries
    Editor: Neil Smith
    Post Production: Work

  • TV Soundtrack: Frozen Planet 'On Thin Ice'

    Winner: Barnaby Taylor / Restless Creatives
    Director / Producer: Dan Rees
    Production Company: BBC / Discovery
    Editor: Steve White






  • Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising: Philips 'Parallel Lines'

    Winner: Eclectic Music / DDB
    Composer: Colin Smith / Simon Elms
    Music Production Company: Eclectic Music
    Creative Director: Neil Dawson
    Art Director: Shishir Patel
    Copywriter: Sam Oliver
    Agency Producer: Lucinda Ker / Natalie Powell
    Director: Johnny Hardstaff
    Production Company: RSA Films
    Production Company Producer: Caspar Delaney

  • Trailers & Promos: Dead Island Trailer



    Winner: Savalas Music / Axis Animation
    Composer: Giles Lamb
    Music Production Company: Savalas Music
    Music Producer: Giles Lamb
    Agency: Deep Silver / Koch Media
    Creative Director: Malte Wagener
    Art Director: Stuart Aitkin
    Director: Sally Richardson
    Production Company: Axis Animation
    Production Company Producer: Stuart Aitkin
    Sound Facility: Savalas
    Sound Designer: Kahl Henderson / Tom Griffiths / Micheal Mackinnon

  • Branding & Titles: BBC Commonwealth Games



    Winner: Delicious Digital
    Composer: Ed Moris / Sanj Sen / Swati Nekatar
    Music Production Company: Delicious Digital
    Executive Music Producer: Ollie Raphael
    Agency: Red Bee Media
    Creative Director: James Spence
    Agency Producer: Kate Blakey
    Production Company: BBC
    Director: Sally Richardson

  • Gaming: James Bond 007 Blood Stone



    Winner: Richard Jacques
    Composer: Richard Jacques
    Developer: Bizarre Creations

Sound Design

  • TV Advertising: Lurpak 'Kitchen Odyssey'



    Winner: Wave Studios / Weiden & Kennedy
    Sound Designer: Aaron Reynolds
    Sound Facility: Wave Studios
    Agency: Weiden & Kennedy
    Creative Director: Tony Davidson, Kim Papworth
    Art Director: Ray Shaughnessy, Dan Norris
    Copywriter: Ray Shaughnessy, Dan Norris
    Agency TV Producer: Anna Smith
    Director: Martin Krejci
    Production Company: Stink Digital
    Production Company Producer: Louise Gagan
    Editor: Filip Malasek
    Editing House: The Whitehouse

  • Cinema Advertising: Phones 4U 'Little Girl'

    Winner: Factory
    Sound Designer: Sam Robson
    Sound Facility: Factory
    Composer: Joby Talbot / Jeremy Holland-Smith
    Agency: Adam and Eve
    Art Director: Laurent Simon / Aidan McClure
    Copywriter: Laurent Simon / Aidan McClure
    Agency TV Producer: Leila Bartlam
    Director: Garth Jennings
    Production Company: Hammer and Tongs
    Post Production: Moving Picture Company

  • Film Soundtrack: Giants 'Army'

    Winner: David Kamp
    Sound Designer: David Kamp
    Sound Facility: Kamp Music and Sound Design
    Director: Benedi Yann
    Production Company: Celine & Yann





  • TV Soundtrack: Misfits

    Winner: Clerkenwell Films
    Sound Designer: Tony Gibson
    Sound Recordist: Russell Jeffery
    Dialogue Editor: Roger Dobson
    Dubbing Mixer: Billy Mahoney
    Sound Facility: Molinare
    Director: Tom Green / Owen Harris / Tom Harper
    Production Company: Clerkenwell Films
    Executive Producer: Petra Fried / Howard Overman / Murray Ferguson
    Producer: Kate Crowe

  • Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising: Nike 360 "Control"






    Winner: Factory / Weiden & Kennedy
    Sound Facility: Factory
    Sound Engineer: Anthony Moore / Nick Ryan
    Agency: Wieden & Kennedy
    Art Director: Anders Stake / Javier Malagon
    Copywriter: Anders Stake / Javier Malagon
    Agency TV Producer: Lucy Georgeson
    Director: Scott Lyon
    Production Company: Outsider
    Production Company Producer: Zeno Campbell-Salmon
    Sound Facility: Factory
    Sound Engineer: Anthony Moore / Nick Ryan
    Editor: Art Jones
    Editing House: Work
    Post Production: The Mill

  • Trailers & Promos: Jamie's Great Britain



    Winner: Envy Post / 4creative
    Composer / Artist: Pete Diggens
    Music Production Company: Aurophonic
    Sound Facility: Envy Post Production
    Sound Engineer: Rich Martin
    Agency: 4creative
    Art Director: Molly Manner
    Agency TV Producer: Tabby Harris
    Director: Alex Boutell
    Production Company: 4creative
    Production Company Producer: Tabby Harris
    Editor: Kel McKeown
    Editing House: Envy Post Production
    Post Production: Marcus Dryden

  • Branding & Titles: Millenium Stadium International



    Winner: SNK Studios / Mainframe
    Sound Facility: SNK Studios
    Sound Engineer: Seb Juviler
    Agency: Mainframe
    Agency TV Producer: Emma Phillips
    Director: Adam Jenns
    Production Company: Mainframe
    Production Company Producer: Emma Phillips
    Post Production: Mainframe


  • Radio Advertising: Cadbury Highlights 'Lets Make Some Highlights'



    Winner: SNK Studios / Mainframe
    Sound Facility: SNK Studios
    Sound Engineer: Seb Juviler
    Agency: Mainframe
    Agency TV Producer: Emma Phillips
    Director: Adam Jenns
    Production Company: Mainframe
    Production Company Producer: Emma Phillips
    Post Production: Mainframe

Sync

  • TV Advertising: Virgin Atlantic 'It'





    Winner: The Sync Agency / RKCRY&R
    Composer / Artist: Muse
    Publisher: TRO Essex Music
    Licensing Manager: Bob Harris
    Record Label: Warner
    Licensing Manager: Ali Johnson
    Music Supervision Company: The Sync Agency
    Music Supervisor: Marion McCormack, Dan Dunbar
    Agency: RKCR/Y&R
    Art Director: Chris Hodgkiss
    Copywriter: Pip Bishop
    Agency TV Producer: Jody Allison
    Director: Traktor
    Production Company: Partizan

  • Cinema Advertising: Harvey Nicholas 'Walk of Shame'



    Winner: Yellow Boat Music
    Composer: Paul Cartledge & Philip Jewson
    Music Production Company: Yellow Boat Music
    Music Supervision Company: Platinum Rye
    Music Supervisor: Tom Stanford
    Agency: DDB London
    Art Director: Mike Crowe
    Copywriter: Rob Messeter
    Agency Producer: Chris Styring
    Director: James Rouse
    Production Company: Outsider
    Production Company Producer: Benji Howell

  • Film Soundtrack: Kill List

    Winner: Bucks Music Group
    Composer: Joan Armatrading / Pam Nestor
    Song: It Could Have Been Better
    Publisher: Onward Music Ltd/Bucks Music Group
    Licensing Manager: Jonathan Tester
    Director: Ben Wheatley
    Executive Producer: Katherine Butler
    Producer: Claire Jones / Andrew Stark
    Studio: Rook Films / Warp X / Film4 Productions / Screen Yorkshire / UK Film Council
    Editor: Robin Hill

  • TV Soundtrack: Fresh Meat



    Winner: Cutting Edge Music
    Music Supervisor: Matt Biffa
    Track Title: Various
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing
    Licensing Manager: Barbara Zamoyska
    Record Label: Universal Records
    Licensing Manger: Marc Robinson
    Producer: Rhonda Smith
    Director: David Kerr / Nick Wood / Annie Griffin
    Production Company / Studio: Lime Pictures / Objective Productions
    Editor: Pete Drinkwater / Calum Ross / Charlie Fawcett

  • Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising: Nike 360 "Control"






    Winner: Factory / Weiden & Kennedy
    Sound Facility: Factory
    Sound Engineer: Anthony Moore / Nick Ryan
    Agency: Wieden & Kennedy
    Art Director: Anders Stake / Javier Malagon
    Copywriter: Anders Stake / Javier Malagon
    Agency TV Producer: Lucy Georgeson
    Director: Scott Lyon
    Production Company: Outsider
    Production Company Producer: Zeno Campbell-Salmon
    Sound Facility: Factory
    Sound Engineer: Anthony Moore / Nick Ryan
    Editor: Art Jones
    Editing House: Work
    Post Production: The Mill

  • Trailers & Promos: The Social Network



    Winner: Warner Chappell
    Composer / Artist: Radiohead
    Publisher: Warner Chappell
    Licensing Manager: Pascale Khalaf
    Sound Engineer: Ren Klyce
    Editor: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
    Editing House: Rock Paper Scissors



  • Re-Records & Adaptations: BBC Wonderful World

    Winner: The Works / RKCRY&R / Grand Central
    Arranger / Producer: Nick Payne
    Sound Design & Mix: Gary Turnball
    Music Production Company: The Works
    Sound Facility: Grand Central
    Agency: RKCRY&R
    Art Director: Ted Heath
    Copywriter: Paul Angus
    Agency Head of TV: Tim Page
    Production Company: Red Bee
    Producer: Kate Woodhouse

2012 Gallery

Photography by Nick Pickles

Can you imagine your life without music?

The Music+Sound Awards are proud to support Nordoff Robbins, a specialist music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK.

Nordoff Robbins provides over 50,000 music therapy sessions each year to help people struggling with a range of challenges including autism and other learning difficulties, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury and depression. Some of their clients have a life-threatening or terminal illness, such as cancer.

They work wherever the are needed - in schools, day centres, hospitals, care homes and their own centres up and down the county.

Nordoff Robbins music therapy uses the power of music, through improvisation, singing, playing, listening or moving, to help people communicate, engage and interact. It can help physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. It can help people living with enormous challenges to feel more motivated, social and self-confident. The results can have a profound and positive impact on individuals, their families and those around them.

All of the people they help have one uniting factor - music dramatically improves their quality of life.

To find out more please visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

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