4th Annual SMA Winners Announced Last Night At DTS Sponsored Event

Los Angeles, CA (December 16, 2005)--Sponsored by DTS, the Surround Music Awards ceremony--part of the Surround 2005 Conference & Expo--was held last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Collecting the most awards was Talking Heads' Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set [Rhino Entertainment], winning for “Best Dualdisc Release,” “Best Menu Design” and “Best Mix: Non-Orchestral” and, finally, “Best of Show.” See the complete list of winners and nominees below.
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Los Angeles, CA (December 16, 2005)--Sponsored by DTS, the Surround Music Awards ceremony--part of the Surround 2005 Conference & Expo--was held last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Collecting the most awards was Talking Heads' Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set [Rhino Entertainment], winning for “Best Dualdisc Release,” “Best Menu Design” and “Best Mix: Non-Orchestral” and, finally, “Best of Show.” See the complete list of winners and nominees below.

2005 SURROUND MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

BEST ADDITIONAL FEATURES;

WINNER: Rumor Mill; The Carl Verheyen Band [AIX Records]
A High Resolution Music Experience; Various Artists [AIX Records]
Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
Running on Empty; Jackson Browne [Rhino Entertainment]
Sheafs are Dancing/tancolnak a kazlak; Djabe [Gramy Records]

BEST CONCERT VIDEO

WINNER: Live at the Apollo; Ben Harper & the Blind Boys of Alabama [5.1 Production Services]
Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam; Branford Marsalis [Marsalis Music]
Grateful Dead Movie; Grateful Dead [Monterey Home Video]
Poncho at Montreux; Poncho Sanchez [Concord Picante/5.1 Production Services]
The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony; The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas [SFS Media]


BEST DUALDISC RELEASE

WINNER: Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]
Feels Like Family; Lauren Ellis [Silverline Records]
Never Gone; Backstreet Boys [Jive]
The Downward Spiral; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]
With Teeth; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]


BEST MADE-FOR-SURROUND TITLE [TIE]

WINNERS: Deadwing; Porcupine Tree [DTS Entertainment]
Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
Crossing; David Elias [Sketti Sandwich Productions]
With Teeth; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]
Poncho at Montreux; Poncho Sanchez [Silverline Records]


BEST MENU DESIGN

WINNER: Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]
A High Resolution Music Experience; Various Artists [AIX Records]
Deadwing; Porcupine Tree [DTS Entertainment]
Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]


BEST MIX: NON-ORCHESTRAL
WINNER: Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]
Crossing; David Elias [Sketti Sandwich Productions]
Genius Loves Company; Ray Charles [Concord Records/Hear Music]
Girl in the Other Room; Diana Krall [Verve]
Running on Empty; Jackson Browne [Rhino Entertainment]


BEST MULTICHANNEL REISSUE

WINNER: Captain Fantastic; Elton John [UME/Chronicles]
461 Ocean Blvd.; Eric Clapton [Polydor/Chronicles]
Singles 1969-1981; The Carpenters [A&M/Chronicles/UME]
Tumbleweed Connection; Elton John [UME/Chronicles]
Willy Porter; Willy Porter [Six Degrees Records]


BEST STANDARD RESOLUTION TITLE

WINNER: One Soul; E3 [Sweet Spot Music Group/3 Bone Audio, Inc.]
Deadwing; Porcupine Tree [DTS Entertainment]
In Search Of...; N.E.R.D. [Virgin Records/DTS]
Play; Peter Gabriel [Rhino Entertainment]
Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]


HORIZON AWARD [BEST NEWCOMER TO SURROUND]

WINNER: Feels Like Family; Lauren Ellis [Silverline Records]
Be My Love; Kip Wilborn [sam n rose, inc.]
Bold and Terrible; Pentamental [Subternal]
Poncho at Montreux; Poncho Sanchez [Silverline Records]
The Downward Spiral; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]
The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony; The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas [SFS Media]


MOST ADVENTUROUS MIX

WINNER: In Search Of…; N.E.R.D. [Virgin Records/DTS]
Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam; Branford Marsalis [Marsalis Music]
Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]
With Teeth; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]


BEST MIX: ORCHESTRAL

WINNER: Reich at the Roxy; Alarm Will Sound [Sweetspot Music]
Rosza: Ben-Hur Suite, Cincinnati Pops [Telarc]
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, London Symphony Orchestra [DTS Entertainment]
The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony; The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas [SFS Media]


BEST OF SHOW
Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jackson Browne

SURROUND PIONEER
Phil Ramone

For more information on the Surround Music Awards and the Surround 2005 Conference and Showcase, visit www.surroundexpo.com.