Hollywood, CA (July 10, 2015)—The non-profit Production Music Association (PMA) has announced its first annual Mark Awards for Excellence in Production Music.
Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, a music library owner and a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards will recognize the very best in production music in 17 categories. Entries for submissions for the first annual Mark Awards are open to both PMA and non-PMA members.
The inaugural event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 9, 2015, at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles, and will be held concurrently with the PMA’s Second Annual Production Music Conference at the venue. The PMA has assembled an independent group of industry professionals, culled from executives working within TV networks, ad agencies, promo departments, trailer companies, and licensing organizations, to facilitate the submissions, judging, and final selection of Mark Awards winners.
According to Hunter Williams, PMA executive director, “Production music has long been the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, ranging from television programs to promotional campaigns to major theatrical releases. With its proliferation across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for the contribution of production music to the creative process have never before had their own awards event. These people and companies are truly worthy of long-overdue recognition—thus the establishment of the Mark Awards.”
Categories for the first annual Mark Awards include Best Production Music Track and Best Use of Production Music. The first Hall of Fame Mark Award will be given to an individual of a current or pre-existing production music library whose work has made significant contributions towards the advancement of the production music industry. The first Ambassador Mark Award will be given to an individual from any field who has devoted exceptional service towards ensuring a thriving and sustainable production music industry.
Production Music Association