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The Music+Sound Awards return for ninth year

The Awards will be open for entry until midnight on Friday, March 27

The Music+Sound Awards are back for a ninth year, with 41 categories open for entries.

The Awards celebrate music and sound in film, TV, advertising, and now gaming. Each of these areas will be judged for best original composition, best sound design, best sync, best re-record and best use of production music.

Work must have been first broadcast or released, or completed – in the case of short films – between April 1st 2019 and March 31st 2020.

View complete list of categories here and find 2019’s winners here.

The Awards celebrate not only the work of industry giants, but also that of new and emerging talent. They provide an opportunity for composers, sound designers, music supervisors and sync teams to put a spotlight on their work and gain international exposure.

This year the jury includes Jimmy Boyle, film supervising sound editor / sound designer (Dumbo, Cold Pursuit, Quantum of Solace); Glen Gathard, head of creative audio at Pinewood Film Studios; Winifred Phillips, gaming composer (Assassin’s Creed, LittleBigPlanet, Total War), Keith Leary, director of music at Sony Interactive Entertainment; Rob Bridgett, senior audio director at Eidos-Montréal; Joanna Orland, supervising sound designer at Sony Computer Entertainment;. Aaron Reynolds, ECD, sound designer and partner at Wave Studios, New York and Louise Allen, head of production at Factory, London. 

The full list can be viewed here.

Awards director, Emma Maguire, said: “As we all know, sound and music are among the most powerful tools at a creative’s disposal. Our industries wouldn’t be our industries without them and we’re pleased to be honouring that notion for another year with The Music+Sound Awards. We invite anyone who has worked, in any capacity, on a project they feel has been significantly enhanced by the music or sound to enter.

“2019 saw the highest number of competition submissions, to date. It makes our heart sing to see our community grow and develop like it has over these past few years. Providing a platform that gives prominence to the talent out there remains our number one driving force and the larger our community, the more we can make this happen. We wish everyone who enters the very best of luck.”

The Music+Sound Awards will be open for entry until midnight on Friday, March 27.

Winners will be announced on July 9, 2020.