Enter the Production Music Awards 2018

The Production Music Awards accepts Composition and Sync entries from production music libraries from all over the world. You must be a representative from a music library to enter the awards. Please review the rules for entry below before submitting work. Categories can be found below.

The 2018 Production Music Awards is now closed for entries.

Nominations will be announces on the 11th October.

Composition Categories 2018

Including Ambient, Minimalist, Drones & Underscores

New works written in a Modern or Neo Classical style using Orchestral, Electronic or experimental arrangements

Including Dance (club), House, Garage, Techno, Rave & Trance, EDM, Drum & Bass

Including Electro, Electro Swing, Electronica, Dubstep, Chiptune, Downtempo, Chillout & Trip Hop

Including Acoustic & Contemporary Folk

Including Hip Hop, Rap, Drum & Bass & Grime

Including Traditional Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Ragtime, Big Band, Swing, Easy Listening & Lounge

Including Singer Songwriter, Bubblegum Pop, Electro Pop & Pop Rock, Dance Pop, Indie Pop, Contemporary RnB

Including Rock’n’Roll, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Heavy Metal, Indie Rock, Punk, Garage Rock & Ska

Compositions in the style of film score, including Orchestral, Orchestral Hybrid & Solo instrumentation

Compositions in a style written to suite Film, Television & Game Trailers

Compositions identifiable as having a culturally or ethnically recognisable geographic origin

Sync Categories 2018

A production music composition used in a broadcast television ad

A production music composition used in a broadcast documentary or factual / factual entertainment program

A production music composition used in a production promoting sports programming

A production music composition used in a trailer for a television program

A production music composition used in a trailer for a film

A production music composition used in a trailer for a video game (any platform)

A production music composition used in an online ad, or content used online / in digital formats

PRS Foundation Best Newcomer Award

The Production Music Awards in association with MCPS Production Music are teaming up with PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, to celebrate new talent in the Production Music industry. The PRS Foundation Award for Best Newcomer aims to highlight talented new Composers that are bringing something unique to the field of production music.

This category is FREE for libraries to enter when submitting at least one entry in other Production Music Awards categories. An eligible composer can be put forward by a library, accompanied by a short description and three accompanying compositions.

There are no guidelines for genre, but the composer must have had their first library works registered within the last two years (to the date of the awards). There is a limit of one entry per production music library. Submissions can be made through the award submissions platform above.