Enter the Production Music Awards 2017
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.
*Extended deadline for entries is now the 8th September 2017*
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 new 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. Nominees will be selected by the Production Music Awards judges and announced on the 12th October, and a winner will be announced at the awards on the 24th November.
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.
Composition Categories 2017
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 2017
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