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The Production Music Awards 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 will highlight a talented new writer, bringing something fresh to the field of production music. This year’s nominees are:
Colin Benders, a.k.a. Kyteman, is a Dutch producer with an affinity towards “Impossible Projects”. This has seen him wear many hats, most recently a live electronic project produced entirely with modular synthesizers. Colin signed a 7 track album to Extreme Music (his first venture into production music) last year, it has been received well by clients due to its unique take on the electronic music genre. The tracks are simple in design yet complex in composition, mixing neo classical melodies and with 80s sound design and heavy almost EDM-equse bass synths.
Colin has another album in the works which we can’t wait to hear.
Watch him build his Extreme Music published track ‘Root Canal Therapy’ from the ground up in this jaw dropping video.
Gary Royant is a Paris-based freelance music composer and producer. Mostly inspired by his neighborhood, the charming and village-like quartier of Montmartre, as well as by his many trips around the world. While his music bears clear influences from pieces and songs he extracts from the past, Royant creatively carves out his own personal dimension into the future.
His works have found their place in advertisement (L’Oréal, Citroën, Somfy), in short and full-length movies (Moonwalkers), and on radio waves (France Inter).
Glen is a young and versatile Composer with experience writing and producing both library and bespoke music for broadcast and advertising. At 24, his music has already appeared on advertisements for brands such as Pepsi, Glamour Magazine and Groupon. In addition, a selection of his library works were used on season 1 of The Grand Tour.
MODIFIER is Sean Kerwin and Chris Shelswell, two Scottish musicians living on opposite sides of the earth, creating electronic music between the UK and New Zealand. Both electronic music obsessives, on a spectrum of thumping techno to blissful electronica. Equally inspired by underground club culture and filmic soundscapes, Modifier seek to create music that is beautifully electronic and intricately melodic.
Tim is a hugely talented composer and musician who in the last few years has started composing production music. Tim is a rare musician in the production music collective coming from a successful background of Opera, Modern Classical and Electronic. He won the BBC Young Composer of the year in 1993 and has his Operas performed all over the world. His debut library album, JW2246 Cinematic Piano brings together his love of live recording at the Machester RCM and his natural penchant to add an element of the unusual. Tim’s second album for us JW2255 The Forgotten has already been described by clients as ‘one of the outstanding library albums of the year’. Tim worked his musical magic and created an album of modern classical beauty and placed a wonderful juxtaposition of slide guitar from one of the most synched guitarists in the UK production music scene.
Tim brings something different to the production music industry, a late entrant but a worthy entrant. He composes and performs beautiful , syncable original music in an industry which needs something which brings us back to the grass roots.
To encourage musicians from all backgrounds, ages and ethnicity into our community to keep it vibrant and fresh and valid is essential. To work with Tim, with this experience and ability to compose beautiful music is a real privilege and we are sure he will be a name you will hear often across the production music libraries.