A statement from Richard Canavan, founder of the Production Music Awards

To my colleagues in the production music and wider music industries, I hope you are well and weathering this storm as best you can. While it is true that we are further apart than ever, I think we can all be proud of the many ways in which the music industry is coming together to support each other.

It is with some sadness that I have decide not to hold year’s Production Music Awards. Although our event takes place toward the end of the year, the awards would normally open for entries in June followed by a busy schedule of key dates right through until the event in November. With the unpredictable timeline of events over the rest of the year and no guarantee that events could even take place, I have concluded that it wouldn’t be prudent to begin organising the event this year. Rest assured though, once we emerge out of the other end of this difficult period we will return in 2021 with so many bells on.

In the mean time, if you are a library with budget set aside for entries / tickets and would like to donate to PRS for Music’s Emergency Relief Fund then you can do so here. The Production Music Awards will be making a donation.

If you are a writer looking for support then please visit one of the following resources:

PRS for Music’s Emergency Relief Fund // Help Musicians Financial Hardship fund // MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund // Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief Fund

Thank you. I wish you all the best. Stay safe.


Richard Canavan
Founder, Production Music Awards