Music+Sound Award winners revealed

Music+Sound Awards 2016

Harry Escott, Nate Connelly and Sean Redmond are among the composers to triumph at the fifth Music+Sound Awards.

Escott’s score to BBC One’s Swedish drama River received the PRS for Music Award for Best Original Composition in a TV Programme Score.

Connelly’s music to the 2015 Honda Civic television advert was given the award for Best Original Composition in Broadcast Advertising.

Elsewhere, the Best Original Composition: Feature Film Score accolade went to composing team Nainita Desai and Malcolm Laws for their music to Brian Hill’s serial killer documentary The Confessions of Thomas Quick.

Sean Redmond was also acknowledged for his music to the Suffragette film trailer, which featured vocal group Trills. For the full list of winners, please see http://www.masawards.com/uk-winners-2016

The ceremony was presented by TV comedian Richard Herring and took place at London venue Café de Paris last night (2 March).

The Music+Sound Awards was established five years ago to celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that music and sound design play in the world of media.

Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film and television, the awards are open to anyone who is or has been involved in the creation, composition, sourcing, licensing, briefing and production of music and sound design for any media broadcast or released in the UK.

Emma Maguire, managing director of Music+Sound, said: ‘We’re thrilled to have reached our fifth anniversary of recognising the immense music, sound and sync talent in our media industries.

‘Turning the spotlight on their expertise and the vital role of their crafts has been our driving force.  This year looks to have raised the benchmark for excellence even higher and we congratulate all our winners, thanking them for the inspiration they have bought about.’

The global branch of the competition, The International Music+Sound Awards, is now open for entries with all the UK competition’s finalists automatically being entered, free of charge.

All other UK competition entrants are offered a 50 percent discount.

For more information, please see www.masawards.com