Production Music Awards 2017 winners announced

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Tim Benjamin, of JW Media Music, was among the composers honoured at this year’s Production Music Awards.

He received the PRS Foundation Award for Best Newcomer at an awards ceremony held in London on Friday (24 November).

Hosted in association with MCPS Production Music, and sponsored by PRS for Music, PRS Foundation, the Musicians’ Union, Spitfire Audio and WMP, the awards celebrated the most important and influential creators and their works within the production music industry.

Music used in the latest advertising campaigns, films and television programmes were judged by a panel of 30 experts from across the industry who assessed entries based on composition, originality, production quality, and fit to moving image.

Across 20 categories, 13 composition winners and seven sync winners were chosen, with those honoured including Rachel Wood, Adam Connor, Benjamin Ian Cocks and Hayley Briasco.

Simon James, head of MCPS Production Music, said: ‘The Production Music Awards is such a great event, and this year once again it has shone the spotlight on the top shelf talent we enjoy in our business – writers, artists, producers, publishers, all working in concert – as well as the quality of their craft and diversity of style and creativity. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, who exemplify professionalism in production music and raise the standard of competition each year.’

Full list of winners


Key: Name of track // Music Library // Composer(s)

Best Ambient / Minimalist Production Music Track: Drift Towards Pluto // Universal Publishing Production Music // Andrew Michael Britton, David Stephen Goldsmith & Michael Edward Rowe

Best Contemporary Classical Production Music Track: Things We Love // Extreme Music // Stefano Ruggeri, Rachel Wood & Tony Morley

Best Dance Production Music Track: Build Fire // Extreme Music // Nick Kingsley & Jade Pybus

Best Electronic Production Music Track: Don’t You Wanna // Bam Library // Thomas Didier & Bastien Deshayes

Best Folk Production Music Track: Calm Me Down // Universal Publishing Production Music // Adam Connor & Benjamin Ian Cocks

Best Hip Hop / Rap / Urban Production Music Track: This Is How We Do // JW Media Music Ltd // Hayley Briasco

Best Jazz Production Music Track: Blues for Jack // Extreme Music // Dr. Steven Trip & Larry Klein

Best Pop Production Music Track: Dance // Universal Publishing Production Music // Christopher Lewis & Vance Westlake

Best Rock Production Music Track: No Love // Extreme Music // TJ Stafford, Michael Smidi Smith & Russell Emanuel

Best Score Production Music Track: Mermaid Stories // Focus Music // Adam Saunders & Mark Stephen Cousins

Best Trailer Production Music Track: Injection // Cavendish Music // Glenn Herweijer, Ben Sumne & Nicholas Hill

Best World Production Music Track: African Safari // JW Media Music Ltd // James Parkey

Best Wildcard Production Music Track: Call The Shots // Universal Publishing Production Music // Louise Bernadette Dowd & Antoinette Halliday


Key: Name of track // Sync (i.e. what was the track used on) // Music Library // Composer(s)

Best use of Production Music in Television Advertising: Fire Island // OVO Energy // Focus Music // Robert J Walsh, Ron Dante & Ted Perlman

Best use of Production Music in Television Factual: Sleeping // Chef’s Table // Cavendish Music // Beatrix Benedict

Best use of Production Music in a Sports Promo: Stomper // Women’s Sport on BT Sport // Cavendish Music // Lawrence Mau-Yip Wong

Best use of Production Music in a Television Trailer: Deceit & Betrayal // Music Of The Mind Trailer // Audiomachine // Harry Lightfoot

Best use of Production Music in a Film Trailer: Life on the Line // Elle UK Trailer // Universal Publishing Production Music // Carl Harms and David James Elliot

Best use of Production Music in a Game Trailer: Final Frontier // EVE Online Trailer // Extreme Music // Thomas Bergersen

Best use of Production Music in Digital / Online Advertising: The Art of Progress // Mertell // SuperPitch // Nicolas Martin & Robin Leclair

The PRS Foundation Award for Best Newcomer: Composer Tim Benjamin (Library: JW Media Music Ltd)