Sync Awards 2015 winners revealed

Ruth SimmonsSound Lounge’s Ruth Simmons (left) and publishers Bucks Music and Sony/ATV were among the winners at the Music Week Sync Awards 2015.

Simmons received a standing ovation when she picked up the Outstanding Contribution Award, while Sony/ATV and Bucks Music picked up gongs in the Best Publisher category.

Elsewhere, Birdy was given the Sync Artist of the Year accolade. You can read the story behind the synchronisation of her track Wings in the Lloyds Bank 250th anniversary campaign here.

The event was held at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom to celebrate the best sync teams and placements across a broad range of media over the past 12 months.

The evening also saw Warner Music receive the Best Record Company Sync Team accolade, while Beggars picked up the indie equivalent.

You can see the full list of winners below:

Individual syncs

Most Shazamed Track in a TV ad
Asda – The Score, Oh My Love

Most Shazamed Track in a TV show
Made In Chelsea – Kodaline, All I Want

TV show: drama
Hollyoaks – Ella Henderson, Yours (Label: Sony Music; Publisher: Sony/ATV; Supervisor: Gemma Flaherty)

TV show: sports
Sky Sports Super Sunday – Sigma Ft. Labrinth, Higher (Label: Universal/Globe; Publisher: UMPG/BMG; Supervisor: Sky)

TV ad
This Girl Can – Missy Elliott, Get UR Freak On (Label: Warner Music; Publisher: Sony ATV & UMPG & Warner/Chappell; Supervisor: Felt and Soundtree)

International breakout
Sony 4K – Josef Salvat, Diamonds (Label: Sony Music; Publisher: Sony/ATV/Kobalt; Supervisor: Leland Music)

Online/viral ad
Haig Club – alt-J, Left Hand Free (Label: Infectious/BMG; Publisher: Kobalt; Supervisor: Leland Music)

Movie soundtrack
50 Shades Of Grey – Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do (Label: Globe; Publisher: UMPG/Warner/Chappell/Kobalt; Supervisor: Universal Pictures)

Trailer (TV)
Vikings, Series 2 – Nothing But Thieves, Holding Out For A Hero (Label: Sony Music; Publisher: Sony/ATV; Supervisor: Alex Kennedy)

Trailer (movie)
Amy – Amy Winehouse, Back To Black (reworked) (Label: Universal/Globe; Publisher: Sony/ATV/BMG; Supervisor: Iain Cooke)

Trailer (videogame)
Until Dawn – Etta James, Stormy Weather (Label: Universal/Globe; Publisher: UMPG, BMG, Sony/ATV, Carlin Music, SA Music Co; Supervisor: Leslie Amos)

Sync Artist of the Year
Birdy

Overall Sync of the Year
This Girl Can – Missy Elliott, Get UR Freak On (Label: Warner Music; Publisher: Sony ATV & UMPG & Warner/Chappell; Supervisor: Felt and Soundtree)

Sync Teams
Record Company: Warner Music
Independent Record Company: Beggars Group Media
Publisher: Sony/ATV
Independent Publisher: Bucks Music
Agency: BBH
Broadcaster Music Dept: BBC Music Copyright

Music Supervisors
Film: Will Quiney
TV: Amelia Hartley (Endemol)
Advertising: Abi Leland (Leland Music)

Outstanding contribution: Ruth Simmons (Sound Lounge)