The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Mark Awards. Deadline for submissions is August 11, 2017. The awards event will take place on October 4, 2017, during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Entries can be submitted here: https://markawards.secure-platform.com/

This year’s PMC event will take place October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. 2017 marks both the PMA’s 20th Anniversary as well as the organization’s Fourth Annual Production Music Conference. The PMC presents industry leaders from the production music industry joining forces for two days of panels, sessions, state of the art presentations, and networking.

The Production Music Association is now actively seeking submissions for the third annual Mark Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring excellence in the production music community. Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was himself a library owner and a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards recognize the very best in production music across 25 categories.

A panel of industry professionals will guide the judging process for the annual event, which is open to both PMA and non-PMA members. In addition to the Mark Awards’ 25 categories, a Hall of Fame Award and an Ambassador Award will also be handed out on October 4th.

Morgan McKnight, Executive Director of the PMA said, “We are very excited to be presenting the Mark Awards for the third straight year. Production music has been the sonic life force behind countless films, TV shows, promos, commercials and marketing campaigns. The Mark Awards are unique in that they are the first and only event to honor the contributions production music makes each year to so many multi-media projects from around the world. They are the production music industry’s highest form of recognition.”

The categories for the 2017 Mark Awards are:

Best Production Music Track

01 Best Ambient Track
02 Best EDM Track
03 Best Folk Track
04 Best Hip Hop/Urban Track
05 Best Jazz Track
06 Best Pop/ROCK Track
07 Best Orchestral Track
08 Best Vocal Track
09 Best World Track
10 Best Dark/Mysterious/Investigative Track
11 Best Film Trailer Track
12 Best Country Track

Best Usage of Production Music

13 Best Usage of Production Music In a Commercial Advertisement
14 Best Usage of Production Music In On-Air Promo
15 Best Usage of Production Music In a Theatrical/Video Game Trailer
16 Best Usage of Production Music As Theme Song In TV Program
17 Best Usage of Production Music In Online/Digital Advertising

Best PML Artist

18 Best PML Indie/Vocal Artist
19 Best PML Pop/Rock Artist
20 Best PML Hip Hop/Urban Artist
21 Best PML Country Artist
22 Best PML Jazz Artist
23 Best PML Folk Artist

Additional Awards

24 Best Non-Categorical / Wildcard Music Track
25 Best Cover Art
26 Hall of Fame Award
27 Ambassador Award

ABOUT THE MARK AWARDS JUDGING:

Each year, the PMA assembles an independent group of industry professionals, culled from executives working within TV networks, ad agencies, promo departments, trailer companies, and licensing organizations, to facilitate the submissions, judging, and final selection of all Mark Awards winners.

 ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION:

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community.  A non-profit organization with over 40 member companies, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:

  • Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters with the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;
  • Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed;
  • Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and
  • Enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations.

For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com

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