For a seventh year, The Music+Sound Awards have celebrated the indispensible role and outstanding contribution that music and sound play in the media, shining a light on the stand-out work from around the world, of the last 12 months.

Categories span original composition, sync, re-records, sound design, and production music within film, TV and advertising.

Awards Director, Emma Maguire, says,

“Once again, support from our entrants, the jury, our esteemed sponsors and partners, who continue to value our Awards as a mark of excellence, has been overwhelming. A heart-felt thank you to all of you and huge congratulations to our winners.”

She goes on to say,

“With a record number of global entries, a Music+Sound Award can, now more so than ever, be considered a mighty accolade of international distinction. The programme continues to offer community members the opportunity of having their work heard by an international audience, of showcasing their work to potential clients and of setting themselves apart from the competition. The standard of work raises the bar each year and serves as inspiration for us, the jury and the industry as a whole.”

Winners of 2018’s Music+Sound Awards were determined by an independent panel of industry luminaries. See full details here:

View 2018’s winning work here:

Here follows a selection of 2018’s Music+Sound Awards’ winner. A full list can be found at

Best Sound Design in Broadcast Advertising
Aaron Reynolds at Wave Studios for Finlandia ‘Fin & Tonic’. Agency: Weiden + Kennedy

Best Sound Design in Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising (Joint Win)
Sam Ashwell at 750mph for Honda ‘Dream Makers’. Agency: Weiden + Kennedy
Sam Ashwell & James Cobbold at 750mph for Shell Helix Ultra. Agency: JWT London

The Krotos Audio Award For Best Sound Design In A Feature Film
Oliver Tarney for Alien Covenant

Best Sound Design in a Television Programme
Hackenbacker for Jamestown. Sound Designers: Nigel Heath, Brad Rees, Alex Sawyer, Alex Gibson, Ben Chick, Alex Fielding + Oliver Brierley

Best Sound Design in a Short Film
Mark Hills & James Utting at Factory Studios for Land of Steel

Best Audio Mix in a Commercial
Sam Ashwell at 750mph for Nike ‘Nothing Beats A Londoner’. Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Best Sound Design in Branding + Idents
Mark Hellaby at 750mph for BBC4 Music’s Idents. Agency: BBC Creative

Best Sound Design in Trailers / Promos
Arge at ENVY Advertising for SKY Sports F1 ‘The Race Starts Here’ Promo

Best Original Composition in Broadcast Advertising
GOLDSTEIN for International Olympic Committee ‘Become The Light. Agency: Publicis London

Best Original Composition in Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising
Resonate for Wacom ‘Plume’. Composers: Liam Paton + Andrew Theakstone

The Spitfire Audio Award for Best Original Composition in a Feature Film Score
Hugo de Chaire for Crooked House

Best Original Composition in a Television Programme Score
The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop for Blue Planet II. Composer: Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea + David Fleming

Best Original Composition in a Short Film
Matthew Wilcock at Zelig Sound for Mamoon

Best Original Composition in a Trailer / Promo
SATV Publishing for Sky Atlantic Exclusive Promo. Composers: Daniel Burrows, Daniel Mallender + Tom Hill at Phase Music

Best Original Composition in Branding + Idents (Joint Win)
Al Boorman at Wevie for the Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary Ident
SATV Publishing for Sky Sport’s Rebrand. Composer: David Connolly at Molecular Sound

Best Sync in Broadcast Advertising
Eclectic Music for GiffGaff ‘Free To Go. Free To Stay’. Track: Stay With Me Baby’, Artist: The Walker Brothers, Supervisor: Andy Rogers

The Hummingbird Music Award For Best Sync in a Feature Film (Single Scene)
Baby Driver – Track: Hocus Pocus, Artist: Focus, Supervisor: Kirsten Lane, Label: Imperial Records (NL), Polydor (DE, UK), Blue Horizon (UK), Sire Records (US, CA)

Best Sync in a Television Programme (Single Scene)
Sky UK for Save Me. Track: Doomed, Artist: Moses Sumney, Supervisor: Pete Saville, Publisher: Domino Publishing Company, Label: Secretly Canadian

Best Band + Brand
Warner Music UK for E.ON x Gorillaz – A Solar Collaboration. Track: We Got The Power, Supervisor: Sophie Urquhart at Tin Drum Music, Publisher: Warner/Chappell, Label: Warner Music UK

2018’s Music+Sound Awards are sponsored by Spitfire Audio, Krotos Audio and Hummingbird Music.

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Notes to Editors
The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only awards programme to recognise and celebrate the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that music and sound design play in the world of visual media.

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

The awards categories have been created to include the widest possible use of music and sound in the media. They invite entries from television commercials, non-broadcast or viral advertising, branding and title sequence, feature films, television programmes and trailers. Each of these areas will be judged for: best original composition, best sound design and best sync/use of existing music, best re-records + adaptations and best use of production music.

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Emma Maguire – – +44 7808 500 132

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