The Music Week Sync Awards has been staged in London, with BBC 6 Music breakfast presenter Shaun Keaveny hosting the ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue.
Returning for its fourth year, the event celebrated the best sync individuals, teams and placements across film, TV, video games and advertising over the past year with a total of 24 categories. The first list of nominees is here and the second shortlist is here.
The ceremony was attended by sync teams from publishers and record labels contesting the categories for both indies and majors.
Beggars Music won the award for Independent Record Company, which was in recognition of placements including the Nike Do You Believe In More? advert featuring FKA Twigs’ Trust In Me and the Toyota Yaris commercial featuring Jungle’s Busy Earnin’.
Universal Globe won the Record Company award, following a year which has seen successful campaigns such as the placement of Ellie Goulding’s Break on the NCDV Break The Routine advertising campaign and Cold Feet’s use of the Garson (Guy Garvey and Peter Jobson) composition The Rover Returns.
Music supervisor Nora Felder collected the award for Overall TV Series Soundtrack, for Stranger Things Series 1 on Netflix. The show’s ‘80s soundtrack included prominent use of The Clash’s Should I Stay Or Should I Go.
In the Publisher category, Universal Music Publishing triumphed in recognition of syncs including the John Lewis Buster the Boxer Christmas campaign featuring One Day I’ll Fly Away.
Bucks Music won the Independent Publisher category, while BT Sport picked up the award for Broadcaster Music Department. BT Sport’s Pete Kelly won the Music Supervisor – TV category.
The film category for Music Supervisor went to Sarah Bridge, who worked on The Sense Of An Ending and Absolutely Fabulous The Movie. The Overall Film Soundtrack award went to Kirsten Lane for Baby Driver, directed by Queen fan Edgar Wright.
Barns Courtney was named Sync Artist Of The Year. His track Glitter and Gold featured in the trailer for the film Gold.
Overall Sync Of The Year went to Sky's chilling drama Fortitude and its Season 2 Launch featuring Devil Town by Daniel Johnston. The publisher for the track is BMG.
Music Week worked with platinum partner Tape on the Sync Awards this year, in addition to PRS For Music as event partner. The UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors worked closely with Music Week as media partner.
The full list of winners for the Music Week Sync Awards is below:
Best Sync – Video Game Trailer
FIFA 18 – ‘Energy’ Avelino Feat. Stormzy & Skepta Label: Cooking Vinyl / More Music Records / Oddchild Music / Supervisor: Raphaella Lima / Cybele Pettus - EA Games / Publisher: BMG, Sony ATV, Warner/Chappell
Video Game Soundtrack:
Fifa 17 – ‘Comeback Kid’ Kasabian
Label: Sony Music / Supervisor: Cybele Pettus EA / Publisher: Sony/ATV
Music Supervisor – Video Games:
Glenn Herweijer & Ben Sumner – Feel For Music
Best Sync – Film trailer
The Handmaiden – ‘Red Sex’ - Vessel
Label: Tri Angle / Supervisor: Will Quiney (Empire Design) / Publisher: Mute Song
Best Individual Sync – Film:
American Honey – ‘Recharge and Revolt’ - The Raveonettes Label: Vice Records / Supervisor: Simon Astall / Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing
Overall Film Soundtrack
Baby Driver – Kirsten Lane
Music Supervisor – film
Best Sync – Online Viral advert
Prada perfume - I Can't Help Falling In Love" - Perfume Genius
Label: Matador (Beggars Group) / Supervisor: Fred Schindler / Publisher: Gladys Music / Agency: Too Young
Music Supervisor – Advertising
Ed Bailie – Leland Music
Best Branded Entertainment
E.ON + Gorillaz 'A Solar Collaboration' - 'We Got The Power' Gorillaz
Label: Warner Music / Supervisor: Tin Drum Music / Publisher: Warner Chappell / Agency: WCRS
Best Sync – TV Show (Sport)
UEFA Champions League Final Opener, BT Sport – ‘Road To Cardiff’ Loyle Carner
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Pete Kelly / Publisher: Self-Published
Best Sync – TV Advert
Audi – ‘Windmills Of Your Mind’ - Dusty Springfield
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Julz Baldwin / Publisher: EMI / Agency: BBH
Best TV Show (Trailer)
Fortitude Season 2 Launch – ‘Devil Town’ Daniel Johnston Label: Feraltone / Supervisor: Sky Music/ Publisher: BMG
Best Sync – TV Show (Drama)
Broken – ‘In Paradisum’ Ben Robbins & Fiona Jessica Wilson Label: Ben Robbins Music / Supervisor: Donna Molloy/LA Productions & Martin Dingle BBC / Publisher: Bucks Music/Ben Robbins Music/ BMG /
Overall TV Series Soundtrack
Stranger Things Series 1, Netflix – Nora Felder
Music Supervisor - TV
Pete Kelly, BT Sport
Best Social Media/Online Partnership
KFC 'Vs' - 'Panasonic' P Money
Label: via RINSE / Supervisor: Ayla Owen, Julz Baldwin / Publisher: via RINSE / Agency: BBH
Independent Record company
Broadcaster Music Department
Bucks Music Group
Sync Artist of the Year
Overall Sync of the Year
Fortitude Season 2 Launch – ‘Devil Town’ Daniel Johnston Label: Feraltone / Supervisor: Sky Music/ Publisher: BMG/