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Entry deadline extended for Music+Sound Awards 2013

TINA HART
Music and Sound Awards 2013

The entry window for the Music+Sound Awards 2013 has been extended to Friday, November 30 at 6pm.

The Music+Sound Awards recognise and celebrate the role and contribution that music and sound design play in the world of visual media.

Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film, television (branding and programming) and gaming, 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 visual media broadcast or released in the UK.

The awards categories have been created to include the widest possible use of music and sound in visual media. They invite entries from television and cinema commercials, non-broadcast or viral advertising, branding and title sequence, feature films, television programmes and computer games.

Each of these areas will be judged for: Best Original Composition, Best Sound Design and Best Sync/Use of Existing Music.

Launched in 2011 to recognise and celebrate the role of music and sound in advertising, film, television and Gaming, the Music+Sound Awards returns for 2013 and will be held at the Troxy, East London in an ‘indoor music festival’-styled awards ceremony.

Founders Nick Payne and Dan Neale said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response so far to the second Music+Sound Awards, year one was great, but it’s become quite clear to us now that there is a demand for the event and recognition and endorsement the Music+Sound Awards offers.

Tom Foster, head of Film and TV Licensing at sponsor company Universal Music Publishing said: “It is wonderful to be part of such a ground-breaking and unique event again. Last year we were blown away by the amount of talent in one room – the list of nominees was like a who’s who of the industry.”

Last year saw awards presented to Music Sales and Albertos Iglesias for their work on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in the Best Original Composition for Film category, RKCRY&R and The Sync Agency picked up the award for Best Sync in TV Advertising for their work on the Virgin Atlantic ‘It’ spot featuring Muse’s version of the classic Feeling Good and Bucks Music Group took home the award for Best Sync in Film for a single scene from the movie Kill List featuring It Could Have Been Better by Joan Armatrading.

This year the Music+Sound Awards are supporting music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins. In addition to fundraising planned for the awards ceremony itself, all entrants have the opportunity to make a £5 donation with their submissions and when buying tickets for the event that will be held on February 21, 2013.

All entrants in the UK competition will also be automatically entered into the International Music+Sound Awards free of charge.

For details on how to enter, judges and more please visit www.masawards.com

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