Music Week Sync Awards 2017: Second shortlist revealed

Music Week Sync Awards 2017: Second shortlist revealed

Music Week can today unveil the second part of the shortlist for the Music Week Sync Awards, which returns for its fourth year this October. The event will once again celebrate the very best sync individuals, teams and placements across a broad range of media over the past 12 months. 

It's a hugely strong field across all categories, with the major labels and publishers set to fight it out with a wealth of independent talent. And the hotly-contested Sync Artist Of The Year category has this year attracted a stunning array of talent, with Barns Courtney, Ellie Goulding, Michael Kiwanuka, Max Richter, Rag'N'Bone Man and Tiggs Da Author all in with a shout of the prestigious award.

Due to the unprecedented number of entries for all of the categories this year, we revealed the shortlist in two parts to enable specially selected judges time to watch all submitted entries and allow for careful consideration before deciding the winners. You can read the first half of the shortlist, which was announced back in July, here

The ceremony will take place on October 19 at a new and bigger venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue in London, to accomodate phenomenal demand after 2016's sell-out ceremony. The night will be hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny.

Music Week is delighted to be working with our Platinum Partner, Tape, on the Sync Awards this year, in addition to PRS For Music as our Event Partner. We are also working closely with the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors as media partner.

Tables are now available to book for the Sync Awards: visit for more information.

Here is the full list of nominations...




Best Sync – TV Show (Sport)


1. Anderlecht vs. Man Utd VT, BT Sport – ‘By The Sea’ Melissa Parmenter
Label: Melissa Parmenter / Supervisor: Pete Kelly, BT Sport / Publisher: Chester Music


2. Champions League On BT Sport – ‘Blood On Me’ Sampha
Label: Beggars Group Media/Young Turks / Supervisor: Pete Kelly / Publisher: Beggars Music/ Young Turks Music / Agency: BT Sport


3. Formula One: The Soundtrack – ‘Lights Out’ Royal Blood
Label: Warner Music UK / Supervisor: TBC / Publisher: Warner/Chappell / Spirit Music Publishing


4. In Pursuit Of Greatness: A Year In The Making / Wimbledon 2017  - ‘Wait For Me’ Luca D'Alberto
Label: 7K! / Supervisor: Chris Graves / Publisher: Kobalt / Agency: Craft/McCann


5. Man Utd Tournament Story – ‘Long Time Coming’ Avelino
Label: More Music Records/Oddchild Music / Supervisor: Pete Kelly / Publisher: Self-Published


6. UEFA Champions League Final Opener - BT Sport – ‘Road To Cardiff’ Loyle Carner
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Pete Kelly / Publisher: Self-Published


Best Sync – TV Show (Drama)


1. 13 Reasons Why – ‘A 1000 Times’ Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
Label: Glassnote / Supervisor: Season Kent / Publisher: Rostam Batmanglij Music (ASCAP), Bambotronic (ASCAP)


2. Broken – ‘In Paradisum’ Ben Robbins & Fiona Jessica Wilson
Label: Ben Robbins Music / Supervisor: Patrick Hall/LA Productions & Martin Dingle BBC / Publisher: Bucks Music /Ben Robbins Music / BMG


3. Cold Feet  - ‘The Rover Returns’ Garson

Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Ian Cooke / Publisher: Warner Chappell


4. Guerrilla – ‘Look Around’ Femi Kuti
Label: N/A - Live performance on set  / Supervisor: Sarah Bridge / Publisher: BMG


5. Stranger Things – ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ The Clash
Label: Sony / Supervisor: Nora Felder / Publisher: UMPG


6. The Halcyon – ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ Vera Lynn
Label: Parlophone Records / Warners / Supervisor: Iain Cooke/ Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Peter Maurice Co Ltd

Best TV Show (Trailer)


1. BBC One Christmas Advert 2016 – ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ Lucy Rose
Label: N/A / Supervisor: Native Music Supervision / Publisher: Sony ATV


2. Broadchurch Series 3 trailer, ITV – ‘Shine On You’ Empara Mi
Label: Sony Music / Supervisor: Tony Pipes (ITV Creative) / Publisher: Imagem UK Ltd / BMG


3. Film 4/Channel 4 -  ’16 Shots’ Stefflon Don
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Pixie / Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing


4. Fortitude Season 2 Launch – ‘Deviltown’ Daniel Johnston
Label: Feraltone / Supervisor: Sky Music/ Publisher: BMG


5. Great British Bake Off - Goodbye, BBC – ‘Memories Are Made Of This’ Dean Martin
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Aidan McClure & Mina Patel (BBC Creative) / Publisher: Montclare Music (Music Sales)


6. Sky Cinema: A New Premiere a Day – ‘Rise of the Fallen Remixed (A New Premiere a Day remix)’ Philip Guyler (Remixed by Davie Westlake) ft Jack Gibbons
Label: SATV / Supervisor: Sue Hepworth / Publisher: SATV Publishing Ltd / Agency: Sky Creative/ Dutch Toast


7. Top Gear Promo, BBC – ‘Fire’ Barns Courtney
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: BBC Worldwide / Publisher: Songs Publishing / Reservoir Media


Overall TV Series Soundtrack


1. Born To Kill, Channel 4 – Peter Saville


2. Guerrilla, Sky Atlantic – Sarah Bridge


3. Made in Chelsea, Channel 4 – Andrea Madden


4. Stranger Things Series 1, Netflix – Nora Felder


5. The Halcyon, ITV – Iain Cooke





Video Game Soundtrack:


1. Dirt 4 – ‘Millions (The Party)’ – The Amazons
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Greg Turner / Jason Mirchandani / Stephen Root - Codemasters Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing


2. Fifa '17 – ‘Comeback Kid’ Kasabian
Label: Sony Music / Supervisor: Cybele Pettus EA / Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing


3. Final Fantasy XV – ‘Stand By Me’  Florence & The Machine
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Ben Sumner / Glenn Herweijer / Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Agency: Feel For Music / Globe


4. Watch Dogs 2 – ‘Watch Dogs 2 - Original Score’ Hudson Mohawke
Label: Warp Records / Supervisor: Jeremy Blechet / Simon Landry / Publisher: Warp Music /


5. WipEout Omega Collection – ‘Dead Limit’ Noisia & The Upbeats
Label: Vision Recordings / Supervisor: Duncan Smith / Publisher: InGrooves, Par Excellence /


Best Sync – Video Game Trailer


1. Dirt 4 – ‘Instigators’ Grace Potter
Label: Hollywood Records / Supervisor: Greg Turner / Jason Mirchandani / Stephen Root - Codemasters / Publisher: Disney Publishing / Agency: Codemasters


2. FIFA 18 – ‘Energy’ Avelino Feat. Stormzy & Skepta
Label: Cooking Vinyl obo More Music Records / Oddchild Music / Supervisor: Raphaella Lima / Cybele Pettus - EA Games / Publisher: BMG, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Warner Chappell / Agency: Feel For Music


3. Ghost Recon Wildlands – ‘Cavern’ Sullen Key
Label: TBC / Supervisor: Ubisoft / Publisher: Bucks Music Group


4. Life is Strange: Before The Storm – ‘Numbers’ Daughter
Label: 4AD / Supervisor: Ben Sumner & Glenn Herweijer / Publisher: UMPG / Agency: Feel For Music


5. Mass Effect – ‘Human’ Rag'n'Bone Man
Label: Sony Music / Supervisor: Cybele Pettus EA / Publisher: Warner/Chappell / Reservoir Media / Agency:


6. Wipeout Omega Collection – ‘Antidote’ Swedish House Mafia Vs Knife Party
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Duncan Smith/ James Marshall / Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / UMPG / Kobalt Music / Agency: Sony Interactive Entertainment Ltd




Best Sync – TV Advert


1. Adidas global ATL spot – ‘My Way’ - Frank Sinatra
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Daniel Cross / Publisher: BMG / Songs / Agency: Record-Play / adidas


2. Audi – ‘Windmills Of My Mind’ - Dusty Springfield
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Julz Baldwin / Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Agency: BBH


3. Heineken - When You Drink, Don't Drive – ‘Heroes’ - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox feat. Nicole Atkins
Label: Mud Hut Digital / Supervisor: Ilana Goldstoff & Marcel Wiebenga (Sizzer Amsterdam) / Publisher: UMPG / Agency: Publicis Milan


4. John Lewis Christmas 2016 – ‘One Day I'll Fly Away’ - Vaults
Label: Virgin EMI / Supervisor: Abi Leland, Ed Bailie / Publisher: UMPG & BMG / Agency: Adam & Eve DDB


5. M&S Food 'Spend It Well' – ‘Shape Of You’ - Ed Sheeran
Label: Warner Music / Supervisor:  Dominic Bastyra / Publisher: Spirit B-Unique/Polar, Sony ATV, Sony/ATV Music Publishing/BMG/UPMG Agency: Hogarth


6. Together #We Play Strong UEFA – ‘Swipe It Off ‘- Leo Justi & Brazzabelle feat Zanillya
Label: Waxploitation / Supervisor: Toby Williams / Publisher: BMG & Imagem / Agency: BBH


Best Sync – Online Viral advert


1. Agent Provocateur’s #NaughtyOrNice Christmas campaign - I'm a Little Christmas Cracker - Diana Decker
Label: Music Sales Publishing / Supervisor: Dominic Goodman / Publisher: Music Sales Publishing / Agency: CORD


2. BT Sport Social Channels - King is Back - Big Narstie
Label: Dice Recordings / Supervisor: Pete Kelly / Publisher: Self-published


3. England's Women International Cricket Team - Queen Of Them All - Les Deuxluxes
Label: Third Side / Supervisor: Napier Bonnet from Ricall Music / Publisher: Sentric Music / Agency: Chrome Productions


4. EON - We Got The Power – Gorillaz
Label: Warner Music / Supervisor: Tin Drum Music / Publisher: Warner Chappell / Agency: WCRS


5. Mailshrimp - MailShrimp - Joshua Williamson & Alex Cowan
Label: N/A (Master bought by MailChimp) / Supervisor: Napier Bonnet (Ricall) / Publisher: Five Missions More / Agency: Riff Raff & Droga 5


6. NCDV - 'Break The Routine' - Break - Ellie Goulding
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: N/A  / Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Global / Agency: JWT


7. Prada perfume - I Can't Help Falling In Love" - Perfume Genius
Label: Matador (Beggars Group) / Supervisor: Fred Schindler / Publisher: Gladys Music / Agency: Too Young




Best Individual Sync – Film:


1. American Honey  – ‘Recharge and Revolt’ - The Raveonettes
Label: Vice Records / Supervisor: Simon Astall / Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing


2. Baby Driver  - ‘Brighton Rock’ - Queen
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Kirsten Lane / Publisher: Sony/ATV


3. City of Tiny Lights – ‘Shedding Skin’ – Ghost Poet
Label: PIAS / Supervisor: Claire Freeman / Publisher: UMPG


4. Get Out – ‘Redbone’ - Childish Gambino
Label: Glassnote / Supervisor: Christopher Mollere / Publisher: UMPG / Bucks Music Group / Warner/Chappell


5. T2 Trainspotting – ‘Low’ - Young Fathers
Label: Big Dada / Supervisor: DNA Films / Publisher: Just Isn't Music


6. T2 Trainspotting – ‘Shotgun Mouthwash’ - High Contrast
Label: 3 Beat / AATW / Supervisor: Clare St John / Publisher: 3 Beat / UMPG / Mute Song / Agency: DNA Films


Best Sync – Film trailer


1. Elle – ‘Life On The Line’ - Carl Harms and David Elliott
Label: Chappell / Supervisor: Will Westway / Publisher: Universal Production Music / Agency: Empire Design


2. Gold  - ‘Glitter and Gold’ - Barns Courtney
Label: Universal Globe / Supervisor: Will Quiney @ Empire Design / Publisher: SONGS Music Publishing (for Barns Courtney / Sony/ATV Music Publishing (for co-writer Sam Bartle) / Agency: Studiocanal


3. Logan – ‘Hurt’ – Johnny Cash
Label: TBC / Supervisor: Independent / Publisher: Kobalt Music


4. Manchester By The Sea – ‘Trusty & True’ - Damien Rice
Label: Warners / Supervisor: Will Quiney @ Empire / Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Ltd


5. My Cousin Rachel  – ‘Wicked Game’ - Ursine Vulpine
Label: N/A – track covered by artist for film / Supervisor: Lawrence Chang @ Create / Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Ltd


6. T2 Trainspotting – ‘Born Slippy Nuxx’ – Underworld
Label: Junior Boy's Own / Supervisor: Jo Smith (DNA Films) / Publisher: Mute Song


7. The Handmaiden – ‘Red Sex’ - Vessel
Label: Tri Angle / Supervisor: Will Quiney (Empire Design) / Publisher: Mute Song


Overall Film Soundtrack


1. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Sarah Bridge


2. American Honey  – Simon Astell


3. Baby Driver – Kirsten Lane


4. Bridget Jones's Baby  – Nick Angel


5. Pear Cider and Cigarettes  – Gary Welch


6.  Ethel and Ernest – Gary Welch




Barns Courtney


Ellie Goulding


Michael Kiwanuka


Max Richter


Rag 'N' Bone Man


Tiggs Da Author





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