PMA announces nominees and winners for production music awards

The Production Music Association has announced the nominees and winners of the “Hall of Fame” and “Ambassador” Awards, for the first Annual “Mark Awards” for Excellence in Production Music. The awards will take place from 7-9 PM on September 9 at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles.

Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a music library owner and a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards will recognize the very best in production music in 17 categories.

During the Sept. 9th ceremonies, Composer Gerhard Narholz, founder of Sonoton Production Music, will receive the first “Hall of Fame” Mark Award, while David Israelite, President & CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, will receive the first “Ambassador” Mark Award.

The Nominees for the 2015 “Mark Awards” are:

Under the Category: Best Production Music Track

Best Ambient Track:
“40 Winks”/9 Lives Music
“Fingerprints”/Lalela Music Library
“From Ruin”/VideoHelper

Best Dance Track:
“Heartstrength”/VideoHelper
“Timeout”/SuperPitch
“What if Tonight We Celebrate What We Got”/Alibi Music Library

Best Electronic Track:
“Indigo”/MYMA
“Inhuman Trafficking”/VideoHelper
“Open Windows”/BWN Music

Best Hip Hop Track:
“Oh Yea”/Selectracks
“We the Light”/Firstcom Music
“What Made Me”/APM Music

Best Jazz Track:
“Abracadabra”/Megatrax Production Music
“Bopology”/APM Music
“Chasing Shadows”/Omnimusic

Best Orchestral Track:
“Aeterna”/APM Music
“American Hero”/Omnimusic
“Complexity”/VideoHelper

Best Rock Track:
“Control”/Selectracks
“Scare”/Warner/Chappell Production Music
“Truth Is”/Amphibious Zoo Music

Best Vocal Track:
“Comin’ For A Change”/BWN Music
“Half Alive”/Audio Network
“Slipping Away”/APM Music

Best World Track:
“African Gospel”/Lalela Music Library
“A Stroll in Pelourinho”/Megatrax Production Music
“Dancing Fire”/Manhattan Production Music

Under the Category: Best Use of Production Music

Best Use of Production Music In A Commercial Advertisement:
“Ascent To The Top”/APM Music
“Coyote Mischief”/VideoHelper
“When Dreams Come True”/APM Music

Best Use of Production Music In An On-Air Promo:
“Beethoven to the Fifth”/VideoHelper
“Degradation”/CHROMA
“Slam Damager”/Manhattan Production Music

Best Use of Production Music In A Theatrical Film Trailer:
“Heart Attack”/Warner/Chappell Production Music
“It’s OK”/Audio Network
“Train of Life”/X-Ray Dog

Best Use of Production Music As Theme Song In TV Program:
“Into Battle”/Stephen Arnold Music
“They Can See You, But You Can’t See Them”/5 Alarm Music
“Welcome to Hollywood”/True Music

Best Use of Production Music As Underscore In A TV Program:
“All Up In Ya Earhole”/VideoHelper
“Negotiation Tango”/5 Alarm Music
“Sweet Melancholy”/5 Alarm Music

Best Use of Production Music In Full-Length Theatrical Film:
“Not Alone”/MidCoast Music

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