Production Music Conference honors best in craft, draws largest turnout

The Production Music Association’s annual conference recently concluded, drawing 600 attendees from all areas of the music industry.

A total of sixteen unique industry panels were presented during the three-day conference, along with the annual Mark Awards, honoring the best production music.

“We were delighted with the turnout for this year’s conference. Our panelists and guest speakers were top notch and presented not only compelling and intriguing topics, but also offered practical advice to our members as to where the future of our production music industry is heading, and the hurdles we all must face together as we move further into the digital age,” said Adam Taylor, chairman of the PMA and president of APM Music.

The winners of the 2017 Mark Awards were:

Best Non-Categorical / Wildcard Music Track

“Clockwork”

Richard Pryn

Immediate Music (Immediate Music)

Best PML Artist In Pop / Rock

Monica LaPlante

Black Label Music (Black Label)

Best Cover Art

Cry Baby

Ryan “Roadkill” Quickfall

Sonic Quiver (5 Alarm Music)

Best PML Artist In Country

Christopher McDonald

Black Label Music (Black Label)

Best PML Artist In Folk

Hanging Lanterns

A-List Records (A-List Records)

Best PML Artist In Hip Hop / Urban

Vylan Lyf

A-List Records (A-List Records)

Best PML Artist In Indie / Vocal

Horses Heaven

Bodan Kuma (Bulletproof Bear)

Best PML Artist In Jazz

Leigh McAllister Gracie

KPM (EMI Production Music)

Best Production Music Track in Ambient

“Peaceful Inner Feelings”

Sylvain Ott and Gilles Laurent

AXS Music (AXS Music)

Best Production Music Track in Country

“Good Life”

Christopher McDonald

Black Label Music (Black Label)

Best Production Music Track in Dark/Mysterious/Investigative

“SkyNet”

David Arkestone

Legacy (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in EDM

“Summer Dance”

Frederic Le Quere

Super Pitch – Entertainment (SuperPitch)

Best Production Music Track in Film Trailer

“Legions of Oceania”

Yoav Goren

Immediate Music (Immediate Music)

Best Production Music Track in Folk

“No Better Place To Go”

Jonathan Monroy, Claire Barnhart, Chris Mathieu and Matthew Naylor

Surefire (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in Hip-Hop / Urban

“Play With Fire”

Nicolas Boscovic, Ashley Clark and Tom Hillock

Justement Music (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in Jazz

“Steppin’ Out”

Robert J. Walsh

5 Alarm Music (5 Alarm Music)

Best Production Music Track in Orchestral

“Adventure of a Lifetime”

Colleen Sharmat

Scoring Stage (Warner/Chappell Production Music)

Best Production Music Track in Pop / Rock

“City Lights”

Nicolas Boscovic, Tom Hillock and Jennifer Jordan

Justement Music (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in Vocal

“I’m In Love With You”

Kate Paxton and Charlie Silver

Nightingale Music (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in World

“Ole Bongo”

Norbert Galouo, Jose Ortegon Tovar and Francisco Smith Angulo

Cezame (APM Music)

Best Usage of Production Music in Theme Song in TV Programming

“The Toy Box”

Jonathan LaCroix and Jason Moss

Super Sonic Noise | VTown Cartel (Bulletproof Bear)

Best Usage of Production Music in a Commercial Advertisement

“Sainsbury’s Food Dancing”

Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield and MysDiggi

KPM (EMI Production Music)

Best Usage of Production Music in Theatrical / Video Game Trailer

“Fairy Dust” in Mad Max Fury Road

Bruce Hall

Cute Music Library (Cute Music Library)

Best Usage of Production Music in On-Air Promo

“Waves of Emotion” in This is History

Steward Winter and Joseph Saba

VideoHelper (VideoHelper)

Best Usage of Production Music in Online / Digital Advertising

“The Passing of Time” in ACTIVIA InSync Ingrid

Johann Sebastien Bach and Matteo Locasciulli

SuperPitch (SuperPitch)

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