Production Music Awards honor the best cues, usage of 2016

The Production Music Awards, a British-based competition honoring the best in production music cues and sync, recently handed out its 2016 awards.

The ceremony, held last week in London and created in association with MCPS Production Music, awarded 12 composition winners and six sync winners across 18 categories.

“The level of excellence in this year’s submissions just goes to show that the production music industry continues to grow in both quality and confidence,” said Jane Dyball, MCPS chief executive. “With many of the world’s largest production music libraries in attendance, the standard of competition was incredibly high. Congratulations to everyone nominated.”

Winners List


Key: Name of track // Music Library // Composer(s)

Best Ambient/Minimalist Production Music Track – I Smell a Rat // Standard Music Library // Justin Nicholls

Best Dance Production Music Track – Deeper Desire // Universal Publishing Production Music // Henry Durham, Marc Williams

Best Electronic Production Music Track – Breath of Life // Tele Music // Alex Martin Delion, Joan Peron


Best Folk Production Music Track – Another Day // Dynamic Music // Leek Soup, Rasputin O’Shaughnessy, Territory Five, Jake Buffalo

Best Hip Hop/Rap Production Music Track – Chitter Chatter // Universal Publishing Production Music // Ali Theodore, Jordan Yeager, Sarai Howard, Sergio Cabral

Best Jazz Production Music Track – Steinway Dreams // Cavendish Music // Dan Electro

Best Pop Production Music Track – Coming Back Around // Extreme Music // Daniel Knight

Best Rock Production Music Track – Shoot First // Extreme Music // Michael Smidi Smith, TJ Stafford, Russell Emanuel

Best Score Production Music Track – Game Of Trust // Universal Publishing Production Music // Julie Alison Cooper

Best Trailer Production Music Track – Cascade Of Emotions // Warner Chappell // Tanuj Rattan Tiku

Best World Production Music Track – Fiesta Zupa // Tele Music // Etienne Mialet

Best Wildcard Production Music Track 2016
Terrifying Wonder // VideoHelper // Joseph Saba, Stewart Winter


Key: Name of track // Sync // Music Library // Composer(s)

Best Use of Production Music in Television Advertising – La Zingara // Nespresso Ad // Cezame Music Agency // Piotr Moss


Best Use of Production Music in Television Factual – On the Edge of the World // Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge //Universal Publishing Production Music (Volta Music) // Andrew Prahlow

Best Use of Production Music in Feature Film Scene – The Wicked // The Headhunter // Extreme Music // Blues Saraceno

Best Use of Production Music in Trailer or Promo – Human // Doctor Who – Season 9 Launch Trailer // Gargantuan Music // R. Simeon Bowring

Best Use of Production Music in Online or Viral Advertising – Sunbird // Life is Strange // Universal Publishing Production Music // Michael Holborn, William Henries

Best Use of Production Music in Television Drama – Blaze Of Glory // Kingdom // Superpitch // Spottiswoode