Music+Sound Awards 2017

Global Call For Entries - discount for ASCAP members

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017

The Music+Sound Awards are open for 2017 global entries.  Celebrating creative excellence in film, TV and advertising music and sound, they present awards for best original composition, best sound design, best sync, best re-records and best use of production music in 35 categories. 

Six years ago the Awards were formed to establish a global standard of excellence in film, TV and advertising music and sound, and to recognize those who create, source, license and commission it.  

This year, ASCAP members receive an entry discount of £10 with an eligible IPI number.

In the words of jury member, Nigel Marchant, an Executive Producer on the global TV hit, ‘Downton Abbey’,

“The Music+Sound Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the indispensable role of music and sound design in television drama and the rest of the media, and continue to reward the outstanding and innovative work that is produced globally.”

A 30+ strong judging panel of esteemed industry authorities from around the world will meticulously assess each entry in May. The panel, including composers Marcello De Francisci ('Jane Got a Gun', starring Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor), Andy Bloch, founding member of Human Worldwide, New York, one of the most highly regarded music houses in advertising and Dan Burt, Music Producer at agency JWT, New York, will determine the best and brightest and enable the global recognition and accolade they deserve.  
Meet the full jury here

Managing Director, Emma Maguire says,

“This year is a big one for us with the integration of our two competitions into one global programme. We’d like to thank the community for their continued support and enthusiasm and wish everyone the best of luck. We can’t wait to see what 2017 brings from around the world!”

The Music+Sound Awards continue to proudly support Nordoff Robbins, the music therapy charity, with a donation from each submission going to this life-changing charity.   

The Awards will be open for entry until midnight on Friday 31st March. Entry details and competition rules can be found on the awards site,

2017 Music+Sound Awards' Key Information

•      ENTRY WINDOW: January 16th 2017 to March 31st 2017

•      ELIGIBILITY WINDOW: work must have been first broadcast or released, with client approval, or made, in the case of short films, between 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017  

•      SUBMISSIONS can be made via the awards site:    

•      ENTRY FEES (includes a £5 donation to charity partner, music therapists, Nordoff Robbins) 

              - Advertising, Television + Film - £125 

              - Advertising, Television + Film (discounted*) - £115 

              - Short Film - £55       

* ASCAP Members receive a discount with an eligible IPI number 

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