Production Music Association Establishes The Mark Awards

MARKAWARDSColor2_001The Production Music Association will host its first annual Mark Awards for excellence in production Sept. 9 at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. The Mark Awards will be held concurrently with the PMA’s Second Annual Production Music Conference, taking place the same day.

Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, a music library owner/founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards will recognize the very best in production music in 17 categories. The PMA has assembled an independent group of industry professionals from TV networks, ad agencies, promo departments, trailer companies, and licensing organizations to facilitate the submissions, judging, and final selection of the winners. Entries for submissions for the first annual Mark Awards are open to both PMA and non-PMA members. For details on the submissions process, visit pmamusic.com.

“Production music has long been the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, ranging from television programs to promotional campaigns to major theatrical releases,” said Nashville based PMA Executive Director Hunter Williams. “With its proliferation across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for the contribution of production music to the creative process have never before had their own awards event. These people and companies are truly worthy of long-overdue recognition—thus the establishment of the Mark Awards.”

Founded in l997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, with over 675 members, including publishers, composers, and industry professionals.

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