The Production Music Association (PMA) announced its first annual Mark Awards for excellence in production music. The inaugural event will be held at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in L.A. on Sept. 9, 2015. The PMA has over 675 members, including music publishers and composers. 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 best in production music in 17 categories. Submissions for the Mark Awards are open to both PMA and non-PMA members.
The PMA has assembled an independent group of industry professionals, culled from executives working within TV networks, ad agencies, promo departments, trailer companies and licensing organizations, to facilitate the submissions, judging and final selection of Mark Awards winners.
“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 Hunter Williams, PMA executive director. “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.”
The Mark Awards will be held concurrently with the PMA’s second annual Production Music Conference.
For more information, visit http://pmamusic.com/themarkawards/.