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2018 Music+Sound Awards’ Jury Announced


Music and sound specialists announced for the 2018 Music+Sound Awards

A celebration of music and sound in the media, The Music+Sound Awards announced the judges for the 2018 awards earlier this month. The online awards highlight the talents of anyone who is currently or has previously been involved in the creation, composition, sourcing, licensing, briefing and / or production of music or sound design for any media.

More judges will be announced in the coming weeks, but the panel so far include:

MYCHEAL DANNA – Oscar-Winning Film Composer (Life of Pi, Little Miss Sunshine)
NATALIE HOLT – Film + TV Composer (BBC’s Three Girls, movie Journey’s End)
SAVAGE + SPIES – Film + TV Composer Duo (The Human Centipede, Selling Isobel)
RUSSELL EMANUEL – CEO, CCO + Founder, Bleeding Fingers + Extreme Music, LA
SIMON GREENAWAY – Composer + VP of Membership, ASCAP

PAUL CARTLEDGE – Head of Production, Yellow Boat Music, London
HAMISH MACDONALD – Global Executive Producer, Nylon, Sydney + NY
WILSON BROWN – ECD + Partner, Antfood, NY
ADAM BARONE – Managing Director, Sonic Union, NY
DAN CORBIN – Composer, Austen Corbin Productions, London
JOEL SIMON – CEO / President, JSM Music, NY

DROR MOHAR – Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor + Re-Recording Mixer, Technicolor, LA (The Revenant, Deep Water Horizon)
ROBERT MACKENZIE – Oscar-Winning Sound Designer + Re-Recording Mixer (Hackshaw Ridge, Lion)
PETER HANSON – Sound Designer, Pinewood Shepperton plc, U.K. (movie, Bees Make Honey, drama The Collection for BBC Worldwide + France Televisions)

CHARLES DENEEN – Sound Designer + Sound Supervision, Source Sound, LA
SAM ASHWELL – Head Sound Engineer + Creative Partner, 750mph, London
PETER HOLCOMBE – Sound Designer, Mixer, Partner, Sound Lounge, New York
JON CLARKE – Sound Designer, Factory Studios, London
MARTIN DIRKOV – Sound Designer, Copenhagen
TED GANNON – Founder, Senior Sound Designer, Mixer, Composer, SuperExploder, NY

JEAN SCOFIELD – Music Producer + Music Supervisor, McGarry Bowen, NY
JOCEYLYN BROWN – Senior Music Producer Leo Burnett, Chicago
MICHAEL SCHACHTNER – Executive Creative Director BBDO, Berlin
FEDERICO FORNASARI – Creative Production Director, M&C Saatchi, Milan

The Music+Sound awards support their charity partner, music therapists, Nordoff Robbins with £5 from each submission going towards the charity.


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Naila Malik
Naila graduated with a Master’s in Digital Game Design and Theory from Brunel University. As a game designer, Naila appreciates the complexities of combining game mechanics and sound design to create memorable experiences. A huge fan of Metal Gear Solid, she has a Foxhound tattoo on her back and you can find her humming the theme song whenever she’s sneaking in other games.

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