Top Supervisors Weigh In on Music’s Change at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (Exclusive)

Celeb Secrets was on the red carpet to learn more about the Guild of Music Supervisors and what’s to come from music in 2019.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Marc Shaiman performs onstage during the 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on February 13, 2019 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images Guild of Music Supervisors)

There’s no denying that the world of music is constantly changing. With women dominating the charts more than ever and sounds being blended into new genres, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating new music.

Only a few days after the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, the Guild of Music Supervisors came together in Los Angeles for their annual award show on Wednesday (February 13) to honor Marc Shaiman with the Icon Award and Joel Sill with the prestigious Legacy Award for his creative contribution to music in film.

For those of you who don’t know, the Guild of Music Supervisors host an annual awards show to celebrate the highest achievements in media music. The event recognizes music supervisors in 18 categories, representing movies, television, games, advertising and trailers. The Guild of Music Supervisors is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2010 with the goal of preserving and promoting the critical role of the Music Supervisor within all forms of media. The Guild holds numerous educational and networking events throughout the year, including the annual State of Music in Media Conference on the USC campus.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: View of the marquee outside the 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on February 13, 2019 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images Guild of Music Supervisors)

The ninth annual ceremony kicked off with special opening remarks from Guild of Music Supervisors President Thomas Golubić and featured performances by Aimee Mann, Lukas Nelson, Spotlight Artist King Princess, and a surprise act by Marc Shaiman.

“We live in a world that has become highly politicized,” says Guild of Music Supervisors President Thomas Golubić. “In a sense we take on two different roles and merge them in film. One: take on more difficult ideas and help allow the emotional connection to come in and move the picture. The more sophisticated we are in delivering [music] options that really work, it’ll resonate with people when we get it right.”

There has always been a partnership between music and film/tv, but as our media landscape continues to evolve, its seems new threads are being built to expand the relationship on different levels. Audience favorites including A Star Is Born, Green Book, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continue to receive accolades during the 2019 awards season, while Black-ish and This is Us nabbed the television categories.

Music is imperative to great film making. Alexis Martin Woodall, nominee for Pose, remarks, “it’s so important to get the music right every time because it is about the heartbeat and the language of what the characters are.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Linda Perry attends the 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on February 13, 2019 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images Guild of Music Supervisors)

Music, on its own, continues to expand in many subsets.

“With Indie music you don’t need a record label anymore you can make your music in your bedroom and produce it yourself – It could be just as a good as an artist with a major label,” states Jen Pyken (Nominee for “This is Us”). “These indie labels changed the trajectory of music today.”

Linda Perry tells us that she is embarking on a new Label. “We are here is about making a name for standing out. We are rebels and these are real artists.”

We can’t to see where music takes us this next year!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Anthony Anderson speaks onstage during the 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on February 13, 2019 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images Guild of Music Supervisors)

See below for Complete List of Winners in All Categories:

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million

Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan – A Star is Born

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under 25 Million

Tom Wolfe and Manish Raval – Green Book

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $10 Million

Margaret Yen and Alison Litton – Vox Lux

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million

Joe Rudge – Eighth Grade

Best Song/Recording Created for a Film

“Shallow” from A Star Is Born

Music Supervisors: Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan

Artists: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Songwriters: Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

Liz Gallacher – Studio 54

Best Music Supervision – Television Drama

Jennifer Pyken – This Is Us (NBC – Season 2)

Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical

Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon – Season 1)

Best Music Supervision – Docuseries or Reality Television

Aminé Ramer – Flint Town (Netflix – Season 1)

Evyen Klean – Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (Cinemax – Season 1)

Best Music Supervision – Television Limited Series or Movie

Susan Jacobs – Sharp Objects (HBO)

Lindsay Wolfington & Laura Webb – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix)

Best Song/Recording Created for Television

“Juneteenth” from Black-ish

Music Supervisor: Gabe Hilfer

Artist: Cast of Black-ish

Songwriters: Aloe Blacc, Peter Saji, Derek Watkins, Faune Watkins, Hilton Wright

Best Music Supervision in a Film Trailer

Jordan Silverberg (Transit) – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Trailer 1)

Best Music Supervision in a Television Promo

Brian Murphy (BOND) – Maniac Official Trailer

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)

David Taylor, Peymon Maskan, Josh Marcy, Jessie F Kalikow (Media Arts Lab) – “Welcome Home” for Apple

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Composition)

David Taylor, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Wellbelove (Apple) – “Unlock” for Apple

Best Music Supervision in a Video Game

Ivan Pavlovich – Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)