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.
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.”
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!
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)