Guild of Music 2nd Annual Awards Brunch

Guild of Music 2nd Annual Awards Brunch

07 Feb 2012

“There's Never Been A Silent Movie Era, There's Always Been Music” - Irving Thalberg
Great Projects Have Great Music Supervision!
Guild Of Music Supervisors Announce Nominees For
2nd Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
Brunch Grammy Day – Sunday, February 12, 2012


THE FOUR JAYS, SESAC, The Debut Group, The Comet and Crowdsurf
Line Up To Sponsor Awards Honoring Outstanding Music Supervisors and Best In Film, TV, Games


Los Angeles, CA: The Guild Of Music Supervisors (founded in 2008) will hold their second annual Grammy Day Brunch to honor the Best Music Supervision in Film, TV, Games and Trailers on Sunday, February 12th (the morning of the Grammy Awards) at the Magnolia restaurant in downtown Los Angeles (825 James M. Woods Blvd.)

Guild Members have completed the voting process and nominated their peers in nine different categories including: Best Music Supervision in Independent Films (20 Million Dollars and Under,) Best Music Supervision Films (Over 20 Million Dollar Budget,) Best Music Supervision Studio Films, Best Music Supervision in Trailers,  Best Music Supervision Reality Television / Live, Best Music Supervision Television, Best Music Supervision TV Long Form (Movies and Mini-Series,) Best Music Supervision Studio Television, and Best Music Supervision Games.

In making the announcement about the awards, GMS President and Co-Founder Maureen Crowe
states: “The Guild of Music Supervisors Awards acknowledges excellence in the field of music supervision who strive to advance the storytelling power of music in media. We are thrilled to expand our awards this year and shed light on all the great work being done by music supervisors.”

Adds Music Supervisor and Guild Member PJ Bloom: “The formation of the Guild and its Awards event is a testament to the significance of our craft to the production process as well as its importance to arts industries at large.”

Liza Richardson, Music Supervisor states: “Music supervision is a skill that you get better and better at the more experience you have. I’m horrified when I think back on my first projects and the mistakes I made! So I’m honored to be part of a group who are recognized as experienced professionals. I’m part of it because I hope that studios and producers will favor hiring Guild members.”

The nominees for the 2012 Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards are listed below:

Best Music Supervision in Independent Films (20 Million Dollars and Under):

Dondi Bastone (The Descendants, The Way,) Joel C High (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Redemption Road, Fort McCoy (with Rebecca Rienks),) Andréa von Foerster (Bellflower, From Prada To Nada,) Gabe Hilfer and  Jim Black (50-50,)  Linda Cohen (Young Adults,) Jonathan McHugh (Greatest Movie Ever Sold.)

Best Music Supervision Films (Over 20 Million Dollar Budget)

George Drakoulias (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Super 8, The Hangover 2,) Dave Jordan (Dream House, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Something Borrowed, Arthur and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son with Jojo Villanueva,) Season Kent (Machine Gun Preacher, Limitless, “The Keeper,” by Chris Cornell,)  Julia Michels (Alvin and The Chipmunks, The Big Year, What’s Your Number, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,) Alex Patsavas (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, A Better Life, Water for Elephants, The Beaver, The Dilemma.)

Best Music Supervision Studio Films

Sony PicturesLia Vollack, President of Worldwide Music, Kier Lehman, Director of Music Creative Affairs (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, Moneyball, The Ides of March, Bad Teacher,) Screen GemsSpring Aspers, Head of Music, Music Supervisor (The Raid, Battle Los Angeles, Jumping the Broom, Executive: Friends With Benefits, Priest, Attack The Block, The Roommate,)  UniversalMike Knobloch, President, Film Music & Publishing; Music Supervision Staff: Rachel Levy, Angela Leus (Tower Heist, Bridesmaids: Jonathon Karp, Music Supervisor; Fast Five, The Change, Hop: Julianne Jordan, Music Supervisor,) The Adjustment Bureau, The Thing, The Dilemma: Alex Patsavas, Music Supervisor,)  Warner BrothersPaul Broucek, President; Music Supervision Staff: Darren Higman, Erin Scully, Carter Armstrong, Niki Gascon Sherrod (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Happy Feet Two, Loot, J. Edgar, Contagion, Final Destination, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Born to Be Wild, Sucker Punch, Red Riding Hood, The Rite.)

Best Music Supervision in Trailers

Angel Medoza (Captain America: The First Avenger, I Melt With You, Sarah’s Key, The Company Men,) Danny Exum, Sanaz Lavadian, Julia Trainor, Heather Kramer (The Avengers,) Jordan Silverberg (Beautiful Boy, Happy Feet 2, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, Puss and Boots,) Maura Duval Griffin (Arthur Christmas, The Smurfs,) Vanessa Jorge (Aspect Radio, Apollo, Final Destination, Kung Fu Panda 2, Monte Carlo, Spy Kids.)

Best Music Supervision Reality Television / Live

PJ Bloom (The Glee Project,) Carrie Hughes (Around the World in 80 Plates, The Real L Word, The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The Inbetweeners,) Robin Kaye (The Dance Scene, American Idol, The Singing Bee, Q’Viva! The Chosen,) Rebecca Rienks (Ice Loves Coco, Khloe & Lamar, Dirty Soap, Scouted,) Lindsay Wolfington (The Sing Off.)

Best Music Supervision Television

Gary Calamar (Death Valley, Dexter, House MD, Men of a Certain Age, True Blood, Wilfred,) Kevin Edelman (Bones, Criminal Minds, the Protector, Franklin & Bash, Homeland, Missing, The Finders, Love Bites, 3 Inches,) Thomas Golubic (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, The Killing,) Liza Richardson (Prime Suspect, Hawaii Five-0, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, The Secret Circle, Lie To Me, No Ordinary Family,) Andréa von Foerster (Apt 23, SGU Stargate, Traffic Light, Modern Family.)

Best Music Supervision TV Long Form (Movies and Mini-Series)

John Houlihan (From The Sky Down: U2,) Andréa von Foerster (Hallmark Hall of Fame, Have A Little Faith, Beyond the Blackboard,) Evyen Klean (Too Big To Fail, Cinema Verite, The Sunset Limited, Mildred Pierce.)

Best Music Supervision Studio Television

ABC – Dawn Soler (Once Upon A Time, Revenge,) Disney Channel – Steve Vincent, VP Music & Soundtracks (Ant Farm, Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas, Shake It Up, Kickin’ It, Pair of Kings, Sonny With A Chance,) Lionsgate – Russell Zeicker (Boss, Running Wilde, Nurse Jackie (Michael Hill 2011 music supervisor,) Blue Mountain State (Executive Madonna Wade-Reed, music supervisor,) NBC – Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy, Oliver Hild, Kerri Drootin (Grimm, Being Human, Royal Pains, Warehouse 13, Eureka, In Plain Sight, Alphas, Suits, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Psych, Fairly Legal, Covert Affairs, Law & Order.)

Best Music Supervision Games

Activision - (Call of Duty 3: Modern Warfare, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, Generator Rex: Agent of Providence, X-Men: Destiny, NASCAR unleashed, Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, NASCAR The Game,) Electronic Arts - Steve Schnur, Cybele Pettus (Battlefield, Madden NFL Football, NHL, Star Old Republic, FIFA, Tiger Woods Master, SIMS 3 Pets,) Rockstar Games – (Grand Theft Auto, The Max Payne, L.A. Noire.)

For the second year in a row, BMG Chysalis, APM Music and The Comet will co-sponsor the event along with Sony/ATV, Megatrax, Four Jays, Sesac, Killer Tracks, Crowdsurf and The Debut Group.

“BMG is extremely proud to sponsor the Guild Of Music Supervisors for the second year in a row. I wanted to be involved with the Guild to reinforce my vision of a Co-operative Film and Television community on both sides of the deal. As the industry continues to change dramatically, we need each other to be more creative in the ways we do business together. Partnering with The Guild was a no brainer in showing my level of dedication to this vision and I look forward to continuing our collaboration with The Guild Of Music Supervisors.” - Ed Razzano, Vice President of Film & TV and Catalog Marketing, BMG Chrysalis Music
“As a founding sponsor of the Guild, APM Music is honored to help bring awareness to the long overlooked and unique role that Music Supervisors play in the creative production process. We are proud to work with the organization and its individual members to support the guild’s mission of support and education about the value of music to the constantly changing world of media, entertainment and technology.” - Adam Taylor, APM Music President

“Sony/ATV & Extreme Music are thrilled to support such a talented and hardworking group of music supervisors. The recognition and support the GMS provides is something that is long overdue & well deserved for this community. We are proud to be a part of it.” - Wende Crowley, VP of Film & TV Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

“Megatrax is very proud to be a sponsor of the Guild Of Music Supervisors. As an independent company run by composers, we appreciate the vital role that music plays in all of today’s media productions and we support the Guild’s efforts to bring more attention and recognition to this critically important, highly specialized craft.” - Ron Mendelsohn, President and CEO, Megatrax

About The Guild Of Music Supervisors  

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The Guild Of Music Supervisors includes some of the leading names in the field, such as Alexandra Patsavas (the Twilight series, Gossip Girl, Chuck, Mad Men,) PJ Bloom (Glee, Eat, Pray, Love,) Gary Calamar (True Blood, Dexter,) Steve Schnur (EA’s Medal of Honor,) Thomas Golubic (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Rubicon,). Robin Urdang (Burn Notice, Brothers & Sisters, Rabbit Hole, Adam,) Dave Jordan (Iron Man 2, When in Rome,) John Houlihan (Waiting for Superman, Letters to Juliet,) Joel C High (For Colored Girls…,) Evyen Klean (Memphis Beats, Temple Grandin,) Liza Richardson (Parenthood, Hawaii Five-0, Friday Night Lights,) Robin Kaye (American Idol,) Maura Griffin Duvall (Trailers) and Maureen Crowe (The Bodyguard, Wayne’s World, True Romance, Young Victoria.)

About BMG Chrysalis

BMG is an international group of music companies focused on the management of music rights. BMG covers the entire range of rights administration, development, and exploitation, placing the needs of songwriters and artists at the core of its business model. Since its founding in 2008, BMG has established a presence in eight core music markets and represents the rights of nearly one million songs and recordings including Crosstown Songs, Cherry Lane Music Publishing Inc., Stage Three Music, Evergreen Copyrights, Chrysalis plc and Bug Music as well as signed a number of prominent artists and songwriters. BMG is a joint venture between the international media company Bertelsmann and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a leading global alternative asset manager. The company is trading under the name BMG Chrysalis in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Sweden following the acquisition of Chrysalis plc.

About APM Music

APM Music (a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing,) the most comprehensive collection of original music available to entertainment and media producers, provides North American-based production clients with exclusive access to over 350,000 tracks of music produced specifically for use in film, television, radio, and new media productions. Some of APM’s key clients include CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, MLB, PGA, Universal, Discovery, Current TV, MTV, BBDO, Electronic Arts and thousands of others. Recent APM Music credits include: “One For the Money,”  “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Bridesmaids,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “New Girl,” “Glee,” “Enlightened,” “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,”  “Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations,” and “Just Dance 3.”
About Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson. Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing is one of the world’s largest music catalogues and owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such legendary artists as The Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Enrique Iglesias, Kraftwerk, Maxwell, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Little Richard, Richie Sambora, Savage Garden, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams, and Diane Warren, among others.

Its growing current roster of chart-topping artists includes Akon, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Kenny Chesney, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Mike Posner, Shakira, Taylor Swift and KT Tunstall.
In 2009, Sony/ATV Music Publishing was named the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Publisher of the Year for the first time in the company’s history. Headquartered in New York City, Sony/ATV Music Publishing has 32 offices in 23 countries.

About Megatrax Production Music

Megatrax Production Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, was founded in 1991 and has been serving the media and entertainment industries for 20 years. Originally established by composers JC Dwyer and Ron Mendelsohn in a studio adjacent to ABC Network, Megatrax is currently based in North Hollywood and maintains a 14,000 square foot facility housing multiple recording studios, edit rooms and offices.

Its staff has grown to include 39 full- and part-time employees and a growing network of award winning artists, composers and producers. The company has expanded beyond its original flagship Megatrax library to a total of nine premium music catalogs including Amusicom, Beat Bites, Intervox, LA Riot, Sensación, The Scene, and Tonal Injection, plus their indie artist Marquee Music label.

In addition to their music catalogs, the company now offers a host of additional services including custom scoring and broadcast news/ID packages through their Aircast Custom Music division. Megatrax has always striven to be a leader in technological advancement, most recently leading the charge with their unequalled music search and hard drive music delivery systems.

Contact: Deborah Radel at DRPR. 310.360.3997 or email


APM Music is a proud sponsor of The Guild of Music Supervisors. For more information on The Guild and their mission, click here.