Awards

Celebrating the very best music in film, television, radio, documentary and advertising

Buma Awards Music in Media Categories

The Buma Awards for Music in Media Categories are back for another year at Buma Music in Motion. In order to honour and recognise the most successful music composers across a range of media projects, Buma Awards will be presented during a special evening held on May 21st in Tolhuistuin. To highlight the most successful music composers for media, Buma Awards are presented in eight categories. The nominated composers and producers have been selected by a 27-person jury made up of industry experts, including composer Bob Zimmerman, Golden Calf winner Alex Simu, Jeroen Rietbergen, Kaja Wolffers, Jon Karthaus, Menno de Boer, Martijn Schimmer, and the BMIM New Talent winner from last year Hans Nieuwenhuijsen. The complete list of nominees can be viewed here.

 

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film is awarded to the Dutch composer of an original score for a feature film, that has had its premiere or first public screening in 2018, followed by a week in at least three cinemas or film theatres.

Nominations
Producer Daniel Tuparia and composer Zbigniew Wolny for Catacombe (New Amsterdam Film Company)
Film composer David Dramm for My Foolish Heart (Pupkin Film Music)
Film composer Merlijn Snitker for Bankier van het Verzet (NL Film & TV)

 

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series is awarded to a Dutch composer who created an original composition for a television programmme as part of its incidental score. This category does not include television title sequences or programme trailers but can include web or streaming series. The entry must have been broadcast in 2018 for the first time by a national or regional broadcaster or streaming service in the Netherlands or abroad. A single scene or a selection of excerpts from an episode or series (up to a maximum duration of 5 minutes) can be entered for consideration.

Nominations
Composer Martijn Schimmer for Mocro Maffia (RTL Productions)
Composer Merlijn Snitker for De 12 van Oldenheim (EndemolShine)
Composer Stavros Markonis for Ik Weet Wie Je Bent (Column Film Music and KRO-NCRV Music Publishing)

 

Buma Award x Adformatie Best Music in Advertising

Adformatie
The Buma Award x Adformatie Best Music in Advertising consists of two subsidiary awards: Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising and Best Sync in Advertising.

a) The Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising is awarded to the Dutch composer of a composition created specifically for an advertising campaign (online, television, cinema). This category does not include film, tv or game trailers or promos.

Nominations
Composer and CCO van TBWA\NEBOKO Darre van Dijk for Toto (Copyright Power International)
MassiveMusic for BMW
Composer Thomas Kalksma for Hennep Algemene Uitvaartzorg (Suriname)

b) The Buma Award Best Sync in Advertising is awarded to the best use of existing Dutch music in an advertising campaign.

Nominations
Jazzi Bobbi & Spargo for Vodafone with ‘You and Me’ (Nanada Music B.V.)
Sir Notch for Appelsientje with ‘Gimme that Sunshine’ (Cris&Jef Music, The Missing Sync)
Wim Sonneveld, Jean Ferrat, Hugo Verhage for Eneco with ‘Het Dorp’ (Strengholt Music Publishing)

 

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Documentary, Short Film, Telefilm and Animation

Best Original Composition Documentary, Short Film, Telefilm and Animation is awarded to the Dutch composer of a documentary, short film, telefilm and animation that has had its premiere or first public screening in 2018, followed by a week in at least three cinemas or film theatres, a festival screening at the NFF, the IDFA, Holland Animation Festival, the IFFR or has either been broadcast in the same year for the first time by a national or regional broadcaster in the Netherlands or abroad.

Nominations
Composer Jesse Koolhaas for Sanatorium (VPRO)
Composer Roy Bemelmans for Schapenheld (NEWTON film, seriousFILM)
Composer Wouter van den Boogaard for In de Zomer (Revolver Amsterdam, Feather Films)

 

Buma Award Best Sync (in Television, Trailers, Film, Online)

Buma Award Best Sync (in Television, Trailers, Film, Online) is awarded to the best use of existing Dutch music in (international) television, in online domains, in a selected scene from a feature film or television program; in a game, TV or movie trailer.

Nominations
Composer Jochem Weierink and publisher CHROMA voor Jupiter, synched in trailer for the film Bumblebee
Producer San Holo and Bitbird Publishing, Downtown Publishing, Sony ATV Publishing for The Future synched in Netflix-film Ibiza
SIDE-AND-CHAIN (composer duo Marco Bakkenhoven and Marcoen Verrest) and publisher MusicAllstars for Pharsalus in the Netflix Extinction trailer

 

Buma Award Best Radio and Television Imaging

Buma Award Radio and Television Imaging is awarded to the best Dutch composer of original compositions created specifically for radio and television branding purposes, like channel identities, program branding or station imaging packages. Including idents, leaders, jingles, television- and radio title sequences, bumpers, theme music, music beds, sweepers, intros.

Nominations
Composers Jarin Lourens, Joshua van de Spreng, Remco van Kesteren and Harold Kuiper for NPO Zappelin Netstyling (Crossmex)
KH Music for NPO 2 Netstyling (Crossmex)
MassiveMusic for UEFA Europe League

 

Buma Music in Motion New Talent Award

For the New Talent Award, which was launched six years ago, students and young professionals can submit music for any and every kind of media, that has had its premiere or first screening in 2018. The annual talent award recognizes, inspires and celebrates emerging composers from all over the country, and offers upcoming talent an all-important platform to showcase their work to professionals from the music and media industries.

Nominations
Composers Gijs Knol & Rinkie Bartels for Anne Frank Stichting
SIDE-AND-CHAIN (composers Marco Bakkenhoven and Marcoen Verrest) plus publisher MusicAllstars for Pharsalus in the Netflix Extinction trailer
Composer Stavros Markonis for Ik Weet Wie Je Bent (Column Film)

Ableton and MediaSoundHamburg package for BMIM New Talent Award winner
The winner of the BMIM New Talent Award will deservedly get a lot of respect and kudos, as well as a seriously enhanced reputation, and an Ableton Live 10 Suite worth €599, plus a scholarship for MediaSoundHamburg worth €3000. This scholarship includes free participation in all MasterClasses, workshops, forums and special events, as well as accommodation and board in Hamburg.