Highlights

Submit your work for the Buma Music in Media Awards

Who created the very best compositions in media? A panel of experienced and professional judges from across the audio and visual industries will answer this question for you. Every year in May, we celebrate the best media compositions by awarding the winners in twelve different categories. New this year is the category: 'Best Original Composition Experience'.

Did you miss the request to submit your work? Hurry to the ‘read more’ button below which will direct you to our submission form and click one (or multiple) categories to submit your best work. Please do this before the deadline of February 8, 2021 at 23:59. Oh, and don’t forget to check whether you meet the required conditions.

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Let’s create meaningful connections!

Let’s create meaningful connections! That is, in fact, one of the main goals of BMIM’s existence. Last year we showed that One on One Sessions can be just as successful online, as offline. We love bringing like-minded and creative people together, and we’ll continue to do so in 2021.

A One on One enables you to connect and create, and we’re definitely not saying that it will change the world, but it could be the start of some new and mind-blowing music. So, let’s connect. Together. Online.

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Online sessions continued

Last year we weren’t able to organize the BMIM award show & conference like we were all used to, but focused on connecting with you online instead. We reached out to numerous professionals to participate in sessions to inspire and give you the opportunity to connect with others. Although it may seem as if we’re further away due to the lacking physical aspect, we continuously worked on creating new opportunities.

This year, again, brings uncertainty. However, we are more motivated than ever to help you connect, inspire and collaborate with other. There has never been a better time to connect and the world has never been more accessible, even when it’s through a screen. We want to help you increase your network without borders and we will continue our online sessions to expand your horizons.

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Program conference 2021

In Focus: The Asian Sync Scene

The Asian sync market is huge, varied and very healthy, providing the region’s massive output of films, games, TV shows and advertising with songs, soundtracks and soundbeds. But

The Media Future is Female Matchmaking

BMIM is all about making connections. That is, in fact, one of the main goals of BMIM’s existence. Lately, we have been receiving several requests ‘whether we know

BMIM Awards is all about the community and that is what's most important in art and life. It's not about win or lose. BMIM has generously given me some fertile ground to grow my own seeds.

Stavros Markonis

winner 2019 Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series

The BMIM LA Sync Mission is a very inspiring and horizon-broadening initiative that offers the Dutch music professional a chance to get in touch with the top of the Los Angeles music industry and has provided interesting opportunities for the ability of his international network.

Merlijn Snitker

composer 'Bankier van Verzet'

Sometimes showing my portfolio isn’t enough to convince potential clients. They also want to see if my work is being rated as successful. Winning a prestigious award like the Buma Award helped me a lot with getting new gigs!

Beau D. Schaepman

winner 2018 Buma Award Best Original Composition in Trailer (for Film, TV, Gaming)

Buma Awards Music in Media Categories

Nominees 2020

Buma Award Best Podcast, Radio and Television Imaging

Ad van Dongen (Big Orange)

Discovery Channel 'Wanted' brand movie (Copyright Power International)

Guido Heeneman (Call4Music)

Diederik en Da Vinci (AVROTROS and SkyHigh TV)

Ward Henselmans, Daan Jansen and Jeroen Kuitenbrouwer (KH Music)

Close Up - 25 jaar (AVRO Muziekuitgeverij)

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

Paul M. van Brugge

A Fool’s Paradise

Ward Henselmans, Daan Jansen and Jeroen Kuitenbrouwer (KH Music)

Stuk

Alex Simu

They Call Me Babu

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

Joep le Blanc and Rob Jager

8x4 – 'GRLS' (Felt Music UK)

Ramses Shaffy

Netflix "Our Planet" - 'Zing - Vecht - Huil - Bid - Lach - Werk en Bewonder' (Strengholt Music Publishing)

Giovanni Rustenberg (Cho) and Tevin Plaate (Spanker)

Savage x Fenty - 'Popalik' (BMG Talpa Music, SONY/ATV Music Publishing)

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series

Tim van Berkestijn (Benny Sings)

Hoofdzaken

Joris Oonk

Baantjer: Het Begin (Millstreet Music, Ccontrol Publishing)

Merlijn Snitker

De 12 van Schouwendam

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Trailers

Joep Sporck

Tales of Arise (Elsy Music - Liquid Cinema)

Jochem Weierink

The Oscars Opening Trailer 2019 (Liquid Cinema)

Reinder van Zalk

Terreur (Earforce, Copyright Power International)

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising (powered by Adformatie)

Jesse Koolhaas

Fashion's Dirty Little Secret

Sizzer & DeWolff

Skoda - Live Like You

Merlijn Snitker

Ace & Tate - Take Another Look

Buma Award Best Sync in Advertising (powered by Adformatie)

Thomas Azier, Anouk Teeuwe (and Martin Gjerstad)

DM Drogisterij – Die Veränderung beginnt in mir – 'It’s A New Day' (BMG, Kobalt)

Nick van de Wall (Afrojack) (and Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Adidja Palmer, Wesley Pentz, David Taylor)

DNB – Girls Invest – 'Run the World (Girls)' (BMG, Warner Chappell, Sony ATV, CTM, Kobalt)

Reynard Bargmann (Mucky) (and Stephanie Allen, Richard Cowie, Idris Elba, Thomas Mackenzie Bell, Sean Paul)

Sainsbury’s Tu – Summer Of Love – 'Boasty' (Maktub Music Publishing)

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film

Rutger Reinders

Dirty God

Vincent van Warmerdam

Rojo

Ella van der Woude

Take Me Somewhere Nice (Pupkin Film Music, Ccontrol Publishing)

BMIM New Talent Award

Thomas van der Burg

Ridder Marie

Annelotte Coster

Als Je Later Groot Bent

Daan Hofman

Danny and the Wild Bunch

Winners 2020

Buma Award Best Podcast, Radio and Television Imaging

Ward Henselmans, Daan Jansen and Jeroen Kuitenbrouwer (KH Music)

Close Up - 25 jaar (AVRO Muziekuitgeverij)

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

Alex Simu

They Call Me Babu

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

Ramses Shaffy

Netflix "Our Planet" - 'Zing - Vecht - Huil - Bid - Lach - Werk en Bewonder' (Strengholt Music Publishing)

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series

Merlijn Snitker

De 12 van Schouwendam

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Trailers

Reinder van Zalk

Terreur (Earforce, Copyright Power International)

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising (powered by Adformatie)

Sizzer & DeWolff

Skoda - Live Like You

Buma Award Best Sync in Advertising (powered by Adformatie)

Nick van de Wall (Afrojack)

DNB – Girls Invest – 'Run the World (Girls)' (BMG, Warner Chappell, Sony ATV, CTM, Kobalt)

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film

Vincent van Warmerdam

Rojo

BMIM New Talent Award

Daan Hofman

Danny and the Wild Bunch

Jury 2021

Laura Bell

After being Managing Director for BMG Production Music, Laura Bell now navigates the complexity of researching and selecting songs, licensing soundtracks and developing filmscores as an independent music supervisor.

Jet Berkhout

Since 2011 Jet Berkhout has been working for NPO Radio 4, where she presents De Muziekfabriek on fridays and saturdays. Wherever possible, be it in the space between sliding doors or village churces, she plays with the string quartet Striking Four and string orchestra Lundi Bleu.

Claire van Daal

Claire van Daal is a member of the Film and Media committee of the Amsterdam Art Council and chair of De Ontmoeting. Claire van Daal is programmer of the Netherlands Film Festival.

Berend Dubbe

After his stint as the drummer for Bettie Serveert, Berend Dubbe focused on sample-pop/orchestrapop compositions as Bauer. In addition, Dubbe composes music for film, advertising, podcast and art projects and is a professional voice over.

Stephen Emmer

Aside from leading one of the premier Dutch mediamusic & sound design boutique studios, composer, arranger and producer Stephen Emmer is the initiator of Buma Music in Motion.

Ilana Goldstoff

After earning her stripes at Sizzer, Ilana Goldstoff now works as Sync & Licensing manager at the famed classical music label Deutsche Grammophon.

Danielle Guirguis

Danielle Guirguis founded SMARTHOUSE FILMS – ARTVERTISING & INDIE FILMS. She is a regular speaker/juror on festivals like Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Buma Awards, Gerety Awards, ADCN and Go Short Int. Film Festival, a member of EAVE and the treasurer of the Executive Board of ACE Producers.

Ruben van der Hammen

Ruben van der Hammen has an editor since 2011. His work includes the Emmy award winning films ‘Minders Shot Down’ and ‘Etgar Keret: Based on a true story’. In 2020 he received the ‘Gouden Kalf’ award for best editing.

Thijs Havens

Thijs Havens is a musician/composer and musical curator for Filmmuseum EYE for whom he also composes & performs new scores for (silent) films.

Merel van Helsdingen

Merel van Helsdingen is founder and Managing Director at Nxt Museum and has worked on Marketing and Partnerships for tech, music and entertainment companies in London.

Daan Hofman

Since 2018 Amsterdam based composer Daan Hofman mainly focuses on composing for film and has written music for 15 short films. Last year, he won the BMIM 'New Talent Award' and recently, he has also won the 2nd prize at CAIFF with his score for the short film 'I'll Be Here' by Tiffany Murray.

Jon Karthaus

With his Amsterdam based production company Johnnywood Productions, director Jon Karthaus co-produced his first feature film debut called 'Homies', wrote and directed his second film 'Bella Donna's' as well as the multicultural blockbuster ‘Bon Bini Holland II’.

Matthijs Kieboom

Matthijs Kieboom (1985) has been a fulltime composer for over a decade and is Head of Film Music in one of Holland’s leading conservatories.

Rens Machielse

Rens Machielse is the former director of HKU Music and Technology. Rens composed music for over three hundred theatre plays, TV series, films, documentaries, commercials and animations.

Neeltje Mooring

Since 2007, Neeltje Mooring runs her own company SOLID as a rock and operates internationally as an independent publisher, sync agent and music supervisor.

Susanne van Nierop

Susanne van Nierop is editor-in-chief of Adformatie, the leading Dutch platform in marketing, media and advertising. She is also a board member of the SPIN Awards for innovative work in digital creativity.

Than van Nispen

Than van Nispen is a lecturer and researcher at HKU School of Music and Technology and the Expertise Centre for Creative Technologies. Than also has a background in biology, and is a music composer for games and interaction.

Léon Noordzij

Léon Noordzij is Creative director, Trailer Editor and Co-owner of The Pastry Shop and has over 14 year of experience in the European film industry. Clients include Netflix, Savage Film, Kaap Holland Film, Baldr, Lemming Film and Dutch Filmworks.

Jeroen Rietbergen

Between his live gigs as a keyboard player or Musical Director, Jeroen Rietbergen composes and scores soundtracks for feature films, one of which has won him 2 prestigious Buma Awards.

Martin de Ruiter

Martin de Ruiter is Programmer of ‘Eye on Sound’ in Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam. He has written several scores for silent films including ‘un Chien Andalou’ (1929), ‘Submarine’ (1928) and ‘Der Mandarin’ (1918).

Alex Simu

As a film music composer, Alex Simu has worked on a great number of award-winning international film productions since 2010. In 2016, he was awarded with the Golden Calf for Best Music for Beyond Sleep.

Marion Slewe

Marion Slewe works at the Production department of the Dutch Film Academy, where she is responsible for the distribution of studentfilms, contracts, festival policies and the organisation of the Keep an Eye Film Academy Festival. Additionally, she is involved with Staccato Films.

Paul Stevelmans

Paul Stevelmans has been editor-in-chief of the online film music magazine Score since 2004. He writes CD and book reviews and conducts interviews with Dutch and foreign film composers. Also, since 2008, he has been a member of The International Film Music Critics Association.

Django Weisz Blanchetta

Django Weisz Blanchetta is Managing Director at SuperHeroes, which he co-founded in 2009. Before launching SuperHeroes, Django cut his teeth as an Interaction Designer, Management Consultant and Operations Director.

Bart Westerlaken

After graduating as a cameraman at the Dutch Film Academy, Bart Westerlaken chose to become a composer. He scored various feature films and television like crime series Penoza, Het geheime dagboek van Hendrik Groen and the documentary Strike a Pose.

Maarten Wijdenes

Maarten Wijdenes is a project manager Production Screen NL at the Netherlands Film Fund, the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film-related activities in the Netherlands.

Jonathan van den Wijngaarden

Videogame composer Jonathan van den Wijngaarden likes to tell games’ stories through music. His work can be heard in titles such as Honor of Kings (Tencent), World of Warplanes (Wargaming) and the best selling VR game Arizona Sunshine (Vertigo Games/Jaywalkers Interactive).

Bob Zimmerman

Bob Zimmerman has composed and arranged for numerous theatre, television and film productions. His works include films De Avonden and Tirza and documentaries De Nieuwe Wildernis and Holland, natuur in de Delta.

Information

Even though we find ourselves connecting through a screen, the world has never been more accessible. We are more motivated than ever to help you create valuable connections and inspire one another. Meaning, we will continue with our online sessions to expand your horizons, and if there’s any chance to connect physically, we’ll be the first to hop on that train and organize live match makings, sessions and of course, networking drinks.

Please check our program section to see what's on and register for one or multiple sessions.