Highlights

BMIM x ADE Conference 2022, where media en music converge

The largest conference on music in film, games, advertising and television in Europe will take place this year on the 19th of October. This year the conference will be taking place within the official ADE programme. We offer an extensive program with workshops, networking sessions and keynotes. We’re committed to delivering media-music's most exciting thinkers, movers and shakers for the BMIM x ADE Conference so please take a look at our programme for this year.

Buma Music in Media Awards

What a year it has been! With beautiful national and international films, series, podcasts and games in which Dutch composers mesmerized their audience. These creative Dutchies now have the chance to compete for the Buma Music in Media Awards 2023. The Buma Music in Media Awards were initiated six years ago by Buma Music in Motion to celebrate the very best music in film, television, radio, documentary and advertising.

Need some inspiration? Check out the nominees and winners from 2022.

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Apply your work now for the Awards

There are 13 different categories you can apply for. A panel of experienced and professional judges from across the audio and visual industries will assess each entry and select winners. Submissions can be made until January 16, 2023 at 23.59h. The winners will be announced in April during a special event, where they will be honored and receive their own Buma Music in Media Award.

Check out all the forms and the required conditions here. Give it your best shot!

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Program conference 2023

What’s Your Favorite? Sync Writing Camp results

Which team from the ESNS Sync Writing Camp wrote the best track? During this panel, a team of experts discuss and analyze all the music that was composed

Apply for the Music in Media Awards 2023

What a year it has been! With beautiful national and international films, series, podcasts and games in which Dutch composers mesmerized their audience. These creative Dutchies now have

ESNS Sync Writing Camp 2023

Always wanted to work on a brief from an (international) advertising agency or brand? This is your chance! During ESNS, the Sync Writing Camp will take place for

Meet the Music Supervisors (i.c.w. Dutch Music Export)

Music supervision, or incorporating the right music into trailers, TV series, films and adverts, has become an integral part of the music industry’s income. Don’t miss the second

Music & Brands: Marshall x Vans

Why do brands like to collaborate with artists? And where do they get their inspiration from? In this panel, the Marshall and Vans brands not only discuss their

I’m With The Brand: Goldband & Danique over de Kracht van Commerciële Samenwerkingen

As an artist, is co-creation with a brand a good idea? How do you know if the brand matches your image and vice versa? In this panel we

Netflix: A World of Musical Possibilities

With shows like Stranger Things and La Casa de Papel relying heavily on music syncs, a new realm of global opportunity (and money) has opened up to recording

What role will Artificial Intelligence play for creatives?

The world shows us a lot of AI developments at the moment. Innovations like DALL·E 2, Deepmind help creatives accelerate their process. Technology companies like Replit and GitHub

Badlands presents: Nikolaï Clavier & Tessa Rose Jackson

At the Badlands nights in EYE Filmmuseum, new Dutch film talent is given plenty of opportunity to present themselves with debut films, conversations and a film of choice

BMIM x RE:VIVE Crossing Over workshop with Roly Porter

The Crossing Over series features producers and composers from the experimental and electronic music worlds who have “crossed over” into the realm of composing for film, TV and

Harry de Wit talk with directors Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster in collaboration with IDFA

Acclaimed directors Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster and world-famous composer and sound designer Harry de Wit talk about their collaboration on the world premiere documentary Journey Through Our

Matchmaking @ International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

Buma Music in Motion and the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) are committed to ensure more and deeper connections between young filmmakers and the music sector. We selected

Imagine Fantastic Film Festival x BMIM Masterclass Simon Boswell

Good film music takes a film to the next level and countless soundtracks have become classics themselves. But what is good film music and how do you make

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 Music in Media Awards

Nominees 2022

Best Original Composition in Film

Alexander Reumers

Captain Nova

Gino Taihuttu

De Oost

Juho Nurmela, Ella van der Woude

Do Not Hesitate (Copyright Control)

Best Original Composition in Short Film

Giuseppe Doronzo

GOYA

Daan Hofman

Little Amsterdam

Roy Bemelmans

Wall #4

Best Original Composition in Documentaries

Vincent van Warmerdam

Het leven gaat niet altijd over tulpen

Rui Reis Maia

Shadow Game (Crossmex)

Merlijn Snitker

To Unveil a Star

Best Original Composition in Television Series

Boelie Vis

KABAM! (Crossmex, Copyright Control)

Stavros Markonis

Swanenburg (Crossmex, Stepping Stone Music Publishing, Brands Music)

Arno Krabman

The Spectacular (Copyright Control)

Best Original Composition in Advertising

Karel Gerlach, Milo Driessen, Boaz Kok, Wieger Hoogendorp (Goldband)

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat – Ik ben de BOB

Mitchell Yard, Rachel Tauwnaar

Schweppes – Let’s Schweppes (CTM Music Publishing, Sizzer Music)

Jorrit Kleijnen, Marijn van der Meer, Jacob Meijer (HAEVN)

Staatsloterij – Oudejaarstrekking Fritsie

Best Sync in Advertising

Richard de Bois, Peter van Asten, Tom Manders (jr)

Alzheimer Nederland – ‘Samen Zijn’ (MEAU) (Cloud 9 Music)

Gert-Jan van Stiphout | Alex Alberts, Robert Verwey, Frans Smit, Sjoukje van 't Spijker

Booking.com – ‘UNKNWN’ (Subp Yao) | ‘Amsterdam’ (Maggie MacNeal) (BMG Benelux | Warner Chappell Music, Sony Music Publishing)

Kizzo

Lincoln Motor – ‘I Need You’ (Jon Batiste) (Sony Music Publishing, Copyright Control)

Best Original Composition in Trailers

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

Eye Classics

Joshua Petit, Mari Koning (Soundsright)

Ferry (Netflix) (Copyright Power International)

Jochem Weierink

The North Water (BBC)

Best Sync (in Television Series, Trailers, Film, Video Games)

Inge van Calkar, Gordon Groothedde

D5R – 'The Iceman' (Inge van Calkar) (Sony Music Publishing, Cloud 9 Music)

Torre Florim, Jop van Summeren, Tim van Delft, Vedran Mirčetić, Rocco Hueting

I Care a Lot - 'KITTY KITTY' (De Staat) (CTM Publishing)

Nick van de Wall

The Addams Family 2 – 'Dynamite' (Afrojack feat. Snoop Dogg) (BMG Benelux)

Best Podcast and Radio Imaging

Tessa Rose Jackson, Darius Timmer

Pixelshit (NPO Zapp / EO) (Crossmex)

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

Spraakmakers (NPO Radio 1 / KRO-NCRV) (Crossmex)

Mathijs Duringhof (Blckbrd Soundbusiness)

Utrecht UITcast

Best Original Composition in Podcasts

Darius Timmer

BABA (NPO Radio 1 / NTR) (Copyright Control)

Rob Peters

KwaadAardig (NPO 3FM / AVROTROS) (CTM Publishing)

Darius Timmer

Sara's Mysteries (NPO Zapp / NTR) (Copyright Control)

Best Television Imaging

Jorrit Kleijnen, Alexander Reumers, Jacob Meijer

BuZa (BNNVARA) (Copyright Control)

Matthijs Kieboom, Cabo da Roca, Robson, Rockman (CapeRock)

TELE 5 (Discovery Networks) (Rock Agency)

Larry W. Burns, Cabo da Roca, Robson, Rockman (CapeRock)

Zappsport (NPO Zapp) (Brands Music)

Best Original Composition Experience

Tessa Rose Jackson

De Meester en Margarita (Orkater)

Renger Koning

De Panter

Niek Idelenburg

Mijs met de Zwavelstokjes (Holland Opera)

BMIM New Talent Award

Fons Beijer

De Slet van 6 VWO (AVROTROS) (Brands Music)

Mink Steekelenburg

Good Bad Girl

Rik van der Wouw

Gossip Girl – Trailer (BMG Benelux)

Winners 2022

Best Original Composition in Film

Gino Taihuttu

De Oost

Best Original Composition in Short Film

Giuseppe Doronzo

GOYA

Best Original Composition in Documentaries

Rui Reis Maia

Shadow Game (Crossmex)

Best Original Composition in Television Series

Boelie Vis

KABAM! (Crossmex, Copyright Control)

Best Original Composition in Advertising

Karel Gerlach, Milo Driessen, Boaz Kok, Wieger Hoogendorp (Goldband)

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat – Ik ben de BOB

Best Sync in Advertising

Kizzo

Lincoln Motor – ‘I Need You’ (Jon Batiste) (Sony Music Publishing, Copyright Control)

Best Original Composition in Trailers

Jochem Weierink

The North Water (BBC)

Best Sync (in Television Series, Trailers, Film, Video Games)

Torre Florim, Jop van Summeren, Tim van Delft, Vedran Mirčetić, Rocco Hueting

I Care a Lot - 'KITTY KITTY' (De Staat) (CTM Publishing)

Best Podcast and Radio Imaging

Tessa Rose Jackson, Darius Timmer

Pixelshit (NPO Zapp / EO) (Crossmex)

Best Original Composition in Podcasts

Darius Timmer

BABA (NPO Radio 1 / NTR) (Copyright Control)

Best Television Imaging

Larry W. Burns, Cabo da Roca, Robson, Rockman (CapeRock)

Zappsport (NPO Zapp) (Brands Music)

Best Original Composition Experience

Renger Koning

De Panter

BMIM New Talent Award

Mink Steekelenburg

Good Bad Girl

Jury 2023

Titia van Beckum

Jelle Beuger

Jelle, who graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2020, was appointed chairman of VERS in 2021, an association dedicated to stimulating new filmmakers. In early 2022, he joined Keplerfilm as Marketing and Publicity Coordinator.

Tamara Bok

Tamara Bok studied audiovisual media and has been telling stories professionally for 25 years, as a film and TV producer, voice-over, news anchor, podcast presenter and business developer. Nowadays she is a management force behind Jamming, a unique communication & design agency in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

Thijs Bontje

Thijs Bontje is a creative partner at N=5 and loves music. Not only to listen to and use in campaigns, but he also plays the guitar and drums himself. As a jury member, he will pay particular attention to the extent to which the music used touches his heart.

Jenny Booms

Jenny used to work for clients such as Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Stichting RPO (regionale omroepen), Netwerk Scenarioschrijvers, Cinekid and EYE. She is now director of the Dutch Academy For Film.

Peter Bradbury

Khaeta Chittick

Khaeta started her career in Sweden at an international youth film festival. She now works for the Netherlands Film Festival as program producer of the professionals programme.

Julia Chourgnoz-Villano

As a Brand Marketing Manager, she created campaigns for brands such as Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Far Cry and Skull and Bones. This year, she joined the Ubisoft Music team with a mission to empower all of the developer's original music creations and artist deals.

Ruben Dekker

Ruben worked on various film and television projects (Headhunters, KABAM!, Europeaan in New York) and later specialized in the editing and sound design of audio documentaries (Sara's Mysteries, Ondergronds Verleden). Nowadays he works for podcast publisher Tonny Media.

Stef Dunselman

Stephen Emmer

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

Ilana Goldstoff

Mark Gordon

Laura Harrison

Thijs Havens

Dieuwertje Heuvelings

Nitzan Hoffmann

Nitzan made her mark as a studio technician during her time as a composer for TV, music supervisor and touring musician. She now lives in Berlin where she works in the FXR-team and is committed to creating a music industry in which all creators and rights holders are properly compensated.

Jasper Hokken

Jasper is a programmer at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), responsible for IDFA Competition for Short Documentary. He is also a curator for the IDFA on Stage program in which unique live events are presented that explore the space between documentary cinema, new media and performing arts. 

Gavin Johnson

Since 2013, Gavin has led Monstercat's gaming operations, making the independent electronic music label one of the most influential music players in the gaming industry. He set up very successful collaborations with Fortnite, Rocket League, Beat Saber, Roblox, Paladins and SMITE.

Hannah King

Hannah is truly a specialist when it comes to music for films. She spent 13 years at EMI/Sony/ATV Music Publishing and left to found We are Golden, a music supervision and composition management agency.

Eelke Kleijn

Ted Kocher

Ted is one of the music supervisors at Playstation Studios, where the music from 'his' videogames has been nominated several times. The in-game score of Call of Duty: Vanguard won a Grammy nomination in 2012. Ted is also a composer and Hammond B3 player himself.

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.

Hannes de Maeyer

Gregory Markus

Ellemieke Middelhoff

Neeltje Mooring

Pieter van Nes

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

Bas van der Ree

With more than 20 years of experience as a location scout, line producer and producer, Bas has been leading the Netherlands Film Commission since 2014 as part of The Netherlands Film Fund. Recent productions in the Netherlands include Sense8, DUNKIRK, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Killing Eve and The Goldfinch.

Michel Rensen

Katherine Rodgers

As a community manager at Water & Music, Katherine manages a group of over 2000 music industry professionals. She also writes as a journalist about music and technology for NME, Vice, Stereogum and DJ Magazine, among others.

Martin de Ruiter

Anik See

Anik See is a prize-winning Dutch-Canadian podcast and audio documentary producer. She has worked for public broadcasters such as Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the BBC, the CBC in Canada and ABC in Australia. In 2021 she joined Audio Agency Airborne as showrunner and editor-in-chief of narrative podcasts. 

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.

Janne Spijkervet

How does a track made by using artificial intelligence sound? Janne created hip-hop tracks with De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig to tearjerkers inspired by André Hazes with the help of this technology. At TikTok, she is developing an advanced technique to inspire creativity with music.

Mink Steekelenburg

Paul Stevelmans

Nathan Tamis

Jasper Vierboom

Boelie Vis

Boelie Vis is a composer and editor, best known for editing and/or composing numerous drama series and films for Dutch television. In 2022 he won a Buma Award and an International Emmy for the children's series KABAM!

Leon Winkler

Bob Zimmerman

Bob Zimmerman composed and arranged the music for numerous theatre, television and film productions. His work includes films De Avonden and Tirza and documentaries De Nieuwe Wildernis and Holland, natuur in de Delta.

Josephine Zwaan

Josephine is an artist-producer, researcher and co-founder of rosetta. - the platform for female and gender non-conforming music producers. She started her career as a Dutch-speaking singer-songwriter. Recently she launched her dark rap alter-ego SUZOOKI SWIFT.

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Application for the Buma Music in Media Awards 2023 is now open! Click here to read more about the awards and to go directly to the application forms and required conditions.