Highlights

And the Winners of the Buma Awards 2020 Are...

Who created the best compositions for film, television, podcasts, radio, trailers, documentaries and advertising last year? Over the last 10 days, we have been announcing the nominees for the Buma Awards Music in Media 2020 to the public by visiting the surprised and delighted nominees in their homes to deliver the good news in the most personal but correctly distanced way possible. And then yesterday we announced all the amazing winners and their beautiful scores and songs: ‘De 12 van Schouwendam’ by Merlijn Snitker, ‘Rojo’ by Vincent van Warmerdam, ‘Terreur’ trailer by Reinder van Zalk… Who else? Find out who won here.

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Matchmaking: The One on One Sessions

BMIM is all about making connections. That is, in fact, one of the main goals of BMIM’s existence. This year we may not be able to see each other physically, but that doesn't mean that we can’t act as a facilitator and enabler for meaningful connections. Over the years BMIM has proved to be able to place like-minded, creative people together who in their turn create positive and useful contacts. A One on One enables you to connect and create, and we’re not saying that it will change the world, but it could be the start of some beautiful, original and mind-blowing music. So, let’s connect. Together. Online..

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The Tenth Anniversary Edition of BMIM 2020 Moves Online

We have shifted our program from offline to online, but not just this week or even this month, this project will last for the rest of the year. So allow us to offer you a brief summary of the amazing directors, melodic masters, perfect producers, modular synthesists, piano perfectionists, classical creatives and world-class composers who we are privileged to team up with this June: Eric David Johnson (Head of Music, McCann NY), Daniel Kuypers (Executive Director of Music at Energy BBDO), Anjo Kantelberg (Post Production Supervisor, New Amsterdam Film Company), Milena Fessmann (Music Supervisor, CINESONG), director Bobby Boermans (‘Nieuwe Buren’, ‘Mocro Maffia’), director Janice Pierre (‘Hartenstrijd’, ‘Papadag’), Matthijs Kieboom (Composer ‘Wild’, NL), Duncan Smith (PlayStation, GB), Ben Sumner (Music Supervisor ‘Final Fantasy’, Feel for Music, GB) and many more. Find out here.

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Program conference 2020

PR for Screen Composers

The international film music industry is growing considerably. In the US, composers tend to work with both a talent agent and a publicist. Nevertheless, as budgets for EU

Trailer Talk with Bobby Gumm (Q&A)

Placing and composing music for trailers is one of the most dynamic and lucrative elements in film and television production. Between custom music commissions, haunting cover versions, full

Matchmaking: The One on One Sessions

BMIM is all about making connections. That is, in fact, one of the main goals of BMIM’s existence. This year we may not be able to see each

Across the TV, Game, Advertising and Film Industries

Everyone is aware of how much the live music industry has been affected by corona, but what about the film, game and TV industries? They don’t exist in

How To Create Blockbuster Trailer Music

How do you create blockbuster trailer music? What happens behind the curtain and how do you work with creatives? Paul Deetman will do a full composition breakdown and

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

ake 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 2020

Bram van Alphen

Bram van Alphen is an Amsterdam based director strongly influenced by his background in design. His advertisement work won him prizes at the ADCN and international festivals.

Rogier de Bruin

Rogier de Bruin is creative director and co-founder of HERC, the agency. He is one of the most awarded creatives in the industry, and responsible for much talked-about campaigns for G-Star, Tele2, Sportlife and YoungCapital (winner of Best Music in Advertising 2016).

Bart Claessen

Bart Claessen is a Dutch EDM artist, producer, composer and DJ. Responsible for world hits as Barthezz in the early zeroes, he now also produces music for TV and movies.

Ruben Cusell

Ruben is head of strategy & concepts at Wefilm and responsible for its strategic and creative work for brands. With a background in PR-strategy and creativity his roots lay strongly in creating content and campaigns that can fly organically.

Niek Eijsbouts

Niek Eijsbouts is creative director at international creative agency SuperHeroes Amsterdam. He created award-winning campaigns, short films and activations, including The Motorcycle Symphony, raising awareness for The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in 2019.

Stephen Emmer

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

Danielle Guirguis

Danielle Guirguis started her career as an Assistant Producer on Paul Verhoeven’s Zwartboek. She’s currently the CEO of her own film production company Smarthouse Films that produces crossover feature films and arthouse commercials.

Ralph de Haan

Ralph de Haan works as a creative producer and production consultant. He is also cofounder of Artillerie.tv, a creative collective developing culturally relevant films and photography projects.

Thijs Havens

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

Diederick Hillenius

Diederick Hillenius is the owner of Selmore, a creative communication agency focused on impactful 360 campaign ideas.

Jon Karthaus

With his Amsterdam based production company Johnnywood Productions 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’.

Gijs Knol

Gijs Knol is an independent composer and music producer from The Netherlands. In 2019 he won the Buma Music In Motion New Talent Award for his compositions for the Anne Frank Stichting.

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.

Karolien Mazereeuw

Karolien Mazereeuw is Head of Sync Benelux at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She has worked on many global advertising campaigns for Heineken, Qatar and DHL as well as many film and TV projects.

Neeltje Mooring

Since 2007 Neeltje Mooring runs her company SOLID as a rock and operates internationally as an independent publisher, sync agent and music supervisor. Her core business is bringing music and images together.

Susanne van Nierop

Susanne van Nierop is editor-in-chief of Adformatie, the leading Dutch platform in marketing, media and advertising. Next to her study Communication Science she started working at a financial publisher where she got contaminated with the news- and writing virus. At Adformatie she found the perfect mix of journalism and the world of marketing & communication. She is also board member of the SPIN Awards, the awards for innovative work in digital creativity.

Guy van Nueten

Guy Van Nueten is a Belgian session musician, solo pianist and composer for theatre, dance and film. So far he has composed for 22 stage productions, 8 feature films and has released 8 studio albums.

Janice Pierre

Janice Pierre graduated at the Dutch Film Academy. She directed several high acclaimed tv movies, television drama/comedy shows and commercials. She made her feature debut with the romantic comedy ‘Hartenstrijd’.

Joyce Roodnat

Joyce Roodnat has been writing for NRC Handelsblad since 1979. She started as a film critic, became head of the Art editorials department and finally a cultural commenter. Every Thursday she writes a 'critic’s notebook' in the culture supplement.

Martijn Schimmer

Martijn Schimmer has been composing music for over 20 years. Today he leads a team of 8 dedicated audio producers at award-winning music production company SMP Amsterdam, producing tunes round the clock for TV, movies and Commercials.

Paul Stevelmans

Paul Stevelmans has been editor-in-chief of the online film music magazine Score since 2004. Since 2008 he has been a member of The International Film Music Critics Association.

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.

Steve Willaert

Steve Willaert is a Belgian composer, arranger, musician and producer. Recent work includes Hollands Hoop, Als de dijken breken and Urbanus: De vuilnisheld.

Kaja Wolffers

Kaja Wolffers is Creative Director and Producer at NL Film. He is responsible for such titles as Kasper en de Kerstengelen, De Zaak Menten and De regels van Floor.

Bob Zimmerman

Bob Zimmerman has composed and arranged for numerour 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

Due to the measures proclaimed by the Dutch government concerning the outbreak of COVID-19 the BMIM Award Show & Conference cannot take place in its original form.
However: changing times call for a change in approach, so we have shifted our program from offline to online, but not just this week or even this month, this project will last for the rest of the year. We strive to be a relevant platform where our delegates and we can share inspiration and information, and start useful conversations, as well as helping you connect with others. Our belief in the vital importance of sound and music has only grown during the past few months, and it is up to us to make sure that everybody sees that importance.

Please check our program section to see what's on and register yourself for one or more panels. Participation of online panels is free of charge, but registration is required.