Highlights

Find out who will win this year’s 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 we celebrate the best media compositions by awarding the winners in thirteen different categories.

If you want to apply for the Buma Music in Media Awards of 2022, we have great news: the application is open! Make sure to complete the application before January 27, 23:59hr. And who knows, you could be one of the winners in one (or several) of our thirteen categories.

The application is closed, deadline has expired.

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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.

Do you want to be updated about our matchmaking sessions, and most importantly which professionals will be taking a seat at our digital table? Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram.

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 2022

Women in Media Music

At Buma Music in Motion we are all about making connections between media composers and professionals. In fact, that is one of our most important goals. Lately we

Win a scholarship at MediaSoundHamburg 2022

The next edition of the International Summerschool for Filmmusic, Gamemusic and Sound Design takes place from June 14th until June 19th in Hamburg. We are thrilled to announce

Open Call: Lions Sync Mission

Cannes Lions is the world’s most important networking and award event in the creative industries. At the most extravagant yacht, villa and beach parties new talent and creative

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 2022

Marcel Albers

Marcel is the director of the Dutch Music Export Foundation. He started his career as an artist manager of Dutch and foreign artists and composers. He was also a producer/business manager of the television program Jiskefet. And he is the founder and director of successful record labels such as Double T Music Holland, Brigadoon Vocal and MARS Worldwide.

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.

Jelle Beuger

Jelle Beuger is chairman of the Dutch association for new image makers VERS, works for the independent distribution company Paradiso Films, manages the marketing for multiple national film production companies and is a guest teacher at the Netherlands Film Academy.

Maurits Boegman

Maurits played with various bands and artists in all clubs and festivals in the Netherlands. He also gave DJ courses and production classes on Ableton Live. Now he is a Local Brand Manager and part of the European team.

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.

Martijn Bosch

After 15 years DJing, producing music and 12 years of working for record companies, Martijn is now Head of Marketing at the Rembrandt House Museum. His musical background was the reason that in 2015, 2016 and 2017 the museum entered into cool collaborations with Jeff Mills, Heleen Blanken and Colin Benders during Amsterdam Dance Event.

Nikolaï Clavier

Alongside his work as film, game and media composer, Nikolaï Clavier plays viola in the Arthema String Quartet and specializes in advanced string orchestration. He has won several awards for his film scores, classical works and academic research.

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.

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

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

Thijs Havens

Thijs Havens is a musician and programmer for Eye on Sound at the Eye Film Museum, where he also composes and performs new scores for (silent) films.

Milad Hosseingholikhan

Milad has successively worked for the management of Alain Clark since 2007. Among others and for music labels Universal Music and Top Notch / Noah's Ark. He currently manages two pop artists (Irene Hin, Amina) and is a creative producer at NewBe.

Matthijs Kieboom

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

Huub Lazerom

Huub Lazerom is an experienced Director Of Operations with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure & tourism industry. He has skills in Operations Management, Coaching, Hospitality Industry and Casino Management. He is also a strong human resources professional with a Post HBO focused in Business administration from Hogeschool voor Economische Studies Rotterdam (HES).

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.

Gregory Markus

Gregory Markus is a project leader at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Since 2016 he’s run RE:VIVE, an initiative that brings together the worlds of music and cultural heritage. RE:VIVE has commissioned more than 25 film scores by various musicians in collaboration with Dekmantel Festival, Eye Filmmuseum and Nous’klaer Records.

Emma Middleton

Voted “Music Supervisor of the Year” in 2020 at AIM Sync and both winner + nominee of Music & Sound Awards for work on The Crown Seasons 3 & 4 trailers, Emma is a trailer-specialist Music Supervisor and Consultant, who launched her freelance business, ‘Rubato Music’, at the start of 2021. Prior to that, Emma was in-house at a UK trailer agency – Create Advertising.

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.

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen got involved in IDFA in the beginning years of the festival and also worked as producer at a Dutch broadcaster. From February 2007 on she is Head of the Industry office of IDFA. In this position she is in charge of the professionals program of IDFA including the markets FORUM and Docs for Sale.

Lisa Linde Nieveld

After studying psychology at the University of Amsterdam, she worked for Dutch public television and radio broadcasters for several years. She currently works at Eye Filmmuseum, where she focusses on the international promotion of films from the Netherlands, in particular documentary and animation film.

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 Owner & Creative Director of The Pastry Shop and has over 14 year of experience in creating exquisite film marketing content for global audiences. Clients include Netflix, Savage Film, Kaap Holland Film, Halal and Dutch Filmworks.

Mark Putz

In 2001 Mark started his own company “Cosmic Orchestra” and began focussing on the German TV market, where he got involved into writing music for documentaries. In 2021 Mark was commissioned by the AMBC (American Battle Monument Commission) to write a Hymne for the Margraten War Cemetery.

Will Quiney

Will Quiney is a multi-award winning music supervisor with over 14 years experience in the film and music industries. In 2021 he won a Golden Trailer award for Best music for his work on the campaign for Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and the Music and Sound Award for Best Re-record or Adaptation in a trailer for CODA.

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).

Marion Slewe

Marion Slewe works at the Production department of the Dutch Film Academy, where she is responsible for the distribution of student films, 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 was editor-in-chief of the Dutch online film music magazine Score from 2004 to 2021. Now he writes for the Facebook group Score Magazine: CD and book reviews and interviews with Dutch and foreign film composers. Also, since 2008, he has been a member of The International Film Music Critics Association.

Arjan Vlakveld

Arjan Vlakveld is editor-in-chief at Dutch public broadcaster NTR and responsible for programs and projects such as Top2000, Night of Pop Music, North Sea Jazz Festival and Eurosonic Noorderslag. As a director he made around twenty series and documentaries. 

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.

Marcel A. Wiebenga

Marcel Alexander Wiebenga worked as Strategy Director and Partner at the Amsterdam-based music agency Sizzer. In 2021 together with Nicholas van den Doel, he launched Howl, a music agency focusing on strategy and meaningful music usage for brands and also Ringo, a data-first, tech-driven platform that simplifies the music licensing processes.

Maarten Wijdenes

Maarten Wijdenes is Head of Production at the Netherlands Film Fund, the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film-related activities in the Netherlands.

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.

Hannelore Zwitserlood

Hannelore Zwitserlood is known for her work on the radio. She worked at various shows on Radio 538, Qmusic, Radio 10 and Radio Veronica. Hannelore has been a voice over and voice actor for 16 years and teaches news reading courses. Now she has her own podcast 'Hannelore in je oren' and she voices several other podcasts.

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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.