The hottest event on the pro-audio calendar, PSNEurope’s Pro Sound Awards, returns to the world-famous Ministry of Sound nightclub in London for the third time on Thursday 25 September. Tickets for the awards, which celebrate excellence in live, studio, installed and broadcast audio, are on sale now for just £49.
The lobbying period for the awards is open from today (15 April) to 22 May, and is, as always, open to anyone and totally free to enter. Simply read through the categories and see which one(s) you feel you want to make a pitch for, nominating yourself, your team, an associate or a project or person with which you have been impressed and want to give wider recognition. Then send a short pitch (up to a maximum of 300 words) for each award under consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online form at www.prosoundawards.com/lobby.
Provide as much factual information as possible; data and evidence of notable successes are invaluable. Up to three hotlinks to relevant material online can also be provided – and, by all means, ask your colleagues or industry friends to make their feelings known. (Pictured right: Allen & Heath's Glenn Rogers with 2014 live engineer of the year Reay Grant.)
Based on the email nominations, the Pro Sound Awards team will create a list of finalists for each category. This process involves looking at the performance of those nominated companies over the past year, plus the information provided by the lobbying emails, but we don’t base finalist positions on the number of emails we receive about a particular company. A shortlist of finalists for each category will be presented to a 50-strong panel of judges from across the spectrum of the pro-audio industry, who will ultimately choose the winners of each Pro Sound Award (with the exception of the grand prix and lifetime achievement gongs).
See all the victors from last year's sophomore event at PRO SOUND AWARDS 2014: The winners!.
“We’re back at the Ministry for the third year running, having absorbed all your comments and feedback from the first two awards shows,” says PSNEurope editor Dave Robinson (pictured right with [L–R] lifetime achievement winner John Pellowe and Metropolis's Nina Jackson). “We’ve learned what to keep, what to tweak, when to turn it down and when to ramp it up. The Pro Sound Awards 2015 will be the best and most accomplished edition yet!”
Leading studio equipment manufacturer Focusrite, which sponsored last month’s PSNPresents event at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho (see Rapturous reception for inaugural PSNPresents), is already confirmed as the first event partner, lending its support to the studio category. A range of other sponsorsip opportunities – from headline sponsor to category, photobooth, red-carpet and afterparty sponsorship – are also available; contact PSNEurope ad manager Ryan O’Donnell (email@example.com) or account manager Rian Zoll-Khan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details! For ticket information, email Jess Farnan at email@example.com.