The Professional Solutions division of Sony Europe Ltd is the latest high-profile player to sign up in support of the Pro Sound Awards, to be held at the Ministry of Sound on 19 September 2013.
The lobbying period for the awards began last month and will remain open until the end of May, so drop us a line with your nomination, pronto! In a nutshell: write (up to) 300 words on who/what deserves wider recognition, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lobbying is free, making your thoughts known is easy (you just email us) and anyone can do it.
The Awards will cover the main pro-audio sectors, recognising excellence in Live/Touring, Studio, Installed Sound and Broadcast Audio, along with four special awards for Rising Star, Marketing Campaign/Initiative of the Year, Grand Prix and Lifetime Achievement. Sennheiser, DiGiCo, Focusrite Novation, Fineline Media Finance and Martin Audio are already onboard as sponsors. Some 16 different accolades will be up for grabs during the evening. There will also be a complimentary drinks reception and post-awards party.
Sony Professional Solutions is sponsoring the Broadcast Audio group of awards.
Sony has made several important wins with its broadcast equipment recently. OB-Team, a Norwegian turnkey facility for TV production, has replaced its existing wireless microphone system with the Sony DWX wireless system to “enhance their technical offering within digital audio”.
Ryan Leslie, an American record producer, singer-songwriter and rapper from Washington DC, toured Europe last year with a Sony DWX digital wireless system.
Sony specialist dealer Visual Impact Northern Ltd supplied a 22-channel Sony digital radio system to Richard Meredith Broadcast Audio for use on BBC productions including The Apprentice and The Voice.
The Broadcast Audio trophies come in three categories: Team of the Year, Facility of the Year and TV Sound Event of the Year. James Leach, Sony's European marketing manager, told us: “Sony is delighted to this year sponsor the Pro Sound Awards Broadcast Category, highlighting the importance of professional audio solutions within the Entertainment and News Gathering industry.”
Who is eligible for each of the three awards? The boundaries are intentionally wide, in order to entice as many entries as possible.
For Team of the Year, we're looking for 'Any broadcaster/service supplier showing exemplary contribution to the creation/delivery of audio content for a commercial broadcast project/event'.
Facility of the Year is open to 'Any broadcast studio/post-production house demonstrating outstanding contribution to or on a broadcast project'.
And the award for TV Sound Event of the Year requires nominations for 'Any television broadcast event, where sound makes a significant impact/contribution, worthy of wider recognition'.
Full details on the voting process, notification of finalists and more information on categories/eligibility is available at www.prosoundawards.com/lobby
Early bird tickets are currently available for the 19 September event for just £30.
To book tickets, go to www.prosoundawards.com/buy-tickets
For all general enquiries and more information, contact email@example.com
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org