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Nominations open for 2014 Music+Sound Awards

The world’s only awards programme to recognise and celebrate the role and contribution that music and sound design play in the world of visual media is now accepting entries for the 2014 Awards.

 The Music+Sound Awards is now accepting entries for its third annual celebration of excellence in music and sound design in the media. Anyone involved in the production process from the worlds of gaming, film, TV and advertising are invited to submit their work. There are 31 categories in three sections, Best Original Composition, Best Sound Design and Best Sync/Use of Existing Music. The awards will be building on the success of previous competitions and this year’s successful entrants will join the ranks of previous winners such as Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment and Austin Wintory) and Battlefield 3 (EA Digital Illusions CE). Co-founder, Nick Payne commented: “Since its inception in 2011, the Music+Sound Awards have grown to become a national and international stamp of excellence, recognising an area of the industry that has arguably been neglected up until we launched three years ago.” The judging panel includes David Arnold (composer, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale) Mark Roalfe (chairman and executive creative director, RKCR/Y&R) and game developers from Rocksteady, Lionhead, Funcom, Guerrilla Games, The Chinese Room and Crytek amongst others. Board member Garry Taylor, audio director at Sony Computer Entertainment, commented: “There’s so much more involved in making an outstanding sounding game than just sound design and music. Dialogue, mixing and implementation play such a big part in game production, we felt that this needed to be recognised. “To this end, along with the existing ‘Best Sound Design’ and ‘Best Original Composition’ awards, we’re introducing a ‘Best Audio Production’ category, which will celebrate excellence in all aspects of audio development in interactive entertainment.” The nomination period closes on 30 November, 2013. Nominees will be announced at the beginning of February 2014, and winning entries will be honoured and showcased at a ceremony on 27 February 2014, in London.