On the heels of the announcement that Shawn LeMone and Peter Cox will receive Mark Awards during the Production Music Conference next month, the Production Music Association named the nominees for awards in 21 categories honoring excellence in production music.
 
Named for the late Andy Mark, a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards ceremony will take place October 18 at the PMC. The two-day conference will be keynoted by composer Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian) and musician/businessman D.A. Wallach.
 
A full list of the nominees as provided by the PMA follows:
 
BEST PRODUCTION MUSIC TRACK
 
Best Pop Track
 
Ain’t Gonna Let You Down – Black Label Music
Composers: Christopher Andrew McDonald & Lena Leon

Dabba Do! – Black Label Music
Composer: Chris Bierden

Ride – Mastersource
Composers: Mark Ferrari, Mereki Rose Beach & Nate Donmoyer

Neon City – Videohelper
Composer: William Werwath
 
Live your Beautiful Life – 5 Alarm Music
Composers: Gray Griggs & Matt Heath
 

Best Ambient Track

Zero Degree Sphere – 9 Lives Music, Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composer: Ben Cocks

Stairs – Black Label Music
Composer: Schuyler Peterson
 
The Vision – Immediate Music
Composer: John Roderick Graham
 

Best World Track

Cafe Flamenco – 5 Alarm Music
Composers: Peter Neff & Mauricio Yazigi

Buena Vista – Megatrax Production Music
Composers: Peter T. Neff & Mauricio Yazigi
 
Bollywood Bounce – 5 Alarm Music
Composers: Kully B & Gussy G
 
O Nosso Samba Vai Passar (Samba Parade) – Megatrax Production Music
Composers: Raphael Gonçalves Bessa, Orlei Gonçalves & Eduardo Lyra Krieger
 

Best Rock Track

The King – EMI Production Music
Composers: Harlin James & Thomas Collins

Black Heart Elixir – 5 Alarm Music
Composer: Chris Unck
 
Balls to Bones – Megatrax Production Music
Composer: Kenny Korade
 
Let Me Go – APM Music
Composers: Lee Gretton, Samuel Rex Brown & Huw Jones
 

Best Orchestral Track
 
An Awfully Big Adventure – Immediate Music
Composer: John Roderick Graham
 
Newton’s Law – Immediate Music
Composer: Ryan Taubert
 
Superstring Theory – Sonic Quiver, 5 Alarm Music
Composer: Matthew Slater

Best Non-Categorical Track

A Classical Drama – 9 Lives Music, Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composer: Christopher White

Circuit Breaker – 9 Lives Music, Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composer: Ben Cocks

Floodgates – EMI Production Music
Composers: Paul Martin Pritchard, H. Parsley & Louis James Edwards

Come On – Amphibious Zoo Music
Composers: Joseph Yeshua Gileadi & Ryan Boud

Best Jazz Track

The Long Road that is Short – MidCoast Music, Warner Chappell Production Music
Composer: Paul Silbergleit

Swinging for Love – 5 Alarm Music
Composers: Jay Graydon & Timothy Hosman
 
Out on a Limb – Position Music
Composers: Joel Evans & Adryan Russ

Best Hip Hop Track

Time to Shine – Black Label Music
Composers: Paul Yutaka Fischer & Michael Redict

Against the World – Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composers: Daniel Delaney & Chris B. Harris
 
Legend – Black Label Music
Composer: Erick Anderson
 
I’m A Winner – APM Music
Composers: Adam Brostoff, James Rand, Janos Fulop & Montez Kirkland
 
Best Folk Track

Save What is Left – West One Music Group
Composer: George Timothy

Eden Home – APM Music
Composer: Casey McPherson
 
Hello Hello – 5 Alarm Music
Composer: Nik Freitas
 
Starting to Grow – Sound-Pol
Composer: PaweĊ‚ Górniak

 

Best Film Trailer Track
 
Deep in Hell – The Universal Trailer Series
Composer: Gresby Race Nash
 
Hawx – Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composers: Joshua Daniel Crispin & Robert Leslie Bennett
 
Legend of the Shadow – A-List Music
Composers: John V. Wall & Sergio Jimenez Lacima
 
Best EDM Track
 
Pigalle Bizarre – Parigo
Composer: Minimatic
 
Neon Future – West One Music Group
Composers: Oscar Hill & Justin Black
 
When I’m With You – APM Music
Composers: Gabriel Wood, Kwabena Amponsa, Christopher Dececio, Sizakele Sibeko & Emmanuel Ezeonyebuchi, Taylor, Glenard Patnelli
 
Around the World – APM Music
Composers: Fumitake Igarashi, Rathbone Pick & Rebekkah Friesen
 
Best Dark/Mysterious Track
 
Dragon’s Breath – Amphibious Zoo
Composer: Anthony DiLorenzo
 
Source Code – Immediate Music
Composer: Aleksandar Dimitrijevic
 
White House Meetings – 5 Alarm Music
Composers: Sarah Schachner & Doug Bossi
 
Best Country Track
 
All I Got – SuperPitch
Composer: Tom Tremolo
 
Lazy Lillian – Black Label Music
Composer: Stephen Clinton Sullivan
 
What City Are We In? – APM Music
Composer: Jim Wolfe
 

Best Vocal Track
 
Light Up the Sky – APM Music
Composers: Al Riley, John Howard & Leo Wilde
 
Say Hello – Black Label Music
Composer: Nona Marie Invie
 
Give it Up – Black Label Music
Composer: Stephen Clinton Sullivan

 
BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC
 
Best Use in Online Digital Advertising
 
Make You Happy – APM Music
Composer: Jack Phillips
 
Big Dreams – Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composers: Daniel Delaney & Chris B. Harris
 
Requiem Dies Irae – West One Music Group
Composers: Giuseppe Verdi & Georg Andersen
 
Best Use in On-Air Promo
 
Party Noise Bulla – The Vault by Stephen Arnold Music
Composer: Ben Rosen
 
My Name is Legion – The Vault by Stephen Arnold Music
Composer: Nicholas D’Silva
 
Two by Four – Videohelper
Composer: Aaron Sapp
 
Best Use in Theatrical Film Trailer
 
Person of Interest – Immediate Music
Composer: Aleksandar Dimitrijevic
 
Interstellar – Warner/Chappell Production Music
Composers: Kaveh Cohen & Michael David Nielsen
 
Where we Met – Immediate Music
Composers: John Samuel Hanson, Yoav Goren & Jeffrey Fayman

 
Best Use in Commercial Advertisement
 
Heineken – The Chase – EMI Production Music
Composer: Syd Dale
 
Doesn’t Matter – Gratitude Sound
Composer: Matthew Scott Feher
 
La Zingara – APM Music
Composer: Piotr Moss
 
Best Use in Theme Song in TV Prorgram
 
When You Gonna Give Up – 4 Elements Music
Composer: Isaac Heath Carpenter
 
National Pride – The Vault by Stephen Arnold Music
Composer: Stephen Scott Arnold
 
Yoo-hoo – West One Music Group
Composers: Simon Gerard Lewis Stewart & Future Filter 7
 
Best Use in Underscore in TV Program

Blaze of Glory – SuperPitch
Composer: Jonathan Spottiswoode

Best Use in a Full-Length Theatrical Film
 
Life is Everything – 5 Alarm Music
Composer: Christophe Berthier

Knocking on Your Door – 5 Alarm Music
Composer: Christophe Berthier