Production music is the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, from television programs, to promotional campaigns, to major theatrical releases. With its proliferation across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for its contribution to the creative process are worthy of recognition.

The Production Music Association is proud to present The Second Annual Mark Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring excellence in the production music community. Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a library owner and founding member of the PMA, The Mark Awards recognize the very best in production music in 24 categories.

At any time in the process, please feel free to contact Morgan McKnight at [email protected] with any questions.

Categories include:
Best Production Music Track

Defined as an original or arranged track released for licensing in the respective genre for which relevance is ascribed by keywords and/or meta-tags containing that genre name.

01 Best Ambient Track.

02 Best EDM Track

03 Folk

04 Best Hip Hop Track.

05 Best Jazz Track.

06 Best Pop Track

07 Best Orchestral Track.

08 Best Rock Track.

09 Best Vocal Track.

10 Best World Track.

11 Best Dark/Mysterious Track

12 Non Categorical

13 Best film trailer track

14 Best Country track

Best Use of Production Music

Defined as the uniquely effective use of an original or arranged library track that compellingly enhances the visual storytelling of the respective production type.

Awards will be given to the best track in each of the following production categories:

15 Best Use of Production Music In Television Commercial Advertisement.

16 Best Use of Production Music In Full-Length Theatrical Film.

17 Best Use of Production Music In On-Air Promo.

18 Best Use of Production Music In Theatrical Film Trailer.

19 Best Use of Production Music As Theme Song In TV Program.

20 Best Use of Production Music As Underscore In TV Program.

21 Best Use of Production Music in Radio Advertising

22 Best Use of Production Music in Online/Digital Advertising

23 Hall of Fame Award

Given to an individual of a current or pre-existing production music library whose work has made significant contributions towards the advancement of the production music industry.

24 Ambassador Award

Given to an individual from any field who has devoted exceptional service towards ensuring a thriving and sustainable production music industry.