Music Supervisors, Burt Bacharach To Be Honored At 10th Annual GMS Awards

Thursday evening in Los Angeles, the film and TV industry will honor the dedicated work of Hollywood’s music supervisors at the 10th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. In film, television, advertising and video games, Music Supervisors are the key players responsible for all or most music-related aspects of the project. This includes music licensing and clearing songs for placement on projects, negotiating music budgets, fees, and deal points. Music licensing can be complicating and a good music supervisor can help your visual project save money and secure licenses from sought-after music.

Celebrating the exceptional achievements in the craft of music supervision, this year’s nominee categories at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards will include Motion Pictures, Television, Film Trailers, and Video Games.

“In 10 short years we have progressed from 4 awards given out at a brunch on Grammy Morning, to an event at The Wiltern with 16 trophies awarded in the growing fields of music supervision including games, ads, trailers, documentaries, as well as film and television,” says Joel C High, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors. “We are extremely excited by the list of nominees this year and I am personally humbled to be able to honor Burt Bacharach and Bob Hunka as our Icon and Legacy award recipients. This year marks a milestone in many ways for the Guild and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Motion Picture Nominations

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Frozen II
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Wild Rose
The Farewell

Television Nominations

Russian Doll
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Deadwood: The Movie
Native Son

Trailer Nominations

Joker (Teaser)
Wonder Woman 1984
The Goldfinch
Bombshell (Trailer 1)
When They See Us

Video Game Nominations

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Death Stranding

Burt Bacharach To Be Honored With Icon Award

Burt Bacharach will be honored at the evening’s event with the Guild Of Music Supervisors Icon Award. Bacharach’s career has expanded over 60 years and include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid including co-writing “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”, Austin Powers, and the co-songwriter of Dionne Warwick’s signature song “Walk on By”. Burt Bacharach is a three-time Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning songwriter and composer.

Bob Hunka To Be Honored With Legacy Award

Bob Hunka began his work in the film business by managing the first state-of-the-art mobile recording facility, Enactron Truck. The Enactron Truck is most notable for tracking the infamous live recordings of Barbara Streisand’s “A Star is Born”. From mobile recording, Bob Hunka moved on to work closely with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Johnny Cash through projects with his independent record production company. Bob Hunka also ran the music department at TWE / Epic Productions; and was the Senior V.P. of music at Sony Television for 15 years. As the Executive Music Producer at Sony, his influence can be heard on soundtracks for “Mad About You” “Days of Our Lives” and “Dawson’s Creek”.

The evening will include a performance from Regina Spektor, and the Indie pop band Lola Marsh.

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