2014 Reel Music Awards – The Winners

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It’s generally agreed that 2014 has been a great year for music written across all areas of the soundtrack industry. Music written for film, television and video games have all given us wonderful and varied experiences whether it be from full orchestra, theme-rich compositions from well-known composers to smaller scale ensemble scores or electronic-derived pieces from composers we are less familiar with (or various combinations of the above). As such, it’s been a difficult task whittling down around 400 soundtracks to a nomination list of 10 for each featured category and an even more challenging effort to choose each of the winners.

Each of the winning scores are examples of compositions that have in some way marked them for me as particularly noteworthy. As with last year, each selections is based upon a mix of emotional impact, innovative music and overall listening enjoyment. The lists are a reflection of my own personal taste, on music that has piqued my enthusiasm in a particular way to raise them above a strong pool of other worthy soundtracks. [Read more…]

2014 Reel Music Awards – The Nominations

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It’s time for Reel Music to take a look back at the year just gone. 2014 was an excellent year for music composed for film, television and video games and here I attempt to highlight some of the scores that I consider to be the stand out titles and to celebrate achievement of a wide range of composers.

Across the various categories, the nominees are listed alphabetically. Note that, in addition to the categories featured in the 2013 Reel Music Awards, two new categories have been added to highlight the quality of music being written for short films (Short Film Score) and to celebrate the 2014 release of scores for projects from 2013 and earlier (Archival Score).

The winners will be announced on Monday, 26th January 2015. [Read more…]

Reel Music: 2014 in review

In 2014, Reel Music was visited by more than 10,000 people from 127 countries. A huge thank you everyone – film music listeners and composers alike – who took the time to visit this modest site dedicated to raising the profile of music written for smaller projects. It’s great to see a healthy interest in the music being composers for these titles.

Over the past year, Reel Music received over 17,000 views – almost double the number of views compared with 2013. Many, many thanks! The reviews that were visited most were Fuga (Arturo Díez Boscovich), Faan se Trein (Nik Sakellarides), Que d’Amour (Philippe Jakko), Farfars Fabrik (Eric Väpnargård) and SPATE (Mike Raznick).

Most visitors to Reel Music came from the United States, followed by Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Sweden.

Thank you all again for supporting Reel Music with your visits and comments. It’s all very much appreciated by us and from the correspondence I receive many of the composers whose music I review are pleased to have their music highlighted. I’m currently putting the final touches to my nominations for 2014 Reel Music Awards (which should be posted in the next 2-3 weeks). Here’s to a great 2015 where we hope to have a more regular flow of new reviews.