2017 Reel Music Awards – The Nominations


2017 Reel Music Awards

It’s that time of the year where Reel Music takes a look back at the year just passed to celebrate some of the ‘stand-out’ scores of 2017. As with 2016, I thought 2017 was another good year for film, television and videogame music. From the major Hollywood blockbusters through to the more modest low budget endeavours, there was a high level of quality in the music being composed and hopefully my Reel Music Award nominations highlights some of the great music on offer.

Over the course of the year I have been giving numerical values to all of the scores that I have listened to and making a few notes to act as memory jogs for this end-of-year summary. Towards the end of 2017 I began a review process to shortlist my stand-out lists. The titles listed below are my Top 10* titles that I have enjoyed most and are divided into a number of different categories. It’s difficult to articulate the decision process for choosing the various scores: there’s no formal mechanism, it’s how the music makes me feel both as a separate listening experience and – if I am lucky – how the music sits within the medium for which it was written. As with previous years, many worthy titles have, unfortunately, had to be put to one side and don’t feature in my selections: the nominations for the documentary and videogame categories were particularly difficult to choose. [Read more…]

2017 Reel Music Awards – 2017 scores for consideration


2017 Reel Music Awards

As part of the lead up to the nominations and winners of my stand-out scores of 2017 I thought that I would take some time to list all the titles of movies, TV shows and games released during the course of the year that I have assessed during this time. There’s such a wide range of ways to listen to music nowadays in addition to hearing it in the medium for which it was written, and the lists below have been accessed via a range of different ways: for example, as heard in the medium for which it was written, on CD, as a digital download or via a streaming service.

The main reason for listing all these scores is so that, if anyone is curious, you can see the range of titles assessed. Also, my lists may highlight some titles that you may have previously thought were unavailable to listen to.

The 2017 Reel Music Awards nomination lists will be posted soon! [Read more…]