2019 Reel Music Awards – The Winners

2019 Reel Music Awards

MARCH 23, 2020 — The Reel Music Awards is an attempt to recognise and highlight some of the memorable music written for areas of media such as film, television and video games. 2019 was typical of other years in that I thought that there were many highlights and surprises along with a few disappointments (purely down to my own high expectations). I hope that these awards point readers in the direction of some of scores that they might otherwise not have come across. A full list of nominations can be found HERE.

As I write this post everyone’s lives are undergoing a great amount of upheaval and, perhaps, reading someone’s personal list of scores they feel merit some acknowledgement may not be a priority. I hope that everyone is keeping safe and that my choices enjoyably passes a few minutes of time. With all that’s been going on I haven’t had the time – and to be honest, had the inclination – to summarise my thoughts for my selections, but I hope to add some reasons for my choices at some point in the near future. [Read more…]

2019 Reel Music Awards – The Nominations

2019 Reel Music Awards – The Nominations

At last I am now able to announce what I think are some of the highlight scores of 2019. As with most years it has been a mixed bag in terms of listening enjoyment but there has been plenty to enjoy. As always, it has been difficult to whittle down the music I’ve been listening to to short-list nominations in the usual film, TV and game music categories.

After copious note-taking whilst listening to all the scores I have heard over the course of 2019 – as well as squeezing in some 2020-released scores for 2019 movies/TV shows – below are the nominations for the music I particularly want to draw people’s attention to. Obviously, these are my own personal choices of what I think are scores that are particularly noteworthy. Not everyone – or perhaps anyone – will agree with my choices but I hope that my selections help to guide readers to music they might not have listened to otherwise. Note that any errors in the various lists are my responsibility.

The various category winners and my overall choice of ‘score of 2019’ will be announced on Monday, 23rd March 2020. [Read more…]