What do musicians Gavin Rossdale, Kenny Loggins and Gustavo Santaolalla all have in common? All three are among the presenters scheduled for the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, held Jan. 21, 2015, at Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles.
Rossdale is a member of the GRAMMY Award-nominated British rock band Bush. Loggins is a singer and songwriter whose hit songs include “I’m Alright,” “Leap Of Faith” and “Footloose” (you can check out an interview with the musician on AXS.com). Santaolalla is a GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning composer. You heard his works in films that include Brokeback Mountain and Babel. Other presenters are scheduled during the ceremony as well.
The fifth annual awards show will honor the best music supervisors in television, film, games, trailers and advertising, it was noted in a press release. There are 14 nomination categories for Best Music Supervision in this year’s awards ceremony, including Television Comedy or Musical, Trailers, Television Drama, Reality Television, and Best Use of Music (Brand). Musical Supervisors for TV shows including Girls, Glee and Nashville, and movies including Guardians of the Galaxy, Birdman and Annie are among the nominees. For a complete list of nominees and categories, check out the Guild of Music Supervisors’ website.
So, what exactly does a music supervisor do? There’s a lot more to the role than simply picking a song. According to the Guild of Music Supervisors’ website, “The Music Supervisor must possess a comprehensive knowledge of how music impacts the visual medium. The Music Supervisor works with the key decision makers and/or designated creative team to collectively determine the musical vision, tone and style that best suits the project.”
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