The upcoming Production Music Conference (“PMC”) hosted by the Production Music Association (“PMA”) is proud to announce this year’s2nd Annual Mark Awardshonorees, Shawn LeMone and Peter Cox.

“The Production Music Association (PMA) is thrilled to welcome two long time advocates of the production music community, Mr. Shawn LeMone (ASCAP Senior Vice President, Film & TV) and Mr. Peter Cox, longtime production music composer, producer and executive”, says Randy Thornton, PMA Chairman.

Shawn LeMone will receive the Ambassador Award which is given to an individual from any field who has devoted exceptional service towards ensuring a thriving and sustainable production music industry. Peter Cox will be honored with the Hall of Fame Award, which is given to an individual of a current or pre-existing production music library whose work has made significant contributions towards the advancement of the production music industry.

“I’m delighted to see Shawn LeMone recognized for his untiring efforts to bring production music to the forefront of ASCAP’s attention.  Shawn is dedicated to ensure that all composers and publishing companies are treated fairly and has played a huge roll in helping to have the PMA’s voice heard within the PROs.

Peter Cox is a legend within our industry. Having been involved literally from the very begging of production music, Peter has set a standard that most of the rest of us merely strive to achieve.  A long time advocate of composer rights, he has always put the music first and continues to set a very high bar of achievement.

I can’t think of two more deserving individuals!”, says Thornton.

The Mark Awards is a one-of-a-kind awards ceremony that honors outstanding production music in 24 categories. Production music is the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, from television programs, to promotional campaigns, to major theatrical releases. Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a library owner and founding member of the PMA, The Mark Awards recognize the very best in production music.  The awards ceremony will take place October 18th at the Le Méridien Delfina in Santa Monica.

The PMC takes place at Le Méridien Delfina in Santa Monica on October 17th and 18th.

The newly expanded 2-day conference kicks off with a keynote by renowned film composer Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian, Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia), followed by a keynote on Day Two by recording artist, songwriter and essayist D.A. Wallach.

Featuring the best and brightest in the production music world, the conference will host business, creative and technology panels and will consist of industry presentations, educational seminars and networking events.The goal of the conference is to bring together the global production music community and provide actionable solutions for our industry and our clients. The conference will inform on current trends and tools, share the creation of industry-wide technology standards, and provide a state-of-the-industry to the composing, songwriting and publishing communities. The PMC strives to provide a positive and inspired forum for attendees and, after only two years, is now a fixture in the calendar for people involved in all aspects of production music.

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