Warner/Chappell Music U.K. was named Publisher of the Year at the Music Week Sync Awards in London last night. The music publishing arm of WMG also scooped an additional four awards during the evening.
Mike Smith, Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music U.K., says: “This was an amazing achievement by our incredible sync team. They add such huge value to our songwriters through their efforts day in, day out so it’s great to see them recognised in this way.”
Rich Robinson, EVP, Sync and Creative Services, Warner/Chappell, adds: “The sync team at Warner/Chappell is second to none and it’s brilliant that Music Week has made that official. The team combines a deep knowledge of our catalogue with a real understanding of what creatives need and that has produced some incredible results.”
Warner/Chappell picked up the award for Best Sync for a TV trailer for Radiohead and Hans Zimmer’s ‘(Ocean) Bloom’ for Blue Planet II, a new version of a track inspired by the original David Attenborough series.
The team also won Best Sync for a TV advert for ‘Send In The Clowns’, written by Stephen Sondheim, and used by car manufacturer Audi.
Warner/Chappell also publishes the soundtrack for dark Channel 4 comedy ‘The End of the F*cking World’, which was written by Graham Coxon.
Recognition for the team also came for the Best Online Viral Ad with the use of Skepta’s ‘Shutdown’ in a film by Nike called Nothing Beats A Londoner, which also featured the songwriter.