The Hollywood Music In Media Awards™
The HMMA celebrates excellence of music composition, production and performance in all visual mediums, awarding top honors at its annual gala. The HMMA is also the first awards organization to recognize outstanding Music Supervision and place alternative forms of visual mediums along side film & television in terms of relevance. Special honors, such as Lifetime Achievement and Career Achievement are bestowed to music legends and industry professionals during the main awards event. The awards gala features award presentations, live music performances, celebrity appearances, a three course gourmet banquet, a VIP reception and is shot in HD for cable and internet broadcast.
Music of Visual Mediums
The HMMA understands the significance, impact and emotional power of creative use of music in film, TV, commercial advertisements, movie trailers, video games and other forms of visual productions. In many cases, music is the most important "character" of a visual production. With this in mind, the HMMA provides a professional platform to distinguish and honor those responsible for creating, producing, placing and performing music in visual media. In addition to traditional mainstream mediums, the HMMA continues to expand categories, anticipating the growth of new forms of media such as Mobile Video Games and Digitally Streamed Internet Productions.
Ahead of the Curve
The HMMA event is produced in the late fall, which provides a valuable advantage to many productions and individuals. Since its inception in 2008, the HMMA has nominated or awarded individuals and productions well before receiving a nod from traditional award events. The HMMA was the first to award P.J. Bloom (Outstanding Music Supervision) for his work on the TV show "Glee", Best Score awards for the films "District 9" and "Inception" (subsequent Oscar™ nominees) and The Muppets movie (Best Soundtrack), which included the song "Man or Muppet" that won the Academy Award™ for Best Original Song, just to name a few. By being nominated or winning a HMMA honor, many composers, studios and production companies take advantage of this valuable marketing and publicity element to lobby the traditional first quarter awards events.
Before the HMMA's, the work of music supervisors went unrecognized, overlooked or completely ignored in Hollywood industry awards shows. The HMMA made this profession one of the highlighted categories of it's awards format. Outstanding Music Supervision categories include Film, TV and Video Games. Music supervisors may be submitted for nomination consideration by filling out the form in Visual Submissions and listing the film, TV or video game titles. IMDB link will be appropriate for these submissions.
Technology & Production Achievements
In addition to awarding music excellence, the HMMA also recognizes companies, brands and individuals for technology and production achievements related to music. Three recent recipients include Studio One Media (Technical Achievement Award) for MyStudio™ & AfterMaster™ technologies, Vortex Immersion Media (Technical Achievement Award) and Transit (Movie Trailer Production - Special Recognition)
The HMMA stays on the cutting edge by acknowledging the importance of technological advancement in the entertainment industry.
Submissions in all visual categories are accepted January through October for projects released through, or scheduled for release by, December 31st. As always, the HMMA accepts only on-line submissions and will keep all unreleased project submissions and/or encrypted links strictly confidential. Extended details and official rules can be found on the Visual Submissions page.
HMMA Voting Membership
All industry professionals are welcome to become a HMMA voting member. By being a voting member, you will be able to participate in the selection of the visual category winners. Visit the Established Industry Benefits page to find out more.
The HMMA is proud to provide philanthropic platforms, bringing awareness to the most pressing causes of our times, including autism awareness (Autism Speaks™), pediatric cancer research (Seany Foundation™), and eradicating terrorism (Bridges of Harmony™, Daniel Pearl Foundation™). These causes are non-partisan, and solutions in these areas will enrich and sustain the global culture. HMMA welcomes all who step up to lend their voice and image to the causes HMMA supports. Browse our Foundations Page for more information.