That's a very good question, and we're happy to share just one of many examples: The 2012 HMMA event featured six live performances by nominees. Indie artist Lauren Silva (pictured) from Austin, TX performed a scaled down version of her nominated song "Hurt." The rendition brought down the house, prompting a standing ovation. Read more
Hollywood, CA - February 15, 2013: The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) once again presents an unprecedented and disruptive symposium on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 that GUARANTEES attending composers and music artists will be chosen to compose music for visual mediums! Read more
(West Hollywood, CA) November 19, 2012 - Two- time Academy-Award™ nominee Marco Beltrami, the composer of the recent Clint Eastwood film Trouble with the Curve, was honored with Best Original Score-Feature Film for Fox Searchlight's The Sessions at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) on November 15, 2012 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Beltrami won over an impressive list of fellow nominees including Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, and Thomas Newman. Read more
HOLLYWOOD, CA- Nov 16, 2012: The Hollywood Music in Media Awards stepped up its game this year at the beautiful and historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, wowing all in attendance. With a jam-packed celebrity filled red carpet, the event has excelled in stature. Though the HMMA is technically about awards, the evening proved wildly entertaining for the audience. A visual montage of nominated composer clips for film, TV and Video Games opened the show on the big screen, followed by a splashy opening number by host and master musical impressionist Greg London.
HOLLYWOOD, CA Oct 16, 2012 - The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) has announced the long awaited list of visual media nominees! This year's event is hosted by master musical impressionist Greg London, along with guest celebrity guest presenters including actor Eric Roberts and others TBA. Nominated film scores & composers include John Williams, Lincoln; Thomas Newman, Skyfall; Howard Shore, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Jonny Greenwood, The Master; Mychael Danna, Life of Pi; Joe Kraemer, Jack Reacher; Marco Beltrami, The Sessions, Moritz Schmittat, Shady Lady and Nuno Malo, LUV. Other nominations for TV, Film, Video Game, Soundtrack Album, Movie Trailer and Song categories are now selected. Read more
Hollywood, CA - Feb 29, 2012: On November 17 of last year at its main awards event, the HMMA presented the Best Soundtrack award to The Muppets movie a week before the film's release. Nearly three months later, the song "Man or Muppet" from this soundtrack won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Read more
HOLLYWOOD, CA- Nov 18, 2011: The Hollywood Music in Media Awards presented over 50 awards recognizing the finest musical talent in all forms of visual media to a capacity crowd at The Highlands in Hollywood last night. Co-hosted by Adam Gaynor (matchbox 20) and Suzan Brittan-Gault. One of the evening’s highlights was SMOKEY ROBINSON accepting the HMMA Lifetime Achievement Award in front of a standing ovation chanting “Smokey, Smokey, Smokey!” Read more
Hollywood, Calif.-October 17, 2011: Nominations for the annual Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) were announced today including categories for Original Score and Song in Film, TV, Video Games, Commercial Ads and Movie Trailers and Outstanding Music Supervision. The annual event will take place on November 17, 2011 in Hollywood, CA.