Buma Music in Motion Awards 2023

Looking back on 2023 we couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. Not only the winners, but also the nominees and the jury, made this edition one to remember. Look back with us in the aftermovie MIMAs 2023.

Celebrating the best music in films, games, podcasts, radio, documentaries, advertising and television

The Buma Music in Media Awards is all about celebrating the best music in films, games, podcasts, radio, documentaries, advertising and television. A panel of experienced and professional judges from across the audio and visual industries will assess each entry and select winners.

Buma Oeuvre Award Music in Media for composer Bob Zimmerman

The annual Buma Oeuvre Award Multimedia has a new name. Housed within the Buma Music in Media Awards, the award is now called Buma Oeuvre Award Music in Media. The first winner is Bob Zimmerman, who receives his award, among other things, for his work for productions such as ‘De Avonden’, ‘Süskind’ and ‘De Nieuwe Wildernis’. He received the award during the presentation of the Buma Music in Media Awards, on 19 April in the Tropenmuseum (KIT) in Amsterdam. Read more.

Truly Amazing winners from the 2023 awards

A panel of experienced and professional judges from across the audio and visual industries selected these winners in each of the following Buma Music in Media Awards categories.
Read the full jury report

Moloch
Film

Ella van der Woude

Moloch
Its Nice In Here
Short Film

Federico Solazzo

It’s Nice in Here
Wij Praten Niet
Documentaries

Jesse Koolhaas (Mystic Brew)

Wij Praten Niet (Halal Docs Music (Copyright Control))
De Sneeuwman
Television Series

Tessa Rose Jackson, Darius Timmer

De Sneeuwman: Geheimen van een kindermoordenaar
Better Time Stories
Advertising

Joshua Petit, Mari Koning, Jelle Hoebee (Soundsright)

Better Time Stories (Copyright Power International)
Zippo
Sync Advertising

Torre Florim, Jop van Summeren, Tim van Delft, Vedran Mirčetić, Rocco Hueting

Zippo – Live With Confidence – ‘KITTY KITTY’ (De Staat) (CTM Publishing)
Horizon Forbidden West
Videogames, VR and Metaverse

Joris de Man, Niels van der Leest

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games)
Surface
Sync

Sevdaliza, Mucky

Surface – ‘Darkest Hour’ (Sevdaliza) (Maktub Music Publishing, Cloud 9 Music)
Sporen
Podcast and Radio Imaging

Adrian Vrijhoef, Buket Zor, Daniel Sillem (KLOAQ audio design)

Sporen (NPO 3FM / Omroep ZWART)
De Omega
Podcasts

Bouke Hennipman

De Omega (NPO 3FM / NTR)
Project Rembrandt
Television Imaging

Karl Heortweard

Project Rembrandt (NPO 1 / NTR) (NTR Music (Copyright Control), Helder BV)
Angry Young Men
Experience

Benjamin Ankomah

Angry Young Men
Funny Feeling
New Talent Award

Sebastiaan Bax

Funny Feeling

Big round of applause for our nominees

The jury had a though job selecting winners from this list of talented composers. These were the nominees of Buma Music in Media Awards 2023:

Film

  • Rutger Reinders

    Knor

  • Ella van der Woude

    Moloch

  • Rui Reis Maia

    White Berry

Short Film

  • Sebastiaan Bax

    Funny Feeling

  • Federico Solazzo

    It’s Nice in Here

  • Justin Welgraven (by RAVEN)

    Overwatch 2 – ‘Kiriko’

Documentaries

  • Maarten Vos

    Great Escape

  • Rutger Hoedemaekers

    Shangri-La, Paradise Under Construction

  • Jesse Koolhaas (Mystic Brew)

    Wij Praten Niet (Halal Docs Music (Copyright Control))

Television Series

  • Tessa Rose Jackson, Darius Timmer

    De Sneeuwman: Geheimen van een kindermoordenaar

  • Alexander Reumers

    Rampvlucht (Big Blue Music Publishing (Copyright Control))

  • Matthijs Kieboom

    Van der Valk

Advertising

  • Joshua Petit, Mari Koning, Jelle Hoebee (Soundsright)

    Better Time Stories (Copyright Power International)

  • Mark van Bruggen, Rachel Tauwnaar

    G-Star RAW – The Rhythm of Denim (Sizzer Music, Yellowbloom Music Publishing)

  • Jacqueline Govaert

    Staatsloterij – Oudejaarstrekking 2022 (Sony Music Publishing)

Sync Advertising

  • Leo Roelandschap, Chyvon Pala, Felix Laman, Alex van der Zouwen

    ONVZ – Jaaah – ‘JA!’ (Bizzey, Chivv, Yung Felix, Kraantje Pappie) (BMG Benelux, Cloud 9 Music)

  • Andy Ricardo de Rooy, Thijs van der Klugt, Yousef Gnaoui

    Revolut – Your Way In – ‘Excusez Moi’ (Sef) (Pennies From Heaven, Universal Music Publishing, BMG Benelux)

  • Torre Florim, Jop van Summeren, Tim van Delft, Vedran Mirčetić, Rocco Hueting

    Zippo – Live With Confidence – ‘KITTY KITTY’ (De Staat) (CTM Publishing)

Videogames, VR and Metaverse

  • Nikolaï Clavier

    At Eve’s Wake (Sugar Rush Studios)

  • Mark van Mameren, Mathijs Wiermans, Matties Grooten, Barry van der Knaap (Manglemoose)

    Dashing Dodgems (Yellowcake Games)

  • Joris de Man, Niels van der Leest

    Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games)

Sync

  • Vincent van den Ende

    Inventing Anna – ‘Own It’ (Rico Nasty) (CTM Publishing)

  • Jules Reivers, Roel Gommans

    Ozark – ‘Brillo’ (Niña Dioz) (Amp.Amsterdam Publishing, Universal Music Publishing )

  • Sevdaliza, Mucky

    Surface – ‘Darkest Hour’ (Sevdaliza) (Maktub Music Publishing, Cloud 9 Music)

Podcast and Radio Imaging

  • Ad van Dongen, Jos Jansen (Big Orange)

    De Man met de Rammelaars (Joods Museum)

  • Darius Timmer

    Long Covid, de schaduwpandemie (NPO Radio 1 / EO) (Crossmex)

  • Adrian Vrijhoef, Buket Zor, Daniel Sillem (KLOAQ audio design)

    Sporen (NPO 3FM / Omroep ZWART)

Podcasts

  • Jeroen Jaspers, Bas van Win (Nozem Audio)

    Cocaïnekoorts II (NRC)

  • Darius Timmer

    De coup van Qatar (NRC)

  • Bouke Hennipman

    De Omega (NPO 3FM / NTR)

Television Imaging

  • Ward Henselmans, Jeroen Kuitenbrouwer, Daan Jansen, Thijs van der Goot (KH Music)

    Formule 1 (Viaplay)

  • Karl Heortweard

    Project Rembrandt (NPO 1 / NTR) (NTR Music (Copyright Control), Helder BV)

  • Alexander Reumers

    Ruud Gullit en de Mysteries van het Oude Egypte (Prime Video) (Scenery BV)

Experience

  • Benjamin Ankomah

    Angry Young Men

  • Renger Koning

    Hotel Wonderland (Copyright Power International)

  • Jesse Koolhaas (Mystic Brew)

    Proloog van een Natie

New Talent Award

  • Benjamin Ankomah

    Een Gat In Mijn Hart

  • Sebastiaan Bax

    Funny Feeling

  • Shakuru Tajiri

    Wisdom Gone Wild