LIA reveals 2015 Music & Sound shortlist

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

London International Awards (LIA) announced the shortlist for the Music & Sound category. There are 53 shortlisted entries in the category, with the United States (23), United Kingdom (11) and Germany (8) leading the way.

Leo Burnett network has picked up four nominations across four offices, whilst Wave Studios, London, and Thjnk, Hamburg, have picked up three nominations each.

Led by Jury President Rani Vaz of BBDO New York, this year’s judging panel consisted of Scott Cymbala, Bob Farnsworth, Eric David Johnson, Ramesh Sathiah, Jack Sedgwick and Brian Yessian. Winners will be announced on November 10th.

Music & Sound Shortlist: 


  • Song Zu, Sydney, Qantas Airways “Feels Like Home” – Music Adaptation – Song
  • Song Zu, Sydney, Bundaberg Rum “Men Like Us Like Rum” – Music Original – Song


  • F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, São Paulo, Leica Gallery São Paulo “100” – Music Original – Underscore


  • RMW Music, Toronto, Cycling Canada “Hop On” – Sound Design


  • Bigfish Filmproduktion, Berlin, Euronics “Manpower” – Music Original – Song
  • German Wahnsinn, Hamburg, OCEANA “Sea Legend” – Music Original – Underscore
  • Heimat, Berlin, Hornbach “Goth Girl” – Music Original – Song
  • Leo Burnett, Frankfurt, Dunlop “One Second” – Sound Design
  • Saatchi & Saatchi, Düsseldorf, Vorwerk Kobold VR 200 “Vacuum Love” – Use of Licensed Music
  • thjnk, Hamburg/Leo Burnett Germany, Frankfurt, McDonald´s “Popov the Clown” – Music Original – Song
  • thjnk, Hamburg/Leo Burnett Germany, Frankfurt, McDonald´s Germany “I´m Lovin´ It 2.0” – Music Original – Underscore
  • loved gmbh, AUDI AG “Speed Wheels” – Sound Design
  • Yessian Music, Hamburg, Opel Corsa “Showtime” – Music Original – Song


  • Ramesh Deo Production, Mumbai, Mumbai Mirror “I Am Mumbai 2014” – Music Original – Underscore


  • Ogilvy & Mather Japan GK, Tokyo, “Lights” – Use of Licensed Music


  • INNOCEAN Worldwide, Seoul, Hyundai Motor Company “A Message to Space” – Use of Licensed Music


  • Leo Burnett Madrid, Madrid, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado “There Is No Bigger Prize Than Sharing” – Use of Licensed Music


  • stories, Zürich, Triumph “Find the One” – Music Original – Song


  • Sizzer Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Pro Infirmis “#ImEmpty” – Music Original – Underscore


  • Leo Burnett Dubai, Dubai, du “Two for One Tickets – Too Distressing” – Sound Design


  • Sam Ashwell @ 750mph, London, Army “Normal Day” – Sound Design
  • BBH, London, Audi RS3 Sportback “Birth” – Sound Design
  • Big Sync Music, London, Samsung Gear Circle “On My Way” – Use of Licensed Music
  • Eclectic Sounds, London, Euronics “Manpower” – Music Original – Song
  • Factory Studios, London, Honda Civic Type R “The Other Side” – Sound Design
  • GOLDSTEIN, London, BBC One “The Voice Season 4 Trailer” – Music Adaptation – Song
  • Publicis, New York/London, Cadillac “The Arena” – Sound Design
  • Radium Audio, London, Short Film “Gravity” – Sound Design
  • Wave Studios, London, Samsung “Trek” – Sound Design
  • Wave Studios, London, Volvo “The Swell” – Sound Design
  • Wave Studios, London, Smirnoff Ice Double Black “The Double Side” – Use of Licensed Music


  • Able Baker, New York, Android “Friends Furever” – Use of Licensed Music
  • Antfood, Brooklyn, Facebook “Factory” – Sound Design
  • Antfood, Brooklyn, Facebook “Factory” – Music Original – Underscore
  • Butter Music + Sound, New York/Los Angeles, Pepto-Bismol “The Boy Raised by Goats” –  Music Original – Underscore
  • Comma, Chicago, Kraft Lunchables “Yard Sale” – Music Adaptation – Instrumental
  • COPILOT Strategic Music + Sound, New York, Visa “The Samba of the World” – Music Adaptation – Song
  • CAA Marketing, Los Angeles, Old Navy “Unlimited” – Music Original – Song
  • Emoto Music, Santa Monica, General Electric “Ideas” – Music Original – Underscore
  • INTERSTATE, New York, Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones “Dynamic Differences” – Sound Design
  • Walter Thompson Atlanta, Atlanta, Pennzoil “Airlift Drift” – Sound Design
  • Marmoset, Portland, Levi’s Commuter Series “The Ride – Kyle Garner” – Music Original – Underscore
  • Marmoset, Portland, Depactus “Where the Land Meets the Sea” – Music Original – Underscore
  • Music Dealers, Chicago, Airbnb – 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall “Wall and Chain: A Story of Breaking Down Walls” – Music Original – Underscore
  • Ogilvy New York, New York, NASCAR “What If?” – Use of Licensed Music
  • Ogilvy New York, New York, Spotify “I’m A Drifter, Again” – Use of Licensed Music
  • R/GA, Love Has No Labels “Love Has No Labels” – Use of Licensed Music
  • R/GA Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Beats By Dr. Dre “LeBron Re-Established 2014” – Use of Licensed Music
  • tonefarmer, New York, Loctite “Positive Feelings 12 – Dance Mix” – Music Original – Song
  • tonefarmer, New York, Weight Watchers “If You’re Happy” – Music Adaptation – Song
  • Vaudeville Sound, Adidas – Climachill “Uncontrol Yourself” – Sound Design
  • Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, POWERbot “Be Messy” – Use of Licensed Music
  • Yessian Music, Detroit, Wanda Movie Park “Hubei In The Air” – Music Original – Underscore


London International Awards (LIA) is a global Festival honoring creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Production, Digital, Design, Music & Sound and Technology. The Awards, founded in 1986 by President, Barbara Levy, began by honoring advertising in the realms of Cinema, Television, Print and Radio worldwide, evolving since its inception into 15 unique media types. It was the first truly international advertising awards of its kind to acknowledge all media and methods from all over the world to be judged by a diverse global jury.  Every member on each Jury Panel, including the Jury President, judge all entries except their own work, in their respective media. Each jury has the discretion to award a Grand LIA within the media they are judging.