For many companies, an awards ceremony is the highlight of the year. It is a time to recognise individual and industry achievements and essentially award people where credit is due. Gone are the days a presenter will walk up to ‘Simply the Best’, although sometimes it does still happen. Sigh.
We always arrive onsite with a catalogue of popular music but this day and age we can access a great range of music thanks to technology via online media players such as Itunes and Spotify. We play all awards music through a queuing software which allows us to program each song to the exact moment we want it to play. With this long queue stack of pre-edited music we also have the luxury of hotkeys which permits us to be on the money every time with only a small bit of production.
There are many great songs that you could choose for your event but we would advise you to avoid any major cliches. Yes, it is a fun idea to link songs to a winner but sometimes the song choice can be that obscure that the pun is unrecognisable. For example, if your winner’s name is Mandy, using Barry Manillow ‘Oh Mandy’ is a bit of a mood kill to your upbeat and exciting evening not to mention a little bit cringe worthy. We’ve also seen Heather Small ‘Proud’ used far too much in media sequence videos. Try to use a song that is unique to your company and reflects the story you are trying to convey.
So without further ado, here are our top picks of the most popular music used at award ceremonies.
For when your audience enters the room:
For your presenter & winner walk-up’s:
For when your audience exits the room:
We could give you a huge list of the most popular music used at awards events that we’ve encountered over the years but we’d be here forever. Don’t be afraid to try something new with your music selection, mix some of the classics in with new choices to create a memorable experience for your audience.