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Fourth Annual “Mark Award” Nominees Announced – Fifth Annual Production Music Conference Will Bestow This Year’s “Mark Awards” on September 26th:

Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2018 — The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocacy group for the $1-billion a year global production music industry, has announced the Nominees for the Fourth Annual Mark Awards, honoring excellence within the production music industry. With a ceremony hosted by John Houlihan on September 26 starting at 7PM, the awards will kick off the 5th annual Production Music Conference, to be held September 26-28 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, CA. More information about the Mark Awards can be found at

During the 2018 Mark Awards ceremonies, Sam Trust, will receive the PMA’s “Hall of Fame” Award. Trust entered the music business in 1958 at BMI, where he rose through the ranks to Executive Director of Publisher Relations. In 1969, he was named president of Beechwood Music Corporation (Capitol/EMI’s U.S. publishing company), where he achieved numerous hits and BMI’s top performing song. In 1971, he established Trust Music Management, and in 1973 was named president of the newly formed ATV Music Corporation, was later named chief executive for ATV Music Group worldwide in 1982, and served in that capacity until 1985. In 1986, he became president and CEO of Lorimar Music Division, and three years later created and was President of Killer Tracks – the company was sold to BMG in 1997. Currently, Trust is retired in Carmel, CA.

Also during the 2018 Mark Awards ceremonies, Karen Takata, Vice President, Music, at CBS Corporation, will receive the PMA’s “Ambassador” Award. 

The Production Music Association has also announced the 2018 Nominees for the remaining 25 Mark Award categories. The full list of Nominees can be seen here:

About The Production Music Conference:

The PMA’s Production Music Conference (PMC) will be back for its fifth year, from September 26th through 28th, 2018, in Hollywood, CA. During the three day event, production music industry leaders from around the world will join forces for a series of panels, learning, and networking. The PMC mission is to provide valuable information and share best practices in a positive and inspired forum to attendees involved in ALL aspects of production music. The three day event is an absolute “must attend” for anyone working within the production music arena. Please see:

About the Production Music Association:

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocacy group of the production music community. A non-profit organization with over 60 member companies representing over 500 music libraries around the world, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the long term viability of the production music industry. For more information about the PMA, please visit:

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PMA Contact:

Morgan McKnight

Executive Director

The Production Music Association

(310) 913-2289

[email protected]

Media Contact:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

(310) 859-1831

[email protected]