FORREST GUMP'S Joel Sill to Receive Legacy Award at The Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
The Guild of Music Supervisors announced today that industry legend Joel Sill will receive the organization's prestigious Legacy Award for his creative contribution to music in film. Sill's body of work includes Forrest Gump, The Goonies, Blade Runner, The Color Purple, and My Cousin Vinny. Sill will be joined by Spotify's RISE artist, King Princess, who will be performing as this year's Spotlight Artist. The 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards will be held on February 13 at The Theater at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event will celebrate the highest achievements in music supervision, recognizing exemplary work in 18 categories representing movies, television, games, advertising and trailers.
Thomas Golubi?, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, stated, "Time and time again, Joel has been a key player in the creation of iconic songs that capture a film's spirit and drive award-winning and platinum-selling soundtrack albums. From Easy Rider to Flashdance, La Bamba to Forrest Gump, Joel has been part of the most iconic music films of the last few decades and forged a path for today's music supervisors. We are honored to bestow this award on Joel and to feature King Princess who is carving her own unique path, speaking to today's diverse and inclusive landscape of creative artists and listeners."
In 1980, Sill became Vice President of Music for Paramount Pictures, overseeing and designing music for films including An Officer and a Gentleman and Flashdance. Theme songs from both films - "Up Where We Belong" and "Flashdance... What a Feeling" - went on to win Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Following these successes, Sill moved to Warner Bros., serving as Vice President of Music where Madonna was introduced to soundtracks through the hit song "Crazy for You" created for the film Vision Quest. He continued to build his career with many No. 1 hits, including "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" for the Mannequin soundtrack and the multi-platinum La Bamba.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, King Princess is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. The product of a musical family, she spent much of her childhood tinkering on the vintage Neve mixing console in her father's Brooklyn studio, Mission Sound, learning instrumentation along the way. Moving to Los Angeles at 18, she studied at USC's Thornton School of Music for a year with legendary pianist and singer, Patrice Rushen, before leaving to pursue music full time. Her debut EP Make My Bed was released this year to widespread critical praise, and has been streamed more than 220 million times to date. The breakout global smash "1950" is certified Platinum in Australia, Gold in New Zealand, Canada and Norway. Written and produced by King Princess, Make My Bed is the first release out on Mark Ronson's Zelig Records in partnership with Columbia Records. Her debut album on the label is forthcoming next year. For more information, please visit https://kingprincessmusic.com/.
The deadline for Nominee entries in all categories for the GMS Awards has been extended to December 21. Nominations are open to Guild members and non-guild members alike. Visithttps://www.gmsawards.com/ for the awards nominations portal.