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Bluey Music Team Take Home Two Screen Music Awards

Brisbane based composer Joff Bush and the Bluey music team have dominated the 2021 Screen Music Awards, announced today.

By Justin RouillonTuesday 22 Feb 2022MusicReading Time: 2 minutes

Main Image: Illustration by Bluey animation designer Beth Harvey.

The Australian Guild of Screen Composers have announced the winners of the 2021 Screen Music Awards, presented by APRA AMCOS.

Leading the charge was Brisbane based composer Joff Bush and his Bluey music team who picked up two awards for their work on the global smash hit kids TV show.

Amazingly it was only the first time Bush had been nominated, despite having worked on Bluey for a number of years as well as shows like Australian Survivor, The Family Law and Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors?

Bluey composer Joff Bush in his West End studio (Justin Rouillon).

Joff Bush and his team were able to pick up two awards – with Bluey taking home the award for Best Music for Children’s Programming, and Bluey: The Album winning Best Soundtrack Album.

Bluey was also represented when David McCormack, frontman of the band Custard and voice of Bandit Heeler won a SMA in the category Best Music for a Television Series or Serial for his work on the ABC’s crime drama, Jack Irish.

2021 SCREEN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

Feature Film Score of the Year
Bloody Hell
Composed by Brian Cachia

Best Music for a Documentary
Playing with Sharks
Composed by Caitlin Yeo

Best Music for a Short Film
Yellow Jack
Composed by Adam Moses

Best Soundtrack Album
Bluey The Album
Composed by Joff Bush, David Barber, Helena Czajka, Marly Lüske, Lachlan Nicolson & Steve Peach
Published by Universal Music Publishing obo BBC Worldwide Limited

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Bagi-la-m Bargan from Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky
Composed by Nathan Bird*, Fred Leone & Daniel Rankine^
Published by Sony Music Publishing obo Bad Apples Music Publishing* / Sony Music Publishing obo Blue Max Music Publishing^

Best Music for Children’s Programming
Bluey
Composed by Joff Bush
Published by Universal Music Publishing obo BBC Worldwide Limited

Best Television Theme
Halifax Retribution
Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski & Jan Skubiszewski*
Published by Sony Music Publishing obo Beyond Properties / Mushroom Music*

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Jack Irish
Composed by David McCormack & Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Hungry Ghosts
Composed by Roger Mason

Best Music for an Advertisement
The Untold Tale of Isabelle Simi
Composed by Jonathan Dreyfus & Daniel Müller

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Composers: Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
For: Masterchef, 20 to 1, Anh’s Brush with Fame

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Composer: Neil Sutherland
For: Border Security, Mythbusters, Bondi Vet