2003 Surround Music Award Winners

Exclusive: The 2003 Surround Music Award winners were announced at a gala event in Los Angeles a few hours ago. The ceremony, organised by UE Media’s Surround Professional magazine, recognised the year’s outstanding achievements in the field of multi-channel and high-resolution audio for music, film and broadcast.

We will have more coverage (with photographs from the event) in the next few hours as part of our Surround Professional show report, but in brief, here are the winners and the categories in which they were recognised:

Surround for Broadcast TV:
45th Grammy Awards’ – 5.1 High Definition Telecast

Most Adventurous Mix:
The Wraith: Shangri-La’ – Insane Clown Posse (DTS Entertainment)

Surround Artist of the Year:
Led Zeppelin

Best Multi-channel Reissue:
Dark Side of the Moon’ – Pink Floyd (Capitol Records)

Best Menu Design:
Surrounded’ – Tipper (5.1 Entertainment, Myutopia Records)

Best Additional Features:
Dark Side of the Moon: Classic Album’ – Pink Floyd (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

Best Concert Video:
Deacon John’s Jump Blues: Concert of Music from the Film’ – Deacon John Moore (Image Entertainment)

Surround Pioneer Award:
Frank Zappa

Best Mix: Non-Orchestral: Tie between…
The Game’ – Queen (DTS Entertainment)
Alison Krauss and Union Station Live’ – Alison Krauss (Rounder)

Best Mix Orchestral:
Alan Hovhannes: Mysterious Mountains’ – Gerard Schwartz, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Telarc)

Best Standard Resolution Title:
An Evening with the Dixie Chicks’ – Dixie Chicks (Sony/Columbia)

Best High-Resolution Stereo Only Program:
Soular Energy’ – The Roy Brown Trio (Hi-Res Music)

Surround Horizon Artist of the Year
So Glad You Made It’ – Kane (BMG-Netherlands)

Best Made-For-Surround Title:
Everything Must Go’ – Steely Dan (Warner Bros)

High Fidelity Review Readers’ Choice:
Dark Side of the Moon’ – Pink Floyd (Capitol Records)

Best of Show:
Dark Side of the Moon’ – Pink Floyd (Capitol Records)

Special Award:
Marty Porter (UE Media)

The award recipients were chosen by a panel of industry specialists, with the exception of the High Fidelity Review Readers’ Choice Award, which was decided by the readers of this web site. Thank you to all the thousands of visitors who voted.