The winner of this year’s Best Newcomer at the Production Music Awards – supported by PRS Foundation – is music composer Shashwat Sachdev (Sha)
Music composer Shahwat Sachdev was awarded the Best Newcomer award supported by PRS Foundation at this year’s Production Music Awards.
The Production Music Awards celebrate the best production music libraries and most talented composers from all over the world. The Best Newcomer award recognises and champions new writers based in the UK making their mark in the industry. This year’s shortlist for the award included: Chiles (BMG Production Music), Janet Overfield (Nova Production Music (BMG Production Music)), Mark Doggett (Sneaky Biscuit), MYLK (Extreme Music), Parham Bahadoran (West One Music) and Shashwat Sachdev (Extreme Music)
Shashwat Sachdev (Sha) is a National Award-winning composer who started learning music when he was just three years old, beginning with Hindustani classical vocals and rhythm. He then went on to train in the Western classical piano during his school days.
Shashwat started his career in 2011 in Los Angeles working on numerous projects before moving to India in 2016 to work on a multitude of Bollywood Films. He is widely recognised for his music in films like Phillauri and Veere Di Wedding. He was recently the composer for Netflix India’s original series, Selection Day and RSVP’s URI, one of the highest grossing films of all-time at the Indian box office.
Sha’s debut production music album ‘Euphoria (And The Following Realities)‘ is an ode to world musical heritage, expressing visual cinematic ideas through his association with world rural folklore, Indian classical and Western classical music.
The album was developed over a year, and was recorded with over 50 musicians across 8 Indian cities. Sha bought the musicians together to create an epic sonic canvas, fusing various musical cultures and heritage with an idea of trying to break away from the conservative forms and structures of existing epic and cinematic music genres.