Curatorial Committee Set For 2019 AMP Awards
Katy Hornaday, AMP Awards Show chair
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The AMP Awards for Music & Sound has released the lineup for its 2019 Curatorial Committee. Selected by members of the AMP Awards Committee in consultation with AMP Awards Show chair Katy Hornaday, EVP and executive creative director at the independent agency Barkley, the panel will review all category finalists and choose the competition’s coveted Best in Show winner.

In addition to announcing its curatorial roster, the AMP Awards is also now accepting ticket orders for its Tuesday, May 21st awards show at Sony Hall in New York, which promises to be a sell-out.

Comprised of top ad agency creatives and producers, postproduction artists and executives from music companies, record label and music publishers, the Curatorial Committee includes the following:

  • Morgan Taylor Bradley, editor, Cutters
  • Amanda Butts, group creative director, Leo Burnett
  • Liz Cartwright, creative director, TBWA\Chiat\Day, L.A.
  • Karen Goodman, group creative director, Havas, Chicago
  • Keith D’Arcy, SVP, commercial synch, Kobalt Music
  • Stephanie Diaz-Matos, music supervisor, Bonfire Collective
  • Marianna Dutra, VP/creative director, Publicis, New York
  • Paul Greco, executive director of music & audio, Wunderman Thompson, New York
  • Cyndi Goretski, VP branding & advertising, Warner Music Group
  • Tom Eaton, SVP of music for advertising, Universal Music Publishing
  • Melany Esfeld, head of production, Barkley
  • Claude Mitchell, sr. music director, ESPN
  • Alex Moulton, chief creative officer, Trollbäck + Company
  • Halle Petro, executive creative producer, Sonic Union
  • Nick Sonderup, creative director, Pereira & O’Dell, New York
  • Maggie Wasserman, executive producer, Garmin International

“Once again we’ve assembled a Curatorial Committee that reflects an impressive cross-section of our industry,” said AMP president Elad Marish, partner at Swell Music + Sound in San Francisco. “Its members are all experts at putting music and sound to picture to create something larger than the sum of its parts. With their guidance, our competition will single out the strongest entry in each category, and ensure that those doing the best work get their moment in the sun.”

Added Hornaday, “I’m looking forward to our discussions about the work, and hearing the diverse perspectives from all the different areas of the music business that are represented. I’ve judged a lot of awards shows, but this is the first time I’ll be presiding over a panel that includes people from music labels and publishing companies, as well as agency creatives and producers. I’m eager to tap into everyone’s insights as we search for that one entry destined to be the Best in Show.”

The only juried, non-profit competition dedicated to honoring achievements in music and sound in all media, the AMP Awards are sponsored by the Association of Music Producers. Among the highlights of the awards show night will be the presentation of the AMP Hall of Fame trophy, bestowed upon an innovative marketer in recognition of its continued use of music and sound in building strong consumer engagement. The event also includes live performances from up-and-coming artists, which has led to it being known as “the loudest show in the ad industry.” To purchase tickets for the event, click here.


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