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Monday, Jul. 30, 2018
Camp Kuleshov, the annual trailer competition, has issued its 2018 call for entries while expanding the field of those eligible to enter. This year, the competition is open to both postproduction as well as production companies, a result of the merger of AICP and AICE, the competition’s original...
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
AICE and AMP, the respective trade associations for postproduction houses and music studios serving the advertising industry, have partnered to launch PrePro, a mentorship program designed to expose culturally diverse students to careers in post and music and sound for brands and ad agencies....
Wednesday, May. 11, 2016
An aspirational TV commercial for the University of Phoenix that shows vignettes of hard-working people striving to better themselves, all tied together with an updated version of the classic “The Wizard of Oz” song “If I Only Had a Brain,” took the Best in Show prize at the 2016 AMP Awards for...
Wednesday, May. 4, 2016
The European import car made famous in America by Bill Bernbach is getting its due for the way it’s historically used music and sound to captivate viewers. The Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music and Sound, has voted to induct Volkswagen into its AMP Hall of Fame...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016
The Association of Music Producers (AMP) held its annual meeting last week in New York where it elected Jason Menkes, partner and executive producer at COPILOT Strategic Music + Sound, as its national president. Menkes succeeds Marlene Bartos, executive producer...
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2015
Music lovers of a certain age, or devotees of a certain era, may find themselves occasionally longing for the soulful voices of the past. Voices you don’t hear on “The Voice”.
It’s generally held that soul music is rooted in the gospel and blues of...
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015
Two iconic brands will meet on stage at the AMP Awards for Music and Sound next month, as Chevrolet and Pepsi are honored for their long history of making music a key part of their stories. Both will be inducted into the AMP Hall of Fame at the Association’s 3rd...
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
The Association of Music Producers has unveiled the lineup of industry professionals who’ll be serving on its 2015 AMP Awards for Music and Sound Advisory Board. ...
Friday, Jun. 20, 2014
A few days ago Evelyn came to my desk holding a three-quarter inch video cassette. “Look at this!” she said, as if she’d discovered an arrowhead in Union Square Park.
The cassette contained archival footage of something—whatever it was—we’d done music for some time in the previous...