• Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Music Notes
AMP Awards for Music & Sound issues call for entries
Festivities at the 2019 AMP Awards included AICP president and CEO Matt Miller (far left) and AMP Show chair Katy Hornaday of Barkley (third from right) with the crew from Apple, who were inducted into the AMP Hall of Fame that night. Apple’s agency, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, also won the Best Original Song award for its “Come Play with Me” spot, featuring an original song by Billie Eilish
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The 2020 AMP Awards for Music & Sound--the industry’s only non-profit juried competition honoring excellence in music and sound for brands across all media--has announced its call for entries and the opening of its online entry portal. The portal, which features an updated design for 2020, can be found here. It’s now accepting submissions across its 14 categories.

The deadline for submitting entries for the AMP Awards is Monday, March 9. An early bird discount of 30 percent is available for all AMP members in good standing for entries submitted by Monday, January 27. All AMP members receive a 20 percent discount on entry fees.

To be eligible for the 2020 AMP Awards, entries must have first aired or been made public between March 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020. Detailed information on technical specs, categories, rules and fees can be found on the entry portal. A full list of categories includes:

Best Original Song
Best Original Score
Outstanding Adaptation/Arrangement
Best Use of Licensed Pre-Existing Recording
Best Sound Design
Ryan Barkan Award for Most Effective Use of Music in a Campaign
Best Use of Music in a Promo or Trailer for Film, TV, or Game
Best Use of Music and Sound in New Media Marketing (Case Study Submission)
Best Use of Music and Sound in Experiential/Events (Case Study Submission)
Most Innovative Process & Execution (Case Study Submission)
Best Artist + Brand Partnership (Case Study Submission)
Outstanding Mix
Best Execution of a Sonic Logo/ID
Excellence in Audio-Only Marketing

The AMP Awards focuses exclusively on the unique contributions made to the industry by creators and producers of music and sound. Judged by agency, label, publishing and music production professionals, it honors one of its 14 category winners with its coveted Best In Show trophy, chosen by its Curatorial Committee.

Elad Marish of Swell Music + Sound, national board president of the Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards, said, “We’re lining up our Show Chair, our Curatorial Committee and our annual Hall of Fame honoree, as well as researching some emerging artists and DJs to provide the beat of our show. Expect lots more news from the AMP Awards in the coming weeks!”
Winners will be presented at a gala awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 at Sony Hall in New York. Tickets will be available on the AICP website here.

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