2024 AMP Awards for Music & Sound Issues Call for Entries

The Association of Music Producers has issued the Call for Entries for the 2024 AMP Awards for Music & Sound, the ad industry’s only non-profit, juried competition for music and sound for brands. The deadline for submitting entries is March 1, 2024. AMP members who enter before the early bird deadline of February 5, 2024 will qualify for a 30 percent discount on all entries.

To be eligible for the competition, work must have first aired or been released between February 27, 2023 and February 12, 2024. For full details on entering, along with fees, category descriptions and rules, visit the AMP Awards entry portal here.

The AMP Awards features 13 categories covering everything from original music and sound design to best use of licensed music, outstanding adaptations/arrangements, outstanding mix, best artist and brand collaborations and audio-only executions. Entry to the competition is open to work commissioned by a client for release via streaming or linear TV, digital, mobile, experiential or other media able to deliver in the moving image. Winners will be presented at a gala awards presentation, which will include live performances from top artists, scheduled for May 15, 2024 at Sony Hall in New York City.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the AMP Awards, sponsored annually by the Association of Music Producers (www.associationofmusicproducers.org). AMP was established to give voice to the companies that provide brands with the power of music and sound to engage audiences and drive home the effectiveness of their messaging. To view the 2023 AMP Award winners, go here.

“Each year, the AMP Awards shines a light on outstanding examples of how music and sound finds a way into consumers’ minds and hearts while underscoring their importance to the success of any piece of brand content,” says Carol Dunn, Executive Producer at Human Worldwide and President of AMP’s National Board. “As our signature event, the AMP Awards provides a showcase of the best work being done while honoring those who put their hearts and souls into what they do.”

The AMP Awards has become a sought-after event on the advertising and music industry’s calendar. Its 2023 celebration broke attendance records, while the competition experienced an increase in entries and sponsor participation. 

The event kicked off with live music, as usual, this time performed by the Senegalese-American singer/songwriter Marieme, who performed two numbers, one of which was backed by singers from the acclaimed gospel group Sing Harlem. Her backup band included AMP members John “Scrapper” Sneider (Storefront Music), Paul Riggio (Groove Guild) and Georg Bissen (MetaTechnik). Also performing during the event was Hang The DJ, led by music industry veterans Charlie Davis and Francis Garcia, who’ve performed at every AMP Awards show since 2016. The Ryan Barkan Best in Show Award was presented to “Remember the Why,” produced by Human for adidas and the New York agency Johannes Leonardo.

As the 2024 AMP Awards draws closer, the Association will continue showing its support for two important initiatives, both of which are funded by proceeds from the awards show. One is the AMP D&I scholarship program,  which recently announced its inaugural group of young scholars who’ll be provided with financial assistance and professional support as they launch their careers in music and sound. Also, the AMP Awards has been making ongoing contributions to the Musicians Foundation, which provides financial assistance to musicians in need.

Sponsors play a key role in bringing the AMP Awards to life, and last year’s participating sponsors represented a cross-section of leading companies from every aspect of the advertising music industry. Topping this list were Platinum Sponsors BMG/BMG Production Music and Reservoir. Gold Sponsors included APM, Audio Network, Concord Music Publishing, DISCO, Empire, FGMK, Hipgnosis Song Management, Music Alternatives, Primary Wave, Wise Music Creative and Zync/Round Hill. Supporting Sponsors include ABKCO Music & Records, Beggars Group, Crucial Music, Manage Ad Music/BMAT, MNRK, Nettwerk Music Group, Songistry, Spirit Music Group, Sugaroo, Third Side Music and Warner Recorded Music//Visual Media Licensing. Production Partners included Cleos Studio, Gawen Head-Allain, Roam Editorial, MetaTechnik, Groove Guild and Hang The DJ. Beverage Sponsors include Laurel Canyon Spirits. Media Partners include SHOOT Magazine │SHOOT Online, Little Black Book and Source | SHOTS | Slate.

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