AMP Awards announces 2019 call for entries

Human's sound for Adidas' "Originals" won the 2017 AMP Best of Show

Human’s sound for Adidas’ “Originals” won the 2017 AMP Best of Show

music and sound
kicks off sixth year
with discounts and
new audio-only
marketing category


The 2019 AMP Awards are off and running with the announcement today that its official Call for Entries portal is open and ready to accept submissions. Sponsored by the Association of Music Producers, the AMP Awards are advertising’s only juried, non-profit competition dedicated to honoring achievements in music and sound in all media.

To enter this year’s competition, click here.

The AMP Awards has set up a tiered system of entry deadlines and fees, with an early bird deadline of January 25 for AMP members in good standing; entries submitted by this date will receive a significant discount on their entry fees.

The general entry deadline is set for Friday, March 1, 2019.



Entries are welcome from music companies, audio post houses, ad agencies, marketers, labels, publishing companies and any entity involved in the providing music and sound for advertising, branding and marketing content.

Full details on entry deadlines, requirements and fees can be found on the AMP Awards entry portal.

To be eligible for the 2019 AMP Awards, work must have first been aired or released publicly between March 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019.

Judged by members of the Association of Music Producers along with a Curatorial
Committee comprised of agency, label, publishing and music production professionals, the awards will present trophies in 14 unique categories as well as a Best In Show honor.

AMP categories
Best Original Song | Best Original Score | Outstanding Adaptation / Arrangement
Best Use of a Licensed Pre-Existing Recording | Best Sound Design
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


Excellence in Audio-Only Marketing represents an expansion of the AMP Awards’ former radio category. It’s designed for non-synced, audio-only commercial or promotional content whose success and impact on the listener are a direct result of its creativity, production and sound. Entries for this category can range from radio ads to branded podcasts to music and sound created for mobile devices or IoT uses.

The AMP Awards honors will be presented at a gala presentation set for Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Sony Hall in New York City. Formerly the Diamond Horseshoe, the venue, located in the Paramount Hotel just off Times Square, was the site of the 2017 AMP Awards show.

Among the highlights of the event will be the presentation of the AMP Hall of Fame trophy, presented to an innovative marketer in recognition of its use of music and sound in building strong consumer perceptions.



For more information on AMP, visit or visit its Facebook page here. To view past winners of the AMP Awards, go to For questions about entering the AMP Awards — or to explore sponsorship opportunities surrounding the event — contact the Association of Music Producers at

The Human team with their 2017 Best of Show trophy

About AMP
The Association of Music Producers was founded in 1997 for the purpose of educating its members, as well as the production, advertising and media communities, on all facets of music production, from creation to final use. A national organization, it has chapters in New York and Los Angeles and member representation in cities across the country. From business matters such as production guidelines, composer royalties and music rights agreements to educational seminars, fundraising events and the industry’s most respected celebration of excellence — The AMP Awards — AMP has turned up the volume on the things that matter most.

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