AMP Awards issues 2020 Call for Entries

The 2020 AMP Awards for Music & Sound is off and running! 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, a full listing of which appears below.

“We’re excited about the 2020 AMP Awards and will have lots more news as we get further into this year’s awards show season,” says Elad Marish of Swell Music + Sound, National Board President of the Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards. “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!”

The deadline for the AMP Awards Call for Entries is Monday, March 9, 2020. An Early Bird discount of 30 percent is available for all AMP members in good standing for entries submitted by Monday, January 27, 2020. 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.

The 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

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 web site at

The AMP Awards focusses 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.

For more information on AMP and the Call for Entries, click here or visit its Facebook page here. To view past winners of the AMP Awards, go to For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Neal Lattner at

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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, fund-raising 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.