AMP postpones awards gala until later date

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and in keeping with the directives from health officials, local governments and the industry at large, the Association of Music Producers, sponsors of the AMP Awards for Music & Sound, have postponed the upcoming AMP Awards gala, scheduled for May 19 at Sony Hall in New York.

“We’re taking this step to ensure that our celebration of creative excellence in music and sound poses no risk to our members, colleagues, peers, friends and sponsors,” says Elad Marish, National President of AMP and Partner and Senior Producer at Swell Music + Sound in San Francisco. “We’re currently exploring possible dates with our venue to see when we can get back on their schedule, most likely at a point this summer, once the pandemic has eased and mass gatherings have been deemed safe to attend.”

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AMP will announce its new gala date once it’s been confirmed. While the awards gala will be rescheduled, the competition itself continues. Given the events of the last week, the show has extended its entry deadline a second and final time. Entries are now being accepted until 11:59 pm PST on Monday, March 23. To enter, visit the entry portal here.

Additional news on the competition and its awards gala will be posted on the Association of Music Producers Facebook, located here.