- Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015
Final preparations for the 2015 AMP Awards for Music and Sound are nearing completion, as the advertising music industry’s 3rd annual awards gala gets set to take the stage at City Winery in New York on May 5.
Show organizers have announced the talent lineup for the event as well as the marketer representatives from Chevrolet and Pepsi who will be on hand as these brands are inducted into the AMP Hall of Fame. Accepting for Chevrolet will be Steve Haener, Director, Media, Experiential Marketing & Brand Partnerships, and for Pepsi, Ellen Healy, Sr. Marketing Director, Global Consumer Engagement. Presenting the Hall of Fame trophies will be Gayle Troberman, Chief Marketing Officer of iHeartMedia, a three-time sponsor of the AMP Awards.
Tickets for the event, which has sold out every year, have just gone on sale and can be purchased at https://store.aicp.com/event/2015-amp-awards-for-music-sound.
Headlining the talent roster for the event is New Zealand singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore. She’ll be performing along with the Philly-based duo Marian Hill, who are signed to Republic Records, and DJ Prostyle, who appears courtesy of iHeartMedia.
The Association of Music Producers’ annual celebration has become the defining industry forum for the recognition of excellence in music and sound for advertising, branding and media. It has also become a unique showcase for recording artists, who have an opportunity to perform before an audience of advertising and music industry luminaries.
Wigmore’s music has already been licensed for use in TV shows, broadcast promos and ads. She released her debut US album “Gravel & Wine” in 2013, and songs from this album were heard on episodes of the ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “666 Park Avenue,” on the CBS series “The Good Wife” and on the MTV series “Teen Wolf.”
Marian Hill, which is comprised of DJ/producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol, has already created several hit singles that evoke a sultry, sexy, blues and jazz-influenced sound. “Perhaps if Ella Fitzgerald, James Blake, Banks, Wild Belle and Jay Gatsby somehow had a collective baby, that child would be Marian Hill,” said the Huffington Post in a recent article about the group.
For years DJ Prostyle has been one of Florida’s most influential taste makers on the hip-hop club scene. But his star began shining with a whole new light when he became the official DJ for BET’s “106 & Park” and started DJing for New York’s Power 105.1 radio station. His Birthday Bash at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York featured live performances by Future, Ne-Yo, Wale and Chris Brown. The Queens native recently landed the #8 spot on The Source Magazine's 'Power 30' list and currently can be heard and seen as the Official DJ for ABC's “Good Morning America.” No wonder Prostyle is iHeart’s first-call DJ for events and parties.
Wigmore, Marian Hill and DJ Prostyle join a list of rising artists who’ve performed at the AMP Awards ceremonies. Island Records band American Authors and Capital Records artist Sky Ferreira took the City Winery stage at last year’s show, while Paloma Faith appeared at the inaugural AMP Awards event in 2013.
Among the sponsors for this year’s AMP Awards, in addition to iHeart Media, are Island Records, Republic Records, Grey, BBDO, Windfall Agency, J. Walter Thompson, Quietman, SHOOT Magazine/SHOOTonline, APM Music and Extreme Reach/SourceEcreative. For more information on the event, visit the Association of Music Producers website at www.ampnow.com.
The Association of Music Producers was founded in 1998 for the purpose of educating its members, as well as members of the production, advertising and media communities, on all facets of the music business, from creation and acquisition to final use. AMP is dedicated to raising awareness of and appreciation for the value of music and sound to all broadcast content in all media.