AMP Announces New Officers for 2010 National Board
Organization Marks its 12th Anniversary with Celebration of Expansion
NEW YORK, February 25, 2010—The Association of Music Producers (AMP) today announced new officers to its National Board. Liz Myers of Trivers/Myers Music, Los Angeles will serve a two-year term as President. Ray Foote of Big Foote Music, New York, continues as First VP (adding Secretary/Treasurer to his responsibilities), and Larry Pecorella of Comma Music,Chicago is now 2nd VP.
Also elected to the board: Lyle Greenfield of Bang, New York (Past National President),PJ Hanke of Sovereign, Los Angeles, who is also West Coast Chapter President; Jan Horowitzof David Horowitz Music Associates (DHMA), New York, who additionally serves as Vice President of the East Coast Chapter; Jason Menkes of COPILOT Strategic Music + Sound, New York, and President of the East Coast Chapter; Andy Snavley of Bendy Music, Los Angeles; and Jon Slott of Juniper, Dallas (At-Large Board Member).
Myers pointed to her unanimous vote for Board president as a “validation of the expansion of AMP. Though I’m originally from New York, I’ve lived and worked on the West Coast for over twenty years.”
The 12th Annual AMP General meeting was held on January 26th. During the meeting, several initiatives were discussed: (1) Results of a Member Survey that gathered a range of opinions, interests and priorities; (2) An Educational Initiative (called “Music 101”) which will take the shape of a traveling presentation for ad agencies, to demonstrate the importance of original music and sound in creative branding, with a comprehensive explanation of the process; (3) TheAMP Playlist—a new email newsletter that is being sent every 6 weeks to over 8,500 people, including producers and creatives at major advertising agencies around the country; (4) a fundraising event (proceeds to go to a music-related charity) planned for later this year in New York, featuring live music.
All of these efforts signify a promotion of the very things that AMP members do best: create brand recognition through outstanding music and sound.
The Association of Music Producers (AMP) was founded in 1998 for the purpose of educating its members, as well as the production, advertising and media communities, on all facets of music and sound production, from creation to final use. With regional chapters around the U.S., AMP is the first organization which represents the music production industry on a broad platform of creative, business and community matters. Production guidelines, legal issues relating to rights, licenses and composer royalties, talent negotiations, industry education, public relations and industry charitable endeavors are among the bullets on AMP’s agenda. Visit us at www.ampnow.com