On Monday, March 21st, the Association of Music Producers (AMP) staged the first-ever Muse 2 Music event at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. The AMP Composer Project was made up of nine AMP composer members who penned original tunes inspired by works from leading agency creative directors, including a book by Tor Myhren of Grey, photography by Jason Koxvold of Strawberry Frog, and lyrics by Alex Lubars (son of BBDO’s David Lubars). Additionally, artists Senadee (UK singer/songwriter) and DEDE (Brooklyn-based dream/pop band) gave live performances.
“The AMP Composer Project featured at Muse 2 Music was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the power of original music,” said Liz Myers, of Trivers/Myers Music, and President of the AMP National Board. “This is our inaugural event, but the success of this evening leads us to want to do this again and again with different muses, as it is a format that establishes AMP as a champion of new and custom musical works.”
Composers who contributed music were: Jeremy Adelman of Motive; Stuart Bidwell, Wilson Brown, Spencer Casey and Sean McGovern of Antfood; Paul Brower and John Terrelle of Hothead; Dana Kaproff; Brian Jones of Bang; Eric Maltz; Naren Rauch; Brian Rose and Matthew Slater of Music-by-Design; and Nicholas R. Wright.
Special thanks to Guitar Center, who offered a Fender Stratocaster guitar for auction, which went to Bernard Drayton of Last Minute Entertainment.
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 http://www.ampnow.com