The AMP Joins The 21st Century
News posted Wednesday, June 20 2012 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Australian Music Prize, The AMP.
The Australian Music Prize (The AMP) has removed another barrier to entry.
Following their decision to drop the $95 it used to cost per application, organisers of The Amp have announced a digital submission process for artists and labels. “We’re simplifying the process for artists and going digital,” said founder and director Scott Murphy in a statement.
In partnership with D-Star, entrants for this year’s The AMP can now submit their records for official entry by uploading them to D-Star’s secure digital delivery serve DMDS. Those without access to DMDS need only post one album, as opposed to the previously onerous ten, to:
The 8th Amp/DMDS
60 Upper Deck, Jones Bay Wharf
Pyrmont NSW 2009
The AMP’s CD submission process was recently questioned by Mistletone’s Sophie Miles. She said the cost of sending so many hard copies of albums was prohibitive to artists and labels. “The AMP doesn't even accept promo CDs, and in these days of slim margins and diminishing physical sales, it is a big ask to send so many precious copies which could have gone to retail or the merch desk.”