The New York and Los Angeles-based music for picture studio, Heavy Duty Projects took home the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the ninth annual AMP Awards for Music & Sound. 

The company won for its work on Keep Walking, a lively, quick-cut pastiche of hip people moving to a mashup of songs that are all driven by the need to keep walking. The spot, created by Anomaly in London, was also a winner in the Outstanding Adaptation/Arrangement category.

In addition to taking home two trophies for Keep Walking, Heavy Duty Projects also won in the category of Best Use of Music in a Promo, Trailer or Title Sequence for Film, TV or Game for Shillin, created for the hit FX series Atlanta.

Joining Heavy Duty as a two-time winner at the AMP Awards this year was TBWA\Media Arts Lab, which won in the category of Best Use of a Licensed, Pre-Existing Recording for Privacy on iPhone – Tracked, for Apple, and in the Best Artist + Brand Collaboration category for Start Up – 45 Years of Apple Sounds, also for Apple.

Johnnie Walker – Keep Walking

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Other 2022 AMP Award winners include Antfood, BANG Music, Droga5, Human Worldwide, Light Post Sound, Made Music Studio, Racket Club, Townhouse, and Yessian Music.

Two categories saw ties this year: Best Artist + Brand Collaboration, where the winners were TBWA\Media Arts Lab and Townhouse Worldwide, and Outstanding Adaptation/Arrangement, where the winners were Heavy Duty Projects and Human. To view all the winners, go here. The Ryan Barkan Best in Show award, named for the late music supervisor, was presented by AMP Awards Show Chair Julia Neumann, Chief Creative Officer of Johannes Leonardo in New York. Neumann led the awards’ curatorial committee as it reviewed all the category winners, certifying them as the best in their respective categories, and selected the Best in Show.

You can see all the winning work on our slate here.

The full list of 2022 AMP Award winners includes:

Ryan Barkan Best in Show Award

Heavy Duty Projects “Keep Walking” Johnnie Walker

Best Original Song

BANG Music “The Pube Song” Venus

David & Jan Horowitz Award for Best Original Score

Antfood “TNYF 2021” The New Yorker

Outstanding Adaptation / Arrangement, Sponsored by Zync / Round Hill Music

Heavy Duty Projects “Keep Walking” Johnnie Walker

Human “Teenage Dream” Sandy Hook Promise

Best Use of a Licensed, Pre-Existing Recording, Sponsored by Reservoir

TBWA\Media Arts Lab “Privacy on iPhone - Tracked” Apple

Best Sound Design

Yessian Music “Sony Soundbar” Sony

Most Effective Use of Music in a Campaign

Droga5 “Meta Summer Olympics” Meta

Best Use of Music in a Promo, Trailer or Title Sequence for Film, TV, or Game

Heavy Duty Projects “Shillin” Atlanta

Outstanding Mix

Racket Club “Business As Usual” Google

Outstanding Sonic Branding or Mnemonic

Made Music Studio “Where Then Meets Now” Turner Classic Movies

Most Innovative Process and Execution

Light Post Sound “Korean and Vietnam War Gallery” National Museum of Military Vehicles

Best Artist and Brand Collaboration, Sponsored by Concord Music Publishing

TBWA\Media Arts Lab “Start Up - 45 Years of Apple Sounds” Apple

Townhouse “Fancy Like” Applebee’s