AMI launches Next Generation spotlight

Audio Media International is thrilled to announce the launch of its Next Generation spotlight, in association with Genelec, which will celebrate the most exciting emerging studio engineers and producers in the business.

At AMI, we are committed to supporting the future of the studio industry, and that means doing everything we can to champion the brightest breakthrough talent. As such, our Next Generation campaign will shine a spotlight on those who have been making significant strides in their careers, spanning the full spectrum of styles, genres, budgets and studios. 

The Next Generation spotlight will take the form of regular profiles on those doing great work in the studio, exploring their careers to date, the key projects they have worked on so far, their route into the industry and what they are working on next. These profiles will be shared across all of our digital platforms – website, newsletter and social media channels.

How to get involved?
To be considered for inclusion in our Next Generation spotlight, we ask all entrants to provide, in writing, examples of significant career progression over the past 12-18 months, such as being able to go full-time in their profession, client rosters, details of notably challenging/innovative/high-profile projects they have been a part of and any awards/prizes they have won or been nominated for. Essentially, an outline of demonstrable career development during this time frame. To put yourself or anyone you feel fits the bill forward, please email AMI editor Daniel Gumble at by November 7.

Who can enter?
Anyone. No barriers to entry, no age limits. Anyone is free to put themselves, or someone they know, forward. All we ask is that submissions clearly detail key areas of career progression. The focus is on those making significant strides in their career, not those who have been long-established as full-time professionals. Please contact AMI editor Daniel Gumble at if you have any questions regarding eligibility.

Supporting the initiative is studio monitor giant Genelec, which has long been a supporter of up-and-coming talent in the industry. 

“Genelec has always had a strong commitment to fostering the next generation of studio engineers, since they are so obviously the lifeblood and future of the recording world,” said Genelec PR director Howard Jones. “From our annual sponsorship of the MPG Breakthrough Engineer award through to the Ilpo Martikainen Scholarship program that we run in conjunction with the AES each year, we see this as an essential part of giving back to the industry. Thanks to Audio Media International for giving these talented newcomers the attention they deserve.”

AMI editor Daniel Gumble added: “We’re so excited about this project. There are so many incredibly talented engineers and producers working in the industry at the moment, many of whom do not receive the recognition they deserve. We feel it is our duty to support the next generation in any way we can and highlight the amazing work being done by those breaking into the industry. We are also delighted to be partnering with Genelec on this initiative. Their commitment to the future of the industry is second to none and it is an honour to be working with them.”