What Is Ampslam?
by Thomas Giannini
Music. It’s all about the music.
Indeed, it’s simply sound, organized disturbances of air molecules. Music however, moves our feel-good serotonin to pool in glowing wellsprings of cranium ecstasy and joy.
It commences by varied forms: the warm crackle of a stylus dropping into a vinyl groove, the anticipatory swirl of a CD spinning in an optical disc drive, the hushed silence when a conductor raises her arms, or the roar as a pop band swaggers onto an electrified stage; yet the end result, almost universally, is listening bliss.
For others, it's the brilliance of new guitar strings tuned to frequency perfection, or controlling wave forms with a parametric equalizer, or perhaps finally hitting that scale with vocal cords that have been trained for years.
Some just listen. Some just play. Some perform, while others only record. Some do it all. But everyone rejoices. Therefore, by variation on the transitive property, Ampslam is for everyone.
Ampslam is a music hosting platform, an independent community that offers everyday musicians a vehicle to upload their original songs at no cost and freely share their art with the world. Music lovers can stream and download MP3’s from a host of genres. Ampslam takes no ownership rights in our member’s songs. We provide no-obligation, monthly songs contests (nothing wrong with a chance to win a few bucks) music trivia, industry discussions, song feedback, gig calendars, and social media.
Members can use Ampslam to gain industry exposure if so desired; we may just be the vehicle to attract a record deal. Others could care less about licensing, royalties or any commercial aspect of music creation, yet all our members share a passion to create, mold and shape their art into song form that embodies an essence of personality, and then to share their craft with others who respect and love music as well. After all, as Joe Strummer of The Clash correctly noted, “everyone has a story to tell”.
It’s all good. It’s all about the music.
Joe Strummer, left. Ampslam founder Tom Giannini, right, circa 1983.