How to enter:

It's simple! After you have joined Ampslam for free and uploaded your tunes, simply e-mail the Ampslam contest judges at with your member and artist name and the name of the song that you uploaded that you want considered for the monthly contest. Winners will be notified by e-mail and featured on the Ampslam home page! See Contest Rules below for more information. ORIGINAL SONGS ONLY!

Official contest rules

  1. Enter only one song per monthly song contest. You must be an Amplsam Member to enter.
  2. Entered songs cannot be cover versions and cannot sample another artist’s work.
  3. All songs must be original. Ampslam takes NO financial or ownership interest in ANY song.
  4. Prizes will be delivered via PayPal.
  5. Contestants must be at least 13 years of age. Entrants retain all publishing rights to their song(s).
  6. Additions or deletions to these rules may be made at the discretion of Ampslam LLC, and may be enacted at any time.
  7. The selection of contest winners by Ampslam, and its judges is final. Arrangements for receiving all prizes, unless otherwise specified, must be made within thirty days of announcing the winners. It is the responsibility of the winners to claim prizes within the thirty days provided. All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited, and Ampslam may award any unclaimed prize at the end of the thirty-day grace period to a contest runner-up. All prizes are nontransferable and void where prohibited by law. No cash substitution of prizes is allowed.
Brandon Lackey leads awesome Home Recording
and Mixers Meet Up
If you don't have one of these Meet Ups in your area- YOU NEED ONE! (read more)
by Thomas Giannini
February 25, 2014
brandon lackey

The spirit of community learning and sharing of recording and mixing ideas/tips shined greatly in the latest meet up of the Baltimore based Home Recording and Mixers Meet Up. The Home Recorders & Mixers Meetup is a workshop for musicians & artists that create at home and would like to improve their sound. The meetup provides an opportunity to learn, share techniques, and network.home recording meet up


Heading up the meet up is Brandon Lackey a producer, recording & mix engineer and former audio instructor. Brandon currently owns a studio in Parkville, Maryland (near Baltimore) called the Lineup Room.home recording meet up 2


The meet up was a great mix of various talents and professionals, amateurs and everybody in between who is interested in audio engineering, music business, sound production, music production, etc.


Talk of signal chains, microphones, EQ, pans, and compression, just to name a few, filled the modern classroom at Towson State University, north of Baltimore City. Included at the meeting - to name just a few - were Mo Jackson, Elsa Lankford, Ray Nathon, Jason Litten, Brian Meola, Ampslam, Darnell Michael, Paul Wunder and Ernest Goethe - each bringing to the table an unique set of suggestions, ideas, and good vibes.  


Snacks were provided during the session which went well over two hours. 

If your community does not have a similar group, Ampslam recommends you start something soon. It's easy and lots of fun. 

Thomas Giannini, CEO