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.



The music industry is not dead and you can still make money. And here is why:


  1. The Copyright Royalty Board recently raised the non-interactive stream rate payable through SoundExchange from .0011 cents to .0017 cents. These pennies can add up.
  2. All musicians, from every sector of the industry, continue to create music.
  3. Fan bases become tribal, and pay cash for your music.
  4. Live streaming allows your garage band to perform in Baltimore and be seen and heard in Sydney, Australia.
  5. There are plenty of smaller, independent labels to work with if that is the route you want to take.
  6. Prove that your band is UNIQUE, and people will listen and pay.
  7. Social media - love it or hate it - is cheap and easy to promote your art.
  8. By 2018, 180 million listeners in the US will be streaming music. That is a shitload of people.


Never stop. Write every day. Perform anywhere you can. Never stop.