December 31, 2012

Mayan calendar says music ends in 2013

The end of music

Yes it's true, music will end in 2013. There will be no more songs, singers, writers, musicians, concerts. dancers, videos etc. Radio stations will shut down, MTV, will become a shopping network, tour busses will be sold to old folk homes, music instruments will be scrapped to make cell phones, groupies will start following computer geeks. Yes the world will no longer exist as we know it.

Ok that's not totally true. However the music business will never be the same. Radio is changing their formats, record labels are shrinking, The digital age is driving a new vehicle to promote more creativity and diversity in how music is made and distributed. We welcome this new change and look forward to seeing what this new generation is going to do with this opportunity for change.

It's your music, it's your businesses, and it's up to you as to what it will look like in the future. I believe we are going to see a creative revolution like we have not seen in decades. I'm the biggest cheer leader for this new energy. Come join us at as we support the revolution.

December 28, 2012

Lost Tunes

Lost Tunes

Lost tunes, or should I say looney Tunes. Why do you think , where do you think your songs go when you post them on i tunes? It's real simple. they going swimming with the other 22 million songs in the river of drowning tunes. How can you save them? I would like to hear your answer. Believe me there is hope, you just have to have the right life preserver.

Simplicity is genius. The answer to this question is not rocket science, nor is it trickery. It's plain old rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. Most people I talk to about this this topic seem to be paralyzed by it's ramifications. Remember when you where a kid how difficult it was to ride a bike? The same goes here, once you learn it's very simple. The one thing you have to remember is if you stop peddling, you will fall. Yes it's that simple!

There are some basic things you need to do to get going, and we want to help you with that. Come join us at and see how easy it really is.

December 27, 2012

30 seconds of success

30 seconds

Can you give me 30 seconds of your undivided attention? I truly doubt it. But I will take what I can get.  If you where to talk to a teenager about emails he would probably laugh. He may say something like; like, why not text? Emails are becoming to long for the new generation. It's apparent people are thinking more in bytes than in chunks.

Everyone one wants everything to happen for them now. That's the culture e have created. So, what do we do about it. It's simple, join the party! The music business is no stranger to this way of thinking. The only problem here is there is no 30 second cure, or remedy or a fast track to success. 

How do we join the party? AMP is working very hard on developing a more efficient model  to achieving your goal in all areas of the music industry; BEGINNING WITH THIS BLOG.

We are going to give you smaller bytes to ingest in the coming year. We're cleaning out the fluff closet, and only keeping what is useful to your needs.

To quote a famous philosopher Bill Cosby

The proof is in the pudding

December 26, 2012

Music 2012 / what do you think

What do you think

I spent the last year yacking about all of the stuff I learned through research and conversations within the music industry. I shared lots of forecast, statistics , and opinions from industry leaders. I hope you  gleaned some useful informative information from all of the info. I learned a lot doing all of the research.

As I begin to plan my strategy for writing my 2013 blog, I need to hear from you. What are your needs, what would you like this blog to be. I personally would like to see it become a community where we all share our knowledge, and skills with each other. One thing I can't do is read your mind. Let me know what you would like to see, and I will do my beast to make it happen.

This is your blog, take ownership, and let us know what you think.

December 24, 2012

Music business 2013

What's next

OK, let me get my crystal ball going.  It's been a long ever changing, morphing, mysterious  year for the music world. As I reflect back at the mountain of opinions, the disagreements on where things are going,it becomes apparent no one owns a crystal ball. So instead of making predictions, what you say we talk about the things we know for sure are happening, and the changes that are coming?

Record labels are getting smaller, radio is shrinking, CDs are going the way of the 8 track, Eps and downloads are the wave you can ride for now. Mobile surfing of the web is swallowing up the PC, while mobile surfing today is at a whopping 64 percent, and growing extemporaneously. Some estimates are saying as high as 90 percent of web surfing will be on mobile devices by the end of 2014. Even if their wrong that is huge!

Everyone one in the advertisement world are shaking there heads while trying to figure where the ad buck is going, There's a new pie being baked and it's not quite clear where to slice it. The money hasn't gone anywhere , there are still literally, billions of bucks looking for a home.. Wouldn't you like some of them to move in with you? Pay attention, remember their still house hunting. You just have to fit the buyer to the home.

Music it self is going through a subtle but needed change. It seems like the public is yearning for the day of the true artist to revive. There seems to be an unrest at the overly produced , cookie cutter stuff the record labels are blanketing the public with. Support creativity, by supporting the indie artist. One thing that annoys me is when I hear people screaming for new fresh stuff, and then find out they are not supporting the indie music. These artist make their music because they love it and they are true to their art.. They have to eat too!

Are you a music potato? Do you sit on your duff listen but not support the music community? Just saying.

My name is J.Grady President and founder of AMP, The Association of Music professionals. The AMP family wants o wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and Happy new year!!!!!!!

Come join us as we Change the music industry from the inside out 
as we help you connect the pieces


December 4, 2012


As a member of AMP, not only will you have access to our premier suite of educational resources, you will have opportunities to meet and hangout with award winning producers, artists, record executives, publishers, songwriters, and top level professionals at various events that AMP will be holding around the country.

Nashville In A Box
With "Nashville In A Box", you will have an opportunity to pitch songs and show your wares to industry professionals without ever having to leave the comfort of your home.

Technology/ Social Media
You will have access to cutting edge technology, and the latest social media tools available to get your music to the public.

Access will be available to  network with thousands of talented artisans’ traveling down the same road. You will never be alone. As you grow in your abilities, you will meet on the same path including those who have already got to their destination. Then you can help others connect the pieces.

You will receive discounts on an assortment of the latest music gear available,  as well as selected concerts and events
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