AMPED™ Distribution celebrates THREE 2017 Grammy wins!



Independent distribution company AMPED™ is making major waves with significant repertoire and even more impressive sales. As artists and labels of all sizes look for new and innovative ways to distribute product, AMPED™ rolled out to offer an alternative distribution system that is having impressive results. Among those results are 13 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy wins!

Congratulations to the AMPED™ Grammy winners!



Best Musical Theater Album
Color Purple 888295375276
Broadway Records/ Yellow Sound Label/ AMPED


Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito “The Last Days Of Oakland” CD 3614597758076 / LP 762184097626
Blackball Universe / Believe Direct Limited/ AMPED


Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley “Ziggy Marley”
CD 804879573029 / LP 804879573012
Tuff Gong Worldwide/AMPED


Best New Artist Nominee
Anderson.Paak “Malibu” CD 888915169681 / LP 888915179864

Best Urban Contemporary Nominees
Anderson.Paak “Malibu” CD 888915169681 / LP 888915179864
KING “We Are King” 638872618780

Best Rap Album Nominee
De La Soul “And The Anonymous Nobody” CD 5060454942436 / LP 5060454942450

Best Musical Theater Album Nominee
Fiddler On The Roof 888295397766

Best Contemporary Blues Album Nominees
Janiva Magness “Love Wins Again” 852091006160
Kenny Neal ”Bloodline” 889466037429

Best Folk Album Nominee
Judy Collins & Ari Hest “Silver Skies Blue” 889466031021

Best Bluegrass Album Nominee
Claire Lynch “North By South” 766397467122

Best R&B Album Nominee
Mint Condition “Healing Season” 506018692892

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Nominee
Chuck Loeb “Unspoken” 016351544322

Best Folk Album Nominee
Robbie Fulks “Upland Stories” CD 744302024226 / LP 744302024219

Best American Roots Song Nominee
Robbie Fulks “Alabama At Night” CD 744302024226 / LP 744302024219

We are very proud of all of our artists and look forward to continued success together.

AMPED™ has dramatically expanded its labels reach, not only to retailers large and small, but also directly to consumers. AMPED™ opens up thousands of new avenues for labels and artists to bypass methods used by other distributors and work directly with the largest sales force of any distributor. Simply put, AMPED’s™ unique expertise and execution enables its distributed artists and labels to reach music fans and consumers directly and easily, while being able to have comprehensive coverage with AMPED’s™ retailers large and small; including non-traditional accounts.
Thanks to this expansive reach and combined with state-of-the-art B2B reporting, AMPED™ has quickly become a new voice in modern distribution.

• Global Reach, Backed By America’s Premier Distributor
• State-of-the-Art 600,000 Square Foot Warehouse
• Top Notch Industry Experience
• Cutting Edge Technology
• Personal Service

So, where does this expertise, execution and strength come from? Dean Tabaac heads up AMPED™, and has over 30 years’ expertise in distribution, including being one of the main architects in the building of Sony’s RED Distribution. Pip Smith, VP of Sales, is a seasoned music veteran who had extensive stints with Ryko, Rounder and DNA. The marketing talents and creativeness come from Jocelynn Pryor, Director of Marketing (Warehouse Music, Borders and TransWorld), and Tony Timpano, also a former Sony/RED Distribution senior executive and veteran music business attorney, heads up the Business and the Legal Affairs/General Counsel role.

Some of AMPED’s™ growing label roster includes Kobalt Music, Cult Records, ToneTree, Light in the Attic, Blackened Recordings, Kartel, Compass Records, Yellow Sound, Smooch Music, MTheory, and many others.