Freshman Year In Review

Looking back at Amp’s first year and tips for running it back in 2023


What a year.

Even though we just launched a few months ago, we’ve already shared many special moments together.

From Drake’s guest appearance on Queen Radio to international soccer drama, so much has happened in such a short amount of time. Thousands of you have shared real-life moments, discovered new jams, and built a thriving community.

So what did our 2022 look like?

Drake and Beyoncé took over the party speaker, the headphones, and the AUX in the car. Honestly, Nevermind and Renaissance found serious love with Amp creators, and they were the most-played artists across Amp. Kendrick Lamar’s epic Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers also topped the charts.

And 2022 wouldn’t be complete without the one and only Harry Styles. “As It Was” ranked number one, with Steve Lacy’s everywhere hit “Bad Habit” and Beyoncé‘s club smash “Break My Soul” rounding out the top three.

Hip-Hop shows found a home on Amp. Then renovated the kitchen, added a deck. Creators and listeners engaged with hip-hop shows more than any other, shouting out artists from across eras and around the country.

One creator made 374 shows. Three-hundred. Seventy-four. Tag us on social if this was you, you animal.

Some legend made a Metal + Feel-Good + Relationships show. We want to hear from you, too. For science.

And hundreds of creators have earned monthly rewards through the Amp Creator Fund since it launched a few months back. You can get in on the action just by going live in 2023. Find out more here. And dig into these insider tips to help you grow your audience, build a community of regulars, and get paid.

So here’s to you, our community. You make this place awesome.

Rock on,
Amp Team