BAAMO’s mission is to promote Tampa Bay’s music and art within Florida and throughout the country and the world.

BAAMO incorporated and secured 501(c)3 non-profit designation in 2005. Since then the work of BAAMO’s small group of volunteers and host of supporters has helped build awareness of Tampa Bay area’s vibrant music scene around the country and the globe.

What does BAAMO do?

BAAMO produces compilation CDs featuring the original music of top Tampa Bay bands and commissions a Tampa Bay artist to produce original cover art. We mail these CDs to at least 300 radio stations, hire promoters to gain airplay, and hand copies to music industry professionals at South-By-Southwest (SXSW), the music conference that draws more than 12,000 attendees from all over the world to Austin, Texas every March.

These CD’s Work

“Tales of Highways & Low Roads” was the #2 most-played CD on WMNF (88.5 FM in Tampa) in 2011.“Tales of Lust & Longing” was WMNF’s #1 most-played in 2009 and “Cheatin’ Heart” topped WMNF’s 2008 chart at #2. In the USA and Canada, over 100 terrestrial, satellite and internet radio stations played each CD, as did nearly two dozen stations from Europe and Australia.

BAAMO also offers artists mailing lists and marketing and promotion advice. About a dozen BAAMO- sponsored musicians have used these resources to increase domestic and foreign radio play for their CDs of original music.

“We will give attention to as many of the artists songs and music as possible. Keep up the good work.”
Radio FM Goud, Bree, Belgium
“Your music will remain on the air for months and months.”

Radio LHUS, France

BAAMO’s CD Releases have been played on radio stations nationwide and beyond with radio DJ’s globally.

“It’s quite a while ago that there has been a music compilation with such a variety and so qualified and comfortable to listen to at the same time.”
Old Stringhouse Music, Herford, Germany
“Thanks for sending us your most interesting, rather varied, compilation. We’ll be playing at least 5 of the artists.”
Town & Country Radio, New Zealand

BAAMO also sponsors the AUSTIN BANDAGO during the SXSW music festival in Austin Texas

How Can I Help?

  • Join our mailing list by writing or visit our website
  • Make a tax-deductible donation in any amount using Paypal DONATE button on our homepage ( Or mail a check (payable to BAAMO) to: 1432 Dr MLK Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Let us hear your ideas or answer your questions. We welcome the chance to meet anytime, anywhere.

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