GroundUP MusicGroundUP Music

Brooklyn, NY 11201
[email protected]


Number represents reach distance in miles from city

New York City 45 Newark 40

GroundUP Music was created to serve as an artistic oasis in the ever-changing world of independent music.

Our primary goals have always been:

To empower our family of artists with the tools and services they need to succeed at every level in this business To create and build a home for passionate music fans around the world that celebrates diversity in genre, style and geography.

The label was founded in 2007 by our leader Michael League who started GroundUP as a new home for his band Snarky Puppy. Michael quickly built “additions” on to his new home and invited a circle of musicians and friends to move in as well. The goal is now to continue to build from the “Ground Up” and foster our guiding beliefs and ideas and to harness the power of music to help influence listener's emotions, behaviors and occasionally morals.

read more

Empire Central

Snarky Puppy
published: October 03, 2022


Snarky Puppy
published: January 22, 2021

Things Of That Nature

Mark Lettieri
published: April 17, 2020


House of Waters
published: July 28, 2019

Strange Circles

published: August 08, 2017

Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

Charlie Hunter
published: December 06, 2016

House Of Waters

House Of Waters
published: November 14, 2016

Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

Charlie Hunter
published: August 15, 2016

New Birth

The Funky Knuckles
published: July 30, 2016

View All GroundUP Music Reviews



View All

Recent Releases

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.