Licensing Placements

American Grilled
Bizarre Foods
Carnival Kings
Chopped Jr.
Comedy Bang Bang
Dark Horse Nation
Dawson's Creek
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
Garage Squad
Living Big Sky
PGA Tour
Restaurant Impossible
Salvage Hunters
SB Nation
Seaside Snacks and Shacks
The Shatner Project
Sing It On
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes


Proving Ground Music (ASCAP) was established in 1994 by J.Grimaldi as the songwriting and publishing company for the music project Second Balcony Jump. As finalists in the 1995 Ticketmaster National Showcase in Boston, SBJ continued to promote the debut recording "wired on thought" with moderate success, through 1997 with regional touring and national college radio airplay.

By 1998, Proving Ground Music was responsible for the exclusive booking, promotion and production of live performances at The Abbey Lounge. First with the band SCHNOCKERED and then officially on May 1, 1999 with the band heavy stud, ushering in the era of the legendary Abbey Lounge music scene in Somerville, MA (1999-2008).

Since then, Proving Ground Music has continued the legacy of Booking, Promotion, Music Production, Publishing and Licensing the Music Styles of Rock, Pop, Americana, Blues, R&B, Groove, Chill & more.

Past live performances & tours include:
USA (30 States), London, Glasgow, Dublin, Cork, Ennis, Galway, Sydney.

Past and current Music Licensing placements:
Sony Pictures Television, WB Network, TV Food Network, Discovery Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, Velocity Network, DIY Network, A&E, AMC Network, IFC and more.

We are always creating with our partners and looking forward to the next project!

Creative Partners

  • Bang-A-Song Recording Studio - Tony Goddess
  • Eric Salt Logo
  • Warren Babson
  • Leah Grimaldi