Yes, you. Do you lack discipline in finishing your songs? Are you an unemployed musician who lacks a deadline in finishing an end product? Always wanted to record an album but never got around to it? Even if you’ve only dreamt about it, I’m talking to you too. Well, there’s this thing called the RPM Challenge about to start in February that is perfect for getting your musical arse in gear. This is the challenge:
Record an album in 28 days, just because you can.
At the moment there is 687 entries from all over the world for this (Check out this Google map) , but there are currently NO IRISH ENTRIES. So C’mon make some tunes!! And if any of you do, I promise I’ll feature you here as well (if you like). And don’t be put off if you have no sophisticated recording equipment, remember Daniel Johnson recorded his legendary albums on cassette (Admittedly, he’s a legendary fruitcake). As the site says, You can’t write 1,700 words a day and not get better.
More info on the challenge –
- Ten songs or 35 minutes of recorded material, on a CD, postmarked or hand-delivered by noon on March 1 to:
10 Vaughan Mall, Suite 1
Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
- Recording can only be done in the month of February – no prerecorded songs.
- All material must be previously unreleased, and we encourage you to write the material during February too.
- Participating bands get their own page on the site, which you can blog to as much as you want. You also get access to the band-only discussion board, where you can swap ideas, resources, etc., and the ability to e-mail and private message with the other participants.
- Participating bands get access to The Sample Engine, where you can actually share samples and tracks for other bands to use, if you like, or download bits that might help you with your project.
- All the completed albums may be put up in the jukebox on the website, if you so choose, so people can check it out; conversely, if you’d rather not share your work with the public, then no one needs to hear it but us.
Website: RPM Challenge