The RPM Challenge


“What’s RPM?” you say. It stands for Record Production Month and since 2006 February has been just that for anyone willing to take The RPM Challenge. I just came across it and now I have to decide. With 8 days already gone in February, is there any possible way I could get 10 songs written by the 28th? I can’t even write 10 songs in one year. But I guess that is the point – the challenge stimulates the creative juices.

Here’s some of the details, but go here for all of them if you’re interested.

• This will be fun!

• Ten songs or 35 minutes of recorded material, on a CD, mailed or hand-delivered by noon on March 1 to RPM HQ here:

RPM HQ
10 Vaughan Mall, Suite 201
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.

More inspirational words:

Anyone can come up with an excuse to say “no,” so don’t. Many of you are thinking “But, I can’t do that! I don’t have any songs/recording gear/money/blah blah blah…” But this doesn’t have to be the album, it’s just an album. Remember, this is an artistic exercise. Just do your best using what you have in order to get it done.

Hard to resist that kind of pep talk…

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