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RPM Music Challenge in February

The RPM Challenge is an annual event which challenges musicians to record an album within the month of February. The album must consist of 10 songs or 35 minutes of original music, and with 2008 being a leap year, musicians have 29 days to meet the challenge. The objective of the RPM Challenge is to motivate musicians to action, with the belief that breaking out of a pattern of procrastination often leads to great things.

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Digital Music – The Way Forward

The era of digital music, it seems, has only just begun. Most of the technologically challenged members of the public had only just gotten used to the idea of a CD (compact disc) when the market giants, such as Apple, started introducing MP3 players and iPods. The next crisis in the music industry seemed to be the sharing of music files and illegal downloading of music, depriving artists and music moguls of their hard earned cash. The new dilemma is the quality of downloaded music.

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The 50th Grammy Awards – 10 February 2008

The Grammy Awards are an annual event presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States in recognition of exceptional achievements in the multi-million dollar record industry. The 50th Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on 10 February 2008 - a celebration of glitz, glamour and good music that music lovers and musicians alike are no doubt looking forward to.

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Australia’s Big Day Out 2008

As the undisputed leader in Australian music festivals, Big Day Out 2008 is the touring music festival that music lovers in Australia and beyond clamor to attend. Each year the festival draws musicians and audiences from around the world. It also offers local musicians the perfect platform to showcase their talent to an international audience. The line-up for Big Day Out 2008, set to take place from 18 January to 3 February 2008, is sure to live up to the expectations of fans and musicians alike.

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The Role of Live Sound Engineers

A live sound engineer is responsible for the set up and operation of sound amplification systems at theatres, sports arenas, music concerts and other live events. Live sound engineers play a crucial role in contributing to the success of a live music concert. Professional live sound engineering makes it possible for musicians to play to huge crowds of fans in a variety of venues without losing sound quality.

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