C'mon, You’ve Got 28 Days To Make Your Next Album. Let's Do It!

by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan

File Under: Creating and Making Your Music

You've got your recording studio. You've got the musical ideas. Now all you need is a bit of motivation. And here it is: this February 1st, challenge yourself to create an entire album's worth of music within 28 days.


How? By joining one of two free music challenges:

  • February Album Writing Month (FAWM) (fawm.org)

Music challenges like RPM and FAWM are modeled after the highly successful National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org), which challenge authors to commit to writing a 50,000 word manuscript within the month of November. Both RPM and FAWM challenge you to record an album’s worth of material within the month of February. Each one has different rules on length and submission requirements. For instance, RPM wants you to create 10 songs or 35 minutes of original music, while FAWM is looking for 14 songs.

Here are three key benefits:

There's nothing that spurs creativity more than a deadline. So, challenge yourself this year -- make some new music, meet some new musicians, get some new listeners, and use it as a way to generate potential media coverage of your work.

Challenge: Sign up for one of the music challenges and write an album in the month of February.


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Photo Credit: RPM

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