Buddy Gibbons: Building a Music Career – Gig Gab Podcast 173

Buddy Gibbons Gig Gab Podcast 173Drummer, producer, composer, and singer, Buddy Gibbons talks through his start in marching band, how traditional grip unlocked his entire career, and simply provides lesson after lesson for anyone wanting to create a living playing music. Informative, inspirational, and simply charming, Buddy walks through it all for Paul and Dave and all of you with his head held high. Press play, download, and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 173 – Monday, July 9, 2018
  • 00:01:00 Setlist negotiation on headline gigs
  • 00:03:11 Buddy Gibbons, drummer, producer, composer, singer, you name it!
  • 00:04:17 The invisible rock star
  • 00:05:00 Always preparing for the next thing
  • 00:06:03 Music for television
    • LA Dodgers in-stadium music
  • 00:08:50 Marching band geek
    • Second band, first chair, never first/first
  • 00:10:14 Traditional Grip = First Chair
  • 00:11:07 Starting all over again in LA
    • Zildjian endorsement deals
  • 00:12:13 Don’t worry about getting a gig, focus on building your career
  • 00:15:30 Swimming in the Sharks in the Ocean?
  • 00:17:13 Surround yourself with great people
  • 00:19:00 Sponsorships vs. Endorsements vs. Artist Deals
  • 00:21:52 Classic Rock = Modern Country
  • 00:24:13 Marketing to the right people
  • 00:28:39 Marching infiltrating other genres – Creating a niche
  • 00:30:17 Glee is to thank for drumline re-introduction into pop culture
  • 00:31:00 Wanted to be a rock star… but this is what I do
  • 00:32:10 Nashville vs. LA scenes
  • 00:38:44 Don’t let the short game tempt you
  • 00:42:21 Clinics
  • 00:44:59 GG 173 Outtro

Choosing Happy Songs … and Which Drummers could have replaced Keith Moon? – Gig Gab Podcast 172

Choosing Happy SongsYou have the power to control your audience.

Well, kind of. You have the power to choose how you emote on stage, and there’s a lot of power behind choosing happy songs. Paul and Dave talk about this, and how to go about it. But that’s not all… outdoor gigs, goals vs. systems, and Dave’s process for learning and rehearsing for The Who’s Tommy are all part of this week’s show. Press play and enjoy!

  • 00:00:00 Gig Gab 172 – Monday, July 2, 2018
  • 00:01:21 Sweatin’ on Stage
  • 00:01:45 Playing on the beach!
  • 00:04:49 Managing competition vs. respect
  • 00:07:24 “How can I earn more of your business?”
  • 00:10:38 Some fans like clubs, everyone likes outdoor gigs!
  • 00:16:00 Goals vs. Systems
  • 00:18:00 Chicken vs. Egg in Band-related Systems
  • 00:19:47 Paul’s 90s upcoming night
  • 00:25:21 Choosing Happy Songs
  • 00:30:15 US Senate Passes Music Modernization Act
  • 00:33:33 The wives’ perspective
  • 00:34:28 Tommy rehearsals
  • 00:44:20 Drummers to replace Keith Moon
  • 00:50:06 GG 172 Outtro