RCPM, The Magic Formula in text over chemistry beakersPaul’s experience with the Los Gatos Music in the Park series over the past 10 weeks has given him a lot to think. What’s the secret to making a band successful? What even defines success? This is the backdrop today as he and Dave talk through all of this… and more. Hear their suggestion for a magic success formula, too. RCPM!


  • 00:00:00 GigGab 129 – Monday, August 28, 2017
  • 00:03:30 Dave’s Theorum Proven Again!
  • 00:04:08 Pop Rocks plays Los Gatos’s Concert Series
  • 00:05:05 Watching another band totally rock it!
    • Timothy B. Schmit, “Every band is on the verge of breaking up at all times.”
  • 00:06:49 Success Metrics
  • 00:10:06 The R.C.P.M. Formula
  • 00:10:50 Repertoire
  • 00:13:25 Chops
  • 00:15:12 Performance
  • 00:16:24 Marketing
  • 00:19:23 Do you believe your product is worth your price?
  • 00:20:27 Promo Materials
  • 00:21:56 Beware change! Embrace change!
  • 00:25:02 Take your finger off the nuclear button
  • 00:26:26 Leaders: are you a benevolent dictator? Should you be?
  • 00:28:26 Remember you’ve got to rely on each other
  • 00:34:10 Knowing your audience, and catering to them.
  • 00:38:06 What’s your scene?
  • 00:40:32 Trombone Shorty rocks it!
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1 Comment

John Harp · August 29, 2017 at 9:33 am EDT

Great Show!!! I have been listening for a few months and this is the best discussion I have heard. I have a pending band meeting as this will be the catalyst for improvement. Embrace R.C.P.M. Thank you.

Keep up the great work.

John Harp
The Soul Papas

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