Welcome back, Gig Gab listeners! In this week’s episode, your two favorite weekend warriors, Dave Hamilton and Paul Kent, dive into a musical journey that spans centuries and explores the exciting innovations shaping the future of the music industry.

Happy 400th Birthday, Zildjian!

We kick off the episode by celebrating a monumental milestone: Zildjian’s 400th birthday. The company, renowned for its high-quality cymbals, has been a cornerstone of the music world since its inception. We discuss the history and impact of Zildjian, reflecting on how their products have evolved and become an essential part of drummers’ setups across generations.

Stationhead: The Future of Music Streaming

Next, we discuss the exciting new platform, Stationhead, which allows users to stream and listen to music with multiple people simultaneously. This innovative tool is opening up new possibilities for music lovers and creators, making it easier than ever to share and collaborate on music projects. We delve into the features and benefits of this platform and how it can transform the music experience for both artists and listeners.


As the landscape of live music shifts, we explore the concept of gigging less and the impact it has on musicians and the industry as a whole. We share our thoughts on the advantages and challenges that come with fewer gigs, touching on topics such as work-life balance, income stability, and the evolving role of the modern musician.

Mark: Ethical Communication in Music

We dive into a listener question from Mark, who asks, “How do you communicate to avoid Ethical Gymnastics?” This prompts a thoughtful discussion about the importance of clear and ethical communication within bands and music collaborations. We share tips and insights on navigating difficult conversations and maintaining a positive and productive environment for all members.

Over-Indulgent Band Members

Lastly, we tackle the issue of over-indulgent band members and how to manage situations where one person’s behavior affects the group dynamic. We provide advice on setting boundaries, addressing issues proactively, and fostering a supportive and cooperative atmosphere within your band.

Always Be Performing

That’s it for this week’s episode of Gig Gab! We hope you enjoyed our discussions on Zildjian’s 400th birthday, the future of music collaboration, and the challenges and rewards of being a modern musician. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and experiences with us by sending your feedback to [email protected].

Stay tuned for more insightful and engaging conversations on Gig Gab, and of course, Always Be Performing!



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