It’s easy to get in a rut when it comes to producing a podcast every week – particularly if you are hosting a podcast on behalf of your company. Where do the story ideas come from? To help out, here […]
We’ve all seen the discussions about using music in podcasts…That’s right – you can’t use this week’s number one as the intro to your show – unless you have a licence to cover the royalties, have permission from all owners […]
As a radio presenter working in the entertainment industry it is easy to see who the competition is. The competition is everyone else. And if you think like that then you are in for a lot of disappointment and heartache. […]
Having a dedicated website for your podcast can help podcasters in lots of ways. It provides a central anchor point for the podcast that isn’t reliant on any streaming service and it allows you to create and publish content that […]
The beauty of radio is that you can take listeners on a journey, you can transport them to anywhere in the universe – real or imagined. Sound lends itself to the imagination, it can paint a picture in the minds […]
Lays Taylor began his musical career in the 1990s; moving from his native Switzerland to work as a popular and versatile session guitarist and keyboard player in Berlin. Back then he was known as Lars Rüetschi (his real name) and […]
Podcasts are an ideal addition to any company’s content marketing mix – and here’s why. Every current survey of podcast listenership shows that an increasing number of people are listening to them. Years ago podcasts were the product of geeks […]
Rick Habana is a producer, songwriter, engineer and composer. In this interview Rick tells Steve Hart about his passion for blending music genres to create his unique smooth jazz sound. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Rick says he […]
Whatever you think of the Covid-19 lockdown; the fact is it has given millions of people time to sit back and take stock like at no other time in living memory. Putting to one-side redundancy, and households having a lower […]
We’ve all seen the heated debates online about which microphone to buy; but the truth is there is no correct answer. In this episode of Podcasting Made Easy I look at the many factors to consider; the recording environment, the […]
I got to interview Chicago-based jazz musician Markus Rutz (pronounced roots) for my Cool Nights jazz radio show in April 2020. I cut the interview (recorded via Skype) with some tracks from Markus’ new album and the package has been […]
Companies that have resisted letting staff to work from home have had their hand forced as a result of coronavirus, and a demand from Government that people working in non-essential jobs stay away from their normal place of work. Where […]
These are strange times for many of us. A virus has led to many people having to self-isolate, to remain indoors and not go to work. Putting to one side the financial worries and all the stresses that this situation […]
While there is a world of news and information podcasts to chose from; there are plenty of excellent shows made in New Zealand by locals keen to share their knowledge and entertain listeners. A quick scout of what’s available threw […]
During the past few years I’ve seen lots of digital stations come and go due to some owners running out of steam in a few short months. And I think I know why. They become disheartened at their listenership numbers.
I was listening to a syndicated radio show the other day. I won’t mention the presenter’s name, but she has a nice voice and plays a good selection of music; and as far as it went it was a pleasant […]
We all do it. We can talk all day to friends, colleagues and family without uttering a singled ‘um’ or ‘erm’. But sit in front of a microphone to record a podcast and they pour out. So how do professional […]
As commercial local radio has been eroded due to consolidation and the centralisation of ‘content’, so local communities lose a common voice that bonds people. As local broadcasters become little more than repeater stations or a home for voice tracked […]
Getting an income from your internet radio station or show sponsorship is possible – but don’t expect anyone to come knocking on your door to hand you cash. You have to go to them. But before you do there are a few hoops you need to jump through first.
Listening to the radio as a teenager I quickly realised I enjoyed the jingles as much as the music. Using a cassette recorder I’d do my best to do a mixtape – not of the hits, but the jingles! Living near […]
So you want to start a podcast but there’s something stopping you. First it was the gear, then it was the space for a ‘studio’, and then having the time to prepare and record it. Okay, the time for procrastination […]
Rising up through the ranks to management is always a great accomplishment — and though this is often achieved by hopping from one firm to another, some people find themselves managing their former colleagues.
There's only one way to stand out in today's job market and that's to be an outstanding candidate and valued member of staff — but without on-going upskilling you could end up at the bottom of the pile.
External influences such as the economy and changing consumer trends may well impact on businesses; but it is senior managers who need to set the tone for their staff and show confidence in difficult times. “The culture of an organisation […]
We’ve all done it. Recorded a podcast interview only to discover the audio is really bad for one reason or another. So, what to do? Yep, apps such as Pro Tools, Garage Band and Audition provide lots of tools, filters […]