Podcasting and internet marketing specialist Jason Van Orden, talks about podcasting, marketing and networking on the web. Jason lays out the nuts and bolts of how to create a podcast, and why it’s so important to see yourself as more than a podcaster or blogger, but a content creator. He explains why it’s so important to understand what your fans are looking for in order to engage them properly on the web. Do you have an podcasting or social networking tip or trick? Please share by either leaving a comment, or calling our listener line at 206-426-5683.
Not-so-secret secrets revealed! Social media do’s and don’ts. What Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna have in common. YouTube teams up with Rumble Fish. Robert offers to throw a virtual snowball at Kevin. And the podcasters discuss the importance of knowing the story behind your music. Pour yourself a cup of hot coco, plug in your earbuds, and let the DIY Musician Podcast ring in the New Year.
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Techipedia article on Social Networking Etiquette
Alex Steininger, music journalist, 10 year veteran publicist, and founder of ‘In Music We Trust’ (a label, eZine and publicity company) discusses the ins and outs of promotion in the digital age. Alex is the publicist for our own Chris Robley and many others. He discusses how to pick a publicist, what a publicist does and at what point a musician should seek a publicist to move his or her music forward. Don’t miss this one! Your music career will thank you.
Excite, sweeten, widen, and color your mix. Mastering can make or break an album sonically. But what is it exactly? Why do albums need to be mastered anyway? How do you know if your album is being mastered properly? How can you tell between a well mastered album and a poor one? Join Kevin in this interview with veteran mastering engineer : Carl Saff
Tech Note : We increased the volume and compression on this episode due to some feedback we’ve gotten from listeners. Hopefully this makes listening to our podcast even better 🙂
Songwriting is hard. It requires an ear for melody, a mind for poetry, and a heart to translate emotion into the hills and valleys of song. The process of songwriting is different for everyone, but there are also certain insights and techniques that many songwriters share. Evan Mchugh of Atlanta, Georgia is an accomplished performer, song smith and CD Baby artist. He shares his process and thoughts on song writing as well as the music that is the fruit of his labor.
Evan’s Album : From the Second Chair
Making a living as a full-time musician is a dream-come-true for most of us. But many artists are so busy looking for their ‘big break’ they forget to consider the more common and obvious sources of income in their own community. Anne Roos is a Celtic harpist who has made a successful career in playing weddings. She entered the field as a novice and learned a lot along the way. She’s recently wrote a book called “The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings” published by Hal Leonard. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to know about this profession. Join Kevin and Anne as they explore the ins and outs of playing and profiting in the wedding business.
Anne’s book is available on Amazon