Podsafe Music Network
In the break, promo from Roger Smalls.
Mark does the tartanpodcast – what do you hang on a wall? Wallpaper & a picture – art (and tony blair) no doubt we’ll hear in a minute what that was all about.
4th out of 1800 music podcasts on podcastalley.com.
Listen to music podcasts and hear music that you wouldn’t have heard before. Start a music podcast. Use music in your podcast.
What’s more important, the wallpaper or the artwork? Obviously the art, that’s the bit you want people to focus on. Sadly music usually becomes the backdrop or wallpaper for what you’re doing, rather than the art.
Mark’s trying to reverse that trend. Soon after he started he got a cd in the post, gripped almost straight away. Wanted to tell as many people as possible about this great new sound. He’s lucky in that he has the tartanpodcast as an outlet for that.
Shows video (audio only!) of Alistair Bishop (who’s cd that was) talking about the huge response (including CD sales) he’s had from all over the world who’ve heard the podcast.
Shows podsafe music network. Search UI with Artist, Song, Keywords, Influences, Genre, State, Country (at least 10 pages of bands from UK) all of these people have already given you permission to play them in a podcast.
You get a playlist page from which you can download.
Q: anyone doing bespoke music for podcasts? Yes, they’d bite your hand off. Courteous to give credit
Q: will it always be free (it’s by podshow)? As far as we know, based on ad revenue.
Q: a market for professional podcasts who need to cut costs or don’t want to worry about permissions. Yes, often it’s better quality and more interesting (and happy for you)
Q: any protection for people who might not like how it’s used? See terms & conditions
Q: what happens if people get signed? don’t know yet
Q: can the music be used in other media? Should have read the terms & conditions.
Q: has anyone been signed as a result. no but some interest from labels and other side projects 3 have been offered film music contracts and one for a video game.
Q: do you like the name podsafe (paul doesn’t). Mark doesn’t like podcast – prefers independent.
Q: are you targeting a radio audience? No, music lovers who really listen to music – he doesn’t want to produce more wallpaper. heard from a commercial show in Glasgow – he said he wouldn’t be able to mention Mark’s name as he’s a competitor.
Q: Can Virgin use podsafe music? maybe.
Q: are you thinking of becoming a label? No. You could, but he’s not interested.
Q: how has becoming a member of podsquad affected you? I’m not an employee of podshow, but I have a contract with them. Very north american (no offense)
Q: how do you sustain it & earn a living? No avenue for it now, but opportunities coming. In the meantime I don’t watch telly!
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