Podcasts are episodic series of digital audio files which users can subscribe to much like you subscribe to blogs. In fact, often podcasts are distributed through a blog.
You can either:
instruct your reader to download new podcasts whenever they become available
or manually choose which podcasts you want to download by clicking a link to the audio file.
These files can then be listened to on your computer. Alternatively, you can transfer them to your portable player (iPod, smartphone or iPhone) to listen to later.
Why should musicians podcast?
The music industry is getting tougher. Music CDs don’t sell as much as they used to or won’t sell without some prior promotion. Musicians may struggle not only to promote their music but also to make profits from it. Of course, one of the ways to generate revenue is to organise concert tours.
But how can musicians spread the word about their music?
You’ll all heard that online promoting is a great way to reach your audience. But how can you make them want to listen to you more or buy from you? Where can you start?
In our digital area, it’s not only important to share your music on your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Youtube) but also to get people to pay for your music.
Don’t overdo with putting all your videos or soundtracks on Youtube or Soundcloud! Indeed, short teasers should be enough to attract your audience!
Instead, what about investing time into podcasting? But how can you generate both interest and revenue from it?
Here are few ways you can do so as an independent artist:
During the 2017 Saint Patrick’s weekend, we had the pleasure to be entertained by a 7 piece oldskool hip-hop cover band playing live in Dublin. The band joined the dots from The Sugar Hill to Dr Dre to Eminem.
For the old school hip-hop music nostalgic who couldn’t attend, you’ll be able to catch up with these oh so lovely oldskool tunes in videos!🎶✌
If you’d like to follow them, give them a like on Facebook! 👍
If you are in Ireland for 2018 St Patrick’s weekend, you are lucky! The band will be performing again this Saturday at The Sugar Club, Dublin! You can book your tickets here or on their website mentioned below.
PAST LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS
Want to know more how they sound? Then watch these videos below. They were recorded live on Periscope on @emelinej1 (Twitter live streaming service) and Facebook live.
But I have edited them a bit and uploaded them to YouTube just for you!😎😉
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For those who do not live in Ireland, you may not know that abortion is still not allowed. Women are discouraged to abort regardless of circumstances. They must travel to the UK or other EU countries if they want to abort.
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR ABORTION RIGHTS
The gigs took place on Friday 10th March 2017 at Sin é pub, Dublin. They were organised by Bitches Brew & F-Festival celebrating women in the arts.
The purposes of this night were:
to fundraise for the Repeal movement
and bring awareness of the Irish law in terms of women’s abortion rights.🔥👍
SO, WHAT IS THE EIGHT AMENDMENT?
To get a better understanding of what this law entails, check these leaflets: 👇
If you are living in Ireland or are Irish living abroad, sign up for this petition requesting the law to be reviewed: 👊
The event gathered four bands, mostly girls’ bands playing various music styles such as pop, blues, roots folk, rock, hard rock.
I arrived a little late for the event and also left early, so I only recorded two bands. But I will share with you some videos of the other two bands I missed. Bear in mind that the venue is very narrow in width, so I wasn’t always able to film from the best angle. Apologies for this!
I have indicated under the YouTube videos the respective bands’ Facebook fan pages, if you’d like to follow them.
Which one you like most and why?
I will start to share with you a snippet I shared on my Instagram account:
If you have missed the Varekai show (Friday 10th February 2017), do not worry because Le Cirque du Soleil is having several touring dates in pretty much each city! Right now, they are touring in Europe, so if you’d like to watch their live performance, book your tickets on Ticketmaster:
I took these two pictures at the show start to show you a bit the decor, lighting and costumes!👏🎭🎪
If you have already missed the shows in your city, I am happy to share with you beautiful pictures of their programme as well as the full show in a video!😉
VAREKAI SHOW PROGRAMME AND STORY PLOT
First, let me share with you a slideshow of the programme explaining you a little bit more the Varekai’s story plot! Please note that not all pictures from the programme are included. I sampled the most important ones to understand the story!
And now, although I wasn’t allowed to film or take further pictures, I have some good news for you!✨👍 I have found on YouTube the complete show filmed!😍🎁
VAREKAI FULL SHOW IN VIDEO
You will be able to enjoy as well their live music bringing an additional touch to the already incredible show!🎤🎻🎷🎸
And you, did you go and watch the live show? What did you think about it? Share with us your impressions!
I attended the ‘Home Sweet Home’ Benefit concerts on Friday 20th January 2017 at Sin é pub, Dublin 1 (Ireland) to raise funds for homeless people in Ireland.
Apart from contributing to a wonderful cause, I enjoyed discovering new bands and singer-songwriters!🤓
BENEFIT CONCERTS’ ORGANISATION
The event is organised for 2 nights: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January 2017 and has a different line-up constituting 4 bands and/or singers-songwriters for each night. So, if you haven’t been to the first session, it’s still time to catch up the second one!✌😉
You will find the Eventbrite online ticket link directly in the event’s description or you may pay at the door!
I hope you have celebrated well new year’s eve!🍾🎉 I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2017!😘🍀🌟🎊
For my part, I decided to celebrate new year’s eve a little bit in advance!😂 I went to this tribute to Prince with DJ Al Murphy playing lots of Prince’s tunes and then watched the live recording of his 1987 Sign o’ the Times tour on Friday 30th December 2016 at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Ireland).
You can find more information about it on this event page:
Here are recordings in picture and audio of the DJ’s act.
Now, I’d like to share with you some videos taken at the event. I would like to apologise if the last video’s soundtrack isn’t from Prince! I experienced few technical issues trying to publish a live YouTube video and it ended up recording the visuals without the sound!🤔😤 So I picked a nice song in a similar style to add to the video.🙂😉 Anyway, I hope you will enjoy them!