ARCHIVE: Podcasting

January 14, 2007

Updates to

This weekend may have been one of the most active and surprisingly productive in a while for me: Worked on my next song, "Take a Stand", and now have the chord progression for a pre-chorus and chorus.  Chorus lyrics are... Read More

December 07, 2006

Pandora's Music Theory Podcast

Pandora recently launched a podcast, with it's first episode, "The Basics of Vocal Harmony," a few weeks ago.  Tim (Pandora founder) explains:We're planning to do a whole bunch of these. The idea behind them is to provide some interesting, and... Read More

November 21, 2006

HomeMade Hit Show Podcast Approaches 52nd Show

I'd like to extend congrats to the HomeMade Hit Show podcast for nearing its 52nd weekly episode.  Not too shabby at all.  The focus of the show, as its name suggests, revolves around music recorded by musicians at home studios... Read More

March 16, 2006

Getting Your Music Heard in Podcasts

Dave Jackson at the Musician's Cooler wrote a nice article giving musicians advice on how to get your music heard by, and podcasted by, podcasters.  He focuses on managing your music through the Podsafe Music Network, but much of the... Read More

February 14, 2006

Podcasting Evolves -- Odeo Enables Audio Comments

Now, if you think a podcast sucks, you can tell the podcaster.  Finally!  Dawn & Drew, look out...Actually, this is pretty cool.  Anyone with a Flash player can send an audio message to a podcaster who registers with Odeo.  More... Read More

February 02, 2006

North America's First Mobile Podcast Service

No more syncing up with your PC, now you (rather, Rogers mobile subscribers) can download Rogers Podcast Service podcasts over-the-air to your phone via MobilCast.  But not your favorite podcasts, just exclusive ones within Rogers catalog.  More info at iRadio... Read More

January 05, 2006

ARTISTServer: One Man, Thousands of Artists

Vision and drive. Two huge intangibles that work wonders. Enter Gideon Marken and his brainchild, ArtistServer. Named one of the best music hosting services by Time along with GarageBand and CDBaby, ArtistServer empowers bands with the ability to host, stream,... Read More

December 12, 2005

Interview With Podcast NYC Creator, Rob Safuto

As promised in my last post about iMusic Flow, an interview with its architect, Rob Safuto of Podcast NYC, follows below. Rob's a blogging, podcasting, and videocasting machine, as well as a indie music (and general media) guru. Check it... Read More

Get Your Flow at

Podcast NYC has created yet another media channel focused on the independent music scene in New York City. The new, video iPod-compatible service, iMusic Flow, features videos of live performances of various NYC bands in different NYC clubs. Rob at... Read More

December 08, 2005

GarageBand Launches GCast, Podcast Studio Spin Off

GarageBand recently launched GCast, a spun out version of the GarageBand Podcast Studio. As with the Podcast Studio, users get free hosting, can mix playlists, and record audio by phone, all for free. I love the idea of managing a... Read More

November 18, 2005

The M-Audio Podcast Factory

M-Audio is one smart company. When GarageBand started generating a ton of buzz, they immediately answered with the M-Audio iControl, a controller built exclusively for GarageBand. They're doing it again, this time by customizing hardware and software for Podcasters. The... Read More

September 14, 2005

AOL Adds Podcast Search Tools

Podcasting takes a step further into the mainstream: AOL announced the release of several tools to help users learn about and find podcasts. No doubt, an attempt to retain its status as one of the top online music portals.... Read More

August 30, 2005

Creating a Podcast With Blogger and FeedBurner

Podcasting News wrote up one of the best, most idiot-proof guides for creating a podcast. The step-by-step instructions use screenshots to illustrate how to start podcasting using Blogger and Feedburner. It doesn't get much easier than this...especially if you aren't... Read More

August 25, 2005

Podsafe Music Network Officially Launches

The Podsafe Music Network went live this week, after having been in beta for little over a month. The site looks good. It must be the ABSOLUT Vodka sponsorship. Podcasters will be happy.... Read More

August 18, 2005

Podcasting and GarageBand

A little coincidence... Today, Glenn Reynolds from Tech Central Station talked about podcasting in his article, Podcasting and New Media. He discusses the emergence of Podcast DJs, the new avenues of promotion available to unsigned artists, and the copyright issues... Read More

July 20, 2005

Sonos Digital Music System Adds Podcast Support

It's oh-so-hot-and-trendy to support podcasts these days. So much so, it's easy to forget that most people haven't a clue of what a podcast is, yet. So, for all you early adopters, Sonos added podcast support and Apple iTunes 4.9... Read More

July 19, 2005

The Podsafe Music Network, A Great Place to Submit Music

So, I've been away for a bit, only to learn of another big accouncement -- Adam Curry, "the PodFather", launched the Podsafe Music Network in PodShow on Friday. Calling all musicians -- this is huge. Submit your music immediately! Basically,... Read More

July 12, 2005

OPML Meetup in NYC

Dave Winer, the mack daddy behind podcasting technology, demoed his new OPML tool in NYC today. (OPML = Outline Processor Markup Language -- explanation here) The techies were giddy. The venture capitalists were calculating. I mostly just fed on the... Read More

July 08, 2005 URL Up For Sale

Ya like podcasting? Got cash to burn? is up for sale.... Read More

July 07, 2005

Podcast Market - Fact or Fiction?

For a mere $1,495, you can get the latest Diffusion Group podcast report, Podcasting as an Extension of Portable Digital Media – Fact, Fiction, and Opportunity, released yesterday. Before you do, be sure to read Om's take on the predictions.... Read More

July 01, 2005

iTunes Podcast Subscriptions Top 1 Million

Less than three days have passed since iTunes 4.9 launched, and iTunes podcast subscriptions have already topped 1 million. Unbelievable. Rafat says it best: Listen up folks...There's a simple and primary reason Apple is the market leader in digital music... Read More

June 28, 2005

iTunes 4.9 Incorporates Podcast Downloads and UPLOADS

iTunes 4.9 was launched today. The biggest news for unsigned artists? Anyone can UPLOAD podcasts -- check out the shiny new button in the iTunes Store: If you have a podcast ready, this is your chance to get it heard... Read More

June 01, 2005

Bob Baker's Artist Empowerment Radio

Bob Baker recently started an online radio show, Artist Empowerment Radio, that offers advice to independent songwriters, musicians and bands (as well as creative people of all kinds). It's available in both podcast and streaming formats. From Bob's mission statement:... Read More

May 28, 2005

More GarageBand Podcast Studio Info...

More about the GarageBand Podcast Studio launch that took place a few days ago. Todd points out a good article in CNET about the launch, and goes on to muse, "...these types of tools could prove to be valuable to... Read More

May 24, 2005

GarageBand Launches Podcast Studio, Free Podcast Tool

I have to hand it to GarageBand, GarageBand Podcast Studio is a pretty cool service that anyone can use. Check out the interface: Basically, you 1) add audio files from GarageBand's library of music, from your own PC, or via... Read More

May 09, 2005

BMI Launches New Songwriter/Artist Podcast

BMI, a major public performance rights-licensing agency, is entering the world of podcasting. The company announced that it will release a series of podcasts called "See It Hear First" that feature unsigned artists and target the music industry's A&R departments.... Read More

May 02, 2005

Adam Curry to Host Sirius Satellite Slot Devoted to Podcasts

Adam Curry, x-MTV V-Jay and developor of software that lets people automatically receive podcasts on mp3 players, will now host a Sirius Satellite radio program devoted solely to podcasts. According to the NY Times (registration required): Mr. Curry will help... Read More

March 30, 2005

BlogMatrix Releases Sparks! 2.0 Podcasting Solution

Musicians, bands, DJs interested in creating their own online, downloadable virtual 'radio show' should look into podcasting, which I briefly explained earlier. Already in the market? You may want to take a look at BlogMatrix's latest podcasting solution, Sparks! 2.0,... Read More

March 18, 2005

Podcasting and Microniche Broadcasting

According to PubSub, as of mid January there were at least 8 million blogs in the "Blogosphere", and possilby over 24 million (Per Bob Wyman's comment below, there are now over 9 million being tracked by PubSub). That's a lot.... Read More