This series is all about showcasing Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Matt Kacar from The Artist Connection Podcast
When did you start podcasting?
I published my first episode in June of 2011. I was listening to podcasts for a few years before that and finally got the courage to start my own.
Why did you start podcasting?
I have loved interviews for as long as I can remember. Late night talk shows are a huge part of my DNA. They have time constraints, and more often than not I felt like there were some unanswered questions that I, as a fan, wanted to know.
Podcasting gives me the flexibility to ask questions and have dialogue with people that extend beyond their latest project. I cover those topics, but I enjoy giving the conversations some breathing room that can open other avenues that are rarely explored in a typical interview.
What’s your show about?
The Artist Connection Podcast offers long form interviews with artists from the past, present, and future. Hear what inspires them to get out of bed each morning and practice the craft that they love. My guests include people that I truly respect from many different backgrounds. Each episode provides a unique mix of music and conversation.
The bulk of my interviews are with musicians, but other artists are featured.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I keep things very simple. I have a Zoom H2 digital recorder that I have used since day one. It is perfect for in person and over the phone recording situations. I edit and add music through Audacity. I use Libsyn to host the show, and GoDaddy for my website.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I promote through Facebook, Twitter, and The Artist Connection website.
It is important to build a network of friends and business associates that will share what you post. Remember that it is a two way street. Sharing their information with your followers is part of the process and builds good will.
I also have business cards and branded merchandise like pens, magnets and keychains which I leave at local music stores.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish that I knew how easy the technical side of things really is. I had this show idea for years before actually getting started. The technology scared me a bit.
How do you edit a show? How does it get on the internet? Once I jumped in, I was able to learn everything by just doing it. Libsyn has been a great partner every step of the way.
I am still learning, but that is part of the fun. Each episode gets a little better than the last.
If you want wanna go deep in interviews and get to know artists insights, then you must subscribe to the Artist Connection podcast. You can also keep in touch with the goings of the Artist Connection via Twitter and Facebook
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