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Q & A with boice from Talk Music Talk
When did you start podcasting?
Although I’ve been listening to podcasts since 2008, it wasn’t until August 2014 that I began producing my first podcast.
It was just approved by iTunes on November 20.
Why did you start podcasting?
I have a degree in Broadcast Journalism but ended up releasing 3 novels and 2 music albums.
It wasn’t until late August I saw a post on Facebook for MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network).
It’s the cable access channel and they were holding an orientation to have a program on the station.
When I saw this post it immediately rekindled an old dream to have my own talk show. A music interview talk show.
Shortly thereafter, I came up with idea to put together a companion podcast.
Since you have to be certified on MNN equipment before you can produce a show, I knew that I would be able to start producing my podcast immediately.
What’s your show about?
The intent of Talk Music Talk is to have long form conversations with musicians, journalists, etc to talk about music from all genres.
The shows I’ve recorded so far have been with a street performer, the finance of late comedian Patrice O’Neal, out indie singer songwriter Eric Himan and Susan Fast, author of the 33 1/3 book on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I use all the equipment that Dave Mansueto (we were in an artist collective when I lived in Pittsburgh–my hometown) recommended on the post Son of Frankenskype including:
- 1 ART USB Dual Pre1 Dynamic Microphone like the Podcaster’s favorite
- ATR21001 USB Cable (Comes With ART USB Dual Pre)
- I run Bossjock on my iPad Air 1
- For phone interviews, I make calls on an iPhone 6 plus using Google Hangouts.
How have you promoted your podcast?
Since it just came out I’ve been focusing on social media and the efforts of my guests promoting to their audience. It’s only been a few months but the response to the first 3 shows has been really positive.
The first day of promoting I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole prospect of promoting and it wasn’t until one of my guests contacted me after listening to his interview.
He was so happy with the results that it reminded me what has to be my first focus–creating a show I’m happy with and that reflects the best of my guests.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
It may be too soon to answer this effectively.
But I do wish I started promoting prior to the release of the podcast.
How’s about some killer conversation with some musical artists? You know what to do: subscribe. Now if you getting cold feet then go hang out with Boice over on YouTube and twitter. You’ll be making your decision right quick. You won’t wanna miss it!
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