Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Streaming Music | Posted on 19-10-2009
As podcasting’s popularity continues to increase, it is benefit as a promotional tool, just for emerging artists continues to increase. Creating a podcast is simple, and with podcasting’s rising popularity comes rising competition into the podcasting market for businesses wishing to provide you with their podcasting services.
Podcasting itself is a remarkably easy concept, and consists of only a few steps:
You start by recording your show or song and then convert it digitally into an MP3, or WMA file. Your bit rate for music ought to be of high quality so session it at least 128k or better. There are additionally many quality computer programs available for audio editing, for the addition of sound effects, verbal commentary, volume control, and more.
After creating your audio file you then upload your podcast to a Internet hosting or file hosting service.
Next you must establish a syndication feed ( often called RSS) which is essentially a description of your content and a link that points to the content. Your description ought to be kept as precise and enticing as possible, you are selling yourself here to many possible audiences, and most individuals will read this before ever deciding whether or not to download your content. There are many free services available for creating your RSS feed; most notably there is FeedBurner.com.
These are the two basic steps to creating a podcast; they’re quick and simple. Once you have created your content and your feed you are free to distribute your feed over the Web.
For up and coming artists podcasting is both an cheap and simple promotional tool; for those who are not remarkably do-it-yourself tech-savvy types there are a few free all-inclusive podcasting services, which are generally help ed by cut-in advertising, and there are a lot of other wonderful low-cost choices available which are generally advertisement free. Not only is podcasting simple and cheap, but it’s likewise a wonderful tool to be able to reach niche markets, which is just valuable for new independent artists and bands. nothing is more important to aspiring artists and artists than to get your name and sound out there to your new fans.
The most vital part of promoting your podcast is to make sure that you get yourself listed in as many Web sites that are dedicated podcast directories or portals. Podcast directories and portals offer you with lots of targeted Internet exposure. It’s virtually impossible for a person to find you during a Internet search, but by listing your podcast in one of the many podcast directories/portals, you’re ensuring that your audiences will be more simply able to find you.
Although it seems counter-productive to give away music for free, podcasting is an vital and invaluable tool for musicians to get out name, and sound, recognition. With a Web listeners ever hungry for music entertainment, reaching out to your niche listeners has never been easier.