In the better-late-than-never category, so thunderstruck was I by my experience at the Future of Music Coalition’s ’05 Policy Summit last week in Washington, DC that I am just now getting caught up.
In particular I had the great good fortune of moderating the session on “How to Podcast and Music Blog” last Tuesday with an exceptional, knowledgable and personable panel of Kyle Gustafson, DJ around town and Information Leafblower blogger/podcaster; musician, indie recording artist and Arlingtonmusicscene blogger/podcaster Mike Holden; and music industry insider, blogger/podcaster Glenn Peoples of Coolfer.com
In additon to the knowledge of the panel, the enthusiasm and involvement of the audience from the word “go” made the experience even more worthwhile. Addressing the very wide-ranging questions of the audience from the beginning on everything from the basics of blogging and podcasting, RSS, blog promotion, promoting music via blogs, podcasting with and without music, viral marketing, the realities of power curves and on and on, caused the hour-plus panel to fly by in a flash and could have continued indefinitely but for time constraints and vital panels elsewhere.
The room was full when we began and more so when we ended – thanks to all! I learned a lot myself and was greatly buoyed by the energy.
Rather than me describing what happened, listen for yourself to Mike Holden’s iRiver recording of the session here, a “podcast” podcast as it were.
Many more recordings/pocasts of the Summit here, simply scroll down the schedule and click on the audio or video icons of panels of interest, or paste this URL into your iPodder subscription manager (or whatever podcast download software you use).
Finally, special thanks to Kristin Thomson and Wendy Harman for inviting me to participate and making me feel so welcome.