Last Thursday I went over to BBC TV Centre to be interviewed for BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pods And Blogs. It’s a segment in the overnight show on a Monday, I think, but for those of us who aren’t nocturnal, it’s also a rather excellent stand alone podcast. I’ve been listening to it for months, and Jamillah Knowles does a great job of rounding up what’s happening in webland in a 25 minute show.
She also does big long interviews, and gives each interviewee some serious airtime. We talked for about half an hour about the ways in which the internet (broadly) and social media (more specifically) have changed the way that musicians like Lobelia and I can manage our careers, releasing music and communicating with our audience, which was then edited down to almost 10 minutes on the radio show/podcast – amazing for a national radio station to be able to give that much airtime to a story like mine
Also on the show this week is Dan Light talking about the marketing of Watchmen, that I blogged about last week. Dan’s own blog post about the marketing plan for the film and its conception makes for seriously inspiring reading (and makes me REALLY wish I’d enjoyed the film!)by