MJ and I, we share in duties of the podcast.. and i’m gonna explain what i do for our podcast..
we recently agreed that i would help in the editing and putting together of our podcast recordings, since he has a bit more going on in his life with work & school.. which is good for me to get me to work on my editing skills..
what i do is.. i contact unsigned and independent bands to give us permission to play their music on our podcast and i download the musics that they supply.. since this is a horror talk podcast, i have been contacting goth type bands on vampirefreaks.com (http://vampirefreaks.com/).. i look for the unsigned bands first, because they mostly just want their music to be heard and to get to more people, and so far almost everyone has been kind to let us play their music and we have been getting them more people to listen to their music sites..
to play music on a podcast, you need a music license so that royalties can be paid to the bands who are signed with record labels.. we do believe that musicians should be paid, but we don’t have a music license, and it is expensive to get one, but we will get one eventually, and so the loophole around that license is to get permission from unsigned bands or independent (self produced) labels.. and our podcast went from sounding bland, just the 2 of us talking to each other, to sounding so much better, now with some music to break up our chat segments and i also created an opening and closing theme and most recently i asked the people we have interviewed for our podcast to make liners (you are listening to EMZT Radio).. it now sounds even better and a bit more professional..
we have also added an interview segment, mostly we’ve been interviewing the bands we play as a further introduction of their music and to their websites, and we also interviewed a independent horror movie director and a horror author.. it’s been great fun doing that and those people send out the link to our podcast to their friends and the networking is reaching more and more people for us..
the main thing i’m working on at the moment is getting our logo done.. nobody i know is much of an artist, so i’m trying to contact the local community college art classes to see if someone would be willing to help me make our chosen podcast logo, it was designed by my 7 yr old nephew, who has such a strong imagination for the horror, and his design just needs a touch more done to it to make it more defined and fleshed out.. and then from there, we can get our merch page finalized of items with OUR LOGO put on them.. it will be glorious! (as my night time boss likes to say)..
and i’ve also added a new segment that i do with my sister, who is not a horror fan, but she does sometimes watch horror movies with me, if she can stomach it.. THE SINISTER SISTERS.. her opinions are great for someone who is not a horror fan but can logically talk about horror movies.. it does give our podcast a little more variety than just me and MJ.. i’m working on theme musics for that too, since we are on break from podcast, MJ is working on school stuff and he just moved into a new place, so he needs time to settle and get his new podcast room set up..
and the other thing that amazes me about our podcast, is that it sounds like we are both sitting in the same room talking, but we’re not.. i’m in Arizona and MJ is in South Carolina.. the wonders of SKYPE make it seem like we are in the same place..