In 2013, it appeared to be the year of the women and many breakout artists and consistent regulars blew up the charts month after month. We heard Katy Perry Roar and Lady Gaga create ArtPop. New artists like Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey crooned to our ever disenchanted hearts. Then there’s Beyonce who continues to excel at being the unofficial queen of pop. The upcoming year seems to fare well for the ladies as there are many emerging artists bubbling to the surface.
Born Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, the New Zealand artist erupted late of 2013 with her overnight hit, Royals. This is just the beginning for Lorde as her album, Pure Heroine climbs the charts in 2014. Her song Glory and Gore meshes acoustic elements with electronic synthesizers to create a haunting anti-hero ballad. More →
Podcasts are a great way to enjoy online content whether at home or on the go. One does not need a special gadget because any smartphone or tablet can conveniently download podcasts.
One of the most popular podcasts today are on comics. Some of these discuss the latest in the industry, share news updates and other interesting stories. Most are produced on a weekly basis and can last for about an hour.
We share here five comic podcasts worth your time.
Comic Book Club
This is a live stage show that gathers artists, comedians, editors and writers as they share about their new projects and the comics they love. It’s an interesting podcast that allows the participation of the audience. More →
In business, it pays to spread the word about what you do and what you offer to people. Fortunately, those who want to start one today have many tools to choose from to market their products and services to their target market. On the internet alone, the choices available to business-oriented people are plenty such as the social media and blogging platforms, the free directories and the podcasts.
Podcasts have their own advantages, one of which is its ability to reach a global audience. Its edge over the online tools is the fact that business owners can reach out to their target market on a more personal level who may be in need of audio content which they can listen to at their most convenient time.
Producing a business podcast should be easy once you have the right equipment and have planned your topics well moving forward. Keep in mind that once you’ve started doing podcasts, you’ll need to produce them regularly to keep your regular visitors coming back.
Advanced planning is necessary notably in terms of the topics you’ll cover and the speakers you may want to invite or interview. Business owners who don’t have enough time to produce the podcasts on their own can get the services of a professional production studio to help them. More →
Creating podcasts that attract the right audience takes more than just knowing the ins and outs of the technology used for recording. In fact, great content is not enough as well. You need to get the right mix of content, recording quality, and presentation to snag your audience’s attention.
Oftentimes, what this means is dealing with controversial topics or at the very least coming up with catchy podcast titles that will raise and eyebrow or two. All that is fine and well, because you need to attract listeners! Once you get to the actual podcast though, it is important you maintain a respectful attitude about the topic and, if any, your guest(s).
Treating your topic/guest with respect does not mean that you need to sit back and stop asking hard questions. It also does not mean agreeing to points you don’t agree with, or bending over backwards to avoid a controversial stance. Doing so will be hypocritical and may even make you sound condescending. So how do you treat a topic with respect, especially if you do not agree or believe in it?
Producing podcasts is indeed an effective way of reaching out to people today regardless of geographical location. It lets you share information and tips and educate people on a lot of things that are useful in their lives.
But as in any content shared online, you to need to share your podcasts in as many avenues as possible. Apart from posting them on your website, blog or social media, there’s another option readily available. You can also post them on free audio sharing sites.
Here are some sites you can check out and if you’re interested, you can sign up and share your audio files right away. More →
It’s a fact that podcasts are effective marketing and tutorial tools. The online tool is free to use and is capable of attracting audience who can be regular listeners.
All types of business organizations can tap the power of podcasts. Real estate agents and experts should also consider utilizing this tool to share tips and strategies with people interested to start a career in the industry as well as to attract potential buyers to properties they may be selling.
There are many advantages to using digital media. It is easily accessible anywhere you are and anytime you want to take advantage of it being always on demand. It is free to use so you don’t have to spend a huge amount to produce a presentation. It allows for immediate interaction as your audience can easily comment and you can respond back right away. More →
Beauty care might be the last topic you’d expect to find when looking for good podcasts to listen to, especially since a videocast seems to be the more appropriate way of disseminating beauty tips and tricks. Still, you will find some good podcasts on the topic of beauty out there. Apparently the makers of these podcasts know how to make good ones and attract the right audience.
For those looking for beauty podcasts to listen to, here are our some of our favourites:
LifeMinute Beauty - Dishes out the latest beauty and fashion trends, from the newest and best beauty products to straight-off-the-catwalk fashion finds.
Beautiful Body Bistro – Aside from giving you fitness tips to make your body beautiful, this podcast is full of advice to help you find beauty from within and live a fuller life.
Chasing Beauty – The makers of this podcast “hope to inspire you to change the habits that perpetuate low self esteem related to beauty, and to provide ideas on how to start making positive choices for yourself.”