Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes on difficult stories from our history since the mid-1960s at the place where music meets social and political change and through interviews and analysis tries to understand and explain what happened.
It will be in the shops around now, but you can also order it on the web at TroubleSongs.com
How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode
Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.
As we reach episode 21 … this is the story so far. Now the podcast is part of a project with two books Podcasting for Communities and Podcasting for Student Journalists.
Along with this blog they are a guide for anyone who wants learn to produce podcasts or community radio. I’ve looked at production strategies such as structure, technical challenges, organising a production team, podcast platforms, community management and purpose
Talking to Alex and Freddie of the QI Elves about No Such Thing as a Fish, not only because I’m a fan, but because of the technical and production approach they take. I wanted to know how they do what they do.
With some 40 year’s experience in journalism, Barbara McCann has worked in radio, TV and print. She talks about interviewing and her approach to getting answers.
Interview with Ivan Novak also known as Saliger, a founding member of Slovenian band Laibach on their 35 anniversary and on his return from North Korea concerts.
My first interviewee for this podcast series is Martin Gilchrist. We met in The MAC in Belfast. The MAC is a popular and accessible arts centre in the city. Popular with people interested in the arts, of course. But also a place where people involved in tech and startup businesses hang out sometimes.
From The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production, some excellent tips on writing for radio for students, print journalists and podcasters.
Notes on an interview about 30 years of U2 gigs in Belfast.
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This from today's Your Place and Mine on Radio Ulster. Norman Kerr showing me around his private museum near Laurencetown And here are few videos. </object> </object> Posted via email from Davy Sims Posterous Site
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