Flaunt Your Skills As An RJ & Scale New Heights In Your Career

rj_061516061500Radio jockeying  is an exciting career option. However to become a good and in demand RJ, a good and clear voice is not only the sole criterion. You must be able to reach out and touch people through your voice. The listener must be made to feel like that you are voicing his/her opinions. You must have the charm and persona to appeal to people of all ages. Most importantly, a good RJ must be a great connoisseur of music and must have the capability to identify and relate to great music. The RJ must have the skill to convert even those who dislike a particular song to fall in love with it.

2-1Here I present you the essential skills of an RJ:
Retain Your Uniqueness: Do not imitate the style or persona of other popular RJs. Try to be yourself and be firm in your opinions and voice your likes and dislikes without hurting anyone.

Talk to your Listener: your listener should be made to feel like he or she is the one person to whom you are talking directly. One major factor that all RJs should remember is that you should not address your audience on the whole, rather individually.

Be precise in your conversations: RJs who talk for a long time just to fill up the timeframe end up feeling repetitive and boring. So be precise, clear and cut to the point instead of beating about the bush.

Have an outgoing personality: No matter your age, you should always feel young at heart. Have a warm personality and do not sound obnoxious. Shut down your shyness, embarrassment and come out of your shell.

Follow these tips and you can be a great RJ in no time. Also it pays to get some professional training to ace your career. Have fun and keep rocking!

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A Peep Into The Shaky Future Of Radio

mcr-shaky15-5A recent report by the popular survey takers Nielsen reported that traditional means of broadcasting radio is still the most popular method used by radio stations in the US. According to the survey taken, it was found that more than two-thirds, nearly 63% claim that they discover new music through conventional radio stations. This report further claims that while music lovers have migrated to new forms of listening to music, the traditional AM/FM stations are here to stay, at least for the near future.
The survey further reported that while younger listeners listen to their music on newer platforms like spotify, traditional methods like local radio stations and word of mouth continue to dominate the music scenario. David Bakula, the Senior Client Development Head at Nielsen says that never before has the music industry been so vibrant. With new digital technology to access music, there is a great increase in the final consumers of music.

imageWith a detailed glimpse into the report one can understand that the number of users who listen to FM/AM radio every week has pretty much remained the same throughout the last decade. According to the data published by the Pew Research Center in the US, it was found out that 92% of people aged more than twelve years listened to traditionally broadcast radio at least once a week. This number has gone down by a meager 2% when compared to the year 2002.

The broadcasting and telecommunication industry of UK released its annual digital report. This report claims that more consumers are still buying FM radio equipments. All these predict a strong future for the radio industry. Though it may feel like traditional broadcasting is gradually sidelined by digital technology, the numbers claim the opposite.

So all radio lovers, your favorite mode of entertainment is here to stay and reign in the coming years.

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All That You Need To Know To Get Started With Podcasts

podcasts_612x380_0You would have come across the term Podcasts and often wondered what those are. Worry not, in this short guide, we introduce to the vibrant world of Podcasts. Whatever be your favorite genre or interest, you are sure to find some interesting podcast to listen to.

The Basics of Podcasts
Podcasts aren’t all that different from regular radio shows. The major difference is that those who create these podcasts distribute it over the World Wide Web instead of on air. This means you can listen to any Podcast from any corner of the world. A great feature of Podcast is that you can find any topic of your choice and listen to it whenever the mood strikes you. You don’t have to worry about missing your favorite show. The time, the show and the fancy to listen are all at your disposal.

554082_e05117ada5d5444cb041449515738d01-mv2_d_3000_2000_s_2How to find Podcasts?
How to find podcasts that interest you? Well, you can find podcasts on your favorite topics with the help of a podcast manager. A podcast manager is simple software that gives you podcasts of your choice. It also helps to keep track of episodes that you have listened and downloads the next episode in that particular series right for you. It also helps you find new podcasts based on your interest. You can listen to the podcasts at your convenience while travelling, while working out and so on. It’s as simple as it gets.

Which is the best Podcast Manager?
There are several types of podcast managers like desktop, mobile and online podcast managers. You can use a desktop manager if you listen to podcasts on your desktop or laptop. Just download the podcasts to your system and upload them to your music player and listen. There are also several podcast managers for your mobile phone. Use them to listen to podcasts directly on your mobile phones directly.

Give podcasts a try and discover a whole new world of entertainment.

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Soundcloud Loses In The Race To Youtube To MP3 Converters


For several years SoundCloud has been the biggest and largest music website in the entire world. Now it has lost its coveted position in the race to a new group of ever growing sites that host “YouTube to MP3” converters.

You would have come across the popular music website SoundCloud, irrespective of your love or interest for music. It has been the most popular website in the world solely dedicated for music. Surprisingly it has lost its number one position to not another rival, but to variety of other sites, that offer to convert YouTube videos to mp3 files. On the basics of statistics found on the SimilarWeb site, it was found out the SoundCloud has lesser number of users when compared to YouTube-mp3.org.
SimilarWeb, a popular visitor traffic monitoring site, released the popularity of music sites based on the total number of visitors to those sites. Youtube-mp3.org occupies the first place, followed by SoundCloud. The third position is occupied thepiratebay.org while the popular Spotify is down by one position and is at the fourth place.

Two of the top ten positions are occupied by YouTube to mp3 converters. Convert2mp3.net is at the sixth position. Shockingly, the pirate bay is not only alive but currently ranks at the third position.

Stay tuned for more digital music news!