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

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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!

Get Your Foot Into The Exciting World Of Radio

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There is a fear or rather reluctance among young people today for pursuing a career in the world of radio. Will I be assured of a sound career? Will I be able to earn enough for a cruise around the world? Is the future of radio dead? The questions are endless. What with the evolution of the internet and digital media, the mere thought of pursuing a career in radio, is compared to jumping into a sinking ship.

Put aside all your fears and worries. This is all nothing but yet another urban myth. Take a look into the statistics of traditionally broadcast radio.
· 74% of car owners say that they tune into FM stations during drives.
· 84% rate the radio as their first choice when it comes to entertainment in the car.
· 58% of respondents replied that they tune into their local FM/AM station, while only 11% said that they listen to internet radio.

So the traditional radio is far from dead and you can pursue a rewarding career in it. When we think of radio jobs, the first thing that springs to mind is the role of a radio jockey. However, there are plenty of other jobs in the radio industry like the Promotions Assistant, producer, operations manager, promotions manager, program director and brand manager.

Final Thoughts
The major driving factor for a successful career in radio like in any other industry is the passion for it. Radio isn’t just a job, it is more of a passion or rather love for the medium. If you have that passion, then you can jump in without further thoughts. Your career path will depend on your personality. You can opt for the creative path by signing up as an on-air talent or you can take the executive path by joining as a promotions assistant. Whatever, be your choice, the sky or rather the air waves are the limit.

Trends That Will Rule The Airwaves In 2016

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Of all the types of entertainment media, radio is the one that is currently undergoing a drastic transition. These evolutions have the potential to change the very face of the industry. We list out a compilation of a few trends brought to you by the experts in the industry.

The Demise of Huge Radio Chains
Radio is very much a local medium and is successful only if it retains the local flavors. Large players might find it easy to begin radio stations at various locations, however they become difficult to manipulate and manage over time. Cumulus and IHeart are the perfect examples for this. These stations are seriously in debt and are right on the verge of folding in.

A Re-Birth of Local Radio
This is a continuation of the above. Radio is the best medium to engage with the local community and this will drive to a renaissance of local radio stations. Smart local radio operators will utilize this to their benefit and become highly successful.

Digitalization of the entire Radio Framework
It is true that the radio industry was built a century back when digital technology was zero. However, in the near future radio will shed of its age old technology and adapt to newer digital versions. Towers and transmitters will become a thing of the future and the majority of the content will be transferred via the internet. This will lead to highly improved efficiency and huge savings in operational cost.

Single Operators for Radio, TV & News
With digitalization, the need for different technology for tv, radio and newspapers have been eliminated. They are now operated on a single platform and there is a overlap of operational areas among these three modes of entertainment. This will see the increase of single players who operate on all these three modes leading to a more uniform content distribution.

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