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Erk FM: Extra – Erk’s Protips

Erk’s Protips

 

 

 

Photo – An example of a protip might be to tell Matt from Smokin Mirrors to put a shirt on. Or another one might be to tell some ladies about it so more people go to a gig.

 

 

Erk’s Protips section of Erk FM: Extra is a series of written posts telling people in the industry some of the things that Erk has learnt about music, social media, podcasting and promotion.

 

Each audio interview episode usually includes some protips from the interviewees. 

 

  • What you can expect to hear in this section: Nothing. Go & listen to the interviews if you want to hear something to learn.
  • What you can expect to read in this section: Lots of interesting tips for anyone in the industry.

 

Recent Posts

 


Protip #12 – How Does Erk Find Music? (Part 5 – Other Podcasters)

by Erk

Do you ever wonder how Erk manages to get so much music for Erk FM & across Channel Erk? Over the last few weeks, we had a look at some methods that bands & music podcasters could use to get more music. In the final part of this series, Erk looks at getting music from other podcasters.

Protip #11 – How Does Erk Find Music? (Part 4 – Other Bands)

by Erk

Do you ever wonder how Erk manages to get so much music for Erk FM & across Channel Erk? Over the next few weeks, we'll have a look at some methods that bands & music podcasters could use to get more music. In part 4 this week, Erk looks at getting music from other bands.

Protip #10 – How Does Erk Find Music? (Part 3 – Twitter)

by Erk

In part 3 of this series, Erk reveals another main source of music from an unexpected source - Twitter. There's more to Twitter than what someone had for lunch. There are many artists & agencies who are keen to promote their music.

Protip #9 – How Does Erk Find His Music? (Part 2, Agencies)

by Erk

In this second part of a series about how Erk finds his music, Erk moves from bands providing music to him & move to another source - agencies. Agencies have an inbuilt bad music filter which is a great time saver for Erk!

Protip #8 – How Does Erk Find Music? (Part 1, Direct From Artist)

by Erk

In this series of protips, Erk tells you about where he finds his music for Erk FM. It's the first in a several post series which is handy for both podcasters & artists.

Protip #7 – Your Fans Are A Great Resource!

by Erk

Protip #7 tells you about an important resource that most bands have but do not make full use of - the passion of their fans!

Protip #6 – To Everyone At Erk FM…..

by Erk

In Protip $6, Erk tells you about all of the staff that he has working for him at Erk FM. Host? Erk. Producer? Erk. Music Programmer? Erk. Social Media Department? Erk. (you get the idea...)

Protip #5 – What Time Is It?

by Erk

In this Protip, Erk explains the differences between timing in podcasting compared to things like radio. It is important to understand how & when people might be listening, especially if you are planning a time sensitive promotion.

Protip #4 – Think Global!

by Erk

When Erk started his radio career with a local community radio station back in 1991/1992, he was broadcasting from a small studio deep inside a university campus. If you were lucky, you might have been able to hear the show if you knew about the station & you were within a 5 mile radius of the station.

Protip #3 – Interview Tips

by Erk

In Erk FM Protip #3, I'll give you some interview tips for people on either end of the microphone as either the person asking the questions (the interviewer or the host) or the person answering them (the interviewee, the guest).

Protip #2 – Where Can We Find You?

by Erk

In Erk FM Protip #2, I'll ask the question: "WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?" - not only is this tip aimed at bands but also agencies and music podcasters.

Protip #1 – Who Are You People?

by Erk

Each week, Erk comes into contact with many bands looking for airplay on Erk FM, some directly, some via agencies and the like. At the end of March 2011, Erk has played 866 bands since the start of Erk FM in January 2009 that he has been able to find websites for. If you add repeat plays for artists as well as artists without websites (it is 2011, people!), the real total is probably closer to 1000 bands.

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