Some of you have noticed that I haven’t added new songs to the podcast for the last two weeks. Just to give you a little insight, I’ve decided recently that as much as the podcast has served me well, my programming concept is a bit flawed. I’ve come to the conclusion that one song per podcast episode is not ideal. The reasons are twofold:
1. The way iPods and iTunes software handle podcast episodes is much different than songs in a library–given that most podcasts are magazine-like in format (dj’ed mixes, talk programming, etc.)–so one song just doesn’t cut the mustard for me as an end-user. Too many stops and starts, and too complicated to figure out how to just play.
2. It offers little incentive for a podcast subscriber to pony up for the songs when bundled into a user-friendly, high quality album format.
If you can’t beat ’em join ’em? I’ve begun testing longer-format audio programming for when this train starts rollin’ again.
In the meantime, I’ve been having fun with my anti-viral videos for my Sound of Picture project. They are not that intersting, but I think they’re pretty. I do them mostly to encourage other to think about making better use of my compositions for their own work. Watch a few here and consider clicking “subscribe.”
ps. And keep an eye open for Sound of Picture Vol 3: Ambient to hit the free/donation shelf soon! I’m surprisingly proud of it.