Podcasting and Royalties

Barbara Freedmanorchestras, podcast4 Comments

I got an email from a friend who is on the orchestra committee of a regional orchestra here in CT. He asked me if I knew anything about royalties or extra/recording pay for orchestra musicians, as the Board of Directors of the orchestra wants to do podcasts. There are two separate issues here; payment to performers for the recording and … Read More

Podcasting Mics: BLUE Snowball

Barbara Freedmanpodcast, Reviews2 Comments

I just love how easy this mic is to use and how good it sounds. It comes with a desk top stand and you can get the suspension mount separately or some dealers sell all three as a package. I also use a pop filter that attaches to the shock mount. Plug the USB into the computer, make sure the … Read More

Podcasting in the classroom

Barbara Freedmanpodcast, student music3 Comments

A little over two years ago, a friend showed me her iPod. I just couldn’t understand why she would listen to an MP3 instead of audio (more on that another time). She explained that she was listening to various NPR shows as she did on her daily bus commute to and from work. That was the first time I ever … Read More