Take A Deep Dive Into A Great Song & See What We Discover

Brad Page
Aug. 30, 2019 - "Stay focused on your topic, don't ramble all over the place."
Since 2018

►Tell us about you and your podcast

I'm Brad Page, the producer & host of the "I'm In Love With That Song" podcast. Each episode, I take a song and we take a deep dive into it together to discover what makes my favorite songs work so well; what does it take to make a good song great? Join me & we'll find out together. My episodes are short, averaging 15 minutes, so it's a perfect bite-size bit of music commentary for your drive time, walk or afternoon break.

You don't have to be a musician to enjoy the show-- anyone who loves music can get something out of this podcast.


►Why & how did you start this podcast? 

I listen to a lot of podcasts, especially music-related ones, and I figured I'd join the fray. I try to offer something a little different than other music-related shows. My first show was in April 2018. I recorded a handful of episodes before I released the first one, and I always try to keep a few "in the can" so I don't fall behind.


►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?

A 15-minute episode can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to put together; there's a lot of audio editing and research for each song, so a lot of work goes into every show. I don't accept any advertising, sponsorships, or do any fundraising via Patreon, etc. I don't do this podcast for money-- I'm interesting in preserving this music, exposing it to new listeners and reigniting old fans' interest again.


►What do you gain from podcasting?        

As I said before, I don't do the show for profit, I fund it out of my pocket. I don't look at it as a "hobby", though; I consider it more like a "mission" to keep this music alive.


►How does your podcasting process look like? 

I don't do interviews on my show. It's just me and you (the listener) spending some quality listening time with a great song.

For recording & editing, I use Cubase to record & assemble the show, then either Sound Forge or Audacity for final tweaking before posting the episode.

Preparation starts with me choosing a song to discuss. First & foremost, it has to be a song I personally love, it has to mean something to me. Then there has to be some kind of "hook", something that I can build an episode around. Maybe it's the subject of the song, a moment in history that it relates to; maybe there's an interesting story behind the song, or somethign about it musically that's worth discussing.

Then I do research, reading up on the artist & the history of the song. I'll see if there are early versions or alternate takes that I can use.


►How do you market your show?

I try to interact with other music commentary podcasters. Honestly, I'm an introvert so the whole idea of "marketing my show" is hard for me. I don't really like social media personally, I'm much more of a private person. So I could actually use some help marketing my show.


►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?

Spend some time to learn your equipment & how to record & edit good audio. Stay focused on your topic, don't ramble all over the place. And be consistent-- create a schedule for your show that's reasonable for your lifestyle and stick to it.


►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?


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