Radio, music curation, song demos, Glastonbury and the lure of Folk music
We’re back stage at the Sage in Gateshead speaking to one of the most recognisable voices from UK radio, Mark Radcliffe.
This is the second of our launch day triple header, before we move to a weekly show format.
Ben looking a little suspicious of the photo he is taking, whilst managing sufficient white in the background that this could have been photoshoped. Thankfully, it wasn't.
There are a whole host of places for music fans to listen to their favourite artists today, so we start by discussing the value of radio and why curation of music is so valuable. All artists record their music at some point, with the next step often being how to go about sending it to people. Mark has received thousands upon thousands of these over the years, to which he gives some top tips as well as covering the various pitfalls musicians can often fall into. Sending your demo with an accompanying ironing board for example, might be a bit random and make someone remember you. It could also be somewhat annoying!
We then go into Mark’s time covering Glastonbury and then what draws him to folk music, particularly the story telling element.
The good cause for this week is The Joshua Tree, a childhood cancer charity. Mark also makes us particularly jealous about having known David Bowie!
Based on our discussion with Mark, read our article on 'How do I get my music played on the radio?'.
Here are some links associated to the episode:
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - Visit the shows homepage here