Help Yamaha “Get” Podcasting

You know, if I could just stay on topic until I finish expressing a complete thought, the 10-15 minute walk from the station to the office would be plenty of time to cover everything I want so say. Once I tackle the sniffling problem, I’ll work on it.

As a follow-up to last night’s podcast, please send Tokura-san from Yamaha Music Communications (and CC me) feedback, advice, a CD order, or invitation to participate in our new form of media here, if you feel so inclined. By convincing record labels and band promoters to use podcasting for exposure, everyone benefits. Except of course, any curmudgeonly label execs who equate music downloading only with pirating, not promotion. In which case, I’ll stick to helping independent musicians tap into an international audience and market. Sooner or later, most of the music industry will come around. Fact is, as consumers move away from TV and radio and more towards online social networking, they won’t have much choice.

Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

One thought to “Help Yamaha “Get” Podcasting”

  1. Hi. I’m the guy who commented a while back about Herro Flom Japan appearing at Yodobashi in Osaka.

    Anyway, i’ve been listening to your podcast for a long while now and i must say it’s one of the best out there. Honest! I’ve subscribed to about 30 different podcasts and yours is the only one that i’ve been able to listen to consistently without feeling bored at all. I mean, even TWIT got boring after a while, though now i’m addicted to it again.

    I think you should keep up with your current podcasting style. Maybe others find it boring, but personally, i feel it’s almost perfect. Listening to your podcast is just so engaging. It feels like i’m having an actual conversation with you. I have to admit i’m a total Japan freak. My entire family is in fact. We’ve been there like five times in 16 years for purely recreational purposes. I don’t know if you’d consider that a lot. I certainly do. I’m only 18.

    I pretty much grew up with Japan constantly on my mind. Perhaps that explains while your podcast affects me emotionally as well. Listening to the sounds of Japan in such high quality is weird to say the least. I won’t go so far as to say i consider Japan my second home. That would be foolish, considering i’ve spent not more than 4 months there collectively. Still, i feel very strongly for Japan, and listening to your podcast evoles some very beautiful memories of my childhood and more recent trips.

    Anyway. I realise this comment is getting ridiculously long. I just want to say that i really enjoy your podcast, and i think you’re doing a very good job. I often find myself identifying very closely with whatever you’re talking about. I can’t help but feel there are many similarities between us, and i think you’re a very brave person for confroting your limitations in such a manner, not to mention you seem a wonderful parent. I really respect you for that and so..

    bye.. 😛

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