This was a little while ago, but I’ve been busy, so I’m catching up at the moment. I go to a lot of events, especially right now it seems. Not all of them are of interest, but some are and so I thought I’d share some thoughts from this event which was all about Smart Radio.
Now a lot of what was in this event wouldn’t be of interest to Palm Sounds readers. However, there are a few snippets that I think will be, so I’m focusing on those.
So, what was interesting? Two things. First off …
I’ve known of Mixcloud for ages as I’m sure that many of you have, but I’ve never done anything with it at all. However, hearing about it first hand made me think of how it can be, and in fact is being used, and then how I might adapt that for what I’m thinking about doing.
I’d also be interested in know what any of you use Mixcloud for too.
The second thing …
There was quite a lively debate around podcasting which really grabbed my attention. As you might remember I was involved in the first mobile music podcast show, the TouchSound podcast. Sadly it stopped running some years ago and whilst there have been a few podcasts that have run for a while, there is still a podcast shaped gap in the mobile music world.
Listening to the debate made me think about the show again and if it would be possible to resurrect. I’m still considering it, but if you think it should come back I’d like to hear from you as to what you’d like to see in the show.
So, Figure got updated with AB2 and IAA, all of which is good. But I thought I’d take the opportunity just to say what a great app Figure is and how there really isn’t much more musical fun you can have for $0.99 (£0.69)!
There’s a great community behind it and the app just goes from strength to strength. It’s awesome.
So, if by some chance you don’t have Figure as yet (and I can’t think why that would be), I’d suggest you get it and have some fun.
I always struggled with this app, but this video does remind me that you can get some quite good sounds out of it.
There’s some quite interesting insights in here from this artist about working with different apps, and one or two I found very amusing indeed. It’s a good interview and well worth a read even if you aren’t using Android.
Laplace on the app store:
As this is actually this Thursday I thought I’d post another quick reminder about the event.
Here’s what the organisers (UKCF) say about it …
We are a young industry, but fast moving, and with more than 9 million members across all the different crowdfunding platforms in the UK, and more than 600,000 projects and businesses already successfully funded, between us we have already learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t work so well in the world of crowdfunding.
So rather than have a conference where people show off about what they got right, we are only inviting people happy to share what they got wrong in their experience so far.
If that sounds like an event you’d like to be at, sign up here.
Please note that current UK Crowdfunding Association Members and Supporters are entitled to 2 x free tickets each. Further details will be communicated at our next monthly meeting on 19 August or please contact us directly in the interim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get tickets for the event here.