This will be the last Column from Trevor for a while as he takes leave to wander the world and conduct his very own music tourism
. Man Behind The Monitor: Norvell Molex Jr and The Jazz Suite
Trevor: The Jazz Suite states to listeners, “It is guaranteed you will hear music that you never heard before.” What do you do to ensure this?
Norvell: With the Internet become a main part of life and business finding music became an adventure! There is so much music out there between established and un established artist’s that it is incredible!! I mean the Internet has exposed me to jazz artists in Italy, France, Indonesia, Spain, and Lisbon just to name a few countries. With the world as your source for new music it is not that hard to guarantee that you can play something that your listening audience has not heard before. I personally have a Love for music that has been with me since childhood so Podcasting is a natural fit for me.
T: Where do you find your music for the show?
N: We find the music every where …. We get some from you guys Ariel Publicity, and Myspace.com, GraggeBand.com, Broad jam, Airplay Direct, small internet driven labels like Blue Canoe Records, direct contact with the artists, or there manager’s. The music business is in such a traumatic time it is a time for growth and change I would call the music industry the eternal child for it never grows up, but it is always learning and evolving.
T: How has your experience with hosting on MyPodcasts.net been? Would you recommend in to an aspiring podcaster?
N: We have been truly blessed because I started at this as a novice, but because of Mypodcasts.net it’s truly been educational. Jeff Dyson the owner has been remarkable. I just recently recommended Mypodcasts.net to someone who wanted to start a podcast. The rates a reasonable and there are constant improvements to better your experience with the service.
T: You’re also found on TheJazzSuite.net, where else can we find your show?
N: Not to boast, but when we creating this show we took a day or two and saturated as many Podcast Directories as I could!!!!!! It worked I also had to concentrate on the presentation I want the listener to enjoy what the hear because they are taking there precious spare time to listen to what I’ve been blessed to do. Back to the main question I’m on Ski Valley Radio British Columbia, and 95 Laser in France, We have an Ok listing in Google, and other search engines.
T: You were also featured in Podcast User Magazine talking about Podcasting and Jazz, for our readers who haven’t read the article, what was the essential point you were trying to convey?
N: Writing that article gave me a chance to express my thoughts in two areas of which I have contention with the music industry and how jazz is represented. If you look at music today the battle’s that are being fought are over information! That’s right Information no longer do we allow company’s to tell us what we like via the internet we go out and find it. The article really focuses on how jazz has not been allowed to grow like other musical segments; I tried to chip away at the stereotypes associated with jazz. My goal was not to talk down to the reader, but create a hunger to find the different segments of music that have sprung from the seed’s planted by jazz. Like any other music jazz holds history, memories, and future dreams yet to be played here is my definition of jazz:
“I will say that jazz to me is a “musical metaphor for what we wish to say and what we can’t say in life. As the melodic tones dance through our ears we inter pit a verbal response for a musical emotion. –Norvell A. Molex Jr.”
To read Norvell’s full article at Podcast User Magazine, go to:
http://www.podcastusermagazine.com/ issue 21
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