Sofas being set alight & fake blood highs.

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Photos credit @ ainsleymbowman

Ainsley Bowman joins me on Ep 30. She is a Director, Creative, and Filmmaker from Glasgow. Lori, from Ep 27, included Ainsley in her shout out section and I asked to be introduced. It has blossomed since then.

Our chat will focus on Ainsley’s role as a Director for Music Videos with an aim to offer insights, advice, and knowledge about this role.

This episode includes talking through the making of a music video for the band HYYTS, which Ainsley directed earlier this year.

What we talk about.

How & when she became a Director

✨ The pitching process as a freelance director vs when you are working in a production…


Talking software advice, building your portfolio, and more.

Ep 29 — Music Photographer

This is a subject I’ve been looking to chat about for some time. A photographer friend Aron Klien (who I met when I was at Vevo) introduced me to the lovely Phoebe Fox who is my guest for this week’s episode on Music Photography.

Phoebe and Aaron are on the same agency (Trapdoor), and I love that Phoebe never actually studied photography, but taught herself through trial and error and hustling her way into gigs!

🎧 LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE 🎧

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Photos of Pheobe in the asset taken by @ ohalfin

What we talk about.

✨ How every day is different. …


Tips of what to have ready ahead of delivering your podcast episodes

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I use Soundcloud to host my podcast. Your host site is the place you upload my episodes, and where I get my RSS feed which is distributing the episodes to podcast platforms like Spotify, Apple, etc. So, for this piece, screenshots are from my Soundcloud page 👍.

Pre-delivery Podcast Checklist

This is what I prepare and check off ahead of each episode going live.

  1. Audio file safe as MP3
  2. Artwork for both the podcast profile artwork and each episodes artwork:

The podcast cover art dimensions are 3000 x 3000 pixels, which is a 1:1 aspect ratio. …


Do you love fruit AND synths? Or, just love playing with new tech toys?

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Demystify ✨ Inspire ✨ Educate ✨ Celebrate

Ep 28 | Immersive Audio & Sound Art

I’ve made it to Ep 28 on my bi-weekly podcast by women in music ‘Bitesize Bodacious Babes’ which offers bitesize chunks of information about the music industry aiming to demystify, inspire, educate and celebrate.

My guest Mahin talks banana synths, conductive paint for musical Twister, and seeing a kid in her class use a conductive instrument called a ‘Makey Makey’ to play Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir using water.

🎧 LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE 🎧

What we talk about.

✨ How Mahin the sound artist and a composer works well with her tech side as an Associate scientist at NYU in the Music and Audio Research Lab. …


Discussing Audioboom, free image editor tools incl BeFunky.com & audio gear (Rode mic, Squadcast), and more.

Demystify ✨ Inspire ✨ Educate ✨ Celebrate

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Ep 23 | Podcast Profile ‘No Regrets’.

This week I chat with Aniya Das, about her podcast ‘No Regrets’. Weirdly we may have passed by one another only a few weeks ago when Helena Gee (from Episode 26) invited by to record that episode with her and Zoe Ellen Grant at the BMG office.

🎧 LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE 🎧

My guests.

Aniya Das

Podcaster & Receptionist & PA for VP of Marketing at BMG

Instagram: @noregretspod

✨ Host and produces her podcast ‘No Regrets’

✨ Day job | works at BMG in London — 3 days a week on reception, 2 days a week PA VP of…


Discussing beer, roles in that industry & tips to move a business online.

Demystify ✨ Inspire ✨ Educate ✨ Celebrate

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Ep 24 | Podcast Profile ‘Beer With Nat’.

This week I chat with Natalya (Nat) about her podcast ‘Beer with Nat’ whilst having a delicious stout from local Tempest Brewery!

Similar to mine, it is a career-focused podcast where she speaks with women in the beer industry.

🎧 LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE 🎧

My guests.

Nat Watson

Podcaster, Beer Sommelier & Author
Instagram: @beerwithnat

✨ Nat is a Beer Sommelier and Advanced Cicerone® passionate about sharing her knowledge of beer with others by hosting brilliant beer tastings for all kinds of audiences.

✨ She regularly teaches at the Beer & Cider Academy, judges at beer competitions, and produces and hosts the podcast Beer with Nat. …


Demystify ✨ Inspire ✨ Educate ✨ Celebrate

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What we talk about.

Jenessa wants to demystify music journalism — it is not a gang, it is not impenetrable, and not just in London. If your work is good, and you have a good attitude about it you are going to be just fine!

✨ Fandom (NME & Top of the Pops nostalgia + chatting Arctic Monkeys and McFly love)

✨ Tips to be a music journalist

✨ Cold pitching

✨ The joy of freelancing

✨ Inclusivity (race, binary and non-binary women)

✨ Writing for different publications

✨ How music writing works

🎧 LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE 🎧

My guests.

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Jenessa William

Music Journalist (& many other hats)
Twitter…


Mira has her own agency and management firm called FORT. Launching a new arm soon too!

Demystify ✨ Inspire ✨ Educate ✨ Celebrate

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Episode 26.

Smiled so much listening back and editing this one!

Mira and I met in snowy Novia Scotia, back in October 2019. She now works with the lady (Ffi) who recommended me to the Novia Scotia Music week team to come from London to chat music at their music week.

Listen back to Ep 10 for more on Nova Scotia Music Week and the role a Special Projects & Conference Manager for the festival with my guest Dana Beeler. …


Bitesize chunks of information about the music industry

Demystify ✨ Inspire ✨ Educate ✨ Celebrate

As the leaves fall, nestle your ears into, and treat your mind to some bodacious babes.

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What we talk about.

✨ Working as a freelancer in production (learning yourself to self-shoot, edit, etc.)

✨ Our love of Arlo Parks

Dedicating your life to work is not everything — when you burn out, take time, realise you can do something different

Ashtanga Yoga — help you balance of mind and body, great help in a fast-paced industry. Body Mind connection. In the industry end up taking on a lot

✨To remember that being a freelancer and being unemployed does not mean you are…


Free Podcast Smart link — ‘Plink’.

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Plink link “send listeners to the right place, any device, every time.”

I use Plink, as the link I share with anyone wanting to listen to my podcast. Why? It gives my listener several options of where to listen to the podcast — so they find the service they are after. For example, they can choose from Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud, and more.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Go to plinkhq.com
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Find Podcast Link Free’ button and click it
  3. Type in your podcast, for me ‘Bitesize Bodacious Babes’
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4. If you click ‘Get Custom Link’ you will be asked to join paid option, which allows you to create a bespoke link titled how you like. …

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