Tips for Your Next Podcast Interview

As the world becomes more and more enamored with podcasts, they become an ever growing way for artists to connect with their audiences. Podcasts about all genres and interests within the music industry are out there and all you have to do is connect with them to get your music out there and talked about. These interviews can get your music into the ears of people from all different audience bases. It is because of this that we wanted to educate you about how to prepare for a podcast interview.

Know what you’re going into

Walking into any interview without knowing where it’s going or what the audience is going to be is always a risky thing. It is important to know who you are talking to and have an idea of what their podcast is about. This can help you to develop stronger and more relatable answers for your podcasters audience and lets you know what it is you’re really going to be talking about. Along with this it is also incredibly important to remember that this is not your regular fan base, but someone else's entirely. This is so important to keep in mind as they all have the potential to become yours as well. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for the questions

When we think of interviews, often people assume that they are all spontaneously presented and responded to in real time. While spontaneous interviews can feel more honest and lead to truly insightful thoughts, we know that not everyone is built for them. Don’t worry about it though!  It can be incredibly useful to get the questions in advance and is often a regular practice. It allows you to collect your thoughts, saves you from any awkward surprises and gives you the power to decline answering without making a live recording awkward. Overall, it gives you the control in the situation and allows you to present your best self.

Don’t forget to be yourself

This might seem like an obvious one, but it is so important to remember to be yourself when taking part in any interview, podcast or otherwise. The podcast format is so vast that it allows you to find a space that you can be comfortable in. These interviews are for your fans and future fans to get to know you a little better, so let them do that. Interviews are not supposed to be scary or painful, so do your best to let it become a full and fun conversation. 

Interviewing with a podcaster can be an amazing and incredibly fun experience for any artist to test out. If you’re interested in trying out some interviews, but not sure where to start, check out Starlight PR’s selection of Press Kits. Another way to get into working with Starlight PR and getting connected to podcasters would be to contact us here

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