So, I’ve been teasing you with promises of an announcement of big things in The Roadhouse for the past few weeks. Since it’s finally been promoed in Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code, I can make that announcement. The Roadhouse has joined the Podshow network.
Contrary to what you may hear elsewhere, this doesn’t mean that Podshow now owns all my content or has any say in the creation of the show. Quite the contrary. I’ve retained full creative control and full ownership of the podcast. Very little about the show will change and none at the behest of Podshow. You may now hear some advertising, but even that is at the discretion of the podcaster. And, the address for the show files will change, as everything will be migrated to Podshow’s Podcast Delivery Network as soon as the final beta testing is completed.
This does mean some very good changes for The Roadhouse. A little income – not all of which will be based in advertising. The infrastructure support to add at least two more podcasts, not all of which will be music. In truth, the single biggest source of income for the show so far has been the tip jar. With regular income from the show, I can now put those funds to good use. We’re going to help some people out, and I’m going to ask you to participate. I’ll give you all the details in the 50th show on Saturday, January 28.
And, of course, the exposure will be huge. That means more people listening to the music of these great blues artists. It’s a good move all the way around. Don’t let the anti-Podshow naysayers tell you differently. Podshow has been very fair through this process (that actually started around the holidays), and I’m very glad to be a part of it all.