What is Coverville?
Coverville is a podcast, produced on Tuesdays & Thursdays, that focuses on cover songs – a new rendition of a previously recorded song.
The show is produced and hosted by Brian Ibbott, in his home in Arvada, Colorado – about 10 miles West of Denver.
The show features a combination of music and information about the music, delivered in a very relaxed, informal style. On average, each show runs about 45 minutes to an hour. Information about the performing artist, and source album is provided, along with information about the artist being covered.
Coverville wouldn’t exist without the support of its listeners! Song requests, theme show recommendations, independent artist submissions and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. There are several ways to contact Coverville:
Requests: Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Call the Coverville Request Voice Mail line at: 877-7-COVER-9 (877-726-8379)
Regular Mail: Send music submissions and anything else that won’t fit into an email to:Brian Ibbott Coverville PMB 12 15400 West 64th Ave., Unit E-9 Arvada, CO 80007
How The Show Is Produced
Coverville is produced using very simple, and inexpensive equipment.
The show is recorded on a MacBook Pro, using AudioHijack Pro, WireTap Studio and Algoriddim’s djay. I also rely upon WireTap Anywhere, however I cannot recommend the software as it has not been updated to work with Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Microphone: Shure KSM-27 (Your purchase via this link helps provide support to Coverville)
Mixer: Behringer Eurorack (Your purchase via this link helps provide support to Coverville)
Hosting: Hosting for the Coverville site is provided by BlueHost, who provides excellent services and customer support at a very low price. I highly recommend BlueHost for hosting any site, not just podcasts.
The Licensed Music question
A question that comes up frequently is the question of how to play licensed music in a podcast.
I don’t have all the answers, but I did spill all the information I currently have into a forum topic at Podcast Alley. This is the first place to start if you have questions about playing licensed music in a podcast, as it answers a lot of questions, contains great feedback and additions from other music podcasters, and provides contact info in case you wish to get licenses or ask questions.