Mike Russell: Music Radio Creativity At Its Entrepreneurial Best

Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Mike Russell

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Mike RussellMy guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who I’ll be honest I should have had on the show along time ago.

As he is someone that quite simply can put me in my place, and show us all how to create a podcast, a podcast movement and still have his own hair and teeth in the process.

Nobody said it was easy after all!

Starting his career back in 1995 on Tunbridge Wells Hospital Radio, it was obvious that he had set out on a path that was always going to be his own.

One linked to his love for radio, and one that was linked with his passion for content creation.

Then in 1997 things started to get serious, as he started seeking out work experience with many of the household names that make up national UK radio, and it’s more localised stations.

He worked for BBC World Service, Capital Radio, TalkSPORT, Sunrise radio, 101.1 Rock Radio in Manchester, and even Kool FM, before he realised that in all likely hood he was going to end up building someone else’s dream if he didn’t take the leap and go for it on his own.

And this he did by launching Music Radio Creative, a company that provides jingles, voice over talent, and script editing for anyone with a desire to create a podcast or radio programme too.

Radio stations to your humble podcasters, have saught out his knowledge of everything sound related, and positioned him very much front and centre of the UK podcasting scene.

And now with his wife Izabella, and his ever expanding family, he has taken this profile and launched the UK Podcasters Community and The New Media Europe Conference too.

He is nothing but busy I can tell you.

So with so many career jumps in his life, was he always on the path to where he is today, or is it one that is totally unexpected?

And does he feel that being an entrepreneur in 2016, especially in the world of New Media is still wild west time, or just a walk on the golden sands of life?  

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Mike Russell. 

 

Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Mike Russell such as:

Why you should never get worried by the amount that you need to pay to start something. Just look around and see if you can do it for free, and then develop slowly.

How he took his first steps into the entrepreneurial world by looking at a way of selling his voice, and little by little created his whole business around this one idea.

The reasons that the UK has Hospital Radio, and why it such an unusual mix of people, but certainly a great grounding for anyone who wants to get behind the mic.

and lastly….

Why it is so important to take every opportunity that you get offered. This breeds confidence and will lead to the kind of opportunities that you really want for yourself.

 

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