New Media Pioneer: Todd
DeJarnatt of Jelly Bean Radio aka Captain Jellious P. Bean but you can call
him Capt Jelly Bean
Jelly Bean Radio is a
kid's show full of stories, songs, games, and adventures. They always
guarantee their listeners tons of fun!
Q) Tell us a
little bit about your site. What inspired you to start it?
A) We are a site dedicated in having
fun, telling stories and playing great kids music. We started the site
because Kids type shows were few and far between. Shows like
Radio Disney which is great focuses on the Older Kids.. We wanted to focus
on the kids 0 to 8 years of age. Like the kids we good stories, we like
corny jokes and great Kids friendly music.
Q) Why do you
believe new media resources (i.e. blogs, podcasts, internet radio stations)
have become so popular? How have they been beneficial to artists? How have
they been detrimental?
A) I think the new media sources have
become so popular because there easy to use. These sources allow people
that would not naturally get a chance to feature their music, stories or
ideas a place to do that. It is a platform for the artist to grow, make
mistakes and shine. It allows the person a chance to try new things that
they would not be able to using traditional methods. I dont really see
anything detrimental to the artist.
Q) Media 2.0 has
changed the way artists communicate with fans. Where do you envision online
communication going next? Any thoughts on what Media "3.0" will look like?
A) How it has changed the way artist
communicate is a better connect with fans. The fan responds to new projects
and this helps fans get excited earlier on up and coming projects. Media
3.0 will probably be more interactive sites and more mobile applications.
Q) What does
an artist have to do to get your attention? Are their specific
characteristics that you look for?
A) Basically just send my your music,
stories, or jokes. We are looking for all types of music geared for
the 0-8 , (kid freindly) We are looking for songs that have a soul, that
are fun or have meaning or are educational. We love to dance, laugh, and
have good time.
We are at www.blogtalkradio.com/jelly-bean-radio,
Sunday mornings 6am pst and replay anytime.