Introducing ‘The Harkive Podcast’ – Episode 1 now available

Over the last few months we’ve recorded a series of interviews with people who do interesting things with their music listening, either as fans or as part of their job. These interviews are being turned into podcasts, and the first of which is now available online.

The guest in this first episode is Matthew Billy, the man behind the fantastic Between The Liner Notes music documentary podcast. If you haven’t come across this yet, we urge you to check it out.


Each edition is a stand-alone story from popular music’s past, and Matthew has covered subjects as diverse as the ownership of the song ‘Happy Birthday’, the invention of tape recording in Nazi Germany, and in the most recent, the development of the advertising jingle. During the course of our interview Matthew talked about how he researches and puts together each of his stories, about online music recommendation services, the role of the radio DJ, the future of music podcasts, and much more.

You can listen to this inaugural episode of The Harkive Podcast on our AudioBoom page, or view the embedded player above. If you like what you hear and would like to automatically receive future episodes, please do subscribe in iTunes.

This is also an opportune moment to announce that Harkive 2016 will take place on Tuesday 19th July, so please do make a note of that date if you are considering taking part. There will be more news on Harkive 2016 very soon.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the podcast.