Asbury Park Vibes Announces New Music Podcast!

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August 20, 2020 [Asbury Park, NJ] - Local music media publication ASBURY PARK VIBES [APV] has announced that it will be hosting a weekly music podcast series featuring musicians from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as those who pass through the area to perform. The podcast will expand upon the services APV currently offers which include photography, copywriting, show coverage, and interviews.


“Our goal as a publication is to bring musicians and listeners closer together, and what better way to do that than with open, unscripted conversations with the bands and solo artists we love,” said APV founder and editor Diane DiMemmo. “No topic is off limits, and nothing will be rehearsed so conversations are bound to end up in unexpected places. I just love that!”


For the last two years, APV’s photojournalists have covered countless concerts and festivals and shared the photos and reviews online at WWW.APVIBES.COM. But the COVID restrictions that have crippled the live music industry have, by default, impacted entertainment publications who rely on those music performances for content.



“At the time everything shut down,” explained DiMemmo, “Asbury Park Vibes was really starting to take off and we didn’t want to lose that momentum. So fellow photojournalist Doug Dresher and I began conducting interviews with bands as the cornerstone of our ‘Artist Spotlight’ series. The musicians really appreciate the publicity and we’re having a great time getting to know more about them and their music.”


Dresher chimed in, "Diane & I brainstorm a lot about the different ways we can share music content with listeners. The interview is a great tool to learn more about a band, but we think a podcast format will allow us to dive deeper into music topics and engage in some hilarious conversations. There’s no telling how crazy things will get!”

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The Asbury Park Vibes Podcast will be rolled out in two distinct phases. With the present social distancing restrictions, APV will host the podcasts remotely. But once restrictions are lifted and it’s easier for groups to gather, DiMemmo and Dresher will begin hosting “Beer with the Band” episodes.


“We thought it’d be a blast to meet with bands in local bars and breweries and review a craft beer together, in addition to our conversations about music. It’ll definitely keep things interesting and will be great publicity for everyone involved!” stated DiMemmo.



APV is in the process of lining up musicians and local NJ bars/breweries to participate in the podcast series. Interested parties can sign up by clicking the button below.    



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