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One thing in podcasting you absolutely need 0

The One Thing in Podcasting You Absolutely Need

In the last few months, you might have seen a lot of “Why you should be podcasting now” type titles on the web. It’s true – you should be podcasting your message.  There are many ways to do it and you can make it as easy or hard as you want. But out of all, there is one thing in podcasting that you cannot live without. If you don’t have this thing, then podcasting won’t work. You Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! -Dr. Seuss Desire Over...

State of Hashtag #Podcast Social Media 1

The State of #Podcast Hashtag Social Media

With all this talk of Twitter bombing, and how we really use the term “Podcast” in our social media, I was curious how the hashtags in our profession are getting used. I wanted to know if I use #Podcast, will my post be seen more or less in today’s social universe.  Further, I wanted to know if there was a way to spot those who might be abusing the term. The Use of Podcast Hashtags I utilized a free trial of Talkwalker to get an understanding of how hashtags are used. I monitored 30 days of the four important hashtags –...

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Deezer Acquires Stitcher: What This Means for Music and Podcast Streaming

Just like with Spotify, Deezer is a music service from the UK that wants to jump to the US in the best way possible. Today, Deezer announced they will be purchasing online podcast streaming service Stitcher for an undisclosed sum. We look to what will this will mean to music and podcast listeners alike. About Deezer Deezer is a music publishing company that has been around since 2007. Originally called and “BlogMusik”, Daniel Marhely re-launched the brand after legal issues. The name “Deezer” was conceived because it was easy to type on an AZERTY keyboard. The end result – Deezer has...

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What You Need to Know About iTunes 2048 x 2048 Podcast Cover Artwork Change

A few weeks ago, undocumented sources came out stating iTunes is changing their sizes for the cover art to your iTunes account. Last week I received confirmation of this change from [email protected] with all the details you need to know. The New iTunes Artwork Guidelines Official email from [email protected] Hello, Cover art must be in the JPEG or PNG file formats and in the RGB color space with a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 2048 x 2048 pixels. Note that these requirements are different from the standard RSS image tag specification. Please update...

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How the MP3 Helped Create Podcasting: 20 Years of MP3

It was twenty years ago today – We could encode a song to play. It has never gone out of style, and we hope it will be around a while.So may I introduce to you – the codec you’ve used all these years… Back on July 7, 1994, the Fraunhofer Society released the first software encoder called I3enc. The encoder would take a song and compress it for Internet usage. Using the .bit extension, you could turn a  It was changed to .mp3 on July 14th, 1995. How Suzanne Vega Became the “Mother of MP3” The algorithm for MP3 was...

11 Things Only Podcasters Understand 0

11 Things Only Podcasters Will Understand

1. Finally getting everyone to show up on time 2. Trying to track down that one cable that doesn’t work 3. Getting done with an Interview and having the computer crash on you This one came with inspiration: Post by Scott Monty. Like what you read? Support me! Get great deals on Podcast items! Tip Me via PayPal

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways it Can 1

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways It Can!

A couple months ago, Stan Alcorn posed the issue that while videos, websites and photos can do it, podcasts might not have the ability to go viral. But that is really not true. While its not as visible as Kimmel’s Twerk hoax, or lovable as a Kitten photo, an audio podcast has not only gone viral before, I believe it can happen again. Therefore, I propose 5 ways to help an audio podcast go viral.  It may not be as simple as recording a show and posting on iTunes, but if you do it right, anything can happen. The Audio...

Category and Taxonomy Podcasting - Does it bring more subscribers? 0

Category and Taxonomy Podcasting – Does it Bring More Subscribers?

Some podcasters create multiple RSS feeds for their shows. Mostly feeds that give you different media versions – HD video, SD video, HD audio, low quality audio, etc. Some podcasters only have one media form, so they look for new ways to catalog their podcasts in iTunes. They turn to using Categories and Taxonomy to give people a new way to find the podcasts. But what are Category and Taxonomy podcasting? Is it worth it to put these ideas into your podcast? Category and Taxonomy Podcasting Category podcasting is where your podcast posts by the category you put it under....

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10 Podcast Resolutions You Can Make (and Keep)

It’s a new year! The best part about the new year is that you can forget what happened last year and start anew. You can change up your show to hopefully bring in a new or expanded audience. But in order to do it, you must first make the resolution to do it. But what should you change? Hopefully this article will help out. I order what I believe to be the top 10 changes you can make to inject new life in your podcast. 10. Change the music Intro and outtro music is one of the best ways to...

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FilmOn.TV is Selling Your Podcast

Last night I was informed a website – Filmon.tv – is selling your podcast for .99 cents or more. The FilmOn.tv website states you can watch local channels in the US and Canada. However, digging deeper, we found an area that has hundreds of podcasts for sale in HD. The website’s front page has several TV channels — from sports, kids stuff and movies to music in different genres. The social area allows you to do one-on-one video chats or broadcasts. This service is also available on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices through apps. Who / What is FilmOn? Filmon.tv...