Hey Jason got a question for you and it is in reference to this prediction:
12. No podcasting company will have any significant success in 2006, but a number of podcasters will be offered great jobs at Sirius and XM Radio.
How can you say no one will have significant success in 2006, when Podcast Connect has seen huge success this year. I don’t measure success in millions of dollars like you do, but I do measure success in several other ways.
Success is TechPodcasts.com and the reporting Affiliates are reaching 500,000 plus individual listeners each month, with podcasters putting some sponsorship money in their pockets for the past 6 months. Some of the podcasters are paying their house payments with their earnings. I think that is success don’t you!
Success is the launch of the very first Citizen Media Podcast News Outlet at PodcasterNews.com which in it’s first 30 days has built up to 50 content producers contributing weekly content, by creating short five minute podcasts on news, lifestyle and general interest stories. Don’t even get me started on the mechanics of the engine that runs podcasternews.com, we are now licensing that engine to various organizations nationwide that are rolling out podcasting solutions. Pretty good for a startup that is being built while we all have day jobs!
We have had a great 2005, and I expect 2006 to be that much better and then some. If XM or Sirius want to talk we will be happy to talk to them but guess what are making this evolution happen without them. For that I am making it my personal challenge to insure that prediction #12 is wrong! [Jason Calacanis]
TechPodcast.com Roundtable participants, We have finalized the agenda for the next live TechPodcasts.com RoundTable live event scheduled for this coming Saturday, Nov 19th at 1:30pm (Pacific) www.techpodcasts.com to signup for the event visit this page
In this Live RoundTable:
We will be covering all of highlights of the Portable Media and Podcast Expo that was held this previous weekend in Ontario California. A number of new companies have launched services could help commercialize your podcast. We will also be detailing some of the keynotes speeches and their conclusions.
Special Guest: Doug Kaye from ITConversations.com will discuss the Podcast Academy along with the details of the Conversation Network.
Many of you were not able to attend the event and we want to cover as much material as we can in an attempt to get you up to speed on what happened during the show so as to get you some of the same information we were exposed to.
For those of you that are not podcasters I feel the information we will be putting forth will be educational in itself and will give you insight into were this network and podcasting is headed.
We are enforcing a strict 60 minutes on the presentations for this event!.
I would like to invite all of you to a live event on Saturday October 15th at 1:30 Pacific were the TechPodcasts.com Rountable will be holding a live event were we will be covering the Best of Web Applications and Protecting your iTunes investment along with the associated DRM issues. [TechPodcasts.com]
I have been really busy getting ready for the Podcast Awards ceremony at Podcast Expo. Trophies are due to be finished next week, the grand prize awards have been ordered. The ceremony program is in final design phase, and will be going to the printer next week. We have banners due to be ordered at Kinkos this Saturday a couple of the guys from techpodcasts.com will be photographing the event.
We need someone to video tape the event, looking for a podcaster of video caster volunteer.
I am pretty excited about November as I have several major initiatives that are underway. The Podcaster News Network is set to launch, the gang is working hard at TechPodcasts.com to move to phase two of that site, and I have some things up my sleeve that I have been working on over at Podcast Connect.
The list does not stop there we are looking for a marketing manager and content manager to join the team at RawVoice.com. I plan on having a bag of swag when I show up at the Podcast Expo so if you come talk to me I will be sure to have something for ya to take home.
We are working very hard to make sure we have a live stream of the Podcast Awards Ceremony, should be a lot of fun for all! Their is nothing like boot strapping a business though lots of fun but exhausting to say the least.
I have been thinking about doing a show on promoting and marketing your podcast and what you need to do to get your site advertiser ready. How many of you that come here for podcasting info would like to see an event on this subject on the 15th.
I think the gang over at techpodcasts.com have really outdone themselves working through the agenda today we are going to have a really awesome event. If you are available on Saturday Sept 24th at 1:30 pm Pacific you will want to join us and our 3 guest for this live event.
This will be a comprehensive 90 minute event covering Podcast Hosting, Advanced BitTorrent, Weblog Setup for podcasting using Drupal, Movabletype, WordPress and Radio Userland we will also discuss Coral and Dijer.
Guest include Peter York from downloadradio.org, Dave Chekan from libsyn.com and Stephan Uebelhor who will be showing us how to get Drupal podcast ready!
I continue to grimace as I see article after article about podcasting for profits and they continue to not even talk to those that are putting dollars in podcasters pockets. I know those involved in the ad campaigns at techpodcasts.com recently got checks, and guess what we did not need a big company to do it. [Forbes]
I know a lot of you visit this site and read it manually everyday. Are you intimidated when you hear people talk about RSS and OPML? Saturday Sept 3rd we will have a indepth look at RSS and OPML which will cover a wide variety of topics dealing with RSS. Should be a lot of fun and their should be something for everyone. [TechPodcasts]
If you want a chance to win a iPod shuffle or a copy of my book Podcasting “The Do It Yourself Guide”, signup, and attend a special TechPodcasts.com live event were we will cover setting audio levels, post production processing, rms leveling, and how to distribute your podcast via BitTorrent. Hope to see you this coming Saturday Aug 13th at 1:30pm PST for more details check out the linked page.
TechPodCasts.com, the top technical audio podcast resource worldwide, announced today a first of its kind sponsorship deal with GotoMeeting.com, a Citrix Online product
Spokesperson Todd Cochrane says, what is significant is that this is the very first multi-podcast sponsorship deal. This agreement is a large win for our members and the techpodcasts.com network. A significant amount of work lead to getting to this day, with the network barely being 6 months old it is evident that when like minded podcasters come together and build a branded network, along with developing a legal marketable framework, with the necessary statistics reporting, then by presenting a well laid out marketing plan, we were able to sign this sponsorship deal. This solidifies our ideals that “podcasters do the work, and indeed podcasters get paid”.
TechPodcasts.com is uniquely positioned to deliver the GoToMeeting.com message. More impressive in June the network reached 135,000 unique listeners, and saw record traffic of over 750,000 unique downloads among the 20 reporting affiliates.
This sponsorship is the perfect marketing fit, we have the technical audience, and we will be able to directly reach decision makers in the technical community. We look forward to a successful campaign and a long term relationship with GotoMeeting.com.
TechPodcasts.com is a network of independent audio content producers who have agreed to create child safe, educational content as well as work collectively to build the best collection of Technical Podcast available on the Internet.