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Strategies

Take the Word PODCAST Out of Your Name

April 29, 2020

If someone asked me what was one of my Favorite books I wouldn't say "Platform Book." I would just say Platform.  If someone asked what was one of my favorite movies? I wouldn't say "Caddyshack Movie." I would just say "Caddyshack." If someone...

Insights

Should You Start a Video Podcast?

April 22, 2020

You are shooting video, should you turn it into a podcast? There are some pros and cons of video. First off, can your content exist without the video portion? Is this a "talking head" video? If so maybe it doesn't need to be video.  Full show...

Strategies

Don't Starve Your Audience

April 14, 2020

Do you use phrases like this? Before we get to ______ Without further adu I don't want to delay any further The Thin Line Between Teasing and Annoying It's one thing to take a quick 30-60 second tangent. It's a completely different issue when your...

Insights

F*ck It - Why Not?

April 7, 2020

Today I heard a promo for the Danny Elfman Masterclass. In it, you hear this HUGELY SUCCESSFUL music composer who has been nominated four times for an oscar. He has scored over a hundred movies, and yet he still fears failure.  I love that he...

Strategies

Turn Your Stuff Into a Podcast

April 1, 2020

You have some files on your hard drive, you have some old CD's or cassettes that helped people back in the day, and helped people or entertained them.  What do you need? If you want to add some additional information to the content, you will need...

Business Insights

Three Reasons Radio DJs Should Have Their Own Podcast

March 25, 2020

Today I play a portion of a conversation I had with Erik K Johnson who is the , as well as a co-host with me on the . I asked Erik (who is a program director for iHear) verifies my idea on Radio Personalities/DJs creating podcasts to boost their own...

Insights

Podcast Launch Insights That You Need to Know

March 18, 2020

In the past, musicians would have a CD release party. They would not pick the date for the party until they had the CD in their hands. So many things could go wrong, and you need to do the same.  Don't pick your "launch" date until your podcast...

Insights

Is Anyone Listening?

March 11, 2020

155 million people in the US have listened to a podcast (55%) 104 million listen monthly 68 million listen weekly The average listener subscribes to Six podcasts. Podcasting is more popular in the car than Sirius Satelite Radio Source: New Podcast...

Technology

Artwork Not Appearing in Apple Podcasts App

March 4, 2020

There are two places you can put artwork for your podcast. One is for the show, and the other is for the episode. There are two views in Apple podcasts. One I will call the "Store view" (which is the view you are using when you search for something)....

Insights

Playing Music in Your Podcast

Feb. 26, 2020

To play the music you hear on the radio legally on your podcast you need permission from The Songwriter The Song Performer Whoever owns the Mechanical Rights Without permission from all of the above parties, you can't legally play the music (and...

Insights Technology

Everybody Gets a Microphone

Feb. 19, 2020

If you are going to be interviewing people in the same room, or if you have a co-host in the same room - you HAVE to pretend your Oprah. YOU GET A MICROPHONE - YOU GET A MICROPHONE -EVERYBODY GETS A MICROPHONE. If you don't get that, here is the clip...

Planning

Creating 10 Magic Words

Feb. 11, 2020

In Monday's School of Podcasting I have Eric Nuzum who is the author of Make Noise A Creators Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling. One of the exercises is pretty hard: Here is is: Describe your idea in no more than ten words, and do so in...

Planning Strategies

Your Podcast Description - Who and What

Feb. 4, 2020

When you are making your podcast description you need to keep two things in mind: Who is it for? Is this for guitar players? Is it for people just starting out or for professional musicians? Those are two VERY different audiences.  If its...

Insights

Why Would People Listen to You?

Jan. 29, 2020

Your podcast is a gift. The question is are you a person who buys people a gift card (which screams "not very personal, not much thinking put into the gift) vs a personalized gift that shows you really know what the person wants.  So Why...

Insights Strategies

How Long Does it Take to Grow Your Podcast Audience?

Jan. 21, 2020

I can handle this topic a couple of different ways. I could tell you what you want to hear and say you can grow your audience in about six weeks (and a lot of you would take out your credit card). You might go to ,  and say, "Let's do one of...

Strategies

A Free Strategy to Get a Clear Picture of Your Audience

Jan. 14, 2020

I'm reading the book and in the book author Eric Nuzum has a cool strategy of going to and typing in some of the keywords that you might use about your subject. Find some pictures of people and maybe print them out, and then make up their bio. Give...

Insights Strategies

Why You NEED to Know Your Audience

Jan. 7, 2020

I have an extreme situation. My neighbor's mother died today. She was 96 and it wasn't a surprise. Still, as I don't really know my audience I don't know how to react. Do I say Everything is going to be fine? Your mother is now in heaven......