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Technology

Do I Need To Add ID3 Tags To Your Podcast?

June 30, 2020

ID3 tags were much more important back in 2005ish. All the portable media players and tools used ID3 tags.  What is an ID3 Tag? An ID3 tags is information stored inside your mp3 file. You can't see them, but some (few) apps use this...

Strategies

Can You Have TOO MUCH Voice Inflection?

June 16, 2020

When you are podcasting you are talking to your audience, but you also have to realize there is a bit of "performance" mixed in. This is why you had people like Wolfman Jack and other people who were super high energy. Then you had people like Paul...

Technology

What is a Libsyn Slug?

June 3, 2020

A libsyn slug is something you will be asked for when you sign up at Libsyn.com ( Libsyn is short for Liberated Syndication - they are the largest podcast media hosting company). You can get a free month when you sign up using the coupon code...

Insights

Why Joe Rogan Got Paid

May 27, 2020

Today I talk about Joe Rogan who just got a guesstimate $100 million dollars to make his show available exclusively on Spotify.  Why did they buy Joe? Because he is one of the top (if not THE top podcast). So why is he so popular? Joe has a...

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Everyone Can't Be Your Target Audience

May 20, 2020

As I record this, it is May 21, 2020, and we are still dealing with the pandemic. This resulted in a lot of zoom meetings. When I'm trying to help a new podcast, and I'll be trying to get them to tell me their target audience. "Oh, it's for everybody,...

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Obsessing Over Apple Podcast Reviews

May 13, 2020

People are hip to fake reviews. The general public is not that stupid when it comes to reviews.  Review swaps result in really horrible reviews that are NOT helpful to the potential listener. A good review has details as to why something was good...

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...

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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...

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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...

Insights Business

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...

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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...

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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)....

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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...

Technology Insights

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...