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Managing Your Media is Now Easier Than Ever
2021 has been a busy year here at Podomatic! We've been hard at work releasing updates on everything from Stats and Navigation to Publishing UI, Settings, and More. These updates and rebuilds are all done with one goal in mind; Make Podcasting Easier.
Our latest update to your Media Library achieves just that. We know that Managing your media, published and unpublished, is crucial to your workflow and podcast success. We've even added features that help avoid misidentifying and republishing files. Giving you ways to avoid common errors greatly raises the consistency and professionalism of your podcast, and that's our job.
Congratulations to all of our
Amazon Feature Winners!
Find Being LGBTQ featured in the "Stay Inspired" Collection right next to Oprah!
And stay tuned to see their Billboard in Times Square in October!
Featured in “Hidden Gems” collection starting 9/3
One-Click Submit to iHeart Radio and Audacy
These two new partnerships give you access to over 300 Million New Listeners and future mainstream promotional opportunities. These broadcasting giants are sure to give your podcast a boost.
iHeartRadio is America’s #1 Radio Streaming Service with over 150 Million Subscribers and is available across 250 unique platforms. This is mainstream global distribution.
Audacy (fka Radio.com) entertains an average of 170 Million Listeners each Month across 234 Stations in the World's Top 50 Markets.
We’re thrilled to announce our two new directory partners Gaana and Boomplay to Podomatic!
These streaming giants dominate their regions and we couldn’t be happier to bring our podcasts to their enormous audience.
Gaana is India's largest commercial music streaming service with over 200 Million Monthly Users! This is a truly unique chance to introduce your story to a remarkably large and engaged new audience.
Boomplay, Africa's Number 1 Music Streaming Service, are now bringing Podcasts to their 62 Million Listeners! Submit Today and be a part of one of the fastest-growing streaming platforms in the world!
Welcome to the A Squared Podcast! Featuring captivating guest interviews and spirited conversations, Antonio and Aaron dive into all aspects of life.
Find everything from sports, entertainment, social injustice, parenting and more on The A Squared Podcast.
Find A Squared Podcast on All Major Streaming Platforms Today!
We asked A Squared a few questions about their podcast journey. Here's what they have to say!
Who are you guys and what is the show about?
"The A Squared Podcast is hosted by the bona fide tandem of Antonio and Aaron. Antonio, a.k.a. Cornbread, has always had a love for sports, education and being a father. Aaron, a.k.a. DJ A-Ron, has always had a special connection with music. The former official DJ for the University of Illinois’ athletics teams, he’s played events everywhere from nightclubs to a boxing match at the iconic Forum in Los Angeles featuring legendary prize fighter Sugar Shane Mosley. Together, Cornbread and DJ A-Ron host a unique podcast that makes you laugh just as much as it makes you think. The show has no limitations and intersects with sports, politics, business, parenting, and whatever else organically arises in the conversation."
Describe some of the struggles you had when first building your audience and how you were able to keep them once they found you.
" I would say that it has been consistently building our audience, It’s very hard to gain exposure. There are millions of podcast out there, What we decided to do was be as unique as possible, Be ourselves at all time. The good the bad and the ugly, You will get it raw and real."
Any advice for people that haven’t pressed record yet?
"My advice to people would be to go in with a plan and not give up. Don’t worry about what any other podcast is doing or their numbers. Only focus on your brand and what you can bring to the table. Be unique, and let your voice be heard. "
We partnered with Player FM to bring you a simple, One-Click Submission process and
Millions of New Podcast Listeners!
Player FM is the cross-platform podcast app that makes it easy for anyone to discover, download, and subscribe to your podcast from any device. Consistently ranked among the Top-10 podcast player apps in the world, we've partnered with Player FM - Podcast App to create a seamless one-click submission so you can instantly reach their massive audience on the web, iOS, and Android devices.
Submit your podcast to Player FM today to reach millions of new podcast listeners each month!
For more help and information visit https://docs.player.fm/website/faq/
Or reach out to Player FM here - email@example.com
Co-Cast allows you to Instantly Record and Publish a Podcast Remotely with a Guest or Co-Host.
Note: Co-Cast is still in Beta with the following temporary limitations:
Only available on Android devices.
Must use Podomatic Podcast Recorder app to join Co-Cast sessions.
Currently supports no more than 1 guest at a time.
Sell Your Podcast Merch and Collect the Profits.
Your Merch Store. Your Money.
Podomatic and WhatFor Apparels unique partnership ensures our podcasters recieve the highest profits possible by taking 0% of your sales and forwarding all Podomatic commisions back to you, the podcaster.
Podomatic and Podcorn’s partnership guarantees podcasters the highest level income by giving 100% of Podomatic commissions back to you, the podcaster.
Podcorn links you with advertisers that know, a small engaged audience, is just as valuable as a large one.
Not all free services on the internet break the law in violating your privacy, selling your data and/or profiting from something you created but, when you see “Free”, you should be asking, “How do they make money?”.
In this case, by collecting and selling your data and ensuring their right to repurpose, redistribute, and monetize any of your content you created on their platform and/or using their technology; per their terms of agreement.
Since the launch of our business in 2005, we have considered many different ways in which we could generate revenue. We are a business after all and need to keep the lights on. Some of those ideas came from within and many from outside influences but each of them was considered on the basis, "Is this what we set out to do when we started this company?".
We started this company to make it easy for anyone to create, maintain and grow a podcast.
Our simple philosophy: What you make, create, and produce with your podcast is owned by you. We are here to support you and help you share it with the world. That is what you pay us for.
We do not farm and sell your data. We do not claim ownership over anything you create on our platform. Our tools are free for you to use without surrendering your ownership of the content you create with them.
We think about these values and honor our podcasters and their creative rights every day so we thought, let’s write them down for not only our podcasters but for all podcasters to know what their rights are as creators.
Here is our Podcaster Bill of Rights
Take a look, tell us what you think and always, let us know if you have any questions.
Keep making great podcasts and rest assured we are here to help you, not exploit you.
On March 15th we launched an initiative to give everyone that wanted to podcast about their experience living with/amongst COVID, unlimited podcasting resources so they could do so. We thought, “Hey, we’re in the communication business and communication has never been more important than it is right now.” so we launched #PODCASTINGCOVID in effort to give anyone and everyone that needed a platform, a way to update the world and their communities during these times. Learn more.
So how do you do that? What should you talk about? ANYTHING!
Anything helps in times like these. Whether you’re airing out your frustrations or just listening to someone else’s similar experience, you can be a part of this global conversation.
Don't overthink it!
We find that the best podcasts in general, and even more so with this virus, are the ones that are unscripted and from the heart.
Here’s some ideas that we think would make great contributions to #PODCASTINGCOVID!
Tell us how you’re dealing with isolation
A lot of people are experiencing isolation for the first time and dealing with it in a huge variety of ways. Picked up any new hobbies? Making plans for when this is all over? Watching or listening to anything you want to recommend? Crippled with depression? Whether you’re coping well or not, it’s hugely helpful to share what you’re doing to pass the time and what you’re going through. For you and your listeners. What are the ups and downs of your day, how awesome is it when the kids finally fall asleep? I just cant seem to get away from that one family member! Have you developed some strange pet peeves? Do you sometimes wish you were in isolation alone? Or are you alone now and wish you were isolated with others. How are you keeping you with personal hygiene and grooming? How did that haircut turn out?
Tell us how your grocery shopping experience is
Yes you can have an entire show just updating folks on the status of your grocery stores! Podcasts are perfect for specifics. Lines/wait time status, best times to go, who’s open and who’s closed, who’s out of what and where, general best practices you’ve seen or use; all of these points are now very important and could greatly help folks in your area.
Many people, and even more young people, don’t watch the news all day every day. There are so many things people miss because they are scared of the news or do not trust its characters. Giving updates is a great way to start helping people fast.
How has COVID affected your work?
All over the world, businesses and cities are shut down, leaving millions unemployed or partially employed. Millions of others are lucky enough to be working from home and millions of others are on the front lines everyday, battling this thing face to face. All situations are unique and everyone can benefit from hearing about how you’re dealing with your situation, how it's changed, and advice for folks that are in similar predicaments. We strongly urge those of you in the medical field who are on the front lines, to share your stories and perspective of this entire experience. We greatly thank you all.
Tell us stories or share you talents
A good distraction and a good laugh is a great way to help pass time in isolation. Think you are a comedian? Now's your chance! Music or signing? Poetry or writing? Read us some of your work! You don’t have to be a journalist or bearer of bad news to start a podcast now. Telling stories of your life or that you’ve heard is a tradition humans have kept for thousands of years for a reason! It’s how we put ourselves in other people's shoes, learn life lessons, and spread knowledge that we’ve gained. The best part is, they don’t even have to be true! Make up any dazzling tale you’d like; whisk us away to somewhere else for a little while. If a caveman could do it, so can you!
We are all now TV and Movie critics
Who ISN’T binge watching right now? This is a great opportunity to recommend shows and movies you’ve been loving or brutally bash the ones you can’t stand! When Netflix won’t let you rate it, start a podcast.
One of our favorites; group podcasting!
Are you locked in with family or roommates? Get them all together, add some adult beverages where appropriate and let it rip! Everyone can speak their mind, air it out! This one can sometimes even be therapeutic but just in case, keep knives and sharp objects out of reach and remember, podcast responsibly! I can guarantee you it will be entertaining. Please email those to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Combine all of these topics into one show!
Podcasts are often niche but there is no wrong way to podcast. Make each of these topics a segment in your episodes. Spreading out information and combining entertainment is the best way to keep people engaged as you get your entire point across. You don’t have to have professional editing knowledge or transitions either. Just start talking about something else! Podcast listeners love some production value but we also love a regular conversation.
We hope this has given you some help and inspiration to contribute your voice and story to the world that needs it. No matter what you decide to do with your podcast, know that people WILL find it, they WILL listen, and it WILL help in some way. Please continue to communicate and find ways of supporting one another. We WILL get through this.