It is pretty obvious to me listening to the last weeks worth of Daily Source Code that Adam has let the cat out of the bag on what they are going to be doing in part. First he has a immediate hire of a server guy who can setup a lot of servers and can manage multiple blogs, Second he tells people to start getting their show auditions ready. That to me spells Podcaster Network. Pretty ironic actually.
I have heard through the grapevine that he is cherry picking podcasts and have been presenting contracts that are shall we say restrictive, and locks one into the podshow network. I have not seen one of these contracts but I have heard enough to hope that those that sign it protect their interest and make sure they get paid. Today he asked people to start preparing demo’s that they will go through and decide which shows will make the cut to join their network.
Podcasters need to realize that it is possible to replace your current income with your shows if your are serious enough about it. Don’t sell yourself short, and make sure that any deal you agree to has your best interest in mind. Remember this is not the record industry were you get pennies on the dollar demand your fair share.
My motto remains Podcasters do the work Podcasters get paid, and we are living that motto at Podcast Connect don’t sell yourselves short!