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]
I posted an update on the RawVoice website, that shares a little of the Roadmap on what we have planned, we are also looking for people in that we are in recruiting mode for the next phase at PCN. Disclaimer: I am on the board of directors at RawVoice.
The Podcaster News Network Pre-Launch Sneak Peak starts on November 7th those that have asked for a pre-launch look will be getting invitations to the event shortly! [PCN]
The Podcaster News Network beta testers have been banging away at the site now for about a week and we may be ready to start letting some of the public have a look at the site in about another week. How would you like a look? I have a list of reporters, bloggers, podcasters that want to take the tour and to be cut loose on the site but I forgot to invite some listeners in. If you would like a look at the Podcaster News Network before we go live send me a e-mail and I will get you added to the list. Please indicate in the e-mail if you are a blogger. Also the invitations are still open for podcasters that want to be part of the network. [PodcasterNews.com] [RawVoice.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.
Interesting site name, slogan, and logo. Make you wonder what is cooking over their! [www.rawvoice.com]
I have been getting some e-mail asking me what RawVoice is? I am not yet at liberty to say, but will be able to talk more in the near future! [www.rawvoice.com]
I have had some exciting discussions that last couple of days, and I cannot wait to share the Podcaster News Network with the rest of the world. I have been thinking about a short sentence that will encompass what that launch will mean to the consumption of news and information and think I have it nailed down, I will reveal that phrase in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile the march towards launch continues, two hours of meetings with the development and business team last night and I am pretty happy were we are at.
The media revolution is about to really get a kick in the pants in the coming weeks. I have been building a list of people that we are going to show the site just prior to launch, and if you want on that list send a e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org