We exposed the Blubrry design today to our team of Podcasters at Podcaster News, and the response was very favorable. We will be sending out invitations to non PCN podcasters that have requested info and are interested in what we were going to be launching. This will shake out who we are going to invite to the short duration beta testing. Those invitations will go out early next week so if you want on the list make sure you sign up at Blubrry.com
I have been getting reports back and when I say getting reports back, I have gotten 7 so far that are from podcasters who are reporting increase in listeners since listing there promo over at the Podcast Promos website. I know the traffic has been increasing on the site by about 25% a week so this is not surprising.
Whats really interesting is to see that some are even putting show out-takes on the site and are using there full allotment of 3 promotions. If you have not checked out PodcastPromos as a listener your going to want to do so. [www.podcastpromos.com]
My company is doing a final shakedown of a new offering, here are a few hints, all podcasters do it, all podcasters will want to participate. I am pretty excited about the launch, we have put the site on a dedicated box because were expecting some pretty serious traffic. [www.rawvoice.com]
Do you want a sneak peak and are willing not to talk about it till we launch it in coming days? Send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org This is number 1 of 4 podcasting site launches we will be making in the coming weeks!
Why would a university lock itself into distributing lectures and other audio events with Apple iTunes U, I am pretty biased that they should not be using those services when their are some pretty awesome turnkey podcasting solutions out their that are available. [InfoWorld]
From the RawVoice.com website see disclaimer below. We are working hard to get the word out to the masses on the Podcaster News Network and thought we would introduce a publicity promotion. From now till the middle of February we will be watching what listeners and podcasters have to say about PCN via their blog entries. We will take the top five submitted entries and give them some free air time across our family of shows.
So if you like what we are doing at PCN, or you love a specific show or category of the network and you write a web post on it let us know, it could turn into some great publicity for your own site. Drop us a email at feedback “at” podcasternews.com with the URL to the post, and we will add you to the list of sites that we will vote on. If you are a podcaster, and talk about us on your show be sure to send us episode and time hack.
Disclaimer: I am the CEO of RawVoice the Parent company of Podcaster News Network
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]