SLS: How To Start A Podcast, SoundCloud Concerns

SLS: How To Start A Podcast, SoundCloud Concerns

By Spreaker Live Show

Spreaker Live Show #119 for July 12th, 2017

Show Today:
How to Start a Podcast - What you need and Think about
Spreaker Studio of Desktop Update
Your comments

Show Duration: 62 minutes

Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker @robgreenlee - rob(at)spreaker(dotcom)
Co-Host: Alex Exum, Host of “The Exum Experience Podcast” on Spreaker
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On the show today:
-Will be at Radio Conference in Minneapolis, MN July 25-28
-Just booked my trip to in August, will be in Anaheim, CA Aug 22-26
-SoundCloud is Cutting back and Could be a risk for podcasters
-How to Start a Podcast - What you need and Think about
-Spreaker Studio of Desktop Update
-Your comments

We discuss “Show Guest Interviews or Co-Hosts: What Format is Best?”

On the show today:

We discuss “How to Start a Podcast - What you need and Think about”
Goals of what you want to accomplish or reason for doing a show
Think about what topic it might be and can you sustain creating weekly episodes for years?
Show format: Solo, Interviews, Co-host? Use of Outlines and formating flow of the show
Live or Recorded - Duration and Frequency - Regular prep, recording day of week, editing
Creating marketing and creative art for cover art, website, series descriptions
Then research for recording equipment based on your show needs (Start cheap but good)
Recommended microphone ATR-2100 - $80 Supports XLR and USB connections
Recommend the FREE Spreaker Studio for Desktop or Mobile apps to record or live stream
Get a specialized Podcasting Host Provider - We prefer you use Spreaker, but many options exist like Libsyn, Blubrry using PowerPress for WordPress
They deciding on Post Production editing or not - Free Compression software
Microphone technique is important and room sound buffering
Encoding playback rate 96K at 44.1 frequency in .mp3 mono is ideal, you can go 128K

Spotify Accepts Podcast Submissions, should you expect to get in though?
Accepting less than 10% of submissions, so don’t count on or expect to get into Spotify
Spotify is focused on creating curated playlists for users, thus main reason they are very picky on shows they add

Spreaker Studio of Desktop Update we did in mid-June

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Listener Comments:

Linda Irwin
I never listen nor am involved with BTR since May 2015. What Alex said in addition to the sound quality being poor on BTR. Always make sure if you have a guest, get to know what the guest is presenting. Sending media kits for them to fill out well in advance of having them on so you have time to research and can give your own perspectives on their points of view.

There are those also where segments are pre-recorded and then produced in advance.

Tamara Ford
I wish the Spreaker Desktop software would record multiple tracks. Say there are three people on Hangouts or two people on Skype, record a track from each source. That addition would make it an amazing studio (in my opinion).

Internal Monarch
When getting on itunes did you suggest to do as many shows as possible? Will this allow a higher rank?

Great show, what about iheart? Should I wait until I get 100 followers?

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