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ūüéČ Happy Birthday, Buzzsprout! In this episode, the hosts take a look back on some funny moments in Buzzsprout's history, review the latest and greatest Apple Podcasts updates, discuss the dilemma of businesses relying on Spotify, and decide whether or not vinyl is a viable product for podcasters.NEW APPLE PODCASTS UPDATES new iOS 16 update comes with some great updates for Apple Podcasts! We really like the updated Now Playing screen, Sleep Timer, and Live Captions. However, with the update including the removal of podcast title in the Browse section, be sure that your podcast title is clear on the cover artwork. Buzzsprout's Artwork Resources: How to Design Stunning Podcast ArtworkYouTube Cover Art PlaylistBEST PODCAST SEARCH ENGINES Jackson, founder of Transistor, posed the question "is podcast search broken?" & did some digging. SPOTIFY CHANGING BUSINESS MODEL pulled the plug on the use of their API for apps. PODCASTS ON VINYL created a limited edition vinyl of Dave Chappelle's The Midnight Miracle podcast. BUZZBOOSTSThanks for the boosts!@georgdahm@pocketparley@meremortalspodcast@andyflatteryDave JacksonTom Raftery - Let the riches roll in!¬† & Alban (45%), Kevin (35%), Jordan (20%)¬†Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!
In this episode, the hosts recount their week in Dallas for Podcast Movement, review Apple Podcasts' new subscription charts, weigh in on the new Twitter & YouTube podcast announcements, and discuss Dan Misener's findings after mapping out the Spotify podcast recommendations.PODCAST MOVEMENT aside, it was a good time! NEW APPLE PODCASTS CHARTS latest charts from Apple Podcasts allow listeners to browse the top 100 shows and channels with a subscription. YOUTUBE PODCAST LANDING PAGE PODCASTS RECOMMENDATIONS version of map: (45%), Kevin (36%), Jordan (19%)Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!
In this episode, the hosts discuss how podcasts are transitioning from pay-to-play to pay-to-work, find a bug in Apple's new social card updates, try some new angles with Riverside's updated features, praise the Shameless Acquisition Target podcast, and Kevin drops a bombshell that doesn't quite land.PODCAST PAYOLA charging guests for appearances could be in violation of FTC guidelines. PODCAST INTERNSHIP RE-BRAND internship rebrands as a training that charges $4000 to take part in. APPLE PODCASTS SOCIAL CARDSAbout: Post Generator: card customization appears differently based on if a show is charting, has podcast subscriptions, etc. NEW RIVERSIDE FEATURESSecond Camera Angle: Call-In: MOVEMENT 2022 will be there! Come to our booth to sign up for the pop-up party & play Mic or Mike? for the chance to win a super cool Buzzsprout tshirt!Join the Podcast Movement Discord: JERKY BOYS SHOW ACQUISITION TARGET to the podcast that sells itself!Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!
In this episode, the hosts plan a Podcast Movement pop-up party, embark on a digital treasure hunt, discuss BJ Novak's new podcaster movie, decide that The Jerky Boys were the first podcasters, and give an exciting Buzzsprout Ads update.PODCAST MOVEMENT 2022 will be there! Come to our booth to sign up for the pop-up party & play Mic or Mike? for the chance to win a super cool Buzzsprout tshirt!X MARKS THE SPOT PODCAST 9 episode series about Forest Fenn, a man who hid a 12th century bronze chest with $2 million worth of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. The twist? X Marks The Spot podcast is hosting their own digital treasure hunt worth $50k.AMAZON MUSIC STATS to their podcaster dashboard to see their new metrics.VENGEANCE "directorial debut" film from BJ Novak about a journalistic podcaster who investigates the death of a girl he was dating. In theaters July 29th. PODNEWS SPAMTRAP May, James Cridland updated the RSS Feed for PodNews with trackable email addresses and revealed who the top spammers in the industry were.  Spam results list: WAS THE FIRST PODCASTER? by James Cridland The Jerky Boys Let The Dogs Out Documentary is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!
In this episode, the hosts discuss "The Standards Innovation Paradox", weigh the pros and cons of multiple Facebook profiles, wonder at fanfiction about podcast hosts, and the truth is revealed about which one is an internet creep.ACAST & PODCHASERūüéČ Congrats to both! totals $34 million ($27.2 million initial & $6.8 million earn-out clause).¬†Podchaser will operate as a separate brand and independent business.¬†Will give Acast's advertisers better data to target ads.¬†THE PODCAST QUIZ STANDARDS INNOVATION PARADOX Standards Innovation Paradox is a blog post written by Michael Mignano about the trade-off of finding an audience quickly vs innovative development. FACEBOOK TESTING MULTIPLE PROFILES will allow some users to have multiple profiles as part of a test.¬†Up to five profiles per accountCan use fake names for the extra profilesIf any one profile violates Facebook's policies, that profile or all tied to the account can be affected.Interaction-based (i.e. work profile, hobby profile, family profile, etc.)PODCAST FANFICTION Boom's Normal Gossip had an episode air on June 21st that detailed the story of three women who became a fans of a podcast that had a fan group on Reddit.The women in the story found out that there was a fan-fiction group for this podcast, and thought it was hilarious, so they started taking part in writing fan fiction about the hosts. It is definitely worth a listen!Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!¬†
While Alban and Kevin are out, Jordan has Buzzsprout Facebook Group Moderator, Matt Rideout, and the Co-Founder of Buzzsprout, Tom Rossi, on the show. In this episode, the hosts hash out the results of Sounds Profitable's "The Creators" report, discover how to get featured in Spotify, & chat about Reddit's new feature: Reddit Talks!Thanks to Matt Rideout for guesting on this episode & telling us all about being in live radio!  You can find his podcast, Wax Wednesday, here: UPDATESThanks to Claire for writing in about your experience at the Podcast Show in London! Check out Claire's podcast, The Silent Why! Ads payout has rolled out! CREATORS BY SOUNDS PROFITABLE CREATION DECLINING TO GET FEATURED IN SPOTIFYform: post: TALKS MURDERS IN THE BUILDING episode of Buzzcast is hosted by Jordan Blair @jordanpods, Matt Rideout, and Tom Rossi @tomrossi7. Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!
In this episode, the hosts share news of a new Buzzsprout feature, and discuss the Apple Podcasts search function, QR codes, AI tech in podcasting, and podcasts in the metaverse.Buzzsprout Share PageThis page contains all of your directory links and social media channels. This way followers can easily listen through their favorite podcasting app! Podcasts SearchApple Podcasts discloses how their search in the app works & how to optimize your podcast for ranking in their results Q&A Episode: SEO for Podcasts codesPodcasting Q&A Episode: Using QR Codes for Podcast Promotion Robles QR Code Shortcut: in PodcastingSonantic AI Voices AI Search Ken Miller interview on Podland: in the MetaverseiHeartLand in Roblox Buzzsprout AdsPodcasting Q&A Episode: How to Create an Effective Podcast Promo Profitable: The Creators Webinar 6/28/2022
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In this episode, the hosts get in a heated debate about the speckled design on the new Focusrite Vocaster, discuss podcast NFTs, speculate over the most recent announcements from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, and a listener's theory might be the solution to the decline of podcast ratings.Podcast NFTsIf you're curious about the sea-themed audio NFT website we discuss, check it out here (buyer beware): https://podfriends.ioTo hear the ReplyAll NFT, listen to their episode "#185 The Rainbow Chain" here: Island podcast: Show Londonthepodcastshowlondon.comBuzzsprout AdsCheck out the FAQ: Sign up to advertise on Buzzsprout podcasts: WWDC 2022 Noise Podcasts Vocaster Crypto TikTok Song from @rosswinn the Podcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!
While Alban and Kevin are off to the Podcast Show in London, Jordan has Buzzsprout Facebook Group Moderator, Jonathan Swenson, on the show. In this episode, the hosts discuss the new Buzzsprout Ads rollout, the announcement of Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery integration, Spotify's newest mishaps, the very sexy R√ėDECaster Pro II, and play a friendly game of Poddle.¬†Thanks to Jonathan Swenson for guesting on this episode!¬† You can find his podcasts here:¬†Halfwit History: & Failed Crits:'s Twitter: @jaygswensonBUZZSPROUT ADSBuzzcast Bonus Episode: more info about Buzzsprout Ads: PODCASTS DELEGATED DELIVERY that allows creators to manage both their free and premium content for Apple Podcasts from within Buzzsprout.¬†If you're on Buzzsprout, you'll have access to Delegated Delivery on all paid plans starting this fall.¬†Watch Buzzsprout's video about how to set up Apple Podcasts Subscriptions: ERRORS¬† game by Podchaser inspired by WordleDaily puzzle with podcast artwork obscured by pixelsBecomes less pixelated with each guessR√ėDECASTER PRO II¬†The Leak: Official Announcement: REVIEWSTo submit your funny bad review for a future segment, send a screenshot to @jordanpods on Twitter.¬†This episode of Buzzcast is hosted by Jordan Blair @jordanpods and Jonathan Swenson @jaygswenson. Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!
In this bonus episode, Alban & Kevin announce Buzzsprout's latest feature: Buzzsprout Ads, and go into detail about how it works & its game-changing effect on podcast monetization. For more info about Buzzsprout Ads: episode of Buzzcast is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke and Kevin Finn @kfinn. Thanks for listening & keep podcasting!
In this episode, the hosts get fact-checked about Apple Podcasts episode artwork, discuss the new IAB Podcast Ad Revenue Study, and argue that it's not podcasts, but the listeners, that are the problem when it comes to ratings.¬† Tom Webster also drops in to share some exciting news & actionable insights for the indie podcaster. Conan Shares His Theory About ‚ÄúThe Daily‚ÄĚ Podcast | Conan O‚ÄôBrien Needs a Friend Podcasts Episode ArtworkIf you use Apple Podcasts, please unfollow this podcast & see if the episodic artwork shows for you. (Then follow us again ASAP!)Tweet us @Buzzsprout or send an email to titled Buzzcast Episode Artwork to let us know if it worked for you!IAB U.S. Podcast Advertising Survey Results with Tom WebsterFollow Tom on Twitter @webby2001 & listen to his podcast, I Hear Things Changes Free Account Duration users on the free plan are now limited to 40 minutes, even for one-on-one meetings. We recommend switching to or! Are Podcasts Getting Worse? is hosted by Alban Brooke @albanbrooke, Kevin Finn @kfinn, and Jordan Blair @jordanpodsThanks for listening and keep podcasting!
In this episode, we reveal the new cohost of Buzzcast, chat about podcast merch, the pros and cons of premium podcast subscriptions, the death of live audio, and answer some Buzzsprout Facebook Community Questions.  Links from this episode:How To Start A Podcast (The Podcast)Buzzsprout Cotton Bureau MerchApple Podcast: Prepare for annual subscriptioin plansApple Podcast: New listening reports for subscriptionsFacebook is pulling back from its foray into podcastingSpotify axes its Spotify Greenroom Creator Fund
Welcome Arielle NissenblattFollow upLast week we talked about Spotify's new TikTok style podcast discovery. If you'd like to check it out on iOS open Safari and go to spotify:internal:podcastclipsExplainer on TikTokspotify:internal:podcastclipsApple Podcasts Releases Follower NumbersFollowers = clicked the ‚äē follow button (similar to download numbers)Listeners = listened to 1 second (22%, 18%, 22%)Engaged listener = 20min or 40% of episode (14%, 14%, 20%)ACast Spam turned up to 11One podcast consultant reporting that Acast had spammed his client within seconds of signing with a competitor.¬†A majority of Acast‚Äôs mailings seen by Podnews omit a physical postal address, which is required by US law.¬†One unsolicited Acast email claims that ‚Äúyou subscribed to our newsletter via the beefree¬∑io website‚ÄĚ, but BeeFree has denied any affiliation with Acast.¬†Acast‚Äôs emails also reference Mailup Inc; but mail headers reveal that Acast‚Äôs emails are sent using a competitor, Mailgun (via customer¬∑io).Hit Spam early and oftenTopicsSpotify is promoting fake music artistsSpotify builds platform on the back of top music artistsSpotify convinces users to use their playlistsSpotify creates their own content and promotes it in their playlistsArtists are left with no distribution and no moneyBuzzsprout Platform Stats+5.8% listens across the platformApple is up to 37.4%, Spotify to 27.9%Spotify users listening to less podcasts (Edison Research)Or Spotify favoring owned content?Podcast download chartsTop 1% - 3,994Top 5% - 795Top 10% - 335Top 25% - 93Top 50% - 30How do Apple Podcasts charts work?listeningfollows¬†completion rateRatings, reviews, and sharesWNYC built a bot to get their shows into Apple PodcastsNPR monitored when their show fell out of the rankings, ran Facebook ads to get it back, then turned them offAlban heard this story at Podcast MovementNPR issued a statementWNYCWe'll be heading to two conferences next month, and we'd love to see you there!The Podcast Show in London from May 25th-26thBlk Pod Festival in Atlanta, Georgia from May 28th-29thValue4Value + Review
In this episode, Sam Sethi (cohost of PodLand News) joins the crew to break down all the big announcements at Podcast Movement Evolutions from the rise of TikTok for podcast discoverability to new updates from YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Learn everything you need to know on this week's episode of Buzzcast!Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Ross, Kyrin, Carol, Dave, and Kyle for supporting the show.If you'd like us to drop a Podcast Promo for your show into a future episode of Buzzcast, simply:Record a 30-second promo (with or without music)Email the audio file alongside a title and relevant links to support@buzzsprout.comLinks from this episode:PME Infinite Dial Insights [Alban's Twitter Thread]Spotify is testing a new "TikTok style scrolling" EarBuds Podcast Collective NewsletterYouTube podcasting plansApple Podcasts introduces Follower metrics, MP3 support for subscription audio, and moreValue 4 Value podcasts
In this episode, Jordan Blair joins the crew to discuss several innovative audio apps, why YouTube is paying podcasters to create video content, Apple Podcasts' newest feature, and why companies are sending spam emails to podcasters.Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Kyrin, Dave, and Andy for supporting the show.Be sure to check out Jordan's podcast Dreamful on your favorite podcast listening app.Links from this episode:Racket launches an app for 99-second micro podcastsRun the airwaves with Amp, the live radio app from AmazonYouTube is reportedly paying podcasters to film their showsiOS 15.4: What’s New for Apple PodcastsDorktales Storytime podcast offers classic tales to raise awareness about autism
In this episode, the crew discusses Alban's TikTok stardom, some indie podcast apps that are on the rise, and what we think of Twitter jumping into podcasts.Special BuzzBoost Shoutouts to Kyrin, Dave, Chris, Nick, and Eric for supporting the show. Links from this episode:In Defense of Third-Party Podcast Solutions (Chartable Article by Bryan Barletta)How to Start a Podcast is refreshed for 2022 feat. Alban, Gilon, and TravisFollow Buzzsprout on TikTokListen to the Buzzcast episode where we discussed going viral on TikTokSubmit your Fiction podcast to Apollo (Twitter thread)
In this episode, the crew discusses Spotify's recent murders and acquisitions (*sorry* mergers and acquisitions), how to submit your show to be featured in Apple Podcasts, and why streaming cryptocurrency to your favorite podcaster may be the future of monetization.Shoutouts to Dave Jones at Podcast Index and Kyrin from the Mere Mortals podcast for sending us our first Satoshis!Value 4 Value:See which podcasts support "value 4 value"Download Castamatic from the iOS App StoreDM Kevin on Twitter to earn some free SatoshisUse CashApp's refer a friend referral link to earn some free Bitcoin/USDUpdates from Apple Podcasts:New instructions for submitting to Apple Podcasts' New and NoteworthyUsing chapters on Apple PodcastsOther Links Mentioned in this Episode:Spotify Acquires Podsights and ChartableComplete the Podnews podcast platform survey
Note: This episode was recorded on Wednesday, February 2nd so we only address the controversy around covid misinformation in the Joe Rogan Experience. Since then there have been additional controversies about racist comments resulting in many episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience being removed from Spotify.-------------In this episode, the crew discusses Apple Podcasts' resurgence in Buzzsprout's Global Stats, what's going on over at Spotify, and what it takes to make podcasting a full-time job.Upcoming Podcast Conferences:Podcast Movement Evolutions, March 23-26Blk Pod Festival, May 28-29Podfest Expo, May 26-29Links from this episode:Buzzsprout's Global Stats for JanuarySpotify Is Removing Neil Young Songs After He Complains of ‚ÄėMisinformation‚Äô (New York Times)Joe Rogan, Confined to Spotify, is Losing Influence (The Verge)Improve Podcast's Study of Podcasters
In this episode, the crew discusses Riverside's new Android app, Travis' propensity to leave Apple Podcasts reviews on his own shows, how the landscape of podcast monetization is shifting, and what features we'd include in our dream podcast microphone.
In this episode, the crew discusses Spotify's new podcast ratings, how to start a successful podcast in 2022, and what we predict will totally happen in the podcasting industry this year.Links from this episode:HTSAP Audio PodcastHTSAP VideoBuzzsprout CourseNext Level Tools to Power Up Your Podcast [Buzzsprout Overview]7x Tips to Avoid PODFADE in 2022Mic giveaway post
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i love your show and your tips. Im starting a true crime podcast and I was wondering about the theme music for my show. I noticed a few shows i listen to get music from bandcamp. now if I buy a song and or albulm from bandcamp would that give me the permissions needed to use it as my theme song and or songs in my show? Or is that a seperate fee.

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