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Now weekly, this show launched in mid 2015 and focuses on podcasting, DIY media-making, social audio and personal broadcasting. It's produced by EMC, the 'Easy Media' company and recorded in London, Bristol and SW England.

Oct 30, 2018

Recording just after 28 Oct 2018. This episode was made in Bristol and London, UK, It features podcast industry news, the Social 6 Pack, Top of the POP, the social audio stat of the week, and more.  It's brought to you by EMC, the Easy Media Company. See www.easymediacompany.uk.

NEWS+ the last 7 days in the social audio business.

  • Libsyn launches Publish Hub plugin for WordPress.
  •  https://wordpress.org/plugins/libsyn-podcasting/
  • RadioToday's UK website is one of many to report that US network HeartRadio is launching the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, set for the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on Friday 18th January 2019. They'll stream it live too. https://www.iheart.com/podcast-awards/

  • The Peoples Choice Podcast Awards is now in its 14th year and the deadline for their 2018 nominations is this Wednesday 31st oct. More from https://www.podcastawards.com/

  • The British Podcast Awards are now going into their third year this coming May (https://www.britishpodcastawards.com)

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    entries will soon open for the 2nd annual Australian podcast awards in May 2019 as well https://australianpodcastawards.com

  • Google Play Music is being shuttered so if your podcast is on there, switch to Google Podcasts asap.
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) measurement guidelines for podcasting are now being finalised, which will effect all podcasts everywhere. IABv2 is incoming https://www.iabuk.com/about-us
  • the new podcast business journal launches soon. You can sign up for advance news at https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/.
  • the BBC will be launching its new podcast and online audio app and portal, BBC Sounds, at the end of this week. It's the world's 2nd biggest podcast-producer so that's got to be worth the install…https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds

 

STAT OF THE WEEK

The British government's Office of Communications (Ofcom) regulates the UK communications industry and has conducted communications market surveys of radio listening for years. They include questions about podcast consumption, and revealed in their last survey that 42% of respondents said they were listening to podcasts more often this year compared to the previous year

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/cmr/cmr-2018

 

CALENDAR

  • Rain Summit Europe is set for next Wednesday 7th November at the British Museum in London. And I'll be there too. https://rainnews.com/tag/rain-summit-europe/
  • Nov 1. Outlier podcast festival at Harvard University with initial sessions in the Podcast Garage at PRX, That’s in Cambridge - the OTHER one - in Massachusetts. https://www.dcpodfest.com/
  • The “Power To The Podcast” conference is happening Nov. 9th-10th, 2018 at Spaces The Artisphere 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 
  • 9th UK Audio Production Awards - London, 22 Nov. Aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in audio and radio production . There is a category for Best Podcast Producer http://www.audioproductionawards.co.uk/
  • Podcon 2 JAN 19-20, 2019, WHERE: SEATTLE, WA https://www.podcon.com/
  • Mar 7 to 9 2019 Podfest in Orlando http://podfest.us/2018/
  • Social Media Marketing World 2019, March 20-22, 2019 in San Diego, CA.https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/

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This podcast was presented by Kyle Hannan, founder of EMC, the Easy Media Company. (No, they do not have a course to sell or a product to promote). He works as a corporate podcast specialist who just loves podcasting and wants to share it with more people. That is all.