So you’ve created your podcast, but you’re only getting a few listeners. How can you get more? One of the most important steps to increase your podcast’s reach is to distribute it to additional places that people are listening from or places where people are looking for podcasts to listen to.
The most popular place to distribute your podcast is iTunes, but there are several other large sites that can get you a lot more listeners. There are also podcast directories that you can submit your podcast to so you can be found more easily.
Many podcast listening apps and directories automatically update from the iTunes API as well, so you may find your podcast listed on sites without submitting.
To be clear, these are not places where you host your podcast. These sites just read an RSS feed that is created automatically by your website or podcast host. Check out the best podcast hosts for sites that store your actual audio files.
Let’s start with the “big 4” and then we’ll list other popular directories and sites to get found on… [Read more…] about Ultimate Guide To Podcast Distribution: Learn How To Get More Listeners
Prime Day 2017 is over. I hope everyone found some great deals. I’m going to leave this page live and update it next year.
The 3rd annual Amazon Prime Day is coming up on July 11th. Well, officially it kicks off at 9 pm EST on July 10, with a few deals happening earlier…
That means you’ll have a chance to get amazing discounts on podcasting gear. I’ve mentioned before that I got a Blue Yeti microphone for under $90 during Prime Day and you should expect to find deals at least as good this year – last year they discounted over 100,000 products.
As the name might imply, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of these deals, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here.
We don’t know exactly what items will be discounted yet, but if you add products you’re interested in to a wishlist, Amazon will let you know if they go on sale. Look below for some of the podcasting gear that went on sale in previous years too.
New research from Nielsen just came out in their June 2017 ‘State Of The Media: Audio Today 2017’ report so it seemed like a good time to give an update on the podcast listener landscape with updated statistics. Most of the data is the Edison Research report that came out earlier this year.
There is both an infographic (with embed code) and a Pinterest image for your sharing needs as well! [Read more…] about 2017 Podcast Stats & Facts (New Research From June 2017)
We’re going to look at the best handheld wireless microphones with transmitters built into the body of the mic.
There have recently been some changes to the wireless frequencies allowed in the 600 MHz band (specifically 616–653 MHz and 663–698 MHz). Basically, stay away from any device that that even overlaps with these frequencies. Feel free to take a look at the wireless microphone guidelines at the FCC that was updated June 26, 2017.
Other considerations include:
- Digital vs Analog
- UHF or VHF (Ultra High Frequency or Very High Frequency)
- Frequency range selectable (wider is typically better)
- Useable transmitter to receiver distance (how far away the mic will work)
- Number of simultaneous microphones
- Sound quality (which microphone to get)
- Pickup pattern
There are also options for wireless lavalier mics, head-worn mics, and wireless instrument lines that can all be used together in your mixing board. We’ll take a look at some of those other options in a future post.
For the most part, price and quality will go up as you go further down the list.
Let’s get into the wireless mic recommendations… [Read more…] about Best Handheld Wireless Microphones (For Live Performances) 2017