Todd and Mike caught up on Google Podcasts Manager, and reviewed how people will be able to transfer their information from Google Plays Music Podcasts to the new Manager. Youtube Music comes into play in this transfer.
Luminary is burning cash quickly, about 4 million a month and recently had to secure more money to continue. They secured almost 200 million for the future.
It’s a privilege to be able to present to podcasters on our expertise, and Todd was a keynote speaker at Outlier, and we’ve included a recording in our episode today. His presentation, 16 Years of Podcasting and Strategies to Succeed Today is a wonderful combination of showcasing some history and how it continue podcasting now, in 2020.
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Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distant podcast studios in northern and south Michigan, here’s a Podcast Insider show LIVE.
This week on Podcast Insider…
- PodcastOne will be acquiring LiveXLive, expected to close in June 2020.
- With the introduction of Google Podcasts Manager, Google Play Music Podcasts will die for good in July. Youtube Music will make it simple to make this transfer.
- A new tool will be useful in PodcastsManager.Google.com used to import your shows from Google Play MP to Google Podcasts. No one wants to do that by hand. Youtube Music will make it simple to make this transfer.
- Luminary, the monetary subscription-based podcast network, secured more money, $160 million in the first round, $30 million in a second round. They’re currently losing $3.5 to 4 million per month, so this funding seems necessary.
- My RØDE Cast, a contest is on again this year: Win some of $150,000 worth of RØDE gear!
- Half of the Chinese podcast listeners listen every day, according to a survey from Podfest China.
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- Our new summer development interns started this week. While a bit of a challenge with people working from home and social and physical distancing, we’ve made it work. Matt and Matthew both attend Ohio State University and Faith returns (she’s been with us twice before) and attends the University of Cincinnati.
- Todd gave his presentation at Outlier earlier today, 16 Years of Podcast and Strategies to Succeed Today. The event is still ongoing, and you can watch here.
- Todd’s Outlier presentation, 16 Years of Podcasting and Strategies to Succeed Today
- We need interviews! Email Mike, MacKenzie or Todd to set up a time for an interview about your podcasting journey!
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