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One of the first things that you do when getting your podcast off the ground is creating and/or designing your podcast artwork. It begs the question… do you want to be the face of your own podcast? As in, have your own face on your podcast artwork. It’s incredibly popular, but there are no rules when it comes to podcast artwork design – which is shown in each and every podcast directory – that says you should or shouldn’t include your latest glamorous headshot.
Toby from the Pro-Production team weighs in on this topic, but not before Todd and Mike get into some industry news, and announcements from Blubrry, including some unsung heroes in podcasting that you might be familiar with.
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- New Luminary CEO has been announced Rishi Malhotra
- Apple tells you how to more easily get your podcast promoted
- NBC pushing for podcasting
- New podcast from Salem Radio, The Dennis and Julie Podcast
- The iHeart app added ‘Talk Back’, voice commenting to the hosts of radio shows
- Will Twitter be adding podcasts?
- Will Farrell is the opening keynote at PM Evolutions and Paris Hilton will be DJing the iHeart Party
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- Blog post: Using Social Media to Locate Your Podcast Audience – by Kim Krajci
- Tooting our own horns a little… We are honored to be included in Podcast Magazine’s ‘The 22 Unsung Heroes in Podcasting’
- We will announce and interview our Podcaster of the Month for March in next week’s episode!
- More to come, stay tuned!
Blubrry Pro Tip
The face of your podcast… do you want your podcast artwork to feature your own face?
Question of the Week
Question: Why does album artwork need to be exactly square and small file size?
Answer: Short answer… because Apple wanted it that way. The better answer is that a square is the easiest shape to use in multiple places, i.e. apps and web pages. It is easier to scale to different sizes without worrying about aspect ratio. The small file size is so it loads fast and doesn’t take up too much space on people’s devices. Not as much of a problem now as it was 14 years ago, the device storage and speed are much much greater now.
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