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As with any industry, when one company decides to put an end to a podcast, another company is gearing up to start their own; always progressing in podcasting. Sirius and Spotify are making changes to their podcast output and we’re commentating on the latest podcast conferences. Join Mike and Todd to hear more about podcasting 2.0 namespace progress, hiring in podcasting and more.
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Endings and Beginnings
– SiriusXM is opening a new studio in Miami
– Spotify cancels 10 original shows from Gimlet and Parcast
- Tips and advice from the Publisher Podcasting Summit
- Podcast Futures conference, coming up next week.
- Podcasting 2.0 namespace phase 6 is undergoing planning.
- New possible tags include
- Improvements to the podcast: chapters tag
- New possible tags include
- The charges against Adnan Syed, from Serial, have officially been dropped by prosecutors
- Megyn Kelly the Q3 fastest growing conservative podcast. Read more here.
When in doubt, hire out. This is a privilege, but if your budget allows it and you’re currently stuck with a podcast task you loathe, hire someone to handle it for you.
- Blog post: Should You Start A Podcast in an Oversaturated Market? by Tara O’Brien. Read it here.
- Chau is leaving Blubrry 😭
- Todd is heading out to Ignite next week in Riyadh, SA.
- This week, Todd celebrates 18 years podcasting!
Blubrry Pro Tip
Communicate about your business with a podcast
Question of the Week
Question: Why is my artwork not updating in Apple Podcasts? (or name the platform)
Answer: Most commonly it’s caused by the artwork being the wrong size. Podcast artwork should be 1400x1400px (square) up to 3000px. Exactly square, not even one pixel off. Also, should be less than 500kb in file size (can be a bit more without causing issues).
It can also be caused by the image being on the wrong type of server. If you are using Blubrry hosting with PowerPress or without, the server will be good to go.
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