PM19 Scholarships, New Speaker Announcements and Industry/Community Updates!
Greetings PM Family, and hello summer!
We've reached the time of year in the Northern Hemisphere where the promise of warm weather has arrived. PM loves summertime for many reasons. Podcast Movement occurs during this time of year. It also represents a chance for many people to enjoy a break, relax, and possibly take a vacation. We hope that you will put on your shorts & flip flops, drink some lemonade, have a water balloon fight, catch some lightning bugs, put on some sunscreen and take a road trip (perhaps to Orlando for PM19).
This week we share some good news regarding scholarships available for PM19, new speaker announcements and industry/community updates! Let's take a big swim in Lake Podcast.
PM19 Scholarship Applications are Now Open
Podcast Movement was created so that the entire podcast community, worldwide, would have the opportunity to come together each year as a place to call their own. We receive dozens of emails every year from new and aspiring podcasters. They want to attend Podcast Movement but are not in a position financially to make it happen.
Podcast Movement subscribes to the mindset that we will always attempt to do for some what we wish we could do for everyone. We have a track record of going the extra mile to help podcasters that are serious about attending Podcast Movement to be able to afford and attend the conference.
PM19 Scholarship FAQ
What is it and what does it include?
The scholarship is for a “Standard Plus” pass to Podcast Movement 2019 in Orlando, FL from August 13 to August 16. It does not include hotel or transportation, and the pass is not transferable.
Who is eligible?
Brand new, or yet-to-launch, podcasters who LOVE podcasting , APPRECIATE this community, and have never been to Podcast Movement before. You must also be an active member of the Podcast Movement Community Facebook group.
Who is not eligible?
The scholarships are for podcasters who have never attended a Podcast Movement before, have not yet signed up for PM19, and are not in a position to attend the conference without assistance.
How can I apply?
Please complete the online application by Friday June 14, 2019. Podcast Movement will announce the recipients in the June 19 edition of the newsletter and in our Facebook group.
New Speaker Announcements for PM19
Podcast Movement is pleased to announce 29 additional speakers and panelists, including podcasters and industry leaders from Entrepreneur on Fire, Studio 71, Cafecito Break, Women of the Military Podcast, Pinna, Audioboom, PRX, Cadence 13, American University's School of International Service, Facebook, Media Creek, Midroll… plus more podcasters and podcasting companies! We cannot wait to learn from them this summer!
The Scoop: Industry and Community Updates
- How to Get Booked on Podcasts – An Article by Travis Albritton – How can you get booked on someone else’s podcast? What if they’ve never heard of you before? Which podcasts should you target?
- Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019 – An Article by Li Jin– “In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen to audio content, which in turn creates more revenue and financial opportunity for creators, which further encourages high-quality audio content to flow into the space. There are now over 700K free podcasts available and thousands more launching each week.”
- What is stopping you from turning podcasting into a full-time thing? – A post in the PM Facebook Group by Michael Mahony – The PM Facebook group always conversations that are engaging and interesting for existing and aspiring podcasters. We encourage you to get plugged into the community!
- Auxbus Free Trial – Auxbus Episode Assembly is here, and now, with the press of a single button, gathers up all your raw recordings, prepares them, adjusting levels, trimming silences, tuning them, arranging them according to your episode setup; then mixes in your music, and the result: your finished podcast in a matter of seconds.
Podcast Movement Stage at Starrcast II in Las Vegas
Podcast Movement enjoyed hosting the podcast stage at Starrcast II in Las Vegas this past weekend. The stage hosted over 25 of the top wrestling podcasts.
We had a great time and look forward to bringing the PM podcast stage to other events and conferences throughout the year. If you are connected to a conference or event that would like to have our stage at their function, please feel free to contact [email protected]
Every Summer Has a Story
What will your story be this summer? What short-term goals can you start on now to help your podcast? We encourage you to make the most of the next few months with your show, with your friends and with your loved ones. We are excited about Podcast Movement coming up soon and we hope that we will see you there.
Next week we plan to share more details about one of the stages at PM19. We will also share an exciting opportunity that NASA is extending to PM19 attendees!
Time to sit back and unwind,
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden
Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Podcast Movement 2019, the world's largest gathering of podcasters? LET US KNOW!