Mark Cuban is coming back to Podcast Movement, plus we unveil our kick-off events!

Greetings PM Family,

We have a lot to cover this week, starting with a major keynote announcement, followed by an extensive list of our PM21 pre-conference activities. We also have additional speakers and sessions to share with you, along with important community updates!

Mark Cuban Returns to the Keynote Stage

Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi are the founders of the all-new Fireside. Mark was gracious to join us last year for PM Virtual prior to the announcement of Fireside, and we're excited to continue the conversation with Falon and him about this new endeavor in the audio space. More details on their talk in the coming weeks!

Podcast Movement's Kick-Off Day will be full of excitement on August 3!

For the last several years, we've worked hard to make the first day of Podcast Movement one that attendees won't want to miss, and this year will be no exception.

We join forces with some amazing partners to bring you podcast-related workshops, networking events, and event orientations that you won't want to miss to kick off PM21 the right way!

The Podcaster Patreon Experience (Presented by Patreon)

Tuesday, August 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT


Join the Patreon team and a cast of our favorite podcasters Tuesday, August 3rd for a day of workshops, discussion, and connection. Creating a successful podcast shouldn’t involve compromising your vision — grow your show your way with support from the listeners who never miss an episode. Offer your fans a place to connect, discuss, and dive deeper with your podcast, and in return, establish a reliable revenue stream. Create your world on Patreon.


How to Use Email Marketing to Grow Your Podcast and Generate an Income (Presented by Aweber)

Tuesday, August 3, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM CT


Join the AWeber team for a hands-on workshop to learn how to leverage the power of email marketing to connect with listeners and generate revenue from your podcast. You’ll learn how to grow your email audience and automate your emails, as well as simple strategies to generate an income using your podcast.
Whether you’re a professional podcaster, hobbyist, or entrepreneur leveraging podcasting as another channel, this workshop will give you the tools and education you need to accelerate the growth of your podcast, make money, and connect with your audience in new and meaningful ways using email marketing.

Register Here (must be a PM21 attendee to sign up)

New PM Attendee Orientation (presented by Facebook)

Session 1 – Tuesday, August 3, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM CT

Session 2 – Tuesday, August 3, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM CT

The morning and afternoon before Podcast Movement officially kicks off, you'll have the chance to learn from PM veterans the best way to make the most out of Podcast Movement 2021 …and even meet a few hundred podcasters a day early to boot!

Whether it's your first PM, or you're just looking for a refresher, this is one of the most popular workshops each year.

This event is first-come, first-serve, so show up early! Please note both sessions are the same, so choose the one most convenient for you!

New Podcaster Primer (presented by Buzzsprout)

Tuesday, August 3, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm CT

The afternoon before Podcast Movement officially kicks off, you'll have the chance to learn from some podcasting experts who can help you talk the talk and walk the walk…plus meet a few hundred podcasters on your first day!

This is great for brand new podcasters looking to have a foundation going into the event, as well as anyone looking to brush up on their podcasting basics and lingo.

Podcast Advertiser Bootcamp (presented by Right Side Up)

Tuesday, August 3, time TBA

At PM Virtual last fall, Right Side Up presented the first-ever Advertiser Bootcamp, and it was an amazing success!

This year, Right Side Up’s offline team will host two in-depth bootcamps; one for aspiring and current podcast advertisers who want to learn how to execute campaigns effectively and efficiently, and a more advanced one for seasoned pros looking to scale their efforts.

More information on how to participate in the coming weeks!

Early Check-In / Badge Pickup Party (presented by Veritone One)

Tuesday, August 3, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM CT

Join our friends from Veritone One as they throw the first party of Podcast Movement. Join us in the Main Ballroom (Delta A) to pick up your badge before the rush, enjoy live music, and more!

VIP Tasting Tour at Jack Daniel’s (presented by Jack Daniels)

Monday, August 2


Podcast Movement 2021 will be full of opportunity — even a chance to experience the world-famous Jack Daniel Distillery. On Monday, August 2, 20 lucky attendees and speakers will be treated to a private bus trip from Nashville down to Lynchburg, Tennessee, where every drop of Jack Daniel’s is produced.

After a special VIP distillery tasting tour with Jack Daniel’s senior brand ambassador, you’ll enjoy a complimentary lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s. Wrap up your getaway with a visit to Jack’s gift shop. At the Lynchburg Hardware Store, gift cards are on the house.

Ready for a shot at the VIP treatment? Those over 21 can register to be selected for the perfect way to kick off PM21. Be sure to visit Jack Daniel’s in the Podcast Movement expo hall, and welcome to Tennessee.

Sign Up Here (Must Be Registered for PM21 to Attend)


More Amazing PM21 Speaker Announcements

Podcast Movement 2021 in Nashville, TN, will be a hub for anyone interested in podcasting or the podcast industry. This week's speaker and sessions announcements include:

Aaron Mahnke with Lore / Grim & Mild presents Ethics in Podcast Research & Writing for Nonfiction (The “Lore” Method)

Christy Mirabal presents TPA: Raising the Volume Together.

David Oxenford with Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP presents Music in Podcasts – So What The Hell Is Going On Now?

Delia D'Ambra with CounterClock / Audiochuck presents How Podcast Creation Has Changed.

Gustavo Sorola with Rooster Teeth presents Why Curiosity Drives Podcast Success.

Jamilah Mapp with Good Moms Bad Choices Podcast presents A New Age of Parenting: Sexuality, Wellness, & Activism.

Janielle Kastner with Spoke Media presents Navigating People-First Podcasting: Treating People Well and Making Good Sh*t

Jonathan Street with Resonate Recordings presents How Podcast Creation Has Changed.

Josh Lindgren with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) presents Why Curiosity Drives Podcast Success.

Leisha Hailey with PANTS with Kate and Leisha and Margaret Cho with The Margaret Cho podcast present Not Just a Marketing Channel: How to Succeed in Podcasting As a Public Figure.

Michael and Teresa Blaes with Kadosh Media present How to Grow and Monetize a Podcast Network While Keeping Your Shows Meaningful and Fun.

** Check back every Wednesday to see who has been announced for the next round of speakers at PM21 **

Lock in the Best Prices Before They Increase TONIGHT!

The World’s Largest Podcast Conference Returns(both in-person and virtually)!

Podcast Movement tickets are currently on sale!

This year, you'll have the option to attend in person or virtually. And best of all, you can register your in-person ticket now and convert it to virtual attendance anytime leading up to the event in August.


PM Community Updates

Upcoming Training in Podcast Movement University (Free to Join):

How to Streamline Your Podcast Workflow with Aaron P. Woods from Podpal – Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 PM ET

Despite the growing popularity of podcast listening, Podcast creators struggle to release content regularly due to the fragmented processes & tools available today. The average podcaster uses 5-8 different applications to manage the release of a single episode! Additionally, most new podcasters quit by episode 6 due to the difficulty of podcast administration.

At Podpal we’re changing that! In the same way tools like Jira, Trello, and Asana made it easier to manage business projects, Podpal helps podcast teams become more efficient so they can create content at scale, build an audience, and monetize their brand. In this presentation, we're joined by Aaron P. Woods, Founder & CEO of Podpal to learn more about the major steps related to managing a podcast. He'll teach you how to leverage project management best practices and tools like Podpal to streamline your production workflow. You'll learn how to plan, publish, and promote your show without all the stress and clutter.

Decoding the Instagram Algorithm for Podcasters with Alex Sanfilippo from PodMatch – Tuesday, June 29 at 4:00 pm ET

Learn how Instagram's algorithm works so you can take action to gain more followers and boost your engagement.
· Learn the 6 most important Instagram ranking signals.
· Learn the secrets for boosted growth and engagement.
· Save your money – No need to pay for advertising to grow on IG.
· Start getting MORE out of Instagram while wasting less time.

The 28-Day Launch Your Podcast Challenge Returns on July 6

IT'S BACK: The 28-Day Launch Your Podcast Challenge (sponsored by Buzzsprout) returns on July 6. If you have been wondering how to take the plunge and finally get your podcast idea off of the ground, this free class is for you!

Podcast Movement is coming soon. We'd be sad to not have you be a part of the largest podcast event on the planet! You have the option to join us in Nashville this August 3 – 6, or you can participate virtually and skip the travel. Regardless, we want you to be included. Don't miss your chance to get the best registration prices possible before the increase tonight at midnight.

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