PM21 Price Increase Tonight and PM21 Conference Tracks Announced

Greetings PM Family,

Podcast Movement has something for everyone, whether you are just starting out, are a veteran in podcasting, or you are a professional in the field. This week we will be taking a look at all of the different conference tracks that will be featured as a part of Podcast Movement 2021, additional speakers and sessions for the events, and share some community updates!

PM21 Conference Tracks

At Podcast Movement, all educational sessions such as breakouts and panel discussions fall under one of six “main tracks” or one of three “bonus tracks.”

As you will see below, each track has a specific overarching theme, and you as an attendee can pick and choose sessions from the various tracks throughout the event to help accomplish your goals. And then each morning will kick off with keynote talks that are broad and meant to appeal to all who are in attendance.

In addition to each session being assigned a track, many also will be labeled on the schedule as being targeted towards New Podcasters, Hobbyist Podcasters, Professional Podcasters, and Industry Professionals.

With nearly 200 sessions across 10 different stages, this organization will help you make the most out of your time with us!


Creation Track – Presented by Buzzsprout
Whether you’re creating a show from scratch or looking for ways to improve, this track will teach you everything you need to know about the ins and outs of podcasting. There will be sessions for both beginners and professionals that will help you and your show, including the art of storytelling and how to conduct great interviews.

Industry Track – Presented by Coleman Insights
The Podcast Movement prides itself as the conference that gathers experts from the industry to present sessions in an environment unlike anywhere else. Past sessions of this track include an IAB panel on podcast advertising standards, multiple sessions on measurements, and large podcast sponsorships.

Marketing Track – Presented by AWeber
Creating great content is part of the battle, but the next big hurdle is making sure people hear what you’re putting out there! This track offers some of the tips and tricks that the world’s most successful podcasters use. Learn the latest techniques, from social media and email marketing to using new technology, to get your voice heard.

Monetization Track – Presented by AdsWizz
We know that many podcasters are looking for ways to profit from their art form in this industry. While it may not be easy, this track brings in experts to teach you the different ways you can do it. Learn about getting sponsors, crowdfunding your podcasts, and more with these sessions.

Society, Culture, and Advocacy Track
This track encourages speakers and attendees alike to address some of the most difficult and most important topics head-on. From discussions around diversity, racism, and harassment to bringing voice to underrepresented communities, we look forward to them happening at this year's conference.

Technical Track – Presented by Focusrite
Podcast Movement will be home to some of the best technical experts in podcasting. Whether you’re looking for ways to podcast from mobile devices, trying to figure out what plugs into where, or need a few handy tips on editing your content like a pro—you’ll find sessions on various topics throughout the week.


Audio Drama / Fiction Track – Presented by Dolby
One of the fastest-growing podcasting genres is the audio drama format, and we’re absolutely in love with it. If you’ve heard any of these shows, you know that they’re truly an art. We’re excited this year to feature a full track of audio drama-focused education, and it will be a great learning experience for podcasters from all genres!

Brand & Content Marketing Track – Presented by Futuri Media
Podcasts are becoming an important piece of content marketing for brands, but they are only as effective as the strategic approach taken in their production and release. Join us for this track that explores content creation for your brand and how to integrate it into an overall marketing plan best to maximize the effects for your business and so much more!

Spanish Language Podcasting Track
Spanish-speaking podcasts represent one of the fastest-growing areas of the podcast universe. We're excited, too, for the first time at PM21, to feature an entire day's worth of programming geared towards those who podcast in Spanish or who podcast primarily to a Spanish-speaking audience!

The 5th Round of 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:

Alia Tavakolian with Spoke Media presents Doing Good & Making Money: Not Mutually Exclusive

Amber Smith with Slate and Cole Raven with Podchaser presents Podcast Taxonomy: Podcasting's Push to Standardize Credits.

Dan Hughley with Focusrite, Mark Deal with Podcast Editor Academy, and Michelle Levitt with Heil Sound present From Your Mouth to Your RSS feed: Breaking Down the Tech of Podcasting.

Darren Clarke with Psych Hub and Digital Marketer and Jessie Clarke with The Smart Marketer presents How Podcasting Best Fits Into Your Business Growth Strategy.

DeSha Runnels with Ad Results presents Deepening the Relationship Between Brands and Content Creators.

Donald Kelly with The Sales Evangelist presents Owning Your Message and Telling The World Through Podcasting.

Hernan Lopez with Wondery presents TPA: Raising the Volume Together.

Jess Cordova Kramer with Lemonada Media presents What’s Your Lemonada? (Breaking Through By Being You)

Lauren Passell with Tink Media presents More Promo Swaps, More Downloads.

Lex Friedman with ART19 presents How to Become a Podcasting Millionaire (or at least make more money from your show)

Jess Jupiter and Max Linsky with Pineapple Street Studios and Michael Gluckstadt with HBO/HBO Max present The Rise of TV/Film Companion Podcasts.

Paloma Beltran with Living on Earth (distributed by PRX) presents Unsafe and Unheard in the Climate Emergency: How to Tell Stories of Eco-Justice.

Tess Pfeifle with Astonishing Legends presents Our Astonishing Process: How the AL Team Crafts an Episode from Start to Finish.

Todd Cochrane with Blubrry Podcasting presents Growing Your Podcast with Five Actionable Steps.

Tom Schwab with Interview Valet presents The secrets to Massive Results Leveraging Other People's Platform as a Featured Guest.

Trevor Fedele with MXL Mics (Mics N' Stuff Podcast) presents From Zero to Microphone Hero.

** 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 Tomorrow

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.


PM21 Scholarship Deadline is this Friday! – Podcast Movement offers scholarships to aspiring and existing podcasters who wish to attend. We want to try to make this event as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

Submit your application on the form link below by Friday, June 11th at midnight. Podcast Movement will announce the recipients in our weekly newsletter on June 16th, in our Facebook group and on social media.

Podcast Movement is a conference that caters to parents by providing child care services during the event. We are proud to have partnered with A Helping Hand since 2018, which provides safe and welcoming choices for parents who want their children at Podcast Movement.
We want you to have the peace of mind that your children will be safe while attending Podcast Movement 2021. That's why we're providing onsite event childcare for a nominal daily fee!

You'll also get to decide how many days you would like our help from Thursday through Sunday, August 3 – 6th.

If you're interested in learning more or getting on the list, please email and let us know (the registration portal is still being built out).

We are looking for sponsors or partners to make this service available at NO COST. If you're interested in learning more, please get in contact!

PM Community Updates!

Meetup Tour Reminder – We have two more in-person meetups for podcasters this week! This is a chance to come together with other podcasters and would-be podcasters all while doing so outdoors. We couldn't do it without our friends over at Spreaker (our sponsor).

Join us tonight or tomorrow to celebrate the podcasting community if you are near any of the following cities!

Memphis, TN – Loflin Yard
Wednesday, June 9 from 7 to 9 pm CT – RSVP here

Nashville, TN – Von Elrod's
Thursday, June 10 from 7 to 9 pm CT – RSVP here
The Podcast Movement Local Meetup groups page is a great way to find other podcasters in your area!

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

How To Use Your Podcast to Showcase Your Unique Expertise and Build Your Personal Brand with Mike Kim
Tuesday, June 15 at 1 pm ET

It’s no secret that more people than ever before are building thriving businesses around their podcasts. But why do some create six- or even seven-figure businesses while so many others strive to make a consistent income?

Mike Kim answers that question by sharing his proven 8-step blueprint that has helped build the brands for some of today’s most influential thought leaders — as well as his own personal brand and podcast, The Brand You Podcast.

Mike walks you through the process of creating a compelling personal brand to build your business around, how this weird world of marketing really works, and why the best strategy for success is telling the truth.

You're invited to Podcast Movement 2021 whether you attend in-person or virtually! We can't wait to spend four days with podcast friends old and new this August 3-6 in Nashville, TN.

Team Podcast Movement

“I believe what I believe is what makes me what I am.” – Rich Mullins

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