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Greetings PM Family,

Podcast Movement is pleased to announce another exciting featured session taking place at this year's event! We also highlight our networking events at PM21 and how to host your own meetups. We have more speaker and session announcements for the big event, and are excited to share how you can record your show live at PM21!

New Featured Session at PM21

Join iHeartRadio Digital Group CEO Conal Byrne as he discusses how podcasts by Black Creators, and the creation of the Black Effect Podcast Network, have provided a platform for Black voices and stories to be amplified.

Conal will be joined by Charlamagne tha God, co-host of The Breakfast Club and founder of the Black Effect Podcast NetworkDollie S. Bishop, President of the Black Effect Podcast Network.

This will be one of the featured sessions on our Spreaker Live Stage. So stay tuned to find out more about the Live Stage and how to take part in this session, whether you're joining us in person or virtually!

PM21 Networking Events

Podcast Movement has some of the best networking events in the industry! We are excited to bring these back after the long hiatus! Here is a breakdown of the networking events at PM21 that you will not want to miss.

Early Check In / Badge Pickup (presented by Veritone One)
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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 music, mingling, and the opportunity to reconnect!

Audio Fiction Podcasters Meetup (presented by Dramafy)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join Dramafy along with fellow Audio Fiction podcasters for an informal meetup and hang time!

She Podcasts SHINDIG: Networking at Podcast Movement 2021 (presented by ShePodcasts)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join the ShePodcasts crew for a fun networking event where not only will you get to know a whole lot of new people on the first official evening of PM21, but you might even learn a thing or two!

Stitcher Happy Hour (presented by Stitcher)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join your friends from Stitcher for a fun happy hour to celebrate the first day of Podcast Movement 2021!

Breakfast with ABC News | ESPN | Nat Geo Podcast Network
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Start Here on Thursday morning, with breakfast courtesy of your friends at ABC News, ESPN, and Nat Geo Podcast Network!

Podcasters of Color Networking Event (presented by Podpal)
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, August 5th after the panels but before the parties for the official Podcasters of Color networking happy hour. We'll have giveaways, special guests, and more.

BIPOC Podcast Creators Networking (Presented by Simplecast)
Friday, August 6, 2021, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Enjoy a refreshment with the BIPOC Podcast Creators community and Simplecast, in this networking event, celebrating the voices of fellow Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in podcasting. Attendees who identify as BIPOC can enter to win some of the awesome Simplecast Giveaways.

Check Out Some (or Host Your Own) Unofficial Meetups

Podcast Movement has a lot of great opportunities for networking and meeting new people. If that wasn't enough, there's even more fun waiting on the outside with our unofficial community meetups.

Or if hosting your own event sounds like it might be up your alley, this page will help you do just that – or find other events happening in Nashville during PM21 as well as during all four days of the conference itself!

Lock in the Best Prices Before They Increase Next Week!

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.


Additional PM21 Speakers and Sessions

We have more exciting speakers and sessions to announce this week!

Donald Albright with Tenderfoot TV presents TPA: Raising the Volume Together.

Daryl Battaglia with Triton Digital presents The Measures of Podcast Success in 2021

Bobby Bones with iHeart Media presents The Podcast Makeover 30 Second Challenge.

Steph Colbourn with Editaudio and Anne Rodrique-Jones present Setting Yourself Up for a Perfect Edit.

Chris Demarais with Rooster Teeth presents “Good Morning from Hell,” “Black Box Down,” “Rooster Teeth Podcast,” “Tales from the Stinky Dragon” presents Why Curiosity Drives Podcast Success.

Josephine Martorana with Stitcher presents The Notes Process.

Brendan Monaghan with Spotify presents Unlocking Incremental Revenue through Audience Networks.

Aaron Peterson with The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed presents Tuned In to Tuning In – TV Companion Podcasting

Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown with Breadfruit Media presents Podcast Editing Made Simple.

Ali Schreiber with Veritone presents Emerging Revenue Opportunities for Podcasters.

Andrew Sharp with Greatest Of All Talk presents How Much of Your Podcast Should You Paywall?

Chris Tarry with Gen-Z Media presents Short, Long, and Everything in Between: Choosing the Most Successful Format for Your Audio Drama.

VIRTUAL Presentations include:

Kimi Culp with All The Wiser and Martha Pincoffs with Three Righteous Mamas Podcast present Podcasting Our Way to the World We Want to See: Cultivating Empathy Through Authentic Storytelling and Being Unafraid of Failure.

Katherine Goldstein with The Double Shift presents In the Podcast Industry's Power Grab, Here's How Creators Can Win Out.

Pete McPherson with The Do You Even Blog Podcast presents How to Build a Simple Funnel for Your Podcast (That Builds Trust and Gets Sales on Autopilot).

Akaego Okoye with African Business Stories and Paula Rogo with Kali Media present Using Community to Grow Your Podcast in Emerging Markets – the African perspective (African Women in Podcasting Share Their Experiences).

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

Podcast Pavilion Sign-ups

The awesome team at HubSpot Podcast Network is helping to bring you the Podcast Movement Podcast Pavilion…in other words, RECORD YOUR PODCAST LIVE FROM PM21's POPUP PODCAST STUDIO!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Live podcasting will take place:

    Wednesday, August 4 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thursday, August 5 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, August 6 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Each recording block will be 30 minutes in length.
  • We will have two decked-out recording booths, each complete with top-of-the-line equipment courtesy of our friends from Shure, and an awesome tech who will help ensure your recording is a success!

This is one of our most popular things each year, so if you're interested in taking part, make sure to reserve your spot ASAP!

PM Community Updates!

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

Your Podcast Audience – The Dos and Don'ts with Sheila Knowles from the BBE Podcast Agency – Thursday, July 8 at 4:00 pm ET

This session will take you through how to market your podcast correctly to maximize podcast growth and retention of listeners. We'll focus on your audience and how you can use your show to appeal to the people you want tuning into your podcast.

How to Launch a Podcast in 10 Steps + Best Practices with Fatima Zaidi of Quill – Tuesday, July 13 at 4:00 pm ET

You’ve finally made the plunge to start a podcast! You’ve got that one-in-a-million idea and you can’t wait to start telling it. You absolutely can—and should—start your show even if you don't have big brand budgets and there’s no need to sacrifice quality while you’re at it. In this webinar podcast expert and CEO of Quill Inc, Fatima Zaidi covers 10 steps for launching a podcast from the comfort of your own home.

Podcast Movement is less than a month away! We appreciate your support and look forward to the possibility of seeing you in person in Nashville or virtually online!

Team Podcast Movement

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