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Greetings PM Family,

We have a lot of great things to get to this week, but before we get started, we need to hold ourselves accountable for a mistake. On July 7, this weekly newsletter included an image promoting Podcast Movement parties and networking events that was insensitive and offensive, especially to Black podcast creators and listeners. As an organization that prioritizes inclusiveness, we’re focused on the impact and not the intent of our actions. Please read our full statement here, and thank you to Simplecast and the BIPOC Podcast Creators group for helping us all by starting the conversation.

This week, we share news about the Spreaker Live Stage, and how you can watch the sessions whether you're joining us this year or not. We also have reminders for events that you'll want to make sure to RSVP or register for in advance. Plus, the Podcast Pavilion, Podcast Makeover, and more.

And for those who have asked, the mobile app and virtual event platform go live next week, so watch your inbox for access information.

Spreaker Live Stage Preview

For the second PM in a row, we've partner with Spreaker to bring you the Live Stage. What's the Live Stage? It's a place where all week long we'll be streaming some awesome sessions around the world, so everyone can check out the awesome things taking place at Podcast Movement.

And if you're joining us live, you're in luck, because it all takes place on-stage inside Podcast Movement Central

There are three days of amazing sessions taking place on this stage, including two just announced:

How to Get Your First 1 Million Download Month

Wednesday, August 4 at 3:30 pm CT

Join Sam Parr of The Hustle and My First Million podcast, and John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire, as they discuss what it took to get to their first one million download months, and how you can do it too.

Money Moves: Women and Ownership in Podcasting

Friday, August 6 at 12:30 pm CT

During this panel discussion presented by Spreaker, Host Ahyiana Angel sits down with women making money moves to find out how they do it. We're peeling back the layers to uncover what it takes to establish your value, create alliances, protect yourself from predatory practices, and so much more. Women are developing powerhouse networks, brokering deals, championing change, and tracking trends that advance our agenda.

CLICK HERE to check out the entire Live Stage lineup, and make sure to watch live all week long HERE.

A Reminder to Register for Tuesday's Workshops

Here is a list of the workshops happening at PM21, many of which are requesting you RSVP or register in advance:

The Podcaster Patreon Experience (Presented by Patreon)

Tuesday, August 3, 9am to 3pm

Join the Patreon team and a cast of our favorite podcasters Tuesday, August 3rd for a day of workshops, discussion, and connection.

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

Tuesday, August 3, 12pm to 3pm


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.

Podcast Advertiser Bootcamp (presented by Right Side Up)
Tuesday, August 3, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm


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. Learn more and register here.

New PM Attendee Orientation (presented by Facebook)

Session 1 – Tuesday, August 3, 9am to 11am

Session 2 – Tuesday, August 3, 3pm to 5pm

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!

Please note both sessions are the same, so choose the one most convenient for you!

New Podcaster Primer (presented by Buzzsprout)

Tuesday, August 3, 12pm to 2pm

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.

Don't Miss These Networking Events & Parties

Here is a list of the exciting networking events happening at PM21, many of which are requesting you RSVP or register in advance:

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

Tuesday, August 3, 3pm to 7pm

Join us in the Main Ballroom (Delta A) to pick up your badge before the rush. Enjoy music, mingling, and the opportunity to reconnect!

PM21 Welcome Party

Tuesday, August 3, 9pm to 11pm

Join this casual hangout the evening before PM kicks off. We'll have drink tickets for the early arrivers, plus live music and a great time for everyone!

Audio Fiction Podcasters Meetup (presented by Dramafy)

Wednesday, August 4, 5pm to 7pm

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

She Podcasts SHINDIG: Networking at Podcast Movement 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 9am to 11am


This party, presented by She Podcasts, will be an amazing networking experience, complete with cocktails, southern treats, and cool prizes. Learn more and RSVP here.

Stitcher Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 4, 6pm to 7pm

Join your friends from Stitcher for a fun happy hour to celebrate Day 1 at Podcast Movement. Music, drinks, and more!

Wednesday Night Party (presented by The Podcast Academy)

Wednesday, August 4, starting at 7pm

After the first full day of Podcast Movement, there's nothing like kicking back and winding down with friends and colleagues, both new and old. Join The Podcast Academy for an evening of live music, drink tickets, and light bites, and lots of fun!

Breakfast with ABC News | ESPN | Nat Geo Podcast Network

Thursday, August 5, 7:30am to 9:30am

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, 5pm to 7pm

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.

iHeartRadio Party (Our Biggest Party of the Year)

Thursday, August 5, 8pm to 11pm

iHeartRadio's parties at PM19 in Orlando and Evolutions in LA were epic… but we think this one is going to top them both!
Featuring a live performance by Questlove, plus food, drinks, and a whole lot more.

BIPOC Podcast Creators Networking (Presented by Simplecast)

Friday, August 6, 12:30pm to 1:30pm


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.

Sign Up for the Podcast Pavilion

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

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!

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!

Jen Amos with Holding Down the Fort & The Filipino American Woman Project and Sarah Li-Cain with Beyond the Dollar present Using Microphones to Shatter the Bamboo Ceiling: How Hearing Asian Voices Can Flip the Narrative Around Being Asian.

Ahyiana Angel with Mayzie Media and Carla Wilmaris with Idea to Launch present Money Moves: Women and Ownership in Podcasting.

Daniel Anstandig with Futuri Media, Jeff Cole, and Svend Jansen with Jack Daniels' Family of Brands present What Content Marketers Can Learn From Jack Daniel's Branded Podcast.

Giancarlo Bizzarro with Crooked Media, Nick Freeman with The Athletic, and Glenn Rubenstein with ADOPTER Media present Authentic Voices Lead to Impactful Brand Partnerships.

Jordan and Milena Ciciotti with As For Me And My House, Cornelius Lindsey with Life with the Lindseys, and Chad Masters with Prompt Us present Getting Personal… with God.

Stephen Hackett with Relay FM and Rebecca Lavoie with Crime Writers On…/Partners in Crime Media present Monetizing Your Independent Podcast.

Blake Johnson with Diary of a Mad Black Man presents Why Building a Table is Worth the Labor.

Becky Rho with HBO/HBO Max presents The Rise of TV/Film Companion Podcasts.

Oren Rosenbaum with United Talent Agency and Sarah Van Mosel with Stitcher presents Podcast Leadership: The Future from Every Angle.

Catherine Saint Louis and Stephanie Serrano with Neon Hum present So You Wanna Be A Podcast Editor?

VIRTUAL Presentations include:

Matt Kellogg with Media Creek, Inc. and Misty Phillip with Spark Media present The Christian Podcast – 21st Century Evangelism.

Matt MacDonald with Acast presents In the Podcast Industry's Power Grab, Here's How Creators Can Win Out.

Last Chance for the Podcast Makeover

This opportunity features a panel that's a cross-section of professional broadcasters and podcasters critiquing the first 30 seconds of several up-and-coming podcasts in a live “aircheck” session… and you can be a part of it!

If you are registered for PM21 – don't miss this opportunity to have your podcast professionally critiqued, in a fun and constructive environment You can fill out the submission form to have your show considered for this amazing opportunity.

Finally, we sent out this safety update for the event to all registered attendees yesterday. Please review it if you've not had the chance.

Podcast Movement is less than 2 weeks away! We are excited to see many of you in person and virtually online.

Team Podcast Movement

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar


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