Monthly Archives: July 2017

Be in Control of Your Original Podcast Content

Look out podcasters, Hollywood is coming for your original content! Be in control of your original podcast content, and don't let anyone tell you any different. Podcast Movement is coming up quick, in about three weeks, and don't wait to permanently move or redirect your feed. Nick Howell joined MacKenzie on episode 50 to share how he has used PowerPress and what's changed for his shows over the years. Check out multiple shows on his network, the Orbital Jigsaw. Join Nick and MacKenzie at Podcast Movement next month. Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you're discovering the show now, go back and check the past episodes!
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Show notes:
Where is Hollywood Looking for it's Next Hit? Podcasts! Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Orbital Jigsaw podcast network Big thanks to Nick for sharing the details on his shows and how he got his start in podcasting back in 2011.
– The Concession Stand: TV, movies, pop culture
– Busted Wide Open: Weekly show about pro wrestling
Tune in to the past 49 episodes of the show
Podcast Movement: Get 10% off your ticket using the code Blubrry
Show intro and outro courtesy of: Phonophage

Start Your Podcasting Job – Your Podcast 010

The new IAB Podcast Measurement document was released, episode level images have been updated for the Blubrry player and lots of podcasting job postings. Todd and Mike recap on these topics and more, including Mike starting up PowerPress webinars again. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe at

New guidelines have been set for podcast statistics. Blubrry is proud to be part of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and we want to make sure you review the measurement guidelines as well. – IAB Podcast Measurement Document
Episode level image for the Blubrry player – In the PowerPress update we made a slight change to the player. See the image for this episode at
Looking to make podcasting part of your resume? Lots of podcasting job announcements went out recently. – Take a look at some of them here.


We got together! Blubrry team meeting – This was the largest gathering of RawVoice / Blubrry team members ever! Looking forward to more of these in the future as well.
Blubrry webinars – Recently we've taken a bit of time off for these and are happy to share this next one with you. Tune in and register to attend the upcoming PowerPress webinar. Thursday, 7/27 4PM EDT – Sign up here!


Importing and migrating from Soundcloud (or anywhere else).
Canceling a subscription to hosting or statistics – Use the Billing section in the Podcaster Dashboard.
Once your show is listed in the Blubrry directory, do EVERYTHING from the Podcaster Dashboard. This will avoid multiple listings in the directory and your account.
“Upload to iTunes.” No, YOU DON'T EVER UPLOAD DIRECTLY TO ITUNES/APPLE. Loads of podcasters are under the impression that you RSS feed PUSHES to Apple Podcasts (iTunes). It does not. Apple Podcasts (when it sees fit) PULLS your feed. It asks for your feed when it gets around to it and PULLS your feed to update your listing. Your subscribers (even in Apple) subscribe to your feed and after that never really touch Apple Podcasts (the service) again. They are just subscribed to your feed directly in the iTunes software or the iOS Podcasts app. Subscribe to your own podcast, that way you can tell if everything is working correctly when you release a new episode. It works the same as every other directory and/or app.

Podcasting Services Updates, Advice and Experiences

Blubrry recently updated PowerPress, Ryan Wheaton of the Branding Brews podcast shares his podcasting experience, and Aaron Mahnke of Lore gives podcasting advice. MacKenzie and Ryan discuss the changes that came in the PowerPress 7.1 update – including the Apple RSS feed tags – and you're able to download the latest version now. Ryan tells about why he started his show and who he thinks will benefit from listening. If you've ever thought about diving into a podcasting network, Lore host Aaron Mahnke, has some advise for you.
Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
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Show notes:
PowerPress Update
Branding Brews
How Aaron Mahnke Makes A Living Podcasting (And How You Can Too)
Printful – After the recording Ryan thought of a useful company for merchandise. You can connect it with a number of website platforms. Customers order a product on your site, it gets sent to Printful, they print and ship it to your customer. You don't even have to pre-order products so no inventory or big up-front costs!

PowerPress 7.1 With all the iOS 11 features – Your Podcast 009

More evidence that Soundcloud is in trouble, how to submit your podcast to Spotify, Veronica Belmont is podcasting again, and PowerPress 7.1 with all the new iOS 11 features. All of that with Mike and Todd, covering a few tech topics as well. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe at

Happy National Blueberry Day! (July 8th)!
Eat some Blueberries and/or order professional statistics or media hosting from (promo code Blubrry005 for a free month).

Soundcloud cuts 40% of their staff
Submit your podcast to Spotify
Veronica Belmont podcasting again – IRL from Mozilla


PowerPress 7.1 – Comes out Tuesday (or before) – Get on the beta if want to try it out!
Commercial podcasts – What is and what is not a commercial podcast – See our professional podcast hosting information here.


File names – Best practices to make sure you are naming your media files correctly. KEEP IT SIMPLE!
File names should only contain numbers, letters, dashes or underscores. No spaces, symbols, periods (other than the .mp3) or commas. This will insure that your files are compatible with all podcast apps and directories (including Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music and Stitcher).
PLEASE Contact us first instead of going on social media. We monitor email 7 days a week, have a phone number for support during business hours (9-5 US Eastern Time) and we are the best place to go for help with your show using Blubrry tools. Just call 1-877-729-8642 ext. 1 for support. Leave a voicemail if it's after hours and we will get back to you. Or email

To ask questions or to comment on the show, contact Todd and Mike here:

Advertising Revenue and Using PowerPress Multiple Times

In 2017 podcasting revenue is making a huge jump and PowerPress can be used in so many ways. Catch up with MacKenzie and her guest, Ken Gagne, as they discuss how much money podcast advertising is slated to make this year and Ken's podcasts over the years. Podcasting advertising has been a topic of conversation on the PowerPress Podcast multiple times, and it was time for an update on the increasing monetary platform. Ken has never dabbled in podcast advertising, but that doesn't mean he wasn't able to bring up some good questions and provide some insight about the entire process.

Ken has been podcasting for many years and has been involved in a number of shows. Currently he is the host of Polygamer, which discusses diversity and equality in the gaming industry. When he's not working on that show it's common for him to be contributing to other shows as well as teaching about podcasting. He teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston and includes not only podcasting but Blubrry's beloved PowerPress as well. Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
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Show notes:
Podcasting Revenue Will Jump 85%
Ken's PowerPress Presentation
Emerson College – Ken's courses