Spreaker Live Show #95 for Dec 28th, 2016
Our Topics This Week:
- Live Audio to Podcasting in 2017
- Debunking a few microphone myths
- Listener Comments and Feedback
Show Duration: 48 minutes
Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker @robgreenlee - rob(at)spreaker(dotcom)
Guest Co-Host: Ray Ortega, Host of the Podcasters Roundtable and The Podcasters Studio Podcast
Main topic this week: “Live Audio to Podcasting in 2017”
One of the leading trends online has been and will continue to
be enabling Live video and audio.
Example of this is the recent decision on the part of Facebook to enable Live audio streaming on its closed platform.
Why is Live continuing to be a fascination of content creators in the face of much smaller audiences and more production risks?
Is duration a factor in Live, Spreaker stats show that listeners listen longer to Live audio than on demand / podcast audio.
Some podcasting distribution platforms (Spreaker, BlogTalkRadio) combine live audio streaming and recording to then be encoded into mp3 files. Content creators and listeners like the interactivity of Live, thus will continue to grow in 2017.
Tip of the Week: Debunking Microphone Myths
-Condenser mics are not as rugged as dynamics or that Condensers are always better than Dynamic Microphones.
Listener Comments and Feedback on SLS94:
Linda Irwin wrote us again on taking advertising on her show:
I would prefer not to have to manage "cue sheets" from paid advertisers. I would rather if listeners would like to donate or "tip", then that would be better for me. Besides I use sound effects that are not for commercial use and even though I promote those providers, it would not be right for me to charge premium subscriptions or advertising fees.
Dave Kanyan also wrote again: He is talking about Premium Paid Podcasts
Hey Rob. Great solo show. Thanks for the info and the mention. I must say that it'll be a cold day in hell before I pay to listen to a podcast.
Years ago I was willing to pay for Sirius satellite radio specifically for Howard Stern. But he was giving me 4+ hours a day of entertainment and I no longer had to worry where in the country I was driving my truck and still get a crystal clear signal.
Even though I have my favorite podcasts, like Marc Maron, Alex Exum and Spreaker live, I don't see having to pay for them.
In all seriousness I subscribe to over 30 podcasts off all types, but even collectively still not compelling enough content for me to pay for.
I would just go back to am/fm if I had to and suffer with Glenn Beck. Yuck.
I guess I would consider paying a nominal fee for a podcast network such as ADORE FM or HEADGUM. Let's hope it doesn't get to that. I like it free and the podcaster has to monetize the show on his or her own without my dollars.
I'll just pay for stamps.com or audible or whatever. As far as premium subscriptions for older shows like Mark Maron charges for NOT interested. OK that's my two cents that no one had to pay for. My free opinion. Thanks Rob. MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Hanukkah!
Joseph D. Rupe on Live Streaming to external destinations:
Yeah so if I wanted my show to go out over my website, Spreaker and TuneIn without having to encode more than one stream from my PC ? That's possible ?
Sorry to hassle I just didn't want to have to have all coming from my stream server and not my PC. Spreaker looks like I can only stream from my PC and not my server ? Thanks for your timelively. I'll engage with anyone who comments or emails my show. I try not to sound too much like an old man and say things like "kids today". I usually have more than one topic or story on my show so there is a variety of things to sink your teeth into. I keep it very honest and I show humility and try to be humble, yet confident I know how I feel. Also I know many younger stand up comedians from my days as a stand up and I talk to them about who they listen to and what shows they may be guesting on. I'm working on Twitter as I know the kids love that. I comment all over Facebook, and Twitter and wherever I can spreading my name and my shows name out there.
rob at spreaker.com
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