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PodcastOne Announced Judges to Find the Next Big Podcast Star



PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media, has set its award winning panel of judges to select the winner of Self Made Podcast Edition, an audio competition to find the next big podcast star for the network giant. The storied list of podcast notables and advertising and media industry executives will use criteria ranging from sound quality to host relatability to show promotion paired with download numbers, to determine the grand prize winner.

Selected for the panel are:

Kaitlyn Bristowe, creator and host of Off the Vine, one of the most successful and downloaded podcasts for women. Bristowe is also current Co-host of The Bachelorette and recently was crowned champion of Dancing with the Stars;

Adam Carolla, host and Guiness World Record holder for the world’s most downloaded podcast, The Adam Carola Show. Additionally, Carolla is the former host of the iconic radio and television series Loveline;

Emmy Award-winner Doug Ellin who created the smash HBO series Entourage and host of two podcast series, Hollywood Ways and the Victory Podcast which garnered more than 5 million downloads in its first 12 months.

Internationally recognized broadcast journalist Jillian Hamilton who hosts the podcast Cheating: When Love Lies;

Barbara Schroeder will also serve as a mentor in addition to her judging duties. Schroeder who created the Netflix hit documentary Evil Genius and whose podcast Bad Bad Thing catapulted onto the top True Crime genre charts will provide expert insight with each of the finalists to help them hone their storytelling skills.

Rounding out the group of esteemed panelists are revered and venerated podcast industry scions and advertising industry executives James Ingrassia, Head of Client Services, Oxford Road, the leading Los Angeles-based audio ad agency; DeSha Runnels, Vice President of Media, Ad Results, the world’s leading audio & podcast advertising agency; Sarah Cotenoff, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships, Podsights, the leading attribution platform for podcast advertising; John Goforth, Chief Revenue Officer, Magellan AI, the leading developer of a data and analytics platform used to analyze podcasts and organize the data; Kit Gray, Co-Founder and President of PodcastOne; and member of the Radio Hall of Fame, Norm Pattiz, Founder of PodcastOne and WestwoodOne.

Self Made Podcast Edition is driven by fans as well as the panel of judges, all listening to see who will take the top prize: a podcasting contract with PodcastOne, and a total package worth over $100,000 including promotion across the network. The competition will culminate in episodes submitted by each of the five finalists via LaunchpadOne. With over 1200 independent podcasts, LaunchpadOne is PodcastOne’s free innovative podcast hosting, distribution, and monetization platform that provides an end-to-end podcast solution. A winner will then be crowned on September 30, 2021 – International Podcast Day.


PodcastOne Announced Global Debut of LaunchpadOne



PodcastOne announced the launch of LaunchpadOne, a free innovative podcast hosting, distribution, and monetization platform that provides an end to end podcast solution.

Starting with over 1,000 podcasts, LaunchpadOne offers creators a 360 podcasting ecosystem – a cutting-edge technology hosting platform, customizable design elements, a podcast player, distribution tools to publish on all major listening apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast and Pocket Casts and others, and a deep network of shows.

The platform’s robust technology, promotion, and monetization opportunities will allow podcast creators to leverage unique opportunities from PodcastOne, such as the ability to accumulate new listeners, get discovered, and collaborate with the established podcast network.

Some of the key features now available to creators on LaunchpadOne include:

Ad Revenue: Keep 100% of all advertising revenue that the podcast sells, including embedded live reads and pre-recorded ads.

Custom Hosting Network: Collaborate with LaunchpadOne to develop a branded, white-labeled platform to host your own network of shows, a flexible solution for everyone from upstart podcast producers to enterprise-level companies.

Customizable Players: Customize the embeddable podcast player to match your website or branding through the use of the new custom player tool in the CMS or through CSS Style Sheets.

Podcast Directory: Help a new audience discover your podcast in PodcastOne’s robust Podcast Directory.

Enhanced Reporting: Industry-standard IAB metrics and easy to read visuals. Daily, Weekly, Monthly and custom breakouts to track podcast performances.

Donations: For the first time, LaunchpadOne podcasters will be able to connect a PayPal account and receive donations from listeners through LaunchpadOne. Terms and fees apply.

Apple Reviews: Import your Apple Podcast reviews and ratings directly into your LaunchpadOne dashboard.

Learning Center: Launchpad Learn is a new blog center available to everyone that will host articles and content around podcasting best practices, trends, and helpful instructions. New content will be posted consistently and provide insight from industry experts.

Ongoing Feature Enhancements:
Continued development and platform updates to match the rapid growth of podcasting industry including planned additions to monetization tools, subscription features, automated transcriptions, editing software integration and more.

The Verge reported some clarification. PodcastOne can insert two ads into any show that hosts on its platform. These ads are sold through PodcastOne’s team, and the company said it retains 100 percent of revenue “in order to keep hosting free”.

For PayPal donations, PodcastOne retains a 4 percent service fee, with 95 percent of donations going to the podcaster. The revenue from any ads the podcaster sells, records, and embeds themselves will be fully kept by the podcaster.


LiveXLive’s PodcastOne Teams with Microsoft Edge



PodcastOne, a leading platform and a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media announced that it will produce and distribute the Innovation on the Edge with Microsoft Edge podcast with Jordan Harbinger (The Jordan Harbinger Show) and television host and lifestyle expert Chelsea Briggs trading hosting duties through the limited run series which is set to launch on June 7, 2021 on PodcastOne, as well as Apple, Spotify, and wherever podcasts are heard.

Innovation on the Edge with Microsoft Edge is a weekly podcast that explores the cutting edge of Internet innovation and pop culture trends. Each of the ten planned episodes will dig into how people are currently using the web to innovate, notable ways in which it’s evolving, what its future might look like, and how we can create that future together.

With subject matter that ranges from Bitcoin, Human Rights, and NFT’s, to Internet marketing and social media growth, Microsoft and hosts Harbinger and Briggs will welcome curious creators, disruptors, and innovation on the Edge.

As one of the leading networks, PodcastOne continues to develop and produce compelling content to generate excitement and intrigue in the audio space. Along with its parent company, LiveXLIve, PodcastOne is leading the industry and encouraging its expansion through platforms and relationships like this one with Microsoft Edge that allows brands to further expand the scope of its marketing campaign by reaching audiences in the fastest growing medium available, podcasting.


PodcastOne Inks First Look Deal with Picture Perfect Federation



PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media announced that it has entered into a multi-year first look pact with Picture Perfect Federation, the joint venture between Picture Perfect Entertainment and Federation Entertainment led by Patrick Wachberger, for the development of scripted serial podcast content, and rising category in the ever increasing business of podcasting which is on track to being a multi-billion dollar industry by 2023.

Under the development deal, Picture Perfect Federation’s Wachsberger and a team of executives led by Ashley Stern, President of Federation Entertainment of America, and Sera Tabb, Vice President of Development for Picture Perfect Federation, are expected to expand upon PodcastOne’s diverse and top rated list of banner programming, which currently includes true crime genre podcasts A&E’s Cold Case Files and I Survived, Court Junkie, American Nightmare, and Final Days on Earth, some of the most listened to hosted podcasts including the The Adam Carolla Show, Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen, The Jordan Harbinger Show, Hotboxin with Mike Tyson and The LadyGang and podcasts from global music superstars Pitbull, Anitta and T-Pain, and introduce scripted content across multiple genres with an eye to package the resulting audio IP for television, film and streaming platforms as co-productions of Picture Perfect Federation and PodcastOne.

“Patrick and his team are true professionals with unparalleled success in the movie, television and scripted world. The partnership with PodcastOne will complement their expertise with over 10 years of experience in the audio space developing weekly interview style and successful scripted programming. Together, we are going to supercharge our story telling and fan development capabilities to create a slate of programs that will be exciting for audiences, advertisers and production houses looking to be involved with our amazing IP,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.

Wachsberger added, “The popularity of podcasts has grown astronomically over the past decade and continues to be a format that attracts a great audience. We very much look forward to our collaboration with the incredible team at PodcastOne which will provide Picture Perfect Federation with a fantastic opportunity to grow into this medium and produce fantastic new projects that will translate from audio to film and TV.”

In addition to “Impossible,” Picture Perfect Federation has a number of high-profile series and films in the works. First up is Federation’s greenlit series “The Banker’s Wife” for Amazon with Lesli Linka Glatter directing, Meredith Stiehm showrunning, and producer Sherry Marsh. Picture Perfect Federation has also been aggressively optioning IP with New York Times bestseller, The Accidental Empress and Sisi: Empress on her Own for television, the genre bending thriller, Rules For Vanishing as a TV series, and teamed up with Anonymous Content on the Ramses book series from famed Egyptologist Christian Jacq.


PodcastOne Grows Sports Programming



PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive, is strengthening ts sports-based programming network – SportsNet – with a slate of new and upcoming programming for 2020.

Super Bowl Champion Michael Irvin is lined up for a weekly podcast; World Record-holding podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla and comedian Jeff Cesario will launch the daily: All Balls, All Sports. Leading sports television Chris Myers recently debuted his CMI:The Chris Myers Interview on PodcastOne’s sports network in August 2020 and to date has featured interviews with Urban Meyer, Warren Moon, Jimmy Johnson, and Jim Edwards.

“Sports-related programming has done remarkably well on our network and this slate of premium sports shows from some of the greatest sports and comedic talent will serve both our audience and our advertisers,” said Peter Morris, PodcastOne’s CEO.

PodcastOne’s SportsNet existing shows includes leading podcasts from NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, sports journalist Rich Eisen and famed wrestler Steve Austin. Listenership in sports related programming on PodcastOne has increased 14% in Q3 since the end of Q2 in calendar year 2020.

PodcastOne’s new SportsNet programming includes:

The Michael Irvin Podcast – premiered October 1, 2020

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin – The Crown Prince of Planet Texas – has been entertaining on the NFL gridiron as well as the NFL television stage with his hilarious takes and honest conversations for years. Now he’ll bring the biggest names in sports and entertainment to the Podcast World! The MIP will have a no holds barred approach to news, pop culture, football analysis, and of course a lil controversy. Make sure you catch Michael’s “88 Seconds” RANT at the end of every podcast!

All Balls, All Sports – premiered September 8, 2020

From the NFL and college sports to boxing, racing and beyond, comedian Adam Carolla is joined daily by sports aficionado Jeff Cesario as they dive deep into the wide world of sports. Featuring hall-of-fame athletes, expert analysts and fan interaction, Adam brings his sense of humor to a more casual conversation about sports, akin to friends chatting over a beer.

CMI: The Chris Myers Interview – premiered August 26, 2020

For more than three decades, Chris Myers has covered the biggest events in sports and has interviewed its most important personalities. From the World Series to Super Bowls, Chris was there and continues to be there. Join him for revealing conversation with elite athletes, hall of famers and people you know in the world of sports!


PodcastOne Announces Launchpad for Podcasters



PodcastOne has announced Launchpad. It is a new place for podcasters to launch and host their podcast content. Launchpad is free, easy to use, and a great discovery took for podcast lovers, with content on every topic.

Launchpad was created from the minds of leading podcast company PodcastOne. With more than 2 billion downloads annually, across 300 of today’s top programs, along with experience creating, distributing, promoting, and selling advertising in podcasts, PodcastOne knows the ins and outs of the industry to deliver the best tools for podcasters and listeners.

Benefits of using Launchpad:

  • Unlimited free hosting
  • All analytics are free
  • You own everything! This includes your content, logos, IP, etc., so that if you leave the platform, you get to take everything with you, including subscribers. And you keep 100% of the revenue from ads you sell.
  • You decide where you want to distribute your podcast
  • PodcastOne shows promote Launchpad. PodcastOne has over 2 billion downloads annually, and we know how to do this.
  • Launchpad is a great way to get your podcast noticed, and you could be offered the opportunity to become a part of PodcastOne’s roster.

PodcastOne explains why Launchpad is free. “In order to keep this service completely free to you, we have the right to sell up to 2 minutes of digitally inserted ads in the pre-roll and mid-roll break, and retain the revenue.”

One of the most interesting things about Launchpad is that PodcastOne gives podcasters an RSS feed and instructions, so that podcasters can distribute their podcast in as many places as they like.

If a podcasters chooses to leave Launchpad, they can follow instructions provided by PodcastOne to do that. You can set up a redirect to a new hosting platform, so you can keep all your subscribers. Insert the new RSS feed into the field provided in Launchpad, and click “Close My Account” to complete the redirect.


PodcastOne and AP Teamed Up to Provide Winter Games Coverage



PodcastOne SportsNet and The Associated Press have teamed up to provide in-depth daily reports from national and international sporting events. This begins with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

PodcastOne SportsNet will distribute Associated Press reports starting with the Winter Olympics (and continuing with other national and international sports). The deal will add AP reports to PodcastOne’s sports podcast lineup; AP news reports currently appear on PodcastOne non-sports offerings.

PodcastOne Chairman Norm Pattiz said, “This will provide AP and PodcastOne subscribers with real-time, daily news reports, commentary, and original content. It will provide additional power to the explosive growth of podcasting, while taking maximum advantage of the unmatched connection to listeners that podcasts already provide. AP Sports is everywhere with on-the-ground, first-hand coverage that will now be available via podcasts as never before.”

“We are excited to work with PodcastOne to bring AP’s unrivaled worldwide sports coverage to a new audience through on-demand digital audio-programming – a growing medium,” said Anthony Brito, AP director for digital and commercial markets. “The expertise of our reporters and hosts, coupled with AP Sports content and PodcastOne’s vast network makes for a winning combination for sports fans everywhere.”

The deal also includes new PodcastOne and AP content. Additionally, Red Circle Sports with Dennis Miller, Riggle’s Picks, Real GM and others will be added to PodcastOne SportsNet’s line-up. Content produced by AP and PodcastOne SportsNet will be distributed on AP platforms, as well as PodcastOne.com and the PodcastOne app.


PoodcastOne Australia has Officially Launched



Southern Cross Austereo officially launched PodcastOne Australia in September of 2017. The launch event featured a 20 minute walk through with samples of podcasts that are local to Australia. If you don’t happen to live in Australia, you may not have been aware of PodcastOne Australia launching.

It all started in November of 2016, when PodcastOne announced that they had signed a long-term partnership with Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) to launch PodcastOne Australia. SCA will operate PodcastOne Australia as the exclusive partner in Australia and New Zealand with select SCA podcasts made available in the U.S. on the PodcastOne platform.

The joint venture between SCA and PodcastOne represents the first international partnership of this magnitude in the commercial podcast industry with the companies together developing and producing content for both the U.S. and Australia. PodcastOne Australia was in beta that ended at the time of the launch.

PodcastOne Australia’s Australian content includes:

  • The Howie Games – Mark Howard
  • The Trials of the Vampire – Adam Shand
  • Complete Drivel – Christian Hull
  • A Plate to Call Home – Gary Mehigan
  • Mum Says My Memoir is a Lie – Rosie Waterland
  • The Mentor – Mark Bouris
  • Sex and Life – Dr. Nikki Goldstein
  • The Next Billion Seconds – Mark Pesce
  • Aussies in Hollywood – Jenny Cooney
  • Coach – Paul Roos
  • Extreme Vetting – The Chaser
  • Oh Errol – Sarah O’Neill & Keira Stewart
  • Health Hacker – Adam MacDougall
  • Crappy to Happy – Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn
  • Puka Up – Wayne Schwass
  • We Fact Up – Dave Zwolenski & Redd Peterson
  • We Paid to See This – Darren Hayes
  • Game On Australia – Pete Curulli & Dan Van Der Meer
  • The Start Cast – Press Start
  • Submission Radio Australia – MMA
  • MediaWeek TV
  • Seven Days by Media Week
  • The Ad Break – The Guardian

Norman Lear has Launched a Podcast



Norman Lear is the producer of TV shows such as “Good Times”, “All in the Family”, “The Jeffersons”, “Maude”, and more. He is also the producer of “The Princess Bride” movie. Norman Lear has now launched his own podcast, which is on PodcastOne. This is an accomplishment that few 94-year-olds can claim.

All of the Above with Norman Lear takes listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, social issues, and more. The show will always feature the unique perspectives of celebrities, politicians and everyday folk. Celebrity guests include Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael, Amy Poehler, and more.

The podcast released a trailer on May 1, 2017, and has had four episodes since then. The newest one (at the time I am writing this blog) features actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. They are there to talk about “Grace and Frankie”, a Netflix original series that is now in its third season. This episode of All of the Above with Norman Lear also includes discussion about how laughter keeps you young, how social media affects activism, and the state of America’s affairs today.

New episodes of All of the Above with Norman Lear will be available every Monday on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app, and iTunes.