I don’t know if this site was brought up during the podcasting talk at Bar Camp last weekend but I stumbled across MyPodcast.com today and it seems like it could do the trick in terms of getting people podcasting.
From the feedback at Bar Camp and reading some of the reviews, many people are surprised at how quick a podcast can be put together and that there isn’t a real myth to the process. Sure enough, when we record our own podcast for KilkennyMusic.com we’re using a Pro Tools rig, a combination of SM58s, a Behringer B1 or a Samson C01U, and a heap of plugins (to produce some broadcast quality sound) but a mic from the local pound shop and a few minutes of your time can go a long way.
MyPodcast.com gives you the software to do it all, for free, gets you recording, hosts your podcasts with unlimited bandwidth and allows you to earn some cash back by allocating ad spots that are dotted into your podcast when uploaded. You get to choose where abouts you want to insert the ad, plus over time and as your podcast potentially grows in terms of popularity, they offer the chance to gain exclusive advertising deals. For people looking to host podcasts, it might not be a bad idea – unlimited bandwidth for popular podcasts, with free hosting, sounds pretty good to me.
Of course, always read the terms and conditions…
By posting content to any public area of MyPodcast, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to MyPodcast and its members, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information, rights of publicity, and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works and other media, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
…which are quite good and informative if you’re into that stuff (which you should be, after all, these are YOUR recordings!)
Anyway, check it out for yourselves…