So you want to start a podcast?
Welcome to fastest growing media segment in the world.
Well, we have good news; Podcast Detroit has made it easy for you to put out content on your terms. Whether you want a weekly 2-hour show, a monthly 15 minute show, or anything in between, we have you covered.
Podcast Detroit was started by the founders of IT in the D, Bob Waltenspiel and David Phillips. In 2013, they started the “IT in the D Show” which has since gathered over 20M plays and is consistently the #1 Technology podcast on Soundcloud.
In 2015, the duo teamed up with Neil Nosakowski from Trinet Corp and Activ8 Gaming to build out their own studio. After being asked by a number of people to open the doors, Podcast Detroit was born in July of 2015. By January of 2016, the single studio was full, and a new location was needed. Podcast Detroit moved to their Royal Oak location in May of 2016, where there are 4 studios ready for your use, three studios for up to 8 people and one studio for up to 4 people. We have also just recently opened a new studio in the historic Corktown district of downtown Detroit, where we offer the same services as in our Royal Oak location, with the additions of green screen, photography shoots, and live in-studio band performances.
Why Podcast Detroit? We’re dedicated to doing this right. We run a professional environment with the latest gear to handle just about any situation you can throw at us. While we’re running this as a business, we build relationships with shows on our network – we want them to fulfill their goals, whether those goals are just to have fun an hour per week in one of our studios talking about issues with friends, launching or building a brand, or a corporation looking to meet specific needs. Our app is consistently being refreshed and updated with new features and functionality, ensuring the best listening experience possible, both for live shows and repeat broadcasts. Our live streams are fully and properly licensed for the broadcast of whatever music you want to play. We’re capable of live remote broadcasts with two sets of gear, supporting either up to eight people or up to four people, and have done dozens of remotes. We can be as hands-on or hands-off as you want us to be, whatever suits your needs. Our network is growing, and with each passing week, new shows are coming on board to take advantage of the facilities, equipment, and experience that only Podcast Detroit offers our show hosts and their guests. You should be one of them.
What about video or photos? Every studio in each of our facilities is ready for you to shoot your own video. Two tripods are ready for you to go with Facebook live, Instagram, just recording, Youtube, or whatever else you want to do from either a phone or tablet. We are currently testing out providing live video streaming and archiving services as well in each studio. If you’re looking to step things up a bit, we’ve made some great relationships over the years, and we’ve got a top-notch professional photographer and video producer standing by and ready to work with you. They’re even offering a pretty steep discount for shows on our network. Our photographer will come out and shoot professional quality photographs of you in our studios or around the building for $50 per hour, and you can work with her directly for other opportunities at her studio. Our videographer will come shoot in the studio while you’re broadcasting and provide you the raw footage to give you some great, shareable clips for social media starting at $100/hour. But again, you can do it yourself for no additional charge at all.
How about promotional materials? Yes, we’ve got someone there for you, too. Fusion Marketing will give a 50% discount on graphics and web design work you may need, as well as nice discounts on any print materials including shirts, business cards, banners, and anything else you might want or need.
So what does that get me? Your show will be edited lightly and posted to the Podcast Detroit RSS feed which will put your podcast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, Podbay.fm, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, or anywhere else podcasts are syndicated. We currently syndicate shows to over 40 distribution points.
So, do I own my own content? Yes, 100%.
What about advertising? You are free to keep all proceeds from advertisers you procure. If Podcast Detroit finds an advertiser for you, you keep 70% of said proceeds.
Do I have to sign a contract? You are week-to-week, however you do have to sign a code of conduct that basically says you won’t burn the building down. We just expect everyone to be adults here, that’s really it.
How many people can we bring to a show? We ask that you have as many guests as there are seats in the studio (which is 8 or 4). If you have a couple others join you, simply please have them adhere to the code of conduct you signed.
I heard you have beer? Yes, we have a beer sponsor, Falling Down Beer Company that supplies us regularly with beer.
Do you want to know more? Click the links below for either personal or business podcasts, and we will be in touch with you shortly.