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Meet us in L.A. to further your digital media empire



Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said if you tip the world over on its side, everything loose will land in Los Angeles. Is the world tipping? Must be because we’re pretty excited about landing in L.A. and seeing you folks at BlogWorld & New Media Expo Nov. 3-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Know why? Because, not only do we want to get caught up with y’all, we’ve got some amazing structures in place that are going to make your lives easier and build a more profitable and interactive digital media foundation for your shows.

Take our tour and explore:

  • Creating your own podcast. We will be running a podcast recording station, so you can come try it out and show the world what you’ve got. You’ll need to sign up! Here’s how: Email us at contact@rawvoice.com to schedule your time.
  • The soon-to-be-launched CueToo and about how to make money with premium content.
  • Version 3.0 of PowerPress and a feast of new features.

We will be announcing, a brand-new way to help monetize your media. Shshshhhhh! It’s a secret. We will announce it in a big way a few days before the show. But we will say we’re 100 percent certain that:

  • media buyers are gonna want to see it.
  • media companies/creators are immediately going to want to implement it.
  • the rest of ya are just gonna dig it.

Oh, did I mention we are speaking and you will want to hear what we have to say? We will be talking about “Optimizing a WordPress Website for Podcasting.” You’ll walk away with:

1. Next steps to raise engagement on your website.

2. Knowing what elements should be on your website to grow your audience.

3. A full list of podcasting dos and don’ts.

We’ve had a lot of construction under way the past year and we know you’ll want to check out all the new “rooms” we have to offer. Have questions? Contact us at ceo [at] rawvoice.com.

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The loss of a quiet revolutionary



We at RawVoice and Blubrry join the rest of the country and the globe in mourning the death of entrepreneur, inventor and visionary founder of Apple Inc., Steve Jobs. He was a quiet revolutionary, without whom we would not have seen the technological advances we enjoy today. At RawVoice and Blubrry, our business would not be what it is without Apple and the iPod, iPad, iPhone and other outstanding advances. Our thoughts and our condolences are with his family.

Our CEO, Todd Cochrane, weighs in on the loss on Geek News Central.

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Blubrry app for Android OS puts your favorite shows at your finger tips; on your TV



RawVoice is proud to announce the introduction of its first of many mobile applications. The Blubrry App allows audiences and content creators to watch and listen to shows on the go with their Android tablet or phone.

Audiences can manage their playlist through MyCast whether they have a Blubrry user account or not. Subscribing to a show is as easy as pressing the subscribe button. We have taken care to make the app experience and navigation similar to our set-top box applications, which allow consumers to easily switch from device to device.

The Blubrry Community App lets you:

  • Navigate the menu system with ease using our MyCast feature to find new content while on the go or while managing your playlist in front of a computer.
  • Check out “Editors Picks” for a new selection of great shows each week on the topics you care about, ranging from cooking to politics to survival.
  • Find guaranteed high quality shows. All shows featured on the Blubrry App have qualified their shows through their account manager at Blubrry.com.

With Android, Blubrry provides you the ability to access new markets via hundreds of available content channels that reach a worldwide audience of all demographics.

Whether you are a media creator, advertiser or consumer, the Blubrry App for Android is yet another outstanding tool in your digital media cache. Blubrry truly is your digital media interface. Find out more at blubrry.com.

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Blubrry Teams with Media Distributor Lookee TV



The Blubrry digital media community is proud to announce it’s partnership with the Lookee TV, a 4.3 LCD Wi-Fi enabled Internet TV and radio player. The Lookee TV players, coming to an electronics store near you, will allow audiences to directly gain access to Blubrry’s most popular media content.

Blubrry is home to more than 8,000 shows from across the universe and allows audiences to create a custom playlist of favorite shows via the MyCast(R) feature. With this partnership, viewers can enjoy great independently produced digital media shows from categories such as music, gaming and comedy to health, science and education.

Digital media content creators who wish to be viewed on LookieTV are encouraged to contact the Blubrry community parent company RawVoice.com for opportunities to be seen and heard on Lookee TV players across the globe.

Lookee TV features:

  • More than 1,400 channels on more than 30,000 radio stations and podcasts from all over the world.
  • A TV-out function to turn your home television into Internet TV.
  • The ability to partner and work with any online source of video and audio.
  • Built in media player, digital picture slideshow, FM radio, dual alarm clock and more.

Plus a great deal more.

Blubrry digital media community has led the way in fulfilling digital media distribution needs since 2004, enabling content creators to publish audio and video or blog content channels and manage users. To find out more about Blubrry, go to blubrry.com or call 1.877.729.8642.

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Happiest of holidays to all our Blubrry family!



Whoa! What a year 2010 has been! Thanks so much for coming along for the ride! This year we have delighted in putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into your pockets through ad deals. Plus we started distributing your content right into the living room (bedroom, workroom, even bathroom for some) through Roku and Boxee with more distribution options to come. Audience numbers have skyrocketed!

We’re getting our hands on (and into) just about everything imaginable to help you folks in our communities grow and be successful. Your support and input throughout the year is precisely what has made that possible.

Speaking of progress, check out our sister network at CES on Jan. 6-9 in Vegas! If you can’t be there, they’ll be streaming live on the TPN.tv site!

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? If not, well, we’re here to give ya a couple of suggestions:

  • If you’re only doing audio versions of your show, in 2011 you might want to consider adding video elements to your shows. To find out why, check out RawVoice CEO Todd Cochrane’s BlogWorld and New Media Expo presentation from earlier this year. It’s called the Triple Play.
  • And don’t you be takin’ that free product! The next time a vendor asks you to review a product or service in return for getting a free product, please consider what you are trading for. Product is cool, but it does not make your house payment.

Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us make 2010 a wildly productive and successful year! We look forward to serving you in 2011 and far beyond!

Happy holidays from all of us on the team,

Todd, Barry, Brian, Angelo, Jeff, Cameron, Mike and Cathy

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Audio? Video? Or both? Here are some thoughts



With the introduction of Blubrry and Tech Podcast Network shows on television sets across the country via Roku and Boxee, podcast audience numbers have exploded. With this enhanced video/audio consumption, media creators have some decisions to make: do you want to create audio, video or both? Here are some thoughts to help you decide:

Audio Advantages

Wide Distribution. Every portable media player, Internet connected phone, desktop media software and Internet connected TV devices can play MP3 audio.

Keeps it Simple. Audio is much easier to create than video, limiting your production time and the hardware needed to get started.

Minimal Investment Costs. You don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. You only need a simple USB headset and freeware such as Audacity and you’re all set.

Audio is easy to create, reaches the widest range of devices and, at minimum, requires you to purchase a headset. Audio does have a few formats you can pick from, so we recommend you read our Audio Formats page for recommendations on what format to use for your podcast.

Video Advantages

Focused Distribution. Video is more likely to be consumed on a computer and in front of a TV than audio. In face, among 200 shows seen on Roku during the introductory 90-day period, visual media growth was 23 percent. Audio was only 3 percent.

Video is not as easy to create as audio and requires additional steps in order to provide the appropriate formats to maximize your distribution to as many devices and applications as possible. We recommend you read our Video Formats page for more recommendations and more details on the different formats.

Audio and Video

If you have the time, well, hey creating both audio and video will maximize your content’s exposure among all mediums and your money making potential through sponsorships.

Get more of your questions answered at PodCastFAQ.com

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Miss ya already! We got a lot out of BlogWorld and New Media Expo! Did you?



RawVoice team chats with Average Betty in Vegas.
Average Betty, Angelo Mandato and Barry Kantz

Oh, man! We had such a great time and it was so good to see everyone at last week’s BlogWorld and New Media Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas! The expanded Blubrry team has never been busier or more excited to catch up with our old friends and learn from our new ones. Thanks for all your input. We’re always striving to make Blubrry and all our digital communities better. It was awesome, too, to hear from y’all about how much you love our services!

We talked a lot about how digital media is not only on your mobile devices such as iPhone and Android, but also on over-the-top television boxes such as Roku and Boxee. And did you know that Vudu TV set technology is going to be in every television sold at Wal-Mart? Yup, our Vudu application is ready and waiting for the Vudu Apps’ launch. Just imagine walking into your neighborhood store and seeing your image smiling on dozens of television screens in the electronics isle. It could happen! What’s up next? Well, Google TV is gonna be hot and we’re gonna be right there, too.

Todd Cochrane shows over-the-top technology to Grammar Girl.

The best way to get your digital media on TV and noticed is by following our ‘get featured’ guidelines and getting visual. Doesn’t cost much — you can use Wirecast and VidBlaster to start out with — and you can be streaming your media on sets across the country and the globe. With 23 percent growth in our top video 200 shows in only 90 days, you can see why it’s a must.

Big thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth! Great to see Grammar Girl, Average Betty, folks from Date Night in Vegas, Steven Lee of @wavesoftech, Julie, aka @RoadTripsFeedMe, our good friends Brett Bum and Joe Klein, Srinivas Rao, aka @skooloflife, and loads more.

Check out more pics from our trip on our facebook. And, oh yeah, if anyone got a shot of Mike Dell, could you send one my way? That way, if we missed you this time around, you’ll know what we look like and can be sure we meet up next time. In the meantime, we’re still taking suggestions and would really like to know what you thought of not only us but BlogWorld and New Media Expo in general.

And until next time, thank you, thank you, thank you again!

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Frankly my dears . . . we can’t wait to see you at BlogWorld and New Media Expo!



Tomorrow is another day, and the day after that is another day still, and the day after that and the day after that . . . until at long last we’ll be together! It seems to be taking ever so long, yet in no time BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010 will be upon us and we will share our triumphs, praise your accomplishments and celebrate the results of our toils Oct. 15-16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!

So glad you could join us in this revolution! A revolution that, with the introduction of RawVoice digital media to set top boxes such as Roku and Boxee, has swept the South . . . and the North, East and West. A revolution that has surged upon this great land — make that the globe — to reach mobile devices such as iPhone and Android.

Why, we are indeed an integral part of the land of cavaliers and crusaders ensuring that digital media shall never fail! A civilization, not “Gone with the Wind,” but rather “Easily Accessible and Readily Available on the Airwaves!”

Where shall you go?

  • You simply must explore expansionism with RawVoice CEO Todd Cochrane and his session, The Triple Play: Streaming, Podcasting and Blogging as a Way to Accelerate Your Show’s Growth and Distribution.
  • And we can hardly hold our excitement at the proposal of Blogging and Podcasting Sitting in a Tree … Optimizing a WordPress Site for Your Podcast, a union to be officiated by RawVoice CIO Angelo Mandato and Creative Manager Brian Yuhnke!
  • We have so much more to share with y’all! Audience growth, digital media expansion, monetization, exploration, determination! Come find us on the floor in the exhibit hall and we’ll share the wealth of what we know and . . . you’ll never be hungry again!

We believe in you. You’re the only cause we know. If you don’t join us at BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010, what shall we do? Frankly my dears, it wouldn’t be the same without you.

RawVoice: Are you in this picture?

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Podcamp Pittsburgh, here we come! Get the latest digital media/podcasting news first hand!



We’re going to Podcamp Pittsburgh! Yeah!!! Who’s with us? For the fifth consecutive year Blubrry is sponsoring Podcamp Pittsburgh — the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 18, at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies — and will have some all-wise and all-knowing team members on hand to share the latest, most phenomenal advances in the world of podcasting and digital media.

Ask yourself:

  • Is your media being seen and heard on mobile devices such as iPhone and Android?
  • Are you an audio/visual force on set-top-boxes such as Roku and Boxee?

If you’re part of the RawVoice/Blubrry community, there’s a good chance you are! And if not, you can and should be! Come check us out at Podcamp Pittsburgh and we’ll show you how!

RawVoice CIO Angelo Mandato and Web Programmer Cameron Williams will be there to discuss all the latest RawVoice advances as well as:

  • Our PowerPress powerhouse podcasting plugin for WordPress.
  • Our media statistics to build your business on.
  • Our media hosting to advance your mass distribution needs.
  • Common podcasting pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  • Resources on how to start and refine your media and grow your audience.

We at RawVoice/Blubrry are at not only on the cutting edge of digital media technical advancement and promotion, we’re leading the charge! Can’t wait to see you there!

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