To podcasting the latest article of the last year has been dedicated and the first article of 2015 is starting with podcasting.
As formerly reported there came up a couple of new podcasting services. And how it happens I visited a networking event about the topic and become aware of two further interesting new podcasting tools, which are introduced below.
At first there is podlove, a most comfortable podcast plugin for the blogger software WordPress. One of its numerous features is a function to devide text posts and podcasts. The plugin generates two different surfaces to create common posts and podcast episodes and generates as well a different feed to let fetch just the podcasts. SEO functions are integrated as well, which enables search engines to index the audio or video content.
Spreaker is the second service. It is a media hosting service. Beside podcast hosting it includes tools to distibute podcasts and analytics features to measure the success. Furthermore the services enables recording both via the web and on mobile devices. And what might be described as most exciting is a live casting feature, which may show where the future development of podcasting is going to.
HD is already common standard on the internet, at least at the most important video sharing platforms. But something does Quello better. The service is described by being a hd streaming service and the quality is obviously.
Quello is a music television site with many on demand features. The focus in on recordings of live concerts. Additionally there are many features like interviews and reports available. The online tv streams are accessible by the menu tab Quello TV, which are assorted by genres. By the menu tab setlists various playlists are available. Users are able to create own setlists as well.
At all because of the quality as well as by the features like creating playlists consisting of high quality material Quello is in some way a different and very interesting service. To learn more and view it yourself visit Quello.
Just lately the live recording service set.fm came out of beta and is now providing its services to download live recordings and the app to record events to the public. Musicians are able to download the app, to record their events and to sell the recordings at the set.fm homepage.
The service is located in Austin, Texas, and up to now only recordings made in Austin are available at the homepage, which is because of the app being available just since the beginning of September. But set.fm has ambitions. The service got money by investors and aims to make revenues of 100 million in five years, which probably needs a global expansion. An argument to reach this target is a general trend toward live events in the music industry and a test of the app showed that about 15% of visitors of events have bought the live recording. To get further information visit the homepage of set.fm.
Who knows Coachella? Wikipedia does, it is a music and art festival in Indio in California, which happens yearly since 1999. The music is a mix of electro, hip hop and indie rock accompanied by art installations and performances. Further information is available at the Coachella homepage, where you get the time of the beginning as well. Here is the YouTube channel of the three days festival: Coachella Channel on YouTube.
And this weekend another great event is streamed live on YouTube. PSY, the maker of Gangnam Style, a music video reaching for the first time one billion streams, is introducing his new single called „Gentleman“ live and during a concert on YouTube as well. To get your time visit the official YouTube blog post about this event and here is the official PSY channel on YouTube.
Some time ago Mixlr has been introduced at this blog, a live broadcasting service offering functions to broadcast and record live music. Reason to mention this service again is a redesign with great features and new functions like social listening.
As the title already is telling it Mixlr has invented itself by a new interface resembling a radio tuner beside still offering its live broadcasting services, which do not require additional hardware. The tuner enables to choose live broadcasts of different genres by navigation with the mouse cursor. Furthermore social media functions have been added enabling social listening and the integration of live streams into Facebook. To stream live tracks may become integrated by connecting to the cloud hosting service Soundcloud and vice versa the upload of recorded mixes again to Soundcloud and other services is facilitated. For more visit Mixlr.