ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 02/27/2020

by Bob Tinsley

Why should you as a visitor to TVWriter™ be interested in making audio fiction? Why should you be interested in making podcasts? Discoverability, that’s why.

The meaning of the word podcast is evolving to include any episodic, audio-only production whether nonfiction or fiction. Agents and major studios have started trawling through podcasts and their creators for new content and talent. 

So here’s the latest news to help you and your podcast get discovered: 


Music from https://filmmusic.io
“The Builder” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 1.

Somethin’ Else And Sony Music Announce New Podcast Venture.

Somethin’ Else, Britain’s leading independent audio producer, and Sony Music Entertainment today announce they have formed a new global content partnership to expand their development of podcast shows across multiple genres. The companies will pursue a range of new international podcasting opportunities including in the US where Somethin’ Else has opened an office in New York.

They don’t say much about the particular podcasts they intend to produce, but with Sony involved you know they’re going to try everything.

https://bit.ly/2vsMazC

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 2.

Cynthia Erivo to Star in Amblin Adaptation of the Carrier Podcast.

Amblin Partners bought the film rights to the QCODE fiction podcast, Carrier. Cynthia Erivo will star, reprising her role in the podcast. Carrier creator, Dan Blank, will write and direct the film. Erivo plays Raylene, a long-haul truck driver filling in for her sick dad. She picks up an off-the-books load that lands her in the kind of trouble that can get you dead. Some guy named Jeb Brody (that name sounds familiar), Amblin’s President of Production will oversee for the studio.

https://bit.ly/2vxd5Kw

  • RESOURCES, PART 1.

Tips and Tricks for Audio Drama Editing.

Editing audio files for audio drama has different goals than editing for nonfiction podcasts or music. This short article by Edward Champion gives you seven nice ways to improve your sound quality. Three of those ways are DAW-specific, but the others use techniques and free plug-ins that can be used in any Digital Audio Workstation.

http://www.edrants.com/tips-and-tricks-for-audio-drama-editing/

  • RESOURCES, PART 2.

Podcasting and California’s New Privacy Law.

A free whitepaper available from Chartable will tell you what you need to know about California’s CCPA and how it will affect you.

https://bit.ly/2P0FWOe

  • WHAT? I NEED A WEBSITE, TOO?

Why Your Podcast Definitely Needs A Website.

This article on Discoverpods by Frank Racioppi discusses why you, as a podcaster, fiction or nonfiction, need a website. I know, I know. I’ve just been through development hell getting my website ready. One more pain in the neck we don’t need, right? Wrong. Racioppi gives us 10 good reasons why a website is vital to our success.

https://discoverpods.com/podcast-needs-website/

  • IF YA WANNA WRITE, YA GOTTA LISTEN.

Valence.

This new podcast from the ubiquitous Wil Williams and Hug House Productions follows Liam Alden, the black-sheep scion of a tech giant who is robbing the world of magic. Yep, magic is a thing. But if you’re a magic user, a muse, you’d better be wearing a Halo so your magic doesn’t cause any trouble or hurt anyone. Not everyone is happy with the status quo, especially not Liam who must battle his own demons (himself, mostly) in order to be useful to the resistance.  Top quality production values and acting. Give it a listen.

https://hughouse.productions/valence/


Until next week, same Pod-time, same Pod-channel, keep listening and keep creating.