The Podcast Show 2021

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The Podcast Show 2021 are delighted to announce additional partners join Spotify, BBC Sounds, Acast and Audioboom for the inaugural festival at The Business Design Centre London on 21-23 July 2021.

Further partners announced today include Pod Bible, SJM Concerts, Insanity Group, Marshall, Megaphone, Shure, Zoom, Rebel Base Media, Resonate Recordings, Fresh Air Production, Elgato & Allianz Musical Insurance. UK Radio & Industry bodies also partner the show, the first to be announced including The Radio Academy, AudioUK and IAB UK. IAB UK is the industry body for UK digital advertising, and have partnered with The Podcast Show 2021 to deliver a track of sessions focused on the unique opportunities that podcasting offers to brands and agencies, and how content creators can take full advantage of working with advertisers. Sessions will feature exclusive insight into consumer listening habits, provocative debates, creative workshops and more, bringing together many of the biggest players in the commercial podcasting space.

Organisers have announced that each year, they will invite one internationally recognised podcast to guest curate a part of the festival, and proudly announce that podcast sensation

My Dad Wrote A Porno will be the inaugural guest curators for 2021. The award-winning podcast trio, Alice Levine, Jamie Morton and James Cooper will appear at the show and curate a special programme of events that will feature some of their favourite podcasters and creators. The full Podcast Show 2021 line up will be announced in February.

Alice Levine, Jamie Morton and James Cooper, My Dad Wrote A Porno said: “We’re super excited to be curating The Podcast Show, the biggest podcasting event in Europe and cannot wait to reveal what we’ve got planned for the event in 2021. After years in the podcast space we are bringing together some of our favourite creators to make this a truly unmissable day. That, and we like the website now has to have “Porno” written all over it.”

By night, the LDN LIVE evening programme takes over London for an unprecedented series of live podcasts, making this the biggest festival of its kind. Top promoters SJM Concerts will partner to bring favourite voices to life in venues across the city. LDN Live will run from 21-25 July 2021.

Alex Simmonds, Promoter at SJM Concerts: We are really pleased to be involved as a partner for The Podcast Show 2021. The festival will be a pioneering event to showcase how podcasts work successfully in the live arena. We have a lot of exciting, interesting and entertaining shows to announce, so watch this space.”  

The Podcast Show 2021, produced by AV Media & Events (AVME), a joint venture between SME London and GetOnMedia, will deliver the biggest festival for the business of podcasting in Europe and will welcome the entire podcasting community from around the globe. Held over three days, the event features a series of industry panels with over 350 speakers and more than 100 sessions, workshops and masterclasses. New creators can also up their game and fill their little black books by soaking up the many ‘Podvice’ masterclasses or bespoke networking sessions. For those not able to soak up the atmosphere in person, the show will be live streamed to reach podcasters around the world.

Jason Carter, Event Director of The Podcast Show 2021 said: “The Podcast Show 2021 is shaping up to exceed our expectations as the No 1 festival covering every facet of the podcast world from business to entertainment. We are delighted to announce even more major partners through to the super exciting news of our evening ‘LDN Live’ podcast festival for fans across London. If that’s not enough, we are so honoured to have the blockbusting ‘My Dad Wrote A Porno’ guys curating part of our daytime show too, and this is just a taste of what’s to come at the biggest show of its kind for Podcasting.”

Centrally located in London’s media district, moments away from the Eurostar and rest of Europe, The Podcast Show will be the largest podcast B2B and consumer show outside of North America. The Podcast Show is the ultimate networking event, whether you are in the business of podcasting, new to podcasting, an independent creator, publisher or IP owner, or looking to innovate and improve your craft. The Podcast Show will play host to a series of standout show features including the ‘Brands & Advertising Exchange’ and the ‘International Pavilion’, as well as a series of stages created to both inspire and showcase emerging podcasting talent, including ‘Rise Up Platforms’, ‘Pitch A Podcast’, and the ‘Creator Centre’ – full programming information will be announced in February 2021.

The Podcast Show 2021 are committed to supporting the future of the industry by creating meaningful opportunities for the next generation of creators.  Working with partners, The Podcast Show has developed Project Amplify which will open up the industry for new creators who want to make an impact through podcasting.   More information about the extensive plans will be released in the new year.

 Will Jackson, Managing Director of AudioUK, said: “As the trade body for UK audio-led production, AudioUK sees The Podcast Show as a natural home for our 100+ member companies across the UK. We’re looking forward to playing our part in exploring how our sector can best develop as we look to a bright future for podcasting. This will also include developing skills in this space which we have already been working to do via our Audiotrain programme.”

 James Chandler, CMO of IAB UK said: “Podcasts offer advertisers the ability to connect directly with audiences and give their brand a voice in a very real way. By collaborating with content creators themselves, brands can deliver entertaining and engaging offerings that add value for audiences, while always respecting the relationship and trust that exists between podcasters and listeners. We’re really excited to be partnering with The Podcast Show to further explore the potential for further growth in this area.”

 Adam Richardson, Editor of Pod Bible said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with The Podcast Show 2021 and cannot wait for all that’s in store at the Business Design Centre. From speakers to workshops to live podcast shows, we’re looking forward to sharing our expertise, meeting lots of wonderful people and of course covering it all in our magazine!”

 Nick Pitts, Deputy Chair of The Radio Academy said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with The Podcast Show 2021. The Radio Academy is here to support everybody in the audio and radio sector, and the creativity and accessibility of Podcasting makes it a really exciting part of our industry. We welcome Podcasters with open arms, and we can’t wait to be part of The Podcast Show in May.”

 Andy Varley, Founder & CEO, Insanity Group said: We are delighted to be partnering with The Podcast Show in its inaugural year.  Podcasts are undoubtedly one of the most popular and powerful media platforms, and we have had a huge amount of success exploiting titles in a plethora of genres.  Whilst we all enjoy consuming podcast content, The Podcast Show will delve into the business side of this fast-paced industry, and the team and I look forward to contributing creatively to the editorial of this brilliant new event.”

Alex Coombes, Commercial Director at Marshall said: “Marshall are privileged to be part of The Podcast Show. For the best part of a decade we’ve been transferring our iconic sounds from the main stage into personnel audio devices to help music lovers connect closer to the artists they love. Podcasts are the next evolution of how we consume sound and explore our passions, and Marshall can’t wait to be part of a fun show that will help the next generation find their voice.”

 Matt Turck, Chief Revenue Officer at Megaphone said: “We are excited to be a part of the largest gathering of podcasting professionals in Europe. On behalf of our partners in The UK and across the continent, ware excited for these few days of learnings and what’s going on in our rapidly changing medium.”

 Jay Walpole, Sales Director UK Musicians and Consumer Audio at Shure said: “Our microphones are the go-to for live performance, and we’re honoured that many leading podcasters from around the globe have chosen them to capture their words. We’re excited to be a part of The Podcast Show in 2021, and it will be a great opportunity for us to give everyone a closer look at our new MV7 Podcast Microphone. We look forward to supporting the next generation of podcasters.“

 Martin Pohl, VP of Sales and Marketing at Sound Service GmbH, UK distributor of Zoom said:We are looking forward to exhibit at  the Podcast Show 2021 and introduce our new line of products which had been especially developed for the needs of podcasters and podcast production enviroments. The brand new ZOOM PodTrak P4 and PodTrak P8 will be available soon and we are excited to show them at the Podcast Show 2021 and get the opportunity to meet podcasters from all over Europe. See you next year in London!”

Mark Asquith, CEO of Rebel Base Media said: “I’m thrilled to be taking part in The Podcast Show 2021. The team and I have been in podcasting for over 6 years now and have watched the medium go from strength to strength. Whether you’re podcasting for business, for community or for passion, there’s no better time to be a podcaster. It’s an incredibly diverse, dynamic space to be in so we’re really excited that there is an event like this – bringing together thought leaders, professionals, creators and fans from across the globe – right here on our doorstep.”

Jacob Bozarth, President & CEO of Resonate Recordings said: “The business of podcasting is rapidly evolving, and The Podcast Show in London is uniting businesses and creators during a critical point in the growth of this industry. We are honored to sponsor this breakthrough event and can’t wait to see where it leads.”

Neil Cowling, Founder of Fresh Air Production, said: ‘With podcasts becoming such a powerful part of any good business’s marketing and communications plan, we’re thrilled to be showcasing the very best in branded podcasts at The Podcast Show.’

Michelle Ferniza, Marketing Manager at Elgato, said: “At Elgato we are constantly exploring ways to enable and support content creators everywhere. Partnering with The Podcast Show is not only a great way to engage even more podcasters, but also to learn from and empower budding talent. We look forward to being a part of this uplifting experience, enriching the community, and connecting with the great minds of this thriving industry.”

 Clarice Goff, Marketing Consultant at Allianz Musical Insurance said: “We’re so excited to attend The Podcast Show 2021! 2020 has shown us the real power of podcasts and how they’ve become an important part of our everyday lives. It’s about time that podcast creators are being celebrated and to be given the opportunity to meet and collaborate with each other at the show is going to be an amazing experience.”

James Giddings, Partnerships Director: “We are delighted to be working with the likes of Shure, Marshall and Zoom on The Podcast Show 21. The world of podcasting, even in these Covid times, is exploding and growth has been incredibly fast. This presents a unique opportunity for brands looking to exploit new revenue streams of creators and industry alike, within the podcasting sector. The Podcast Show 21 brings this exciting world of creators, business leaders and suppliers together for what will be the biggest event of its kind globally.”

 Pledging to support the Equality in Audio Pact, The Podcast Show encourages, and nurtures continued opportunities, including supporting gender balance, minority groups including LGBTQIA+ and ethnic diversity among panellists, speakers and those in attendance. For more information about the act, visit equalityinaudiopact.co.uk.

Day tickets for The Podcast Show will be on sale from February 2021 and start from £55.

Visit www.thepodcastshowlondon.com for any partner & exhibitor enquiries, as well as further announcements on speakers, live shows, on-sale dates and to sign up to their newsletter.

Ensuring the best experience for everyone, The Podcast Show will be adhering to the Government’s current social distancing rules to protect members of the public, crews and staff at all times, if applicable, in July 2021.

 For more information please visit www.thepodcastshowlondon.com.

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