Member Benefits

The Short Version

We take care of the web hosting fuss, and then we provide you with guidance to lift any absolute beginner up to the heights of podcasting suave.

The Nitty Gritty

  1. Web hosting
  2. Music licensing
  3. Access to pro audio editing software
  4. Skill development
  5. Community

Web hosting

Putting podcasts on the internet can be tricky. Many hosting options put limits on downloads and storage space. Moreover, these services don’t always create iTunes compatible subscription feeds. We’ve taken all the trouble out of the process of putting your episodes online by securing an unlimited amount of space and bandwidth for our members, and we use a service that automatically makes a subscription feed for you to submit to iTunes. Uploading your work is easy, and sharing it is even easier!

Music licensing

Copyright law can be a headache, and it’s a headache you’re going to have to live with if you want to have a podcast, unfortunately. In order to use any material that was created by someone else (music, writing, video) you have to get copyright clearance (with a few exceptions.)
We have made things a bit easier by acquiring a SOCAN license for our members, which takes care of copyright for songwriters, and we also provide education on how to get copyright clearance from music publishers, performers, and producers.
Even if you’re not making money on your podcast, you still need to clear copyright law. It also doesn’t matter if it’s a recording you made of a live performance, you need permission from everyone involved in a piece of music. We give our members guidance on that.

Professional audio editing software

There are many good options for free or low-cost audio editing software out there, but we’re happy to have a partnership with the Sadleir House Media Lab, where Mac computers are available with professional grade audio editing software. Adobe Audition is an industry standard for mixing audio, and we can help you learn to use it.

Skill development

Through workshops and one-on-one mentoring, we can help you with any point of the process you’re stuck at. Whether it’s idea development, figuring out how to get tape, how to mix and use software, or how to get your podcast online, we can help. You can check out our Events page for a list of our upcoming workshops. Our members get first dibs on workshop space and a discount on price.

Community

By joining PIP you’re joining a community of audio artists who are all learning, experimenting, and putting themselves out there. As a community, we support and help each other.

We’ve done all the hard work. Now you’re free to create.