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How Important is SoundCloud for AMPN?

Discussion in 'General Podcast Discussion' started by Adam, Feb 5, 2016.

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Do we keep SoundCloud?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    50.0%
  1. Adam

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    I want to get a feel of the audience about SoundCloud. I have been a premium member for 3 years now and It's up for renewal in a couple months. At this point I don't intend to continue our membership there, but I want to hear from the audience and the shows. I am going to give you my pro's and con's and then I would like to hear from you.

    Pro's
    • Easy embeds with multiple layouts
    • Great backup source in case something happens to our primary distro
    • It's another social platform AMPN can be found on
    • It's a great additional benefit for being a part of the network.
    • It's very easy to add audio
    Con's
    • It's another $135/yr
    • Worried about the future of it's existence
    • We do not get a lot of listens from it
    • Extra work for a duplicate effort
    • No flexibility with artwork
    • Hard to promote within the platform
    • No team members, just 1 person with a login
    This is a hard choice to make right now. I am going through everything to see if we can find what is working and dropping what is not working. I would love to hear some thoughts about it all from the community.
     
  2. Hope Pastures

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    Did you change from SoundCloud? I have had a struggle trying to find somewhere to host our small podcasts and was recommended SoundCloud as at the moment we just needed something free and easy to use being a charity.
     
  3. Adam

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    I decided to change. I wasn't getting what I wanted out of Soundcloud and because I had to upload everything by hand it was becoming a chore. The $135/yr isn't bad considering what you are getting. I decided to solely use Amazon S3 over the past year and it's been great. I pay maybe $1-2 per month and it's not terrible.

    In a month or so I will be presenting our hosting here that will be in beta. We are currently working on it and hoping to show it off sooner than later. Maybe it's something I can help you with once we get closer in the coming weeks.
     

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