From 7-11th November, Spacecubed hosted Perth Podcast Festival for the fourth year in a row. Since we launched this week-long festival back in 2019, our mission stands to showcase and support WA’s thriving, independent media community, and inspire others to start creating their own content.
This year, with the support of the City of Perth and Lip Studios, we were able to provide a range of engaging hands-on workshops, masterclasses, live recordings and a final networking Spring sundowner to bring together the arts, podcast, creative and audio industry who were looking to learn, grow and be inspired.
The week kicked off with Dave Monk, Host of the Friendly Futurist Podcast and Creative Director at Podcasts West, presenting on the Future of Podcasting: Content Communities and Virtual Spaces. Here, Dave discussed road maps to build a community around your podcast, The Creator Economy, NFT marketing, V-Tubers and Virtual Influencers amongst other future-focussed topics.
Following this, Demelza Leonard, Founder of DL Social, hosted her hands-on in-studio workshop where she covered topics such as using the microphone, vocal considerations, interviewing skills, and tips and equipment to consider for your set up. As a marketing connoisseur, media presenter and creative thinker, Demelza was able to offer key insights and tips surrounding starting your own podcast and how to perfect your presenting techniques.
On Thursday, Carmen Braidwood, a media professional with more than two decades experience in commercial radio and television, hosted her workshop Taking your Podcast on Camera. Here, she delved into how to deliver engaging on-camera interviews, how to craft killer guest introductions and how to promote your podcast on social media to draw in new listeners.
Following this, we also hosted our Networking Evening featuring Ammo Marketing, where we saw a live recording take place of the Weird Growth Podcast. Podcast host Cam Sinclair delivered an engaging interview with Megan Del Borrello and Steve Knight in front of a live audience, while live streaming to their Youtube channel. You can watch the interview here.
On Friday, to conclude the week of events we hosted a final Spring Sundowner in the Fern Courtyard. It was great to bring everyone together for the afternoon and reflect on Perth Podcast Festival for 2022 over drinks and light grazing.
Overall it was a great week of events, and feedback received from Perth Podcast Festival attendees shows that they think so too, with 75% of attendees rating the festival a 9/10 or higher and 86% of attendees stating that they would attend Perth Podcast Festival again in 2023.
Perth Podcast Festival 2022 was supported by Spacecubed, City of Perth and Lip Studios. To discuss future partnership opportunities, and how you can get involved, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org