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The Podcast Hotel: An Unconference About Independent Culture, Podcasting and Digital Music: Seattle, WA. February 23-25, 2006

Register Today at www.podcasthotel.com

Meet the people shaping podcasting and its growing importance in the world of digital music and the news media in a setting that is more like a studio than a conference. Podcasters, artists and musicians, digital music executives, mobile technology experts and media will all be there. Performances and live recordings over three nighs by more than ten bands from Seattle, Portland, Or., San Diego, Bend, Or., Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2006 -- After a very successful first event in Portland, Oregon, the Podcast Hotel World Tour makes its second stop in Seattle, Feb. 23-25 with performances and discussions on podcasting, licensing, promotion, distribution and the importance of independent culture.

The show starts Feb. 23 with live performances at the Thinkspot, 11 W. John Street, a loft space near downtown where we will feature musical and video performances from local bands and performers that will be recorded and made available as podcasts on KSSX, a platinum sponsor of the Podcast Hotel. Recordings from the Podcast Hotel will also be distributed on mobilecast, an application from Melodeo that delivers podcasts on your mobile phone. Melodeo is a founding sponsor of the Podcast Hotel. Sponsors also include KEXP, Hotel Max Seattle, IODA, Libsyn, Kliptronic, Rumblefish, Rain City and CD Baby.

Day time sessions run Feb. 24-25 at the Triple Door, 216 Union Street. At the Triple Door, the main stage will be for discussions and the balcony suites will become podcast studios with demonstrations by Melodeo, IODA, Kliptronic and Libsyn. From these suites and throughout the Triple Door, instructors will demonstrate how to make a podcast, video podcast and videoblog. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment for the conference so they may be part of the studio and create their own shows.

Our speakers include:

Paul Anthony, who will keynote a session on podcasting and how to compensate artists fairly

Alex Steininger, vice president, marketing, CD Baby

Corey Dennis, Independent Online Digital Alliance and Colin Brumelle, Bryght, who will discuss podcasting and digital music distribution

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, who will discuss the impact of podcasting, video podcasting and blogging on the news media

CC Chapman of Accident Hash and the Podsafe Music Network, who will discuss podsafe music and what it means

Eric Rice of KSSX will discuss podcast promotions

Chris Macdonald of indiefeed will moderate an artist round table discussion about podcasting with Dave Dederer of the Presidents of the United States of America, musical artist and podcaster Samantha Murphy and Cilette xxx of Gypsy Soul

Chris Pirillo will talk about podcasting business models

Bill Valenti of Melodeo will discuss podcasting over mobile phones with a group of music executives

Music is a big part of the Podcast Hotel. Over three nights, we'll hear from more than ten bands and musicians that we will record and podcast to the world. Bands performing at Thinkspot include Samantha Murphy; bill of San Diego; The Philharmonic of Vancouver, BC; Jacob London of Seattle and Chris Tsefalas, of Portland, Or., who recently teamed up with Everclear front man and producer Art Alexakis. Alexakis is co-producing Tsefalas second record and co-writing a few tracks. In exchange, Tsefalas will lend his vocals on a few tracks for Everclear's upcoming full-length record.

People in other parts of the world may also participate in the Podcast Hotel by adding their feed at the Podcast Hotel, entering the Paper Napkin Awards and contributing to the Haiku Garden.

What Makes The Podcast Hotel a Success?
The Podcast Hotel looks at the culture that makes podcasting possible. Speakers demonstrate to attendees the different tools that you can use to podcast. Attendees eat dinner together and listen to music.

“The goal is to spend an intensive 48 hours studying, discussing and producing podcasts and having a great time listening to top-notch, local indie music,” said Alex Williams, producer of the Podcast Hotel. “Independent culture is thriving but it also faces threats. The Podcast Hotel is the place to explore what podcasts mean for us all. We like to think of the event as a place where art and commerce come to stay.”

February 2006 is Podcast Month at PRWeb. This press release distributed by PRWeb, the Online Visibility Company.


Alex Williams

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