The Podcast Show 2024 is lighting up London this week with a two-day extravaganza at The Business Design Centre in Islington. This highly anticipated event draws industry leaders, brands, platforms, and new creators from around the globe to celebrate and shape the future of podcasting. With official partners like Acast, Amazon Music and Wondery, Audioboom, BBC Sounds, Global, Spotify, and Spreaker, the event promises to be a milestone in the podcasting world.

During the Podcast Show event, AdTonos was represented by Michal Marcinik, our CEO & Founder. We’ve included some pictures from the event below.

Stage Highlights

The Origin Theatre was the hub of excitement, and some of the biggest names in podcasting and entertainment took the stage. Day 1 featured a keynote by Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts, who discussed “The State of Podcasting” and participated in “Podcast Dealmaking: Insights from the Negotiating Table.” Another highlight was actor and producer James Corden, who, in conversation with Scott Greenstein, President of SiriusXM, explored the global audio landscape and Corden’s new show, “This Life of Mine.”

Elizabeth Day, the host of “How To Fail” and founder of Daylight Productions, tackled diversity in podcasting in a session titled “No More Dad Pod: Unheard Voices and the Future of Diverse Podcasting,” presented by Sony Music Entertainment. She delved into why top UK podcast charts are dominated by middle-aged white men and how to elevate diverse voices.

The News Agents’ Lewis Goodall had an insightful chat with James O’Brien of the “Full Disclosure” podcast about leveraging audio and visual media to build a robust multi-platform brand. Global’s session, “Say It With Your Chest: Authentic Podcasting From Day One,” featured comedians Mo Gilligan, Babatunde & Leonie Aléshé discussing their new podcasts and the importance of authenticity in podcasting.

The Amplify Theatre was a focal point for discussions on the future of podcasting, featuring “The Next Generation of Podcasting” by The Fellas Studios and the BBC’s session on podcast commissioning insights. Additionally, a standout session on “Podcast Monetisation: Truths, Tears & Future Proofing” provided practical advice on revenue generation in the podcasting world.

The Studio Stage featured talks on the evolution of audio production companies into media giants, with insights from industry leaders like Jessica Cordova Kramer (Lemonada Media) and Donald Albright (Tenderfoot TV). Meanwhile, the Creator Stage, hosted by Spreaker, offered sessions for novice and experienced podcasters, covering topics from AI tools in podcasting to funding opportunities for young creators.

BBC Sounds presented its stage for the first time, with sessions like “How To Be In The Spotlight with Rylan” and deep dives into listener insights critical for content creators. Other highlights included James Peak’s presentation on creating a 25-year retrospective of Banksy’s work.

Networking Opportunities

The Podcast Show 2024 also offered unparalleled networking opportunities. Platinum Pass holders enjoyed exclusive events like The Official Party hosted by Spreaker & Triton Digital with DJ Pete Tong, and the Acast After Party. The Brand Works Stage facilitated networking among brands and industry professionals, while Leaders in Podcasts Breakfasts provided a more intimate setting for discussions. Creator Meetups allowed for direct interactions with talents and industry experts.

The Podcast Show 2024 has become a cornerstone event in the podcasting industry. It offers a blend of insightful discussions, invaluable networking opportunities, and live entertainment. As the industry continues to evolve, events like these play a crucial role in driving innovation and fostering community among creators and industry professionals.

The Podcast Show 2024 was an unmissable event for those passionate about podcasting. It offered a glimpse into the medium’s future and the endless possibilities.