The Portland Pod will help creatives and small businesses tell their stories more effectively through podcasting, so they can reach more people and make more money.
Who are we?
We are Satyr Productions, two friends who have been podcasting and creating audio for just over 6 years. We've published our own podcasts, audiobooks, and independent film soundtracks and soundscapes. We relocated to Portland, Maine in December 2017 and are re-branding to create a locally based and focused podcast studio for Mainers and Maine businesses.
Here's what we already have.
We have two locations, one in Portland and one in South Portland. The prior was very kindly donated to us, rent free, for the first year and is located at the corner of Union and Middle. It has curb appeal and is a high foot-traffic area. The second location is a large dedicated workspace at a new co-working facility in South Portland on Broadway near Cash's Corner.
We also have an arrangement with a local recording studio to provide us, in the short-term, with all the higher end equipment we need to get started. We have our own equipment of course, but not enough to stock two studios. This local recording studio, which we have a previous working relationship with, is filling the gap.
Finally we have an existing (though modest) portfolio of loyal clients. Podcasts for whom we've been doing work with for over a year. Two of those clients are The Newseum Institute's First Five podcast and Foster Growth's Third Paddle Podcast.
Here's what we do not have.
Unfortunately, as amazing as it is, all the parts to this endeavor came together in reverse order. While we have space, equipment, talent, and an existing clientele, we do not have the available capital to build these spaces out. Acoustic treatments, furniture, branding items, and two additional workstations are all necessary but currently unfunded.
So what do we need?
We're looking to raise $12,000 - no more, no less - to build both studios out properly and create a truly professional space with all the necessary bells and whistles to support our talented engineers. Our own personal money, as well as our current profits, will be going into this build - $12,000 is the number we've determined to be the difference between what we have and what is needed.
What do you get for giving? We can offer three things.
We’ve got some great options for those looking to get something tangible out of their support. Anyone who gives over $100 will receive a hand-written thank you letter and will have their name etched on a pair of founders plaques that will be displayed at the entrances of both studios. Beyond that little slice of immortal fame, there’s some other pretty good stuff up for grabs.
PODCASTER Free for 6-months - Give $900 and receive your first 6-months of Podcaster service for free AND have weekly access to the studio. Studio access is usually reserved just for Podcaster Plus clients.
PODCASTER PLUS Free for 6-Months - Give $1500 and receive your first 6-months of service for free.
PODCASTER PLUS Free for 1-Year - Give $3000 and receive your first year of Podcaster Plus service for free.
PRODUCER Free for 1-year- Give $6000 and receive your first year of Producer service for free. This is $6000 less than what Producer usually costs! A huge savings for a local business looking to get into podcasting as part of their larger marketing strategy.
Help make the Portland Pod a reality.
This is our dream. We've been podcasting for six years, and we've been helping others podcast for three. This is what we want to do, it's the most fun we can have and still call it work. Help us live this dream, give what you can and be a part of the magic.