Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 4 – Managing and Repurposing Content


We’re back and we’re always here with the hotness so, without further delays, we present – #TMPod S2E4 – Managing and Repurposing Content. Another week of @sharkyshood and @chasinglux covering a bit more of the business end of things.

This is a continuation of our Series that has been covering the back end business of content creation and broadcasting. Not caught up? No worries, you’re only three episodes behind. You can catch up here: Season 2

Managing your Content:

Your content is whatever you’re creating – whether it’s a live stream, podcast, YT videos etc. We want to narrow in on the live streamers a bit this episode and discuss what happens after you press “End Broadcast”

Are you a streamer? If yes, what happens to your stream content once you’re offline?

Do you use the VOD for the streaming platform you use to create clips or highlights?

Are you a content creator? What happens after you post a video?
What do you do to promote your content outside of the platform that you stream or post content to?

In this podcast we discuss the importance of reviewing your content, creating clips, exporting and sharing clips across multiple platforms as well as having an anchor site/ home for your content. In short, how to market your gaming live-streams so your can grow Twitch, Youtube, or Mixer audience.

Channel Trailers:

We introduce a focused and effective way to market yourself as a gaming content creator via the Channel Trailers on YouTube. Not sure how to go about making one? No worries, we’ve got you covered: Channel Trailer Tutorial

In your trailer, let us know a little bit about yourself and the games you like to play. Some creators strictly upload life simulation videos, other FPS and some fgc. If you are a variety streamer, state the types of games you mostly like to upload. Puzzles, RPG adventure – don’t limit yourself – stunt a lil. Make sure to use the hashtag #TMShare in the description box of your channel trailer so we can easily find it and share.

Notes:

Cross Platform Name Checking: NameChecker

The awesome content creator we shouted out in this episode is none other than the awesome, @missdoitbig – You can find her on Twitch | YouTube

Seek3r will be at BlerdConDC at the end of the month repping with the awesome ladies of #BlackGirlGamers for our second panel on Creating a Safe Space for BW in Gaming. For more info, keep an eye on the BGG Twitter Account.

#TMPod is the official hashtag for the show! If you have comments, questions, would like to suggest a guest or a topic – please use the hashtag so we can keep track or you can email us: thethumbstickmafia@gmail.com | Follow us on Twitter

3FifsPodcast 87 – Kween Ash

We’re back to talk about Justin being humbled by the Stairmaster, RompHIMS, Lavar Ball is NOT Emmitt Till, A week of Trump Shenanigans, and the life of Eudocia Tomas Pulido.

Find us online @3Fifspodcast, ThreeFifspodcast.com, and like our Facebook Page ThreeFifsPod. If you’re live tweeting the show use the hashtag #ThreeFifsPod and if you have a recommendation for an upcoming Meth Life tweet us at #MethLife . Remember if you leave us a five star review on iTunes or Stitcher we will read it on the air regardless of what it says.

Also check out our other great shows: Extra Fifs with Justin; GEMS our Steven Universe recaps; our new Rolling12s podcast where we play FATE and other Tabletop RPGs and Thumbstick Mafia with Asia focusing on black women and women of color in gaming check out their site at: ThumbstickMafia.com . Check out Ash’s own site: AshleighnotAshley.com focusing on activism  and social justice. And send in your relationship and love questions to @BreGetsTweets.

You can find our contributors online:
Justin  – @LJay90
Ash – @HaaayMissAtwell
Bre – @BreGetsTweets
Eric – @Ayrryk

Rolling 12s – Vers: Black Girl Nerds Rock ft @Steph_I_Will & @JumpedForJoi

Joi from Black Girl Nerds and Steph from The Lemonade Show, Misty Knght’s Uniformed Afro, and Let Go, Let Flo stop by for a Vers battle!

Vers: The Rap Game Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/915746399/vers-the-rap-game

Special Thanks to BenSound.Com for providing the music for this episode.

Music: Jazz Comedy – BenSound.com
Music: Jazz Piano – BenSound.com

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 – Diversify Your Platforms + Twitch Affiliate Program

#TMPOD is byke and we’re finishing off our Diversify your Platforms mini series. If you didn’t catch part 1 of this series, then make sure you listen here. In Episode 2 we covered Twitch, Youtube Gaming, Beam and Facebook Live. This episode we talk a bit about a few more options for you; Ustream, Hitbox, YouNow and MobCrush.

What are the best live-stream websites for video games?

Ustream is still around? We talk about our first introduction to Ustream and how Ustream has rebranded itself to focus more on providing livestream services for businesses with their Ustream Pro service.

Hitbox has been acquired by Azubu.tv and we’re excited – Azubu.tv’s esports background will likely bring big changes the culture and dynamic of the platform. In addition to this new change, we talk about Hitbox guidelines for getting a sub button.

YouNow is fairly new to the livestream industry. Sharky first noticed YouNow because a couple of Youtuber’s she follows uses YouNow to live-stream. YouNow has a feature that allows streamers to co-stream with each other.

Going to a smaller, unknown platform means you will have to work harder to grow your audience.
Using Restream to stream on multiple platforms and why you should take advantage of that.

Mobcrush, the game live-streaming site that focuses on mobile game live-streaming. We explain the slight differences in the culture between MobCrush and sites like Twitch and Youtube Gaming.

In the second half of the episode we touch on the major points of the Twitch Affiliate Program.
Twitch just launched the affiliate program for non-partnered streamers this past week. We have been patiently waiting for Twitch to introduce a program that will allow smaller, non-partnered streamers to monetize their content. Shockingly, Seek3r was invited to join the affiliate program even though she just got back into streaming. With the excitement, we try to break down the pros and cons of joining.
What are the requirements for the Twitch affiliate program?

Twitch’s Live Content Exclusivity period for their affiliate program. How we interpreted the clause based on the words used and is this necessary? Also, should you sign-up for the affiliate program? In addition, what are the differences between a Twitch Affiliate and a Partner? #TwitchAffiliate
How the gamification of tips can turn around and bite us in the butt? Speaking of, a wife discovered that her husband spent their entire savings on Twitch donations. 38K ya’ll.

If you signed up for Twitch’s affiliate program, why you should consider supplementing your revenue stream with Streamlabs, Gamewisp, Patreon and possibly Square Cash if you are running as a business.
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#TMPod tag is still the official hashtag for the show! If you have comments, questions, would like to suggest a guest or a topic – please use the hashtag so we can keep track or you can email us: thethumbstickmafia@gmail.com | Follow us on Twitter

Because we love ya’ll, we started a new hashtag #TMNYSK – Thumbstick News You Should Know – We’ll be adding posts to our twitter feed with news that covers culture, tech and industry related news.

Check out features, stream culture news and more awesomeness on our website here.

Rolling 12s – Vers: Coins 2 Continue VS Thumbstick Mafia Podcast

Special thanks to Danielle McRae, Shanta and Rashanii from the Single Simulcast Podcast, and Katie and Charles from Coins 2 Continue

Special Thanks to BenSound.Com for providing the music for this episode.

Music: Jazz Comedy – BenSound.com
Music: Jazz Piano – BenSound.com

Vers: The Rap Game Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/915746399/vers-the-rap-game

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 – Diversify Your Platforms


Sharkyshood and Seeker here with a new mini series: Diversify Your Platforms. We’re assuming you listened to S2E1 All About Your Coins – We continue our mission to get your right by breaking down all of the options you have as a Broadcaster/Streamer/Content Creator.

In this episode, we cover the four major platforms: Twitch, YT Gaming, Beam and FB Live. We break down their main features, partnership options and give you a bit of insight into the respective communities function.

We discuss Twitch features, new affiliate program for non-partnered streamers, and how to get partnered on Twitch.

Youtube Gaming features (like 4k streaming) how to make money on Youtube, the removal of their fan funding feature, their new monetization policy and why analytics is important.

With Beam only being a year into the live-streaming market does the platform have what it takes to compete with Twitch and Youtube Gaming? Also, Beam has recently changed their guidelines for partner and what does the future look like for this platform?

Facebook and video game live-streaming? Why the unlikely pairing might be a match made in heaven for some video game streamers and content creators.

How does one decide which platform is best for streaming video games? Also, what is Restream?

Articles Discussed:
Twitch | Tips for Applying to the Partner Program http://bit.ly/2p415sS

Twitch | Guide to Cheering http://bit.ly/2p6qbaF

Livestreaming Q1’17: Twitch vs YouTube, Avg. Spend, LTV and Tip Volumes http://bit.ly/2p659c7

YouTube will no longer allow creators to make money until they reach 10,000 views – The Verge http://bit.ly/2p3VAKx

Youtube’s Super Chat and Eligibility http://bit.ly/2p4cOaZ

Partner application requirements changing 5/15 | Beam – Forum http://bit.ly/2p4aFf9

*Video* Beam Staff talks about changes to their partnership requires http://bit.ly/2p4cicE
Beam Feature Roadmap http://bit.ly/2p3TNoR

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming | TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/2oLxHc6

Immortals to Simulcast Streams to Twitch and Facebook Live – PVP Live http://pvp.live/2p4bZip

#TMPod tag is still the official hashtag for the show! If you have comments, questions, would like to suggest a guest or a topic – please use the hashtag so we can keep track or you can email us: thethumbstickmafia@gmail.com

Because we love ya’ll, we started a new hashtag #TMNYSK – Thumbstick News You Should Know – We’ll be adding posts to our twitter feed with news that covers culture, tech and industry related news.

An Extra Fif – Class and Gaming

Sharky talks with her friend AB about the realities of Class and Gaming.

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 – All About Your Coins

#TMPod is back for Season 2! We’ve definitely missed ya’ll so we kick off the first episode by discussing Content Creation and Revenue Sharing because what better way to show we love you by helping you get your coins together?

The back end game is changing and Sharkyshood the prophet has us covered with the break down as usual.

We discuss the changing rules for the industry for content creators and discuss it from the developer’s point of view with Persona 5’s press release and YouTube’s continued updates and changes in their effort to work with sponsors and continue to grow their overall brand and company and how it impacts content creators.

#TMPod tag is still the official hashtag for the show! If you have comments, questions, would like to suggest a guest or a topic – please use the hashtag so we can keep track or you can email us: thethumbstickmafia@gmail.com

Links: http://atlus.com/note-persona-5-streaming/
View story at Medium.com
Sharkyshood Living Single Intro: ttp://www.sharkyshood.com/living-single-show-intro-sims/

An Extra Fif – Sheroes! feat @JoyousVibez


Breon’s Shero, Joy, stops by to talk about her work around Houston including Lesbians Of Color and Artworthy.

Artworthy: http://www.beartworthy.com/
Lesbians Of Color: https://www.meetup.com/WeAreLOC/

An Extra Fif – Cosplaying Around feat @LunaBeanCosplay


Luna Bean stops by to talk about her cosplay journey!

Twitter: twitter.com/lunabeancosplay
facebook: www.facebook.com/LunaBeanCosplay