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BBC says podcast listening will quadruple by 2021

Mon, 2019-04-01 11:50

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  • By 2021, podcast listening will quadruple - up to 13.6% of audio listening from 3% now, according to the BBC's Head of Research for Radio and Education, Alison Winter. At Radiodays Europe today in Lausanne, she outlined how the BBC Sounds app, which uses mandatory sign-in, offers better data analytics and allows better recommendations. "We hope that in the coming months, BBC Sounds [the app] will be an international proposition", added Ben Chapman, Head of Digital for BBC Audio and Music.
  • "The sense of connection and ownership is far more on a podcast than on broadcast TV or radio," says Chris Mason of the BBC's Brexitcast, speaking at Radiodays Europe today via video: adding that the podcast generates significant amounts of contact via social media. The podcast is now filmed for BBC television. Dino Sofos, the podcast's producer, also shared that they have had over 4m downloads for the podcast's 100 episodes.
  • Paula Szuchman and Emily Botein from WNYC Studios also spoke this morning at Radiodays Europe, highlighting how they use audio to build community, and focusing on "listener episodes" - which do better than well-known names. Every show, they said, is created with listener interaction in mind.
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  • iHeartRadio President Darren Davis, speaking at Radiodays Europe, said that the iHeartRadio app, which includes podcasts, has been downloaded 2.1bn times, and has 127m registered users. "Be everywhere the consumers are, with the services and the products they expect." is their strategy; Davis said that podcasting was a new audience development tool for talk radio, reaching younger audiences.
  • In the US - a little snippet of interesting news from the latest Nielsen data (p14): more people listen to podcasting per week (19%) than listen to SiriusXM (16%). (The figures are from Q3 2018 - there's been more growth since).
  • Podcasting in Puerto Rico is "at a turning point", according to Adonde Media, in a post with data from the country.
  • The CBC reports on a new way of making your own podcast: borrow the equipment.
  • A podcast platform for arabic speakers, PODU, has won funding at the University of Chicago.
  • Is everyone happy that Google Podcasts is now transcribing podcasts? Some have doubts.

We are at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne today and tomorrow.

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The total number of available podcasts is now 700,000

Fri, 2019-03-29 08:00

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  • Chartable say that we've just hit a total of 700,000 available podcasts. The company monitors Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast apps. (Interesting fact: our average lifespan, in hours, is also 700,000).
  • YouTube's latest misstep: allowing unscrupulous people like this to upload other peoples' podcasts and fill them with advertising. (We tried to report these, but couldn't work out how to do it.) Podcaster Helen Zaltzman successfully removed one, but now YouTube has shared her name with the copyright infringer, who's now hassling her.
  • The BBC's Annual Plan has been released. BBC Sounds, the corporation's UK-only audio app, is marked as one of the four priorities over the next twelve months. It has been downloaded 1.8m times so far, and has 1m weekly users. They also plan to add more podcasts for younger audiences, more podcast accompaniments to TV shows, and more from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
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  • A new podcasting conference for women is being crowd-funded on Kickstarter. She Podcasts LIVE will take place in Atlanta GA, USA, on October 11-13.
  • The NAB Show in Las Vegas in early April has more podcasting presence than ever before. Spreaker's Rob Greenlee tweets all the podcast sessions at the event. (Podnews is at the NAB Show - we'd love to meet!)
  • Podcast host Simplecast has unveiled a new podcast distribution and analytics platform, which includes clipping for social media, granular analytics, and one-click distribution to multiple platforms. The company has also put support for pubsubhubbub live after our piece last week, allowing podcast listeners on supported platforms to see new episodes as soon as they're published. The company has also raised $5m in funding.
  • If you do a daily news podcast every day, what do you learn? ABC News's Brad Mielke. One lesson learnt: "talk like a freaking person".
  • Jacobs Media has published their TechSurvey 2019, a survey of radio fans across North America. The Spreaker Live Show interviewed Fred Jacobs about it.

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Laughable, a top-rated comedy podcast app, comes to Android

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:50

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  • A comedy podcast app, Laughable, available on iOS for two years, has just launched on Android. The app uses profiles, so you can follow comedians' own podcasts and where they've been a guest. Once you subscribe to your favorite people and shows, Laughable keeps you current on future episodes, too – including people's guest appearances. The developer tells us that no other podcast app is more highly rated in Apple's App Store (scoring 4.9/5 after 3,600 reviews).
  • Spotify has published new podcast terms and conditions. It'll take 40 minutes to read. Meanwhile, the Financial Times reports on Spotify's recent purchase of podcast production company Parcast: "one person close to the negotiation said that Spotify is paying more than $100m in cash and earn-outs to buy Parcast. The price equates to an enormous multiple on Parcast’s limited revenues, this person added."
  • Google Podcasts is now transcribing some podcasts, says Android Authority, who've worked out how to see the transcripts in some Google Podcasts pages (details below in our "developer's corner").
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Podcasts
  • A podcast from a zoo keeper? Taronga Tales contains stories from Taronga Zoo, in Sydney and Dubbo NSW, Australia. (Whooshkaa)
  • Happy Birthday, Start Here. The show with Brad Mielke started on March 28th last year. (ABC News / Wide Orbit)
  • Launching on March 31, Minor Adventures with Topher Grace promises "exciting adventures with your favorite celebrities, Informative and eye-opening explorations of niche topics, hands-on demonstrations and entertaining experiments." In the upcoming season, Nina Dobrev learns to DJ, Tig Notaro becomes an auctioneer, and Chelsea Peretti takes Myers-Briggs. (Our Editor reckons he's INFP. You?) (Simplecast)
  • The Bellas Podcast is new from WWE Superstars, TV personalities and entrepreneurs, celebrity twins Nikki and Brie Bella. (Endeavor Audio / Megaphone)
  • YouTuber Savannah Brown is the guest on the new episode of 17 Questions today.
Developer's corner
  • Google Podcasts is erroneously returning a "200 OK" header for all podcasts, even ones that no longer exist or ones that have never existed. If you were previously inspecting the header for a 404, we'd recommend looking for the text Error 404 (Not Found) in the body. (Or, you know, Google could provide an API.) We've reported this behaviour.
  • Listen Notes has launched v2 of their API on different infrastructure, as well as new, simpler, pricing.
  • Here's how to find the transcript within a Google Podcasts episode page, like this one - under "inspect > network" it's in a file request made by the page called /_/PodcastsUi/data/batchexecute and is a protected file. View the response in Chrome devtools, and you'll see a long, JSON-looking string, including the entire transcript. They're not transcribing our podcast, TWiT, or The Daily as far as we can see though. (Reminder - episode links are at the bottom of every podcast page here on Podnews).

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Blubrry and Audioburst announce partnership; Spotify buys Parcast; BBC explains

Wed, 2019-03-27 07:09

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  • Podcast host Blubrry and voice search company Audioburst have announced a partnership. New and existing Blubrry users will have access to transcription, shareable short snippets or "bursts" for social, monetisation options and enhanced distribution and discovery.
  • In a blog post, the BBC has given more details about its decision to block Google from cataloguing its podcasts. We've updated our story with the details, as well as a comparison between the Android/Google and iOS/Apple experience, which seem similar.
  • As Podnews was sending yesterday, Spotify announced it will buy Parcast, a podcast production house. Spotify purchased Gimlet and Anchor earlier this year. Meanwhile, Gimlet management has "effectively refused to voluntarily recognise" their proposed union, according to the union's twitter feed.
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  • The Nocturnists is a live show (see above) where health professionals tell stories from the world of medicine. The first episode of season two came out yesterday; based in San Francisco, it records on both US coasts. (Libsyn)
  • Podcasting Essentials has Nick Schildberger of BE Media Production and Sharon Taylor, CEO of Omny Studio, discussing the latest statistics for podcasting and audio SEO. (Omny Studio)
  • Come Fly With Me contains travel stories from Jon Lapidese of adventure, mayhem, foolishness, and swinging through the jungle of life. (Libsyn)
  • Something Rhymes With Purple is a new podcast appreciating the English language and widening your vocabulary, with etymologist (and star of Countdown) Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth. To the best of our knowledge, neither Susie nor Gyles walk with a hirple. (Somethin'Else / Acast)
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'Seems to be insane' - more on the BBC block; and StreamGuys enables RAD

Tue, 2019-03-26 10:48

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  • Our story yesterday about the BBC blocking its podcasts from Google Assistant and Google Podcasts has got significant coverage from publications like Voicebot, RAIN, ShortMag, RadioToday, and NU·nl. We also hear that French pubcaster Radio France have done something similar, though they've not responded to our questions.

    • Journalist and futurist Ben Hammersley, who coined the word "podcast", tweeted that "this seems to be insane". Dave Winer, who added the concept of enclosures to RSS feeds, and thus is held by many to have invented podcasting, also tweeted a link to our story, highlighting the BBC's requirement for a licence and user data. Juleyka Lantigua-Williams tweeted that the BBC are "setting a bad example and a dangerous precedent, especially for smaller producers like me. RSS feeds are the most democratic way to keep podcasts accessible and manageable." Francisco Izuzquiza likens it to shooting yourself in the foot before going for a walk, though he doesn't think it's bad news for the industry as a whole. And we liked Jonathan "JB" Webb's alternative headline: BBC says "Not OK, Google". Top marks.
    • Meanwhile, the European Union's new Copyright Directive, to be voted on this week, could make it illegal for podcast apps to link to podcasts (or anything more than a "snippet" of text) without a licence or payment; and hard for podcast hosts to effectively operate without large fines for copyright infringement, and a filter for uploads.
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  • StreamGuys have announced support for RAD across their platform. RAD is NPR's podcast analytics technology; Podnews itself already tags our podcasts with RAD tags.
  • Language-learning company Babble has signed Voxnest as the exclusive distribution partner for Babbel’s first US-based podcast, “Multilinguish.”
  • Apple has released iOS 12.2, which displays episode numbers more clearly in the Apple Podcasts app. We'd recommend you use the episode tags - they're good for accessibility. Meanwhile, Apple announced a lot of things yesterday including a new credit card and a Netflix imitation; there was no news about podcasting.
  • The makers of S-Town have failed in their bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming they exploited the story of John B McLemore .
  • Radio World, an industry publication, carry seven myths that broadcasting believes about podcasting.
  • Player FM is keen that we all know that it does not want to be 'the Netflix of podcasting'. "Podcasts were born open and we'll play our part to keep them open", says the podcast app.
  • Laudable is a new project which aims to kickstart UK local news in an audio form. The organisation is working with Reach plc and JPI Media, two of the country’s largest regional news publishers, and Entale, an interactive podcast platform. It received a US$560,000 grant from Google's Digital News Initiative.
  • If podcasting's future is to be provided by Luminary, Brew or Patreon, a note of caution: 85m Americans do not have a bank account or only have access to basic banking services.
  • Mark Asquith asks whether the widening gap between "indie" and "big" podcasting is cause for concern.
Podcasts
  • March Madness is in full swing, and Andy Katz, college basketball analyst and correspondent for the NCAA and host of the March Madness 365 is joining in on the madness. This week, Andy has an exclusive interview with LSU interim head coach Tony Benford, whose team just made it to the Sweet 16, and Loyola Of Chicago Head Coach Porter Moser, whose team was the "Cinderella" of last year's NCAA tournament. (Turner Podcast Network / knit)
  • The Last Laugh: A Daily Beast Podcast launches today in Himalaya: The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein interviews some of the biggest names in comedy about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment. The first guest is Sarah Silverman. (Megaphone)
  • Paste magazine has launched The Paste Podcast, again with Himalaya. They promise a mix of artist interviews, discussions with their writers, and exclusive performances by some of their favourite musicians. (Megaphone)
  • Pinstripes and Bright Lights launches today: hosted by veteran broadcaster and voice of the New York Yankees, John Sterling. In each episode John reads a heartfelt letter from a fan and then shares sports stories he's collected over the course of his career. Of note: the website is one of those RadioPublic PodSites websites, which we noted in Feb.

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BBC pulls podcasts from Google Assistant and Google Podcasts

Mon, 2019-03-25 10:08

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Welcome to over 300 new subscribers over the last two weeks, including from companies like ABC Australia, Scripps, Gimlet Media, Stitcher, NPR, SRF, Buzzsprout, Acast, Turner, Megaphone, iHeartMedia, Spotify, Deezer, Westwood One, Radioplayer Germany, Entercom, ACE Radio, and the BBC.

  • The BBC have blocked access to its podcasts by Google; and BBC podcasts are no longer available on Google Podcasts, Google Assistant, and Google search. Our special report notes that this may herald the beginning of the end of free and open podcasting.
  • 68% of podcast listeners believe that the medium contributes to their intellectual growth. A new podcast app called NoteCast allows listeners to capture snippets of podcast conversations as digital notes, and lets them annotate them further. Developers EX-IQ are gold supporters of Podnews this month.
  • Listening to podcasts on Amazon Alexa isn't always a great experience. GearBrain writes up better ways to do it on your smart speaker.
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  • A new podcast app, Podcrypt, enables you to "automatically or manually donate to verified podcasts based strictly on time listened": the service uses crypto currency. Podnews is here on this service, and our Ethereum ID is in our main description as requested.
  • Stitcher have announced a raft of new podcasts. Joining the network is actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi (“The Daily Show”); husband and wife duo Devale and Khadeen Ellis; and Bill Nye, the science guy.
  • TranscribeMeow is an iOS app to help podcasters transcribe their podcasts "right meow". It's here.
  • Congratulations to Morris Wheeler, who is Hubbard Broadcasting's new "Manager of Corporate Podcasting Strategy".
Podcasts
  • 17 Questions is a new weekly podcast that asks celebrities, authors and YouTubers 17 of the most weird and wonderful questions. It's from a London-based youth-focused content marketing agency called The Big Shot. (The Big Shot / Acast)
  • Between 2 Mics is the podcast from SquadCast's co-founders Zack and Rock. Every week, the podcast "explores challenges, opportunities, & new ideas that push the limits of what’s possible in podcasting". (Simplecast)
  • Catholic Sports Radio - not always three words that go together, but long-time podcaster Bruce Wawrzyniak describes it as "content for ongoing reflection for daily life". (Libsyn)
  • What would happen if a whole country went without power? Blackout has spent a few days high in the Apple Podcast Charts; it's audio drama starring Rami Malek as a small-town New Hampshire radio DJ who fights to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide. (Endeavor Audio and QCode / Megaphone)
  • Russia, If You're Listening, a podcast from the ABC in Australia, returns for season 2. "What did Robert Mueller discover about Trump and Russia: and what will it mean for the US President? With Mueller’s investigation complete, we follow the findings and the fallout, week by week."
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If a podcast is too long, a fifth of listeners never return

Fri, 2019-03-22 11:12

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  • If a podcast is too long, two-thirds of weekly podcast listeners do return to a podcast later and continue listening when they have more time, according to a survey of radio fans. 21%, though, say they never come back. (Here's our advice).
  • Dan Misener looks at two years of the Apple Top 200 Podcasts and discovers a number of trends, including more "Society & Culture" podcasts. (Here's how the Apple Podcast Charts work).
  • Caution: a company called Planet TV Studios is approaching podcasters with the promise of coverage on FOX Business, a US cable channel. It sounds flattering: but don't waste your time - they want US $28,000 to highlight your podcast, according to one podcaster who contacted us. If you've $28,000 to burn on an average of just 149,000 viewers, at least support Podnews too.
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  • Acast has launched in France; Yann Thébault will run the French business (formerly, he was in charge of Spotify for continental Europe). Over 4m people in France listen to podcasts every month (roughly 8% of the country), says the country's Médiamétrie research.
  • Podcast Movement has a new Head of Sales: Kristy Scott. She was formerly selling Tom Taylor NOW, the very excellent daily email for people in radio; Tom retired at the end of last year.
  • Stitcher's CEO, Erik Diehn, was interviewed about the benefits of podcast advertising by Yahoo! Finance.
  • Anchor has added analytics metrics to its mobile app, so you can even check your download numbers on the loo bus.
  • What's the difference between radio and podcasting? Podnews's Editor, in his weekly Radio Tomorrow piece for an Australian radio industry website, points out that podcasters want to help each other. [Even podcasting's newsletter writers tolerate each other!].
Podcasts
  • Thinking about the future? Think: Digital Futures, Think: Business Futures and Think: Sustainability all return for a new season, from Sydney station 2SER. They'll also be broadcast in The Think Hour, Sundays at 10am. (Whooshkaa)
  • Cultivating Place argues that gardens are much more than just a collection of plants - they improve our relationship to the natural environment and our communal and individual health and well-being, argues a new mini-series of the program.
  • The Uncertain Hour dives in to one controversial topic each season to bust long-standing myths and find the origin stories of the world we live in; it's back for season 3, focusing on America's War on Drugs - and where George W Bush got a little bag of crack. (APM)
  • Political Party Live is a podcast from Iowa, and therefore, says the New Yorker, probably why it gets some high profile guests. (SoundCloud)
  • Building a Unicorn is a new podcast that aims to answer what it takes to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? (Lawson Media / ART19)
Developer's corner
  • Supporting pubsubhubbub could significantly help all parts of the podcasting ecosystem: cutting down on redundant RSS polling, and meaning it's faster for listeners to get new episodes. As we write in our overview article - it just needs a few lines of code; and Google Podcasts already supports it.
  • Our podcast pages are designed to have lots of helpful information on them for podcasters. But you can hide all that, and our branding, if you want - so you can link to us to help anyone find your podcast. Just add "/no" at the end of the URL. Here's an example.

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Google Podcasts will soon have a website (and it'll run on iOS too)

Thu, 2019-03-21 10:27

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  • Google is prepping a web version of Google Podcasts that works on desktop and on iOS devices: and the player is already live. Here's our podcast in Google Podcasts - on (any) Android phone, it opens the pre-installed Google Podcasts player as normal, while on iPhone or desktop, it now opens a web player. 9to5Google reports that it also syncs playback position to your Google account (and you can ask your Google smart speaker to "resume my podcast"). Still work in progress, it lacks any search, a method of subscribing, downloads, or a front page as yet.

    • Since these new links are entirely backward-compatible with the old ones, and even now are better than the previous dumb versions, we've updated all our links from our podcast pages to point to this new player. Just search on Podnews for your favourite podcast, and click the Google Podcasts link.
    • Our take: The availability of a capable web player, which works with Mobile Safari, may mean an iOS app for Google Podcasts is imminent. It should also mean that podcast links appear in all Google searches, not just Google searches run from Android devices. The web view also fixes compatibility issues with the Samsung Browser and Opera on Android devices too. This is all big, and good, news. Here's an FAQ on Google Podcasts, and our availability page shows how many podcasts are on the platform (essentially, virtually all of them).
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Australia leads the world in smart speaker adoption

Wed, 2019-03-20 11:43

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  • Australians love their smart speakers: 29.3% of all Australians have access to one, which is the highest percentage in the world - beating even the US. Google Home has dominant market share of over 68%; and 55% of Aussies use their smart speakers for podcasts. New data from Voicebot·ai, who released its Australia Smart Speaker Consumer Adoption Report 2019
  • Patreon is launching new payment plans (for new creators only) in May, including a simpler way of joining the service.
  • HotPod 200 is out, covering burnout and the Gimlet union. Congratulations to Nick Quah for 200 editions of his "comically lengthy newsletters" (his words).
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  • We listened to iHeartRadio Podcast Channel AM 1470, the company's new AM station in Allentown PA, USA. And we quite liked it, so we reviewed it. (And in audio).
  • The Audiocraft Podcast Festival (Sydney NSW, Australia: May 31 - June 2) has announced its initial lineup, promising Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible, Radiotopia), Jonathan Zenti (Voxnest/Meat), Natalie Tulloch (Spotify, NYC), Mark Pesce (The Next Billion Seconds, PodcastOne), Travis De Vries (Broriginals), Stephanie Van Schilt (Sisteria) and Tim Roxburgh (Unravel, ABC) + others. Tickets here.
  • Soundcloud has partnered with Southern Cross Austereo for ad representation in Australia.
  • Jacobs Media is, once more, bringing the radio industry to Podcast Movement with their now well-known Broadcasters Meet Podcasters portion of the conference. One of those broadcasters that goes is Cumulus, who own the Westwood One Podcast Network. Last year, it earnt US $12.5m "in profitable podcasting revenue" according to CEO Mary Berner.
  • In new data, Nielsen say that 19% of US adults listen to podcasts every week. Edison Research's recent Infinite Dial says 22% of US adults listen weekly; the two independently researched figures look close enough to us, and both look excellent news.

    • The folks at Radio INK, who also own a podcast newsletter, headline this as "only 19%". :(
  • AMillionAds, a clever dynamic ad spot company, has opened a New York office and announced new hires.
  • Anchor has produced, with training company SkillShare, a free introductory course on podcasting.
  • Looking for an equivalent to Podnews, but for China? You'll want # 播客一下 - "Just Pod" is put together by Yang Yi.
  • Want a decent press kit for your podcast? Copy this one for Han and Matt Know It All. It's got everything a writer needs to write about your podcast. As seen below.
Podcasts
  • Han and Matt Know It All give a second opinion on advice columns from across the internet, and their 111th episode features "Twitter genius" Brandy Jensen. Wil Williams likes it. Us too!
  • Kid Don't Kill My Vibe: A Parent Podcast discusses family-kid related topics, reviews products and interviews innovators/entrepreneurs and modern-day parents. Just launched, it's nicely produced - the current episode talks to an interior designer for kids.
Lausanne and Las Vegas

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At the end of this month, we'll be in the delightful, beautiful surroundings of the Swiss city of Lausanne for Radiodays Europe. We'll be enjoying the culture and politeness of the Swiss, while meeting the European radio industry in what's the world's largest radio conference.

Early next month, we'll be dodging the shouty and shady characters, queuing for the monorail, blocking the sounds of the 24/7 casinos, and desperately trying to find something that isn't deep fried in Las Vegas NV, USA for the NAB Show, where podcasting is bigger than ever.

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Apple - what they should do next

Tue, 2019-03-19 10:23

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  • Our Editor, James Cridland, has written an opinion article called Podcasts - what Apple should do next: three simple steps to stop the decline of Apple Podcasts and help podcasters.
  • The Google Podcasts Creator Program has just opened its second round of applications. It "seeks to increase the diversity of voices in the industry globally and lower barriers to podcasting."
  • How you can make the most of podcast advertising, by Suchandrika Chakrabarti, was part of a Future of Advertising supplement in The Times last week, and has now been published online. All the contributors to this article are excellent, especially the second one quoted.
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  • Podcasts are great for people who have difficulties seeing properly. But making sure that your podcast website is accessible is important too, says Robert W Kingett. (It's also a legal requirement in many countries).
  • In a statement, Libsyn says its podcasting revenue grew by 30%, and in total the company earned double the amount of revenue year on year: earning over US $22m. The company has $11m in the bank. Congratulations to them. (Cough)
  • We note that podcasts on iHeartRadio have been marked up using OpenGraph as videos, and appear within a Google video search.
  • Indian newspaper The Hindu covers the power of podcasts. "In countries similar to India, where people are still not very comfortable showing their face, this medium fits in perfectly."
  • Another day, another music streaming company is moving into podcasting. Anghami, a music streaming service for the Middle East and North Africa, has just added over 250 shows to its service.
  • Rejoice! We have another Netflix for podcasts - an app called Brew is looking at a $5/month subscription. "Brew pays its creators based on their number of unique listens". They've raised a total of $400,000 in a funding round.
  • Sean Clements would like you to clear your throat.
Podcasts
  • From the Bleacher Report, Football Ranks is a podcast about soccer that focuses on ranking all that's important in football and life. It launched in January.
  • Cadence13 has launched ProfessionalAF, a podcast with Diana Kander that will help listeners develop the essential habits that will empower them to navigate any situation with confidence and success.
  • Podnews is also available as a daily news briefing on Amazon Alexa and on Google Home. Find us wherever you control what news briefings you want to listen to - ours is usually less than 2 minutes long.

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Strategies to grow your Patreon support

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:19

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  • Patreon's CEO, Jack Conte, has posted a video on strategies to grow your Patreon support.
  • Manchester, UK: MIC’s Podcast Edit Club is a free event this Wednesday from 6pm, in MediaCity. Here's where to RSVP if you'd like to go.
  • London, UK: Rise and Shine run free podcast workshops every month (which are critically acclaimed by other podcasters we talk to). There's one today - but it's sold out; watch their twitter feed for next month's.
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  • What are the best studio headphones? In-house studio engineers at Resonate Recordings had a look.
  • Do you think that every podcast out there is too long? So does 2GB radio presenter Luke Grant, who's disrupting podcast norms with a brand new, revolutionary, idea. We salute you, Mr Grant.
  • Podtrac have released their "top 20 podcasts" ranker for February. Based on monthly US audience, using an opaque algorithm: iHeart's Ron Burgundy podcast is a new entry at #6.
  • If you're considering making a podcast for your organisation, here are five questions to ask from the host of Democracy Works.
  • KCRW, the Santa Monica-based radio station and podcaster, has a new $38m building. Meanwhile, in Boston MA, USA, the Boston Globe is hopeful that the money flowing into podcasting will benefit podcasters in the city.
  • Our podcast pages now include direct links to Stitcher. We've also updated our podcast availability snapshot to include Stitcher links. As at publication time, Google Podcasts lists virtually everybody; Spotify has about 75% of the most recently published podcasts; and just under half are in Stitcher.
Podcasts
  • Science Meditations looks at the history and science of meditation, from ancient practices to the latest experiments. It's by Parampreet Singh, a Podnews reader who suggested we add Stitcher links to our podcast pages. So we did.
  • In the UK, there are all sorts of rules about clearing radio commercials for broadcast. Voiceover Emma Clarke has made a "stupid comedy podcast" about it called Clearing The Air. Since your Editor is a former radio commercial copywriter, he likes it. So will you.
  • Still with advertising, The History Of Advertising is a podcast series to celebrate golden age of British advertising, from The History of Advertising Trust. A ten-part series of ten-minute episodes, it "looks back at some of the most revelatory ads from the past fifty years". (Buzzsprout)
  • Podcast writer Nick Quah was a guest in CNN's Reliable Sources podcast last week. (knit)
  • A World Where, a radio drama series about the future, has released a binaural remix of their first season. "The show is geared toward listeners who love speculative science fiction, mind-bending sound design and want to save the world." (Buzzsprout)
  • The Worst Sitcom Ever Made was broadcast 25 years ago in New Zealand. Dreams were dashed, careers ruined, some of the people involved fell into depression, some had to leave the country. It affected television comedy in New Zealand for a decade after. A story relevant to failure in general, this podcast launched last week. (Radio New Zealand)
  • Talking Politics, a UK political podcast hosted by David Runciman and sponsored by the London Review of Books, has passed the 5 million download milestone just ahead of its 150th instalment. (Acast)
  • A new series of the entrepreneur podcast Rocketship is focusing on Cleveland OH, USA, where Cleveland’s top business leaders, civic leaders, politicians and lawmakers, people running educational institutions are all dedicated to making Cleveland the Blockchain Capital of the world. (Podglomerate/Omny Studio)

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Patreon says Sword and Scale's Mike Boudet can stay

Fri, 2019-03-15 10:27

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  • Sword and Scale earns at least $75,000 a month from Patreon, and after a review, Patreon has decided that its host, Mike Boudet, can remain on the platform, in spite of his denigrating comments and social media bullying. We reported on Monday that Wondery had sacked him from the network. He's also deleted all but 65 of his tweets. Patreon removed some creators last year.
  • More deletions from Twitter: Luminary's tone-deaf tweet about "podcasts don't need ads", which we also reported on Monday, has finally been deleted. "Our tweet was in bad taste," the company admits, "We have taken it down and we apologize to anyone we offended."
  • The Nine Commandments of Patreon, a new article from the Bello Collective, focuses on getting the most out of the crowd-funding platform.
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  • Magellan has released the top podcast advertisers for February. The top three are unchanged: ZipRecruiter, Geico, and Indeed.
  • Anchor has released a newly redesigned statistics dashboard, including a new metric: Estimated Audience Size - the average number of plays your episodes get within 30 days after publishing.
  • Pacific Content's Steve Pratt has interviewed Edison Research's Tom Webster about the recent Infinite Dial data, and pulled out 10 big podcasting takeaways.
  • In Brisbane QLD, Australia, there's a workshop series for podcasting at The Edge next to the SLQ. Three four-hour workshops will have you learning the ins and outs of recording, editing, hosting and distribution.
Podcasts
  • Marc Maron's WTF is celebrating 1,000 episodes. As Vulture reports, the 1,000th edition is with his producer Brendan McDonald.
  • It's not every day that someone else appears in our local coffee shop with podcast stickers emblazoned over his laptop, but J.M. Donellan, author of audio fiction podcast Six Cold Feet, made that mistake today. We hear there may be more from him soon.
  • Unsusbscribe is a new podcast, covered by the London Evening Standard, that aims to help you 'unsubscribe from negativity.'

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Gimlet staff want a union; Spotify files complaint against Apple

Thu, 2019-03-14 10:10

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  • The staff at Gimlet Media, bought by Spotify last month, are looking to launch a worker's union. With the Writer's Guild of America East, the Gimlet Union posted their reasons why on a tweet. Gimlet's management have acknowledged the request for union recognition, but otherwise have yet to respond. It would be a first for the podcast industry.
  • Gimlet's parent company Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission for unfair competitive practice, and has launched a website with their side of the story. Their complaint focuses on difficulties that Spotify has with app approvals and contractural agreements, but contains this interesting nugget at the bottom of their timeline:

    So we announce two podcast acquisitions we are super excited about, and all of a sudden Apple arbitrarily decides to prohibit use of its API to recommend podcasts to users

  • The Wall Street Journal isn't a fan of corporate podcasts.
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  • The Pensky Podcast is our newest supporter, and we like new supporters. It's an attempt to analyze hundreds of hours of Star Trek, and aims to provide a unique blend of humor, misinterpretation, and conspiracy theory. (Podbean)
  • The Parenting Spectrum is a podcast about autism and family life; mainly recorded in the home of Fiona and Travis, and their son Patch, as they discover what an autism diagnosis means and what happens next. (ABC Radio)
  • What Really Happened launches a set of interview podcasts yesterday, "expanding season 2" of the hit podcast. Host Andrew Jenks will sit down with a wide-range of notable personalities to discuss “what really happened” during a specific, significant time in their lives. (Seven Bucks Productions, Cadence13, Megaphone)
  • The CBC's PlayME, which turns contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas, adds The Fish Eyes Trilogy, an award-winning play by Anita Majumdar: it's an interwoven trio of stories told from the perspectives of three teen girls.
  • Preserve this Podcast, a podcast preservation project, now has its own podcast to preserve. Host Molly Schwartz interviews different podcasters about their efforts to maintain archives of their work. (Simplecast)
  • Monster: The Zodiac Killer "has topped 12 million downloads since its January debut," we're told, while the series as a whole has achieved 60 million downloads. (Tenderfoot TV / iHeartRadio)

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Ron Burgundy podcast fails to hit the mark for iHeartRadio

Wed, 2019-03-13 07:07

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  • Podtrac have published their stats for February 2019. February included the much-hyped Ron Burgundy podcast, which released its trail on Feb 1 and launched on Feb 8; yet iHeartRadio's figures in total were virtually flat, at 5.28m downloads a day (rather than 5.22m the previous month). iHeart remains the global leader for downloads, while NPR remains the US #1 based on unique audience. (As ever: Podtrac only measures some US-based publishers and their methodology is proprietary and opaque. Here's more on podcast stats.)
  • What's the secret to successful podcast advertising? US radio network Westwood One says: "communication is best when it’s transparent, real, direct, and tells a story. Apply that to a podcast ad and the audience will appreciate it."
  • Listen calls itself "the only podcast app built with multi-tasking and beauty in mind." The first version features unique gesture-based navigation for on-the-go listening, including a queue system, and it's available for iOS here. Meanwhile, the iOS app for Stitcher has also had an update.
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  • The Guardian's podcasts are the subject of coverage in Digiday, including an estimate of the total size of the UK podcasting ad market: £25m (US $33m) from veteran adbuyer Howard Bareham. The Guardian's daily podcast has eight people working on it, according to the article.
  • Meanwhile, The Guardian covers have podcasts sold out?, a critical look at the launch of Luminary and similar services. The excellent article interviews many excellent people who all say excellent things, especially the second person to get a quote.
  • Edison Research's Tom Webster writes about the significant new podcasting stat hiding in plain sight: it's a figure that's flat.
  • "Based on recent conversations I've had across some corners of the community, Luminary has attracted a level of bile I’ve never encountered before," says Nick Quah in this week's HotPod.
  • Pandora's executive creative director Lauren Nagel says that every brand needs to consider sound, in a speech at SXSW.
  • The IAB published a list of "direct brands to watch". Magellan have examined the list, and concluded that 4 out of 10 of them have tried podcasting. The podcast ad research company says that personal care products are most likely to have added podcasting to their marketing mix - companies like our new favourite electric toothbrush company Quip (see below).
  • Podcaster communities are all over the place, and they use a bunch of different tools. Spreaker looks at eleven of them, and how they make their communities a success.
  • We should have covered this last week, but for the record, Maryland's highest court has denied a new trial for Adnan Syed, the subject of Serial, in a 4-3 opinion.
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  • What happens when Chinese and Western podcasters meet? asks Siobhán McHugh from the University of Wollongong in Australia.

    “What do you know about Serial?” I asked, before bringing up the slide. A [Chinese] broadcaster reflected. “It’s something you have for breakfast?” He was not making a joke. That’s when I realised what cultural difference truly means.

Podcasts
  • Just Between Us launches today. Featuring New York Times best-selling authors and YouTube series hosts Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, the podcast is a Stitcher production. It's a podcast version of a popular YouTube channel with 750,000 subscribers. (Stitcher)
  • 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter is a new 30-part podcast from the BBC that launches on March 25th. Presenter Patrick Aryee says "as humans, we have so much to discover from the animals around us". (BBC)
  • Who cares about Ross and Patrick? features a newly married couple discussing topics "as broad as sobriety, mental health, wellness, New York City, comedy, pop culture, politics, sex and sexuality, and polyamory." Maybe relevant: it's #197 in the comedy podcast chart for Saudi Arabia. (Blubrry)
  • Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad is hosted by retired cold case investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen. It's the first new, original series to come out of the Exactly Right Media network, created by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of hit podcast “My Favorite Murder.” (ART19)
  • Series two of this podcast about religion launches tomorrow, co-hosted by Laura Barclay, a Baptist minister, and Sara Hof, an agnostic. It's a theological, comedic, feminist podcast that examines the bible and modern theology, as well as speak to the overarching commonalities of atheists, agnostics, progressive Christians, and people of other faiths. (Soundcloud)
  • Twitter has launched a podcast. Character Count is, says TechCrunch, focused on its ad business. (Simplecast)
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  • Thank you to Quip - perfect oral care, delivered - for your kind support of our favourite podcasts and now of Podnews too! (Psst: They're available internationally, apparently).

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RadioPublic's new stuff; and dynamic ad insertion without the ads

Tue, 2019-03-12 11:17

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  • RadioPublic have highlighted their recent new features in a blog post, including PodSites, a website generator for podcasters; a marketing attribution service called Sonar, and a new thing: HearMarks, a way of keeping (and sharing) parts of a podcast you're listening to.
  • Promised by end Friday last week, the Google Podcasts app is still rolling out its "episode search", and it is not yet visible to all users. It's supposed to search through episode transcripts; but as far as we can see - we have it - it just appears to be a text search through episode show notes. If you have a search result that is demonstrably using transcripts, we'd love to know: updates@podnews.net
  • Steven Goldstein has been poring over the latest Edison Research and Triton Digital results, and has discovered some interesting data - not least, how successful Spotify could be for podcasting.
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  • An interesting idea: dynamic ad insertion without the ads - The Quicky is dynamically inserting the latest news into their podcast, followed by an "evergreen investigation". The podcast is hosted on Omny Studio and the dynamic insertion is done through Triton's Tap for Podcasts ad server.

    • Which reminds us of a great example, if you ever want one, of host-read adverts: within Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend. Worth a listen to hear just how he does these. (They, too, are dynamically injected).
  • An American health worker has been fired after he made racist remarks on a podcast.
  • Book: El Gran Cuaderno de Podcasting is one of the first books in Spanish about podcasting, from the well-known Spanish podcaster Francisco Izuzquiza. It's released today.
  • Podcasting in the Dominican Republic is yet to take off, according to Roberto Sasuke.
  • Job: Podcast Executive Producer for the New York Post. How important is podcasting to the newspaper? It's a part time role, and lasts just six months.
  • If you're a supporter of Podnews, and you fancy some nice little laptop stickers, send us your postal address and we'll get some sent to you. And, excitingly, our podcoasters have been produced and are on the way. They're like a drinks coaster, but with some special features for podcasters.
Podcasts
  • The Feast the critically-acclaimed podcast about meals that made history, is launching its third season today: the podcast offers "delectable stories from the dining tables of history", and was nominated for a Public History Award last year. (Podglomerate, Megaphone)
  • The TalentWorks Podcast is a podcast from a new 'content label' within the BBC. The TalentWorks team interview huge online stars about their careers, the decisions they made along the way, and how they created success on their own terms in the online media world. Among the guests are Emma Gannon (Ctrl Alt Delete), and Jamie Morton (My Dad Wrote A...).
  • America Adapts covers climate change podcasts in the latest episode: Doug Parsons interviews eight podcasters about "what inspired them to start their podcasts, the types of guests they host and their insight on why podcasts are a great platform to create awareness around climate change".

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Sword and Scale abruptly ends

Mon, 2019-03-11 01:00

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  • Wondery has parted ways with Mike Boudet's true crime podcast Sword and Scale, after Boudet had repeatedly posted comments many found offensive, and behaved aggressively online. Sword and Scale posted an emotional announcement from Boudet, who blames Aaron Mahnke and Rabia Chaudry, and says he has laid off his staff and closed his show. Chaudry congratulates Wondery for "finally doing the right thing"; Mahnke claims, in a long thread, that Boudet has been increasingly aggressive and that hundreds of people had complained to Wondery. A freelance journalist called Maggi sums up the story from her point of view.
  • John Lee Dumas was the first keynote speaker at Podfest. Slides from his talk, The top 4 tactics for creating, launching, growing and monetising your podcast, are available online. "JLD", as he calls himself, was also the target of the humorous "roast" at the end of the event, which took place in Orlando FL, USA and attracted podcasters from across the US and Canada. Other speakers included Libsyn's Rob Walch, Evo Terra, and Chartable's Dave Zohrob. It was sponsored by Himalaya.

    • Our Editor, James Cridland, was on an episode of The New Media Show recorded live at the event (which is also available in the Spreaker Live Show podcast; he was a guest alongside She Podcasts's Elsie Escobar.
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  • Spotify, the #2 podcast platform, will be pre-installed in new Samsung phones, it's been announced. (The Google Podcasts app is not even pre-installed on Google's own Pixel phones, though the player is).

  • Luminary aren't making friends on Twitter, with a tone-deaf first tweet.
  • Sonix, a transcription and editing service, have added custom dictionaries to their transcription tool. Got a co-presenter called Nikki, or want to mention a podcast called Podnews? Now it'll get it right every time.
  • Voxnest has partnered with music platform Jamendo to offer easier access to licensed music for podcasts.
  • Plus Belle La Vie, a famous French television show on France 3, now has a fiction podcast to accompany the show. It's the first fiction podcast for a TV show in France. It's made with Bababam.
  • Metrics for the podcasting industry remains an issue with some. Inside Radio report on the metrics discussions at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit last week. Your Editor moderated a panel - mention of his sparkling repartee is, remarkably, absent.
  • The RTX Podcast Festival is a new event in Austin TX in July, as part of RTX, a gaming, animation and internet culture event.
  • Can Anchor be "the YouTube of Podcasts", asks The Verge. #thesomethingofpodcasts
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A new threat to podcasters: extortion

Fri, 2019-03-08 05:36

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  • Are you at risk of extortion? A concerning post today from Rebel Base Media highlights a worrying new development: people threatening to flood your podcast with low ratings, or worse, unless you pay. Our advice is to never respond to "podcast promoters", no matter how interesting their offers might appear.
  • SiriusXM, the US satellite radio operator and new owner of Pandora, plans original podcasts and shows for Pandora's podcast platform. More than twenty SiriusXM shows will also be reformatted into podcasts.
  • Lauren Shippen from The Bright Sessions has given her reasons for making The AM Sessions podcast a Luminary exclusive. (Hat-tip: Inside Podcasting)
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Research: podcasting significantly growing in US

Thu, 2019-03-07 06:31

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  • Over half of US adults have listened to a podcast. Edison Research and Triton Digital have published Infinite Dial 2019, a set of research on US media consumption. One third of US adults (90 million people) listened to a podcast over the last month, the survey also reports. You can view the webinar here; or grab the slides. There is lots of data in the release, but - happily for us - the media have focused on podcasting's growth.
  • Infinite Dial 2019 also reports on an increase for smart speaker owners. 23% of US adults (65 million people) claim to own a smart speaker, with Amazon Echo being the leading brand, and Apple Homepod doing very poorly. VentureBeat reports that Apple is hiring an analyst to explain Siri complaints to executives, which doesn't sound like a good thing. (Editor's note: careful when comparing products - like Google Home - with services - like Google Assistant, which is in many more devices).
  • More shows and a third room have been added to Podcast Live Politics, the live podcast event in London in April. New shows include titles from the BBC, Sky News, ITV News and The New European.
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  • Serial co-creator Julie Snyder has been recruited by Signal Co. No1, a "music podcast label". The company recently partnered with Pixies for its first original release, Past is Prologue.
  • DiscoverPods writes about EX-IQ, an app that makes learning from podcasts easier. (EX-IQ are a Podnews gold supporter).
  • Castro, the iOS podcast app, has announced a new update today. The company says it has upgraded the Discovery experience, dramatically improved Search, and simplified some of the language in the app. "From the start, we’ve designed Castro to be a powerful upgrade over the playback and management experiences offered by other podcast apps. These updates are designed to help make the power of Castro available to more people," Padraig O'Cinneide told us.
  • RadioINK reports from RAIN's Podcast Business Summit. Particularly: Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of National Public Radio predicted that, “in the next five years, the medium will be as big or larger than network radio.”
  • Wondery is in talks to adapt Over My Dead Body for television.
  • Podcast fans will reject a 'Netflix for podcasts' , says FastCompany; Luminary wants to be a Netflix for podcasts says AVClub, and both Nick Quah and Wil Williams are getting a bit tired of the phrase 'Netflix for podcasts'. Us too.
  • AndroidPolice writes a withering review of Google Podcasts.

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Google Podcasts unveils episode search, driven by automated transcripts

Wed, 2019-03-06 04:26

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  • At the RAIN Podcast Business Summit, Google's Zack Reneau-Wedeen announces that Google Podcasts will have search results for episodes by the end of the week. Episode results are supported in all languages, and for many languages works by analysing automatically generated transcripts. This feature was first spotted within the app's code in July last year.
  • Podtrac have restored total global download numbers to their industry rankings. They reveal that iHeartRadio is #1 global podcaster with 162,159,000 downloads in January, beating NPR's 157m downloads. NPR remain #1 when judged on US unique users.

    • iHeart was sitting at 135m in November, and 123m in December. Ron Burgundy launched in February.
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Spotify is already beating Apple in many countries

Tue, 2019-03-05 01:55

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  • Spotify is now more popular than Apple for podcast listening in many countries, according to new data from Voxnest. In particular, Spotify beats Apple across almost all of Central and South America. The podcast consumption data is based on February's downloads of podcasts powered by Voxnest including a number of third-party platforms, and reflects Android's success in many of these markets.

  • Scripps, who own Triton Digital and Stitcher, have seen revenue grow by 41% in Q4 2018, according to new results from the company. Revenue for Stitcher, which includes Midroll, was up 64% to $16.7 million.
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  • Luminary is boasting $100m in funding, and is set to launch in June. The New York Times reports that it'll offer a subscription model of ad-free podcasts for US $8/month (as well as all currently available podcasts).
  • StreamGuys, who is title sponsor of Podnews this month, has launched SGRewind - a product that allows listeners to rewind live streams and hear them from the start.
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  • Plus 7 Intelligence has launched a seven-part series on gaming and education today. You'll hear from the educators who are pushing past boundaries to find the games that make learning more effective and more joyful. (The Podglomerate / Megaphone)
  • Crime Beat launches today - a journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile cases. It's hosted by Nancy Hixt, an award-winning crime reporter.
  • Hello Monday is LinkedIn's first podcast, on how we’re changing the nature of work, and how that work is changing us. (On LinkedIn? Us too.)

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