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Lady Bird Johnson's daily audio diaries make it to podcast

Tue, 2021-03-02 09:24

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  • For Women’s History Month from ABC News in the US, In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson listens to more than 123 hours of audio diaries from Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson, including new revelations about Lyndon B Johnson's presidency. The first two episodes dropped yesterday.
  • The IAB Tech Lab released two updates to its v2.1 Podcast Measurement Guidelines for public comment in December and January. However, Podnews can reveal that over the entire 74 days, the public feedback email address given didn't actually work: emails silently bounced with a User Unknown error. The IAB described this as "unfortunate", but would neither confirm nor deny that it has received no feedback at all to this address as a consequence.

    • The updated document, including IPv6 measurement, was only publicly announced in two tweets; and by editing an existing post on its website (so it wasn't flagged as a new item).
    • The IAB tells us it is now "extending public comments"; but have not responded to our followup questions over the weekend to tell us (and you) the new dates.
  • "If you need more out of your hosting provider, it’s time to fully commit to another one", says Bryan Barletta in Sounds Profitable this week, sponsored by Claritas. Putting off a move to a better podcast host will hurt your long-term strategy, he argues. You should subscribe.

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Nielsen: US podcast listeners are more diverse than population

Mon, 2021-03-01 06:25

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  • An interviewee is taking Spotify to court for, she says, manipulating her interview to paint her in a bad light. Son of a Hitman, from Spotify Studios, featured excerpts from an interview, and cast doubt on her judgement.
  • Africa Podfest's Feb 12 event is available in full on their YouTube page, and the team have posted an overview of their event this year.
  • Evergreen Podcasts has launched a sports channel with a number of different podcasts.
  • Twitter Spaces appears to be slowly rolling out to users. Our @podnews account - on an Android phone - can see (and hear!) Spaces discussions. We took part in two over the weekend.
  • Tom Webster's newsletter this week focuses on "hard data vs real data", examining the Edison Research Podcast Consumer Ranker, and the surprising appearance of Serial as the 13th biggest podcast (by total audience) in 2020.

    • Analysis: Tom's explanation - that Serial included Nice White Parents in full - is certainly part of the answer: as independent verification, Podtrac reported the audience for the Serial feed was huge in July 2020, up 48 places to #11. However, that "up 48 places" tells us that Serial was #59 in Podtrac's chart in June - which is worth highlighting. In spite of Serial not releasing an episode since November 2018, it was still in the top 60 podcasts on Podtrac, measured by unique audience. Serial appears to be relatively unique as an evergreen podcast that new listeners seek out, and as Edison Research's data also shows.
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  • Is your podcast host IPv6 compatible? Some mobile networks, especially in places like India, are requiring all connections to work in future using IPv6-only. We are, but many podcast hosts aren't yet. (We've added an IPv6 checker in our podcast pages, now that there's an agreed plan for IPv6 measurement).
  • Dave Jones has written about the podcast:value tag, and also published the standard which explains how payments can be made by listeners.
  • The Podcast Index is now publishing their full podcast database index on IPFS, updated every 24 hours. (Listing 1.3m podcasts, today's dump is a 192MB .tgz file, which expands to 647MB. You can use DB Browser for SQLite to examine it).
  • Apple's API is not currently returning episode data, breaking our episode pages but also breaking other tools that link directly to shows. (Apple episode IDs are assigned by Apple, rather than using the UID in the RSS feed).
  • The Podlove Publisher Plugin now supports the transcript and person tags from the new Podcast namespace. (Podnews's podcast has both in, too).
  • The Anytime Podcast Player, available for Android, has support for Podcast Index search, chapters and funding links.
  • RSS useragents for Podmust, Sonnet and Verb․fm have been added to the RSS-useragents list in Github.
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Android gains against iOS worldwide

Fri, 2021-02-26 05:13

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  • Android appears to be beating iOS usage in North America, according to latest data from ScientiaMobile. iPhone use appears to be down in every continent, with Android is now in the majority.

    • James Cridland, Podnews's Editor, is speaking today at PodFest Global about international podcast opportunities. Use the promo code "podnews" to get a complimentary ticket worth $49.
  • iHeartMedia has announced a new business operating structure, which will split the company into two divisions.

    • Conal Byrne becomes CEO of the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group, and Darren Davis will serve as COO. This unit includes the apps and websites, podcasts, Voxnest, and will also include Triton Digital.
    • The company's radio products will be under The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group.
  • In Australia, ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia was launched a year ago, and is celebrating their anniversary.

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BetterHelp spent $4.4m on podcasts in January

Thu, 2021-02-25 13:19

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  • From CBC Podcasts: The Dose The Dose cuts through confusion to deliver credible health news you can use. Host Dr Brian Goldman brings you the best science from top experts in plain language.
  • Twenty Thousand Hertz looks at the McDonald's "ba da ba ba ba" melody: expect controversy, celebrity, and 3,700 different audio mixes. A podcast about the world's most recognisable and interesting sounds, we're loving it. (The podcast also seems quietly to no longer be part of the TED family of shows).
  • The second season of Manbet, from the Jordanian podcast company Sowt, has been released. It tells the story of enslaved African Muslim Omar ibn Said, from his manuscript written in 1831.
  • Jane Coaston hosts the new series of The Argument from the New York Times's Opinion Audio team. The first episode discusses the 1806 device to prevent a measure from being taken to a vote: the Filibuster. Containing a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition, don't expect a five minute argument, more the full forty minutes.

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Attacks briefly knock some podcast hosts offline

Wed, 2021-02-24 08:15

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  • Backtracks has launched a tool that monitors your head gesture movement. The tool require the listener to be using AirPods Pro headphones.
  • Investor Andrew Wilkinson says he's removing podcasts from his phone: "podcasts are mostly people repeating ideas you already agree with or talking about things that trigger anxiety", he says. Wilkinson is co-founder of Tiny Capital, which invests in iOS podcast app Castro, podcast membership platform Supercast, and podcast producer Ride Home Media.
  • Triton Digital has released the latest Podcast Rankers for the US and LATAM. These rankers are incomplete and contain participating publishers only; notably these rankers do not include iHeartRadio's podcasts. Triton Digital is being bought by iHeartRadio.
  • Matt Deegan writes about Spotify's announcements yesterday. On the interactivity, he writes "It would be much more interesting if they served these new features through the RSS feed, challenging other apps to include it in their services too. This would properly drive the take-up of the feature, and Spotify would still benefit if they were the people executing it the best."
  • Echoing the open, independent nature of podcasting, writing in the Financial Times ($) former Spotify chief economist Will Page notes that major labels released 1.2m songs in 2020: but DIY artists released 9.5m songs. The music industry is making more money, he says, but has more mouths to feed.
  • Ivy is a new podcast app that offers a way to follow topics, tags, hosts or podcasts.
  • CephaloPod is also a new podcast app for Android.
  • Movistar Home, a smart speaker in Spain from Telefónica, now incorporates iVoox's podcast catalogue.
  • Podnews's Editor is speaking at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit, with NPR's Bryan Moffett. Tickets are free.
  • Fans of Michael Barbaro's Mmms, this is for you.
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  • From CBC Podcasts: Pop Chat Every week, host Elamin Abdelmahmoud invites you into his group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet.
  • The Journal has an interview with Dominion Voting Systems CEO, John Poulos, today. His company has filed three defamation lawsuits against TV networks, saying his excellently 100% accurate and very handsome voting machines are perfect, which of course they absolutely are.
  • NASA's Curious Universe features raw recorded sounds from another planet, as captured by the Mars Perseverance rover.

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Subscriptions, new features and The Bosses: Spotify's big day

Tue, 2021-02-23 08:30

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In a day where Spotify outlines their future for audio in their Stream On event, they made so many announcements that this edition of Podnews is entirely full of just them today:

  • Anchor announced the launch of paid subscriptions later this year. Podcasters will be able to give their supporters additional paid-for features within Spotify. You can sign up for the waitlist. This will be "a limited beta in the US", starting this Spring, we're told. The demo in the announcement shows a podcaster being able to choose from $2.99, $4.99 and $7.99/month subscriptions as price points. Podnews was told that Spotify will take a small cut of the fee.

    • Michael Mignano, the co-founder of Anchor and Head of the Podcaster Mission at Spotify, told Podnews: "What we're really trying to do is to give creators ways to make a living off their art. It's really true to the spirit of our mission to enable creators to monetise their work in whatever ways they see fit."
  • Spotify promoted the forthcoming Spotify Audience Network, allowing advertisers access to Spotify’s Originals & Exclusives, podcasts via Megaphone and Anchor, and ad-supported music. It will bring their Streaming Ad Insertion product to Megaphone podcast publishers as well as Anchor podcasters. You can also buy podcast advertising for the first time through Spotify Ad Studio in the US, beta testing from today.
  • Anchor and Wordpress announced a partnership. You can automatically create a text-to-speech version of your blog, or integrate podcasting into your Wordpress site. Bloggers or podcasters can get started today.

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  • Spotify is testing a method to allow listeners to search for podcasts by theme and topic. Using machine learning, it's testing in the US.
  • Video podcasts are coming later this year in Spotify, for Anchor podcasters. Video is already available for some shows, including Joe Rogan. The product is "to complement their audio with visual".
  • Q&A adds interactivity to podcasts, allowing listeners to ask or answer questions. Polls allow quick surveys of your listeners. It will work inside both Spotify and Anchor. You can sign up for the waitlist.

"The goal of these features are to build on top of the existing audio experience. Not to prevent listening and innovation outside of Spotify, but to create experiences that are only possible because Spotify's podcasting ecosystem contains both the creation and the listening technology," said Michael Mignano.

  • Spotify is to launch in more than 80 additional countries. It almost doubles the amount of markets that Spotify is present in, covering more than 1bn potential new listeners. Podcasts will be "in the majority" of these new markets. It brings the coverage to more than 170 countries: there are around 195 countries in total.
  • The Boss and The Boss: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen will host Renegades: Born In The USA, a new show that is exclusive to Spotify. Obama and Springsteen will explore topics of race, fatherhood, marriage, and the future of America. Dollar Shave Club and Comcast sponsor it in the US: in Australia, McDonald's, known as "Macca's", is sponsor.
  • Also from Obama's Higher Ground podcast company, a new season of Tell Them, I Am, hosted by Misha Euceph, was announced for Ramadan - promising "a compelling collection of narratives from Muslim voices". The show was previously produced by KPCC: Euceph had said she "doesn't own a single percent of the show", and had railed against KPCC to "give us our shows back". The new season will be on the same Apple Podcasts ID, suggesting that KPCC has reached an agreement.
  • Spotify has signed an agreement with film-makers The Russo Brothers (Captain America, Avengers) and their company AGBO.
  • Spotify also published more detail on their podcast deal with DC Comics, and their upcoming podcasts with Ava DuVernay and ARRAY.
  • Spotify's "Shows with Music" feature, announced in October, is now branded "Music + Talk".
  • Spotify also announced a number of new features for music.

    • Spotify HiFi is coming later this year, a lossless audio upgrade for Premium users.
    • "Marquee" allows musicians to buy advertising on the platform in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland; and a self-service buying experience is coming to the US
    • Labels will also be able to "have a say in our algorithmic recommendations".
    • "Daily Mix" will be expanded to offer more algorithmically generated mixes.
    • The company paid out more than $5 billion to rights holders in 2020.
  • Michael Mignano, the co-founder of Anchor and Head of the Podcaster Mission at Spotify, will be interviewed on the next Podland podcast on Thursday.
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TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts

Mon, 2021-02-22 11:00

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Who's moving where?

Fri, 2021-02-19 11:00

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iHeartMedia to buy Triton Digital

Thu, 2021-02-18 07:07

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  • Pantsuit Politics has been highlighted by Apple for their Apple Podcasts spotlight. It's an Acast show.
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Andy Bowers is co-founder of new podcast company

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Acast reaffirms commitment to open podcasting

Tue, 2021-02-16 10:48

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  • Acast UK shared stats and data from their 2020. They now have more than 60m UK monthly listens, and saw a 184% growth in UK brands spending more than £100,000 ($178,000). CEO Ross Adams also reaffirmed the company's commitment to an open podcasting ecosystem.

Open podcasting is the bedrock of which the entire podcasting industry was built. It's an ecosystem that allows content creators to share their work with listeners everywhere … we don't believe that podcasters, listeners and advertisers should be tied to a single platform, because being open is the only sustainable way to build our podcasters and an engaged, consistent audience that is attractive to advertisers. - Ross Adams, CEO, Acast

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  • From CBC Podcasts: Mic Drop Tweens and teens sharing their mood-swinging, dream-chasing, rule-breaking dramas, adventures and experiences - with no adult interruptions.
  • For All Mankind: The Official Podcast is a new podcast from Apple, as an accompaniment to the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind. Apple's press release says "available globally on Apple Podcasts and via RSS", which is one way of acknowledging that other platforms exist; however, the show isn't on Spotify.
  • The YUNGBLUD podcast has the biggest proportion of under-35 listeners on the BBC Sounds app, it's been revealed. The app claims 130m plays for on-demand radio and podcasts in Q4 2020.

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Who wants to moderate podcasts?

Mon, 2021-02-15 06:51

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  • The Verge asks "Can anyone moderate podcasts?" - following up on the story that Steve Bannon's War Room podcast is still available on Apple Podcasts. Interviews suggest most podcast apps are trusting Apple to choose what's acceptable and what isn't; and the story claims that podcasting "isn't ready for moderation".
  • Apple Podcasts are looking for a Head of International. You'll work out of their London office. "We are seeking an excellent senior leader with a thorough understanding of the Podcasts industry."
  • Some nice coverage of Africa Podfest, which happened last weekend.

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  • 9.4% of recently-updated podcasts use the Podcasting 2.0 namespace. From a sample of 84,955 podcasts inspected last week, 8.6% use the locked tag. 0.2% already use the person tag.
  • We mentioned a while back that Libsyn have been updating all RSS feeds to https:// rather than http://; other podcast hosts doing this are Podomatic, Squarespace and Spreaker.
  • just_audio is an open-source "feature-rich audio player for Android, iOS, macOS and the web", written in Flutter.
  • Also open-source, the Anytime podcast player, which uses the above audio component. Android-only currently, but written in Dart and Flutter. (And shortly to have a proper user-agent).
  • Here's a good post about how Breaker skips silences in their iOS app.
  • Nobody wants to know how to replace an embedded episode image with a new one using ffmpeg in m4a (AAC) format files. But in case you're not nobody, use ffmpeg -i "inputaudio.m4a" -i "inputimage.jpeg" -map 0:a:0 -map 1:v:0 -codec copy -disposition:v:0 attached_pic "output.m4a"
  • Not entirely unrelated to the above, the Podnews podcast now has embedded episode images.
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  • From CBC Podcasts: Recall: How To Start A Revolution In October of 1970, Canada was in crisis. This series will reveal the stories of that time through the voices of those who lived it: the bomb expert, survivors and the radicals themselves.
  • A Cup of Tea and a Chat with former KROQ announcers Gene "Bean" Baxter and Allie Mac Kay has signed a sales deal with ART19. It moves the podcast away from being a Patreon-exclusive. (Bean is also on Podcast Radio).
  • Deeply Human is an ambitious collaboration between the BBC World Service, American Public Media and iHeartMedia. "The program brings together the No. 1 podcast publisher globally with the BBC’s nearly century-long expertise in audio storytelling and APM’s success in making podcasts for the American market" says the press release.
  • The Sounds Profitable podcast includes an interview with Rishabh Jain on podcast ad targeting after the death of cookies. Worth a listen to understand what advertisers really get from a podcast listen.

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Libsyn acquires production platform Auxbus

Fri, 2021-02-12 08:55

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  • NPR podcast listeners are getting more loyal - weekly users are up by 5% but downloads are up by 28% year-on-year, according to the NPR Podcast Report for Q4 2020.
  • Hindenburg has announced their traditional World Radio Day sale prices - this Feb 13 there's a 40% discount. Hindenburg Journalist Pro drops from $375 to US$225, as one example. Hindenburg has donated US$25,900 from previous sales to Cultural Survival, a charity that advances Indigenous Peoples' rights and cultures.
  • Castopod, free podcast host software, now supports the new 'person' tag.
  • In France, the ACPM podcast ranker for December 2020 says that Culture Générale from Choses à Savoir is the most popular podcast in the country, with 1.2m downloads in France. The company has 12 podcasts, which achieved 2.8m downloads overall. An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only.
  • Sounds Profitable's next deepdive is on February 18th. Erik Barraud, SVP of Product at AdsWizz, will demo their planning and buying platform for advertisers, AudioMatic; he'll be joined by Bryan Barletta, fully running through what the product actually is and how it’s used. It's free to watch - register here.
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  • From CBC Podcasts: The Story Store - the one-stop story-shop, that takes orders from kids across Canada and turns their suggestions into hilarious, fun-filled adventures for kids, grandparents and everyone in between.
  • You Heard Me Write is a new Spotify podcast from their SoundUp program for under-represented voices. Hosted by Kacie Willis, on each episode writers, musicians, sound designers and dynamic thinkers will collaborate on a multimedia project, without knowing the identities of their counterparts - it debuts next Thursday.
  • Podland, the weekly podcast with James Cridland and Sam Sethi, has interviews with an author of a new book about Spotify; Wayne Parker from podcast location service Maps․fm, and news of a new Clubhouse-a-like.
  • Cry Like A Boy is the first original podcast from Euronews, available in both English and French. It explores how men are defying stereotypes and promoting gender equality; and takes you to five African nations to discover how local communities are working towards change.

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iHeartRadio still No.1 in Australia

Thu, 2021-02-11 10:50

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  • January's Australian Podcast Ranker is out. Stuff You Should Know, represented in Australia by ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia, continues as #1 podcast; Life Uncut, above, is #3. Diamantina Media (represented by ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia) is a new publisher at #9. Downloads for the top ten publishers increased by 5.5% month-on-month.

    • An incomplete ranker, it measures participating publishers only. The country's largest podcaster, the ABC, is still absent.
  • Amazon Music has signed an exclusive podcast. COLD, which was a Wondery show, is to stream season 2 exclusively on Amazon Music next month. COLD is currently in the top 100 in 40 countries; but podcasts from Amazon Music are currently available in just six of them, leaving many fans frozen out.
  • Podz is a new app (iOS only) that gives you automatically generated clips of podcasts to help you discover new ones. Described as a newsfeed, Katie Couric and Paris Hilton are apparently investors. CEO Doug Imbruce told Techcrunch: "The experience of discovering and consuming podcasts is ancient. It literally feels like browsing the web in 1997."

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Binaural '3D Sound' Podcasts

iHeart's announcement about their innovative new binaural "3D Audio" came as welcome validation to many binaural podcast producers.

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iHeart 3D Audio to make podcasts more immersive

Wed, 2021-02-10 06:38

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Mark Cuban's 'next-gen' podcasting platform

Tue, 2021-02-09 10:34

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  • From CBC Podcasts: Evil By Design In Episode 1, hear from two 'Jane Does' who allege they were lured with false promises to fashion mogul Peter Nygard's palatial estate in the Bahamas, and attacked.
  • Resonate's co-founder Jacob Bozarth appears on a recent episode of Ecomonics "to talk about lessons he's learned about podcasting, the experience of producing a podcast, and the story of Resonate over the past 5 years". It's the episode published on Feb 3.
  • Financial literacy podcast Earn Your Leisure, which we first reported in July 2019, is now part of The Black Effect Podcast Network. It's had more than five million downloads.
  • The Alfred Daily, a 40-minute daily local podcast for Shaftesbury in Dorset, has been awarded by the town's Rotary club. A number of Rotarians nominated Alfred for the vital role the daily podcasts have played in strengthening community cohesion during lockdown.
  • The NewsWorthy's Erica Mandy is profiled in Kansas City magazine. (The podcast is currently hiring).

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Fair use - what it means for podcasters

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The New York Times made $36m from podcast ads in 2020

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A quarter of Spotify users now use podcasts there too

Thu, 2021-02-04 10:20

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  • 25% of the 345m monthly active Spotify users now use the app to listen to podcasts, up from 22% the previous quarter. Speaking on the company's Q4 2020 earnings call, Daniel Ek said he's "reasonably confident" that he can see benefits in user growth and retention from podcasts.

    • Ek hinted that Spotify may be able to allow podcasters to monetise their shows on the platform through a set of new business models. "I hope to be able to talk a little bit more about what our plans are in the near future on that."
    • Spotify says it has 2.2m podcasts in the system (Apple has 1.8m).
    • The company also denied that the increase in podcast use would result in a lower payout to record companies.
    • Podcasts were mentioned 47 times in the earnings call.
  • In Denmark, 27% of adults (15+) listen to podcasts every week. That is 3 percentage points up from last year, according to new data from DR. Spotify is the market leader in the country. There's a full interview with the researchers in the Podland News podcast later today.
  • Acast's programmatic ad sales revenue grew 215% in 2020, the company has announced.

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There were two new podcasts every minute in 2020

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