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Spotify gets a podcast redesign - and lets advertisers target listeners

Mon, 2019-06-17 07:56

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  • Spotify's redesign, which gives music and podcasts equal parity in 'Your Library', is now being promoted on YouTube. (We're not seeing the feature yet.) They've also added Rob Riggle and Sarah Tiana, US comedians, to their roster.

  • The Brexitcast podcast will be aired on UK television, after the popular Question Time programme , it was announced at Podcast Day. The show will be relatively unchanged, being visualised by automated cameras in the radio studio where they record the show.
  • Enterprise podcast host ART19 has made a number of updates to their service, including a setting that allows publishers to block their podcast from appearing in Google Podcasts. (We spoke with a few publishers at Podcast Day - and it sounds like some want to remove podcast play buttons from appearing within Google search, while still allowing them in Google Podcasts itself. This option, however, would entirely remove podcasts from all Google products).
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  • Gary Leland, a member of the Podcasters Hall of Fame, co-founder of Podcast Movement and owner of Podcast Pickle is rapidly increasing his cryptocurrency podcast footprint: he now has a network of five podcasts, and more to come, he tells us.

  • Flick is a a group chat platform exclusively for podcasters, that enables you to create a community around your podcast. We're grateful for their support.
  • Hubhopper is a podcast platform in New Delhi NCT, India, launched in 2015 and hoping to attract 5,000 new podcasters. It recently launched Hubhopper Studio, a service to make it easier to host and monetise podcasts. It has content across twelve Indian languages.
  • Stephen Colbert has an exclusive preview of the Barack Obama podcast on Spotify. It's... very... good.
Opinion

As part of a comment in a Facebook group about how many downloads a new podcast has got, Dave Jackson makes this great observation:

Keep in mind there are SO many other ways to measure success than downloads (engagement, opportunities, friendships).

Podcasts
  • The Media Podcast has, in the latest episode, Steve Ackerman from production company Somethin'Else, and our Editor, talking about the UK's media news.
  • Fast Lane Podcast University has an excellently-produced interview in this episode with our Editor, discussing the changes that Google have made recently.
  • In Melbourne VIC, Australia, People Building Businesses has launched - the press release describes it as "a dual-platform podcast focusing on how companies grow" (it's also released in video form on YouTube). It's from YBF Ventures, a tech and innovation startup hub. (Omny Studio)
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  • If you're running dark mode on your Mac or iPhone, Podnews's web pages now experimentally style themselves to match, if you're running Safari, Firefox, or Chrome beta (and you don't get a cached page).

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Record companies agree: podcasting helps music discovery

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:22

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  • The BPI and Music Ally presented a report last night in London into podcasting, noting that millennials are driving the medium's growth. "20% of listening time among people between the ages of 15 and 24 was spent on podcasts, compared to 24% on live radio and 26% on music streaming." In a survey of record companies, 94% of respondents agreed with the view that podcasts help to promote music acts. The full report is here.

    • At the event it was also noted that "music rights are a disaster", with music podcasts being unable to play the very thing they're talking about.
  • How better to discover podcasts than... by colour. A strangely addictive tool from German podcast directory Fyyd.
  • CastChamp is a new service that promises "data on over 100,000 podcasts in one place, complete with audience type and contact info". The comments in this Reddit thread are probably worth reading.
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Triton Digital acquires Omny Studio

Thu, 2019-06-13 12:29

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  • Triton Digital has acquired Omny Studio, an enterprise podcast hosting company, for an undisclosed sum. The Sydney Morning Herald estimate the company's value well into the millions. Founder Ed Hooper posted a bit about the company history.
  • Podcast Day 2019 is underway in London. The event is sold out, and includes speakers from NPR, the BBC's Brexitcast, Google, Podnews and many more.
  • Speaking at Podcast Day, Neal Carruth from NPR shared details of Up First: 83% of their audience is 44 or younger (a sharp contrast with older radio audiences). 81% said they listen to the show "every day". More than 40% say they'd never listened to Morning Edition, NPR's morning radio news program, before (of which Up First is a broadcast segment). Carruth describes the podcast as "profitable".
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  • WarnerMedia Podcast Network is working together with Rainstream Media on season two of Somebody Somewhere. In an interview with Podnews, GM/VP Tyler Moody explains the strategy behind the move, as well as his thoughts on Apple's new categories and what he gets out of Podcast Movement.
  • Spotify has launched The Daily Drive, their personalised playlist for commuting, that includes music and selected news podcasts.
  • A minority shareholder of podcast host Libsyn, Camac, is continuing to express dissatisfaction against the current Board. Its latest filing highlights salary and bonus for some Board members. Camac is drumming up support for a special meeting; but needs 25% of shareholders to request one.
  • PowerPress 7.4.3, a Wordpress plugin for podcasters, has been released. It includes special code to enhance discoverability of podcasts by Google Podcasts.
  • Werk It from WNYC Studios has released details of its salary survey into podcast pay and gender splits in the industry.
  • Auphonic, an audio polishing service, has published a long article about "resisting the loudness war", and still being compliant with major platforms. (Our explainer about loudness and analysis of podcast loudness may be handy).
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Applications now open for Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship

Wed, 2019-06-12 13:08

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  • Applications are now open for a new annual $20,000 fellowship for an Australian resident to create innovative audio stories in memory of award-winning Australian audio producer Jesse Cox. The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship say they "are looking for proposals for audio stories that are creative, innovative, ambitious, brave and elevates diverse voices."
  • Karen Geier's podcast On Belief: A podcast about cults recieved a Cease and Desist from... someone. Before she'd even made the podcast. Here's how she's dealing with it.
  • If you don't have the Spotify Daily Podcast playlist, here's where it apparently lives. (Thanks to Adam Jaffrey for sleuthing!)
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Spotify adds embedded player for podcasts

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:49

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Podcast Live's Rugby At Twickenham; Spotify's Daily Podcast Playlist

Mon, 2019-06-10 11:34

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Thank you to almost 200 new subscribers so far this month, including folk from Spotify, Dave Ramsey, WhatPods, Emmis, ART19, Le Monde, Luminary, Acast, Megaphone, GFK, NPR and Poland's RMF. We'd appreciate your help in getting the word out - any chance of a Tweet or LinkedIn mention today about us?

  • Exclusive: Podcast Live, a company that makes live events where podcasters can perform, interact with an audience and host special versions of their regular shows, is today announcing its second event - Rugby at Twickenham. Podcasts involved include a number of independent shows, plus podcasts from Sky, The Times and the Telegraph.
  • Spotify has launched a "Daily Podcast Playlist", spotted by Vox Media's Zack Kahn. Evo Terra notes that it "appears to contain ten new episodes of shows you are subscribed to (in Spotify), a short clip telling you to try something new, and nine episodes from popular shows." We're not seeing it; but the only podcast we subscribe to in Spotify is this one.
  • Dutch podcast newsletter Podpraat has noticed that Spotify's player, when shared on Twitter, now plays full podcast episodes in the player. (Embedding the tweet might also be a simple way to get a nice-looking player on your blog or website, perhaps).
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Opinion
  • Bill Rosenblatt thinks podcasting's future as an ad-funded medium is not rosy:

    Podcasting will need to find other sources of revenue if its commercial viability is ever going to be proportional to its growing listenership

  • José Erick Yáñez Navarro thinks all podcasts from Mexico sound the same:

    There is no audience if there’s nothing on offer. We need to diversify that offering, provide content that breaks the conventions of traditional radio.

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Death in Ice Valley to return with a live show; and Spotify beats Apple in more countries

Fri, 2019-06-07 09:02

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  • Death in Ice Valley, the hit podcast from the BBC World Service and NRK, is to produce a new episode - recorded live in Bergen, Norway. It's out on all platforms on June 24.
  • Spotify is the global #2 podcast app, but it's beating Apple in many countries in the world (partially due to Android's popularity in many places). According to Voxnest, Spotify's beating Apple in much of Southern and Eastern Europe, Latin America, India and Indonesia.
  • Podiant may be the first hosting company to let you choose from Apple's new categories. The new functionality comes with a lengthy warning, in particular: "Apple gave no warning when they released the new categories, so we don’t know much about how they’re going to be implemented". We, and they, would advise: do nothing.

    • Not that "doing nothing" stops us from experimenting. We've changed our podcast's secondary category to News > Daily News, which is one of the new ones. Wonder what'll happen.
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  • A transgender woman and her wife have launched a podcast about life as an LGBT+ family. Our Life in Transition is about becoming parents, and the changes that come along with transitioning from a straight couple to one with a trans partner. (Anchor)
  • Global Translations is a new podcast from Politico that tackles big problems that don't respect political boundaries. The first season features deep dives on the method behind the apparent madness of Donald Trump's tariff wars, the looking fight between the West and China for technological supremacy, and the urgent problem of climate change. (Politico / Megaphone)

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More on Apple's new categories, and a Spotify curated podcast playlist

Thu, 2019-06-06 11:45

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  • Apple's 100+ category changes announced yesterday have been well received by most podcasters. A little detail to come out of discussions we've seen:

    • Apple's attention to detail is evident: unlike the previous categories, the new Apple Podcasts categories stand on their own. "Daily News", for example, doesn't require to have its parent category present to make sense: which should lead to clearer and easier UX for podcast apps.
    • The new "soccer" category will be correctly localised as "football" in countries like the UK. (Indeed, categories have always been localised).
  • Daniel J Lewis has played with the new Apple Podcasts desktop app, and tried the transcription search. "Pretty cool!" he says.
  • If you use Apple's Siri, that will be able to control third-party podcast apps from early September.
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  • Ear Hustle is back for season 4. The new season of the podcast will feature a mix of stories from a mix of stories from inside San Quentin State Prison and of life post-incarceration, as well as a new co-host. (PRX)
  • Lehmans Solutions for a simpler life has interviews with homesteaders, cooks, gardeners and employees will help you take the next step on your journey to a simpler life. (Evergreen Podcasts / Libsyn)
  • State of Digital Publishing covers media technology trends, perspectives, and news for online publishing and media professionals. The latest episode features a discussion on paid newsletters. (Omny Studio)
  • Good Code is a weekly podcast on digital ethics - the press release describes it as "Black Mirror meets The Good Place". It's from The Digital Life Initiative (DLI) at Cornell Tech and French journalist Chine Labbe. (Libsyn)
  • Let Lisa Help features "retired insult comedian" Lisa Lampanelli. "Thank goodness PodcastOne recognized my true genius when it comes to forcing help down people’s throats," she's quoted as saying. (PodcastOne)
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Apple make over 100 changes to podcast categories

Wed, 2019-06-05 10:25

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  • Apple announced a surprise re-organisation of podcast categories in an email sent to podcasters. No podcast hosting provider appear to have been consulted or informed about this change. There are over 70 new categories, and around 30 categories have been removed or renamed; we have a full comparison of the old, and new, categories.

    • Apple also announced that "show and episode pages will display images of hosts and guests" for top shows in English later this year. No more details have been released about how this might work.
  • Our Editor has written his thoughts on this sudden Apple category re-organisation over on Medium.
  • Meanwhile, Apple is censoring podcasts within China. Unlike the rest of the world, Apple says "only shows from select partners are available in the Chinese Apple Podcasts store", and there are reports that a number of shows have been removed from the service at a sensitive time for China.
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  • Congratulations to Podnews readers Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault for winning 'best security podcast' for Smashing Security for the second year running at the EU Security Blogger awards. Jack Rhysider's Darknet Diaries won best newcomer.
  • When We Got To The Seventh is a new fiction podcast about reaching the seventh thing… it could be a marriage, a planet, a house guest, a victim, an answerphone message - anything at all. Every podcast episode tells a new story featuring a different character. (Anchor)
  • Comedic fictional podcast This Sounds Serious is back for a second series. This time Gwen is searching for Melissa Turner, the country’s most missing person, who has disappeared under extremely strange circumstances. (Kelly&Kelly / Castbox / Megaphone)
  • The Two Princes, an LGBTQ+ fictional podcast from Gimlet, was released today as a box set.

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US podcasting ad revenues up 53% to $479m; Apple Podcasts adds full-text transcript search and device sync

Tue, 2019-06-04 13:12

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  • Podcasting made $479 million in US ad revenue in 2018, according to the IAB and PwC. This is an increase of 53% year-on-year. It's estimated that the industry will be making over $1bn in 2021. Dynamically-inserted advertising is responsible for nearly half of all revenue.

    • This figure includes branded content, but doesn't include Patreon-like revenue from supporters, revenue from live shows, or personal branding. For comparison, BIA Kelsey estimate US terrestrial commercial radio to have earned $14.2bn in 2018; SiriusXM satellite radio earnt a further $5.8bn.
  • As predicted, Apple will create a brand new Apple Podcasts app for macOS, which will come in v10.15 of the operating system, called Catalina. However, iTunes will continue as you know it on Windows machines. The new app, as we can see from a screenshot here, also clearly displays chapter points.

    • Apple also announced that podcast progress will be synched between devices, and the availability of full-text transcript search. (Google already offers both these features). Craig Federighi, SVP Software Engineering, announced it in the main keynote (about 1h45 in):

      Let's turn our attention to [the Apple] Podcasts [Mac app]. It brings a dedicated podcast listening experience to the Mac. And it features all the great features you used to in iOS, like Listen Now: we can see new episodes and keep track of your listening across all of your devices, and it has a great new feature and it has to do with search. You know, sometimes you hear about something on the radio, maybe something on the news, and you think "I want to hear more about that", but you're not sure what show it was on, or even that it appeared in the title. Well now we use machine learning to index the contents of the spoken content of a podcast. So now you can search that content and find the podcast with just a few clicks in the app. It's great!

  • Also from Apple's WWDC - in the next version of iOS on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Apple Podcasts will be on the front screen, "right next to one of the most used apps in the world — the App Store", notes Vox Media's Zach Kahn in a tweet. He says this will help first-time listeners discover podcasts.
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  • Letters of Love in WW2 is a true story from the second world war, brought to life to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings this week. Three months after they wed, Cyril and Olga found themselves separated by the war - the first six years of married life lived via hand-written correspondence. Written by Anna Priestland, it launches on Friday. (HISTORY / Acast)
  • The History of Standup returns for a new season today. The History of Standup has a simple mission, to tell the story of standup comedy in America, and to have fun doing it. (Podglomerate / Megaphone)
  • The NAB Podcast from the US National Association of Broadcasters this week has a special guest - our Editor. A 22 minute romp round the world in terms of podcasting.

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Apple to kill iTunes: why it makes no difference for podcasters

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:29

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Apple has been widely reported over the weekend - and here in Podnews for the last few months - to be "killing iTunes". This refers to the desktop app on Mac and Windows computers.

This is likely to be announced at WWDC, their developers' conference, this week. So, what does this mean for podcasting? NOTHING: because you're on Apple Podcasts, not iTunes. In fact, Apple mailed us back in February 2018 reminding us to always say "Apple Podcasts", not "iTunes".

The amount of listening on desktop is very small in comparison to mobile; but even so, it's expected that Apple will announce a bespoke podcast app for MacOS to replace iTunes. Indeed, here's the icon for it.

  • Wild speculation: Apple Podcasts went on the web in April this year, so you can now listen to this fine podcast via Apple Podcasts on an Android, Windows or Linux device. However, there's no front page for this experience yet: it just returns an unusual error. Is it moving to the web fully this week, with a proper front page and a method of subscribing (which there's room for)?
  • Wilder speculation: In the Apple Podcasts page code, there is mention of requiresSubscription for episodes, and price:Free - is this a paid-subscription service, or just Apple using a modified version of the AudioObject schema? (It's probably the latter - the iTunes API has always returned similar fields).
  • Our editor wrote Podcasting: What Apple Should Do Next in March, recommending Apple adds paid-subscription services, an Android app, and proper, robust APIs. He wonders how many of these ideas will materialise.
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  • It's time for a podcast creation tool from Apple, says 9to5mac:

    Apple has always been about empowering people to build great things. From iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and Garageband, Apple has always been at the center of technology and liberal arts. It’s now time for Apple to simplify the podcast creation experience.

  • Nick Hilton writes about his first year running a podcast production company:

    The market is shaping up to be much less indie, much less counter cultural, much less innovative, going forward. ... The money being invested into the podcasting industry is going to mean that there are lots more full-time podcast producers doing the rounds, but they’re going to be indentured to big, flush corporations.

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Castro adds podcast clip sharing to its app: but does it help podcasting?

Fri, 2019-05-31 13:37

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  • SVP & Russillo are reunited as a podcast. Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo are former ESPN Radio co-hosts, and are producing a new, hour-long podcast starting June 3. (ESPN)
  • Nice Try is a new seasonal podcast about the perpetual search for the perfect place. The first season, Utopian, looks at the story behind some of the world's places specifically-designed to be a utopia of their very own. (Curbed / Vox Media / Megaphone)
  • Deservedly pleased to have appeared as a story in their local paper, Casual OWL Fans is a podcast dedicated to the video game Overwatch (and not, sadly, owls).
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Audible UK announces audio drama production grant

Thu, 2019-05-30 13:26

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We started on 30 May 2017, and have been (almost) daily ever since. On our second birthday, thank you to the many people and companies who have supported us on our journey - and to those who might be considering it for the future. Anyway, it's our birthday, but we're giving you the present: see below.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Audible UK has announced an Audio Drama Production Grant for audio drama producers. Winners will be awarded a £5,000 grant and will get free access to Audible’s state-of-the-art studios in Barbican, London to develop one of their own productions. It's open to both established teams and emerging newcomers: the entry form includes script excerpts.
  • Expect to see podcast consumption data for a new country soon - Edison Research's Infinite Dial will be coming to South Africa with Triton Digital and NAB South Africa, the company has announced.
  • Podcast Movement has announced that Scholarship Applications are now open, for "brand new, or yet-to-launch, podcasters who LOVE podcasting , APPRECIATE this community, and have never been to Podcast Movement before". The event organisers have also announced 29 new speakers (including many Podnews readers). We'll be there.
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  • Sharing clips of podcasts to social media has got easier and prettier:

  • Podcast host Spreaker has launched a new tool - one-click distribution, making it easier to get a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts and Castbox.
  • Dan Misener from Pacific Content digs deep into podcast colour schemes.
  • Manchester-based Podcast·co have opened their second podcast studio - in downtown Manhattan NY, US.
  • 凌晨四点 is a new "podcast culture community" for popular Chinese podcasts.
  • The total (US) ad revenue for podcasting is projected to be $600m this year: but only 15% of podcasts monetise their content, says Anna Ratala from zvook: "If half of the remaining podcasts were monetizing at the current rates, that would mean an additional $1.7B of ad revenue that could be generated by podcasts." Zvook is, unsurprisingly, "a tech-enabled platform to help monetize the long tail of the podcasting industry by matching brands with podcasts".
  • Microphone company Heil Sound has announced new distributors in South Korea, Italy, Greece and Dubai.
  • We've added links to iHeartRadio in our podcast pages. Just search for your podcast and if you're listed in iHeartRadio, we'll now link straight to it. Voluminous was the first one we tested.
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Our first update had six pieces of news, including why we can't play music on podcasts, a new development from Whooshkaa, and an update for Castro: so the podcast industry sure has changed. The first to have been captured by the Internet Wayback Machine shows a garishly bright, and super-simple, website.

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Is podcasting in China really worth $7bn?

Wed, 2019-05-29 12:09

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  • China - is podcasting there really worth US$7.3bn? Nick Quah's HotPod interviews Yi Yang, a Podnews reader and Editor of 播客一下, a podcast newsletter, about the industry. Meanwhile, podcast Tech Buzz China from Pandaily dives into this topic in more detail, concluding that it's 知识付费 - the pay-for-knowledge industry - which is really worth $7bn:

    What is sometimes referred to as the “podcasting” industry in China is really the amalgamation of educational lectures, audiobooks, music, and even short unauthorised Tom Hiddleston audio clips.

  • Podcast host Libsyn has partnered with Entercom's RADIO·COM, which claims it's the fastest-growing audio app in the US. Entercom reaches 170m Americans every month; Libsyn customers will find RADIO·COM listed as a new destination in their dashboard. (Podnews is on RADIO·COM; here's a full list of where we are, and how to get your podcast there).
  • A new podcast platform in Chile, Emisor Podcasting, has launched. A platform for podcasts and radio on demand, created in Chile for the Spanish-speaking world, it's owned by commercial radio group 13 Radios.
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  • In Sweden, PodMe, a podcast subscription service, has successfully raised US$1.3m in funding. Investors include a large Nordic media company Schibsted. PodMe has 20,000 subscribers "and is not profitable".
  • The Apple iPod Touch has had its first refresh since July 2015. The new version, which comes with 32GB base memory as standard, costs US$199.
  • We mentioned Podcast Transcribe the other day - a free podcast transcription service. It's already got an upgrade: it now recognises different voices, and is now HTTPS.
  • Patreon have released an update to their mobile app that is a significantly better experience for audio, with bugfixes and new features.
  • In Brazil, B9, a creativity and innovation website, has announced a significant expansion of their podcast network. O Mamilos has over one million listeners per month; in total, their network has over 4m plays a month and an average retention rate of 80%.
  • IAB Brazil has a webinar - The Golden Age of Podcasting - tomorrow (30 May) at 3pm Brazilian time. You can sign up for free - the event is in Portuguese.
  • Advice: how to create and maintain a newsletter for your podcast (Ma'ayan Plaut, RadioPublic)
  • Event: Paris, France, is the home of the Paris Podcast Festival, back October 8-10 at la Gaîté Lyrique. 4,300 people came last year, and this time around they're enlarging the event with more rooms, more meetings and more podcasts. Merveilleux!
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Podcasts
  • Wildfire is a new podcast from REI Co-op, a camping equipment company. It's a six-part investigative series into a controversial wildfire in Oregon, US, that trapped over 150 hikers and burnt over 50,000 acres; and a broader look at forest fires. (Simplecast)
  • The Journey, a podcast from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, returns for a new season tomorrow. The first season achieved a Red Dot Award, 3 x Lovies Awards and was a Webby nominee; it's also available on KLM aircraft. (Airborne / Simplecast)
  • Brexitcast stars Chris Mason and Adam Fleming are on the RadioToday Programme this week, "explaining what makes their podcast so successful". (Audioboom)
  • Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend recently interviewed Howard Stern. He reflects that rules and regulations, as he had on radio, give structure, discipline and tension: removing those rules dramatically changes things, as he found when moving to SiriusXM (but also valid for podcasting). (Team Coco / Earwolf / ART19)
  • They Walk Among Us is an award-winning weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal; and also our latest personal sponsor. Yay! Thanks for your support! Be like them. (Acast)

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Apple fixes New and Noteworthy

Tue, 2019-05-28 13:35

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  • Bossjock Jr, a podcast studio app for the iPhone and iPad, has had a significant upgrade with a new look and an additional cloud-based feature that produces MP3 files authored to the correct loudness, saving battery and speeding up production.
  • Libsyn are making an announcement at 8.30am Pittsburgh time today. Follow us on Twitter.
  • A Cast of Kings, a podcast about Game of Thrones, has ended. One of the hosts, David Chen, writes a piece looking back at the podcast, and how it changed his life - including this: "I got married to a lovely woman who I met because she was a “Cast of Kings” listener."
  • The CBC's Anna Maria Tremonti, who's the host of the CBC's current affairs show The Current, is stepping down to focus on podcasts.
  • Not directly related to podcasting, but interesting nonetheless, Ofcom, the UK media regulator, has just published a report on the UK video-on-demand market.
Podcasts
  • Biceps & Banter contains stories of physical and mental resilience. Just launched, it promises to "tackle preconceptions about health, wellness and strength in a way that will leave you feeling lifted and ready to take on anything". (Mags Creative / Simplecast)
  • Should you ever want to read this newsletter while driving, you probably want the Podnews podcast. You'll also find us on your smart speaker's news briefings service. Our newsletter is better though - after all, how will you click through to read the detail?

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Libsyn plans new advertising platform; and Inside Star Wars launches this week

Mon, 2019-05-27 13:49

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  • A free service, which apparently "uses machine learning" - feed Podcast Transcribe with an MP3 file, and it'll transcribe it for you within ten minutes. We fed it this episode, and it took less than a minute to transcribe it like this. (Our podcast features an aloof British accent, which can throw automated voice-to-text software).
Opinion and analysis
  • Respected analysts Andreessen Horowitz have written a long and useful paper about investing in podcasting in 2019.

    "Podcasts monetize at $0.01 per listener hour - ten times less than radio."

  • Jack Rhysider also writes about Venture Capital, Funding, and Acquisitions in Podcast-land, helpfully pulling together all the activity in this space.

    I'm very curious how much Gimlet paid for Science Vs or The Pitch, how much Luminary paid to get exclusive shows, or how much some podcasts were acquired for. Then if we knew how many listeners that show has we could then start understanding how much a podcast is worth.

  • Miranda Sawyer from The Guardian notes, rather exasperatedly, the differences between radio and podcasting in her weekly podcast review...

    I sometimes wonder what BBC audio producers are thinking when they make these shows. They must listen to the same great podcasts as we do. Can’t they hear how the best ones cut out all extraneous chatter? How listeners don’t need to have their hands held if the audio is compelling enough? Stop explaining, stop setting up, stop patronising us. ... BBC audio producers, especially executive ones, need to take a week out to listen – really listen – to successful podcasts.

  • Jeanine Percival Wright from Simplecast writes Why your podcast needs a trademark.

    The best practice is actually registering your trademark with the USPTO. This puts EVERYONE on notice regarding your trademark ownership and gives you a presumption that it is yours and can’t be copied.

  • How do podcasts and music work together? A writeup of a panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit conference in New York. (Music licensing isn't mentioned.)

    "Why isn’t Dave Grohl doing a podcast about his new barbecue? Not only is it super-serving the fan, but it’s also an opportunity."

Podcasts

  • Reported in February and from the people behind Inside Psycho and Inside JAWS comes Wondery's Inside Star Wars, which launches on Wednesday. We wrote something quite geeky but ultimately illegible in the graphic above for fun.
  • A Very Fatal Murder is back from The Onion, and gets a great review in The Outline. "In order to listen to the whole show, I had to sign up for a free trial with Luminary that I will inevitably forget about."

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Gimlet launches a new scripted LGBTQ+ series

Fri, 2019-05-24 09:02

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  • SoundCloud have bought Repost Network, a "leading rights management and distribution company". The company works with independent artists to support them, including distribution to 25+ stores and content protection.
  • Castos, developer of a podcast hosting WordPress plugin, Seriously Simple Podcasting, is joining TinySeed - a remote first startup accelerator. "We're very excited about what it means to our company to be a part of such an elite group of startups, and what the future holds for the business from this point forward," founder Craig Hewitt tells us.
  • Spreaker has launched a mobile podcast editing tool within their Spreaker Studio app.
  • The RØDEcaster Pro has a new firmware update, v1.2.1, which is a bugfix and stability release.
  • The Allusionist has made it to Australia, and is running a series of live shows in the capital city of every state and territory (if you forget about Tasmania). Tickets are over here.
  • PodUK, the fan-focused podcast convention, is returning to Birmingham, UK, next February. They've already signed up The Amelia Project for a live episode, which was nominated in the British Podcast Awards.
  • Paranormal podcast hosts Katina and Kim Kyle are putting on AlienXPO, an event all about extraterrestrial phenomena. The event is in Knoxville TN, USA, in mid August. (You could get there directly after Podcast Movement.)
  • Samantha Henig, currently editorial director of audio at the New York Times, is leaving at the end of the month. She doesn't appear to have anything lined up, noting that she's "free for coffee/lunch/daytime drinking".
  • The number of voice searches is - naturally - increasing substantially. Here's a nice graph and some stats.
Podcasts
  • The Shrink Next Door is Wondery's newest "event miniseries". They tell us the first two episodes have already done better than Dirty John, Dr Death and Gladiator. It tells a story of power, control and turning to the wrong person for help: and is #1 in the Apple Podcast trending Charts in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. (Wondery / ART19)
  • Postcard Academy this week features Podnews's world HQ in Brisbane, Australia - and interviews our editor about what he learnt when he moved here. (Libsyn)
  • This Land is a new podcast from Crooked Media to explore the dramatic history of Oklahoma tribal land rights, revolving around two seemingly unrelated Oklahoma murders that occurred over 150 years apart. (Crooked Media / Megaphone)
  • Sbaglio strada e cambio vita is the first branded content podcast in Italy (and, apparently, Italy's first comedy podcast). Pacific Content's Steve Pratt sat down with them to find out more. (Spreaker)
  • Benched features “extraordinary stories from extraordinary humans" from the world of sport. The latest episode features the story of Winter Olympic athlete Kwame Acheampong on the stigma he faced as a black skier in an overwhelmingly white sport. (Message Heard / Acast)
  • My stuttering life follows husband, father, USAF Gulf War Veteran, and entrepreneur Pedro Pena on life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who stutters. (We do too, so good luck!) (Anchor)

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How Spain listens to online audio

Thu, 2019-05-23 12:03

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If you're in the UK, go and vote. Ideally for the right people. Thanks.

  • The IAB in Spain has published a study about internet audio listeners (pdf). A website called "toyoutome" - which inexplicably isn't a fan site of the Chuckle Brothers - reports that - 40% listen to podcasting. The study also compares live vs on-demand - news (80% live, 20% on-demand), and sports (77% live, 23% on-demand).
  • Just in time for the European elections, the Acast app has been translated into an additional four languages. Cela fonctionne maintenant en français! Es funktioniert auch in Deutsche! ¡Y en español también! Och på svenska kan vi förolämpa redaktören och han kommer inte ens veta om det!
  • Exclusive: Auxbus has launched a new feature, called Episode Assembly. They tell Podnews that "with the press of a single button, Auxbus gathers up all your raw recordings, prepares them, adjusting levels, trimming silences, tuning them, arranging them according to your episode setup; then mixes in your music, and the result: your finished podcast in a matter of seconds." The product is currently free for a trial period.
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  • On Monday, we mentioned Bottom of the Map, which promised to “unpack the Trap/Trap Brunch/Trap Water phenomena.” If you're wondering what that meant, this is a potted history of Trap music - it's a type of hip-hop. Consider yourself educated. (WABE / PRX)
  • The folks behind The Nightcap built a studio above a famous restaurant in Stratford Upon Avon, England, and invited the top chefs in the country to come and... have a nightcap. (Big Bertha Productions / Libsyn)

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Infinite Dial Canada 2019 released in full

Wed, 2019-05-22 09:06

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Someone from NPR was our 8,000th subscriber late yesterday. Thank you to them, and to you, for reading.

  • The Infinite Dial Canada 2019 study, which we previewed earlier this month, is now available to download in full. 36% of Canadians aged 18+ listened to a podcast in the last month.
  • Spotify has published a good look at the podcasting industry on their Spotify for Brands website, with lots of statistics and detail.
  • It's almost a month since Luminary launched. "As one of our first Premium subscribers, we want to say thank you by extending your free trial period to THREE months!", they say, in an email seen by Podnews today sent to a subscriber - it's unclear if this is a targeted offer or something for everyone.
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  • Podtrac is changing their measurement algorithm. A blog post appears to indicate that they're undergoing official IAB compliance, and warns "you should expect to see your download numbers decrease to be consistent with the new guidelines". Podtrac claimed last July that their figures were, and have always been, consistent with the IAB Podcast Metric Guidelines v2.0; but say this change is due to "more coalescing around specific interpretations of the guidelines" in the industry.

    • At the end of last year we highlighted that Podtrac's figures were around 27% higher than Blubrry/RawVoice, who were awarded IAB Certification in early December.
  • The new (still opaque) methodology from Podtrac has been applied to their (opt-in, self-selecting) April 2019 statistics. The effect appears to be a drop of around 20% for streams/downloads for the top 3 publishers, which remain #1 NPR, #2 iHeartRadio, #3 PRX.
  • Omny Studio has rolled out full support for WebSub, so podcasters using the platform will see new episodes appearing instantly in podcast apps that support it, like Google Podcasts or Swoot. Podcast host Megafono also supports the WebSub standard.
  • Apple have removed the words "Listen on iTunes" from their podcast pages, preferring now to use "Listen on Apple Podcasts". This is the surest indicator yet that they plan to build an Apple Podcasts desktop app for the next iteration of MacOS.
  • You probably don't want a new podcast newsletter, but if you did, Fiction Podcast Weekly might be for you, if you're involved in the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound storytelling. It's free to sign up.
Podcasts
  • Your Weekly Tech Update with Ray McNeal is celebrating episode 100. It features "the newest, coolest and most mind boggling side of tech available on the interwebs", and in episode 100, Ray hikes Phillip Island VIC, Australia. (Anchor)
  • Clusterf*cked is a brand new US political podcast that makes the point that liberals are too clustered together, and talks to "people in places that aren’t blue." Its first guest is Chief Political Analyst at ABC News, Matthew Dowd. (Libsyn)
  • Photo Business Help is a new podcast from Natalie Jennings, promising to teach "effective strategies to tackle productivity, organization, and content creation while recognizing that in order to do grow a business we must first care for mind, body, and spirit." (Simplecast)
  • The Strategerist, a podcast from the George W Bush Institute, has snagged a well-known guest for their first ever appearance on a podcast: George W Bush. "It's hard to be optimistic if you're not able to smile," says the former US President. (Libsyn)
  • Long Distance, a member of the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program with PRX, has completed its first season. They've launched a Patreon drive, and produced a documentary TV series.
  • en(gender)ed features "stories that explore the systems, practices, and policies that enable gender-based violence and the solutions to end it". The host, Teri Yuan, is a member of the NYC Gender Justice and Domestic Violence Task Force. (Libsyn)
  • Arca-45672 is a new "cinematic science fiction audio drama" from Victoria BC, Canada - or from the exoplanet Arca-45672, where a new race of humanity has emerged. Is this potential salvation for Planet Earth?

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Libsyn podcast revenue up 16% in Q1 2019

Tue, 2019-05-21 08:51

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Welcome to almost 400 new subscribers in May so far, including people from Himalaya, PodcastOne Australia, Media Monitors, Cadence13, Vox Media, ESPN, Luminary, Acast, NRK, NPR, Spotify, PRX, ARN and Radio-Canada. Please, tell your colleagues (and tell your HR people about our free jobs board).

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  • The largest independent podcast host Libsyn has released its Q1 earnings report. Libsyn's podcast revenue increased by 16% to $3.3m (and, including Pair Networks, the company got $6.28m in revenue, up 24% year-on-year). Libsyn now hosts 62,000 shows (and 4.9m media files); it claims it's responsible for around 35% of the Apple Podcasts top 200, and delivered over 5.1 billion downloads in 2018.
  • Dominick Milano has joined audio advertising platform Targetspot as Vice President Business Development in North America. He was formerly a senior leader at Triton Digital.
  • The iHeartRadio app now offers over 250,000 podcasts, the company has said. (One of them is us.) By comparison, Apple Podcasts has over 700,000 podcasts.
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  • Our Editor, James Cridland, is featured in the latest edition of PodLords, from Jim Harold. Discussed is the influx of large companies into podcasting, the continued importance of indies and why we should be optimistic about the future.
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  • The Alien Chronicles is an independent podcast focusing on immigration, with interviews that try to unravel the complexities of being an immigrant in the US. With the aim of building bridges and understanding, it's hosted by Saadia Khan, a Pakistani American living in New York.

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