I’m able to confirm that Endeavor Audio, the podcast division launched by the entertainment conglomerate Endeavor in the fall of 2018, has laid off its in-house advertising sales team, and is pulling out of the podcast advertising sales business more broadly. At least one client has already been informed, and the sales team was informed […]
We find ourselves in the midst of a most peculiar moment.
– Apple’s original podcasts… is to be Apple TV+ Companion podcasts
– A Chinese Audio company to list on the NASDAQ
– The Ringer Union puts out a statement… and more!
On Friday evening, at the top of a long weekend — a time slot known in some cultures as “News Dump O’ Clock” — the Wall Street Journal dropped a mighty curious story with considerable implications for podcast-land: Spotify, the story reported, appears to be in “early talks” to acquire The Ringer, the distinctly podcast-heavy […]
The BBC Director General Lord Hall has announced that he will be stepping down from his post in the summer. He will then take up the position as chair of the National Gallery. The reason given for his departure from the BBC at this point was the desire to have a new leader in place […]
The scarcity of podcast networks is something that I hear lamented quite a bit in the UK. With these discussions, I think what’s being meant tends to be in the Radiotopia vein — a collection of disparate shows with some commonalities, gathered together under one recognisable brand name for reasons of collaboration on both the creative […]
KPCC is launching “Public Radio Palooza,” a year-long event series celebrating public radio that will be held throughout Los Angeles — and yep, that’s the name they’re going with. Anyway, the line-up is spread pretty far out across the calendar, and you can find full details here. ICYMI: iHeartMedia initiated a round of mass layoffs […]
This segment’s going to be a little different from what we usually do. A few months ago, I was bumbling around LinkedIn — a rare occurrence, given, you know, *broadly gestures* — when a profile caught my eye: one Sofia Klatzker, who holds two curious titles that intrigued me. The first is “Vice President, Strategic […]
A chat with Sofia Klatzker, VP of Strategic Development at 99% Invisible and President of the Roman Mars Foundation