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Insider: June 4, 2020

Notes on the past few days

June 4, 2020
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Editor’s Note: June 2, 2020

Hey everyone. Nick here. We’re not publishing an issue today. Not after the week we just had, and the week we’re having, marked by an explosion of massive justified protests across the United States and in cities around the world against police brutality, catalyzed by the police killing of yet another black American, George Floyd. […]

June 2, 2020
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Insider: May 29, 2020

  • Podfund x Atypical Artists
  • Podcast Academy Governors
  • Bon Appetit Podcasts… and more!
May 29, 2020
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Insider: May 28, 2020

  • Complexly’s Hank Green: “Spotify wants to become the go-to for podcasts. Creators and audiences should worry.”
  • Axios: “Amazon is looking to invest in localized podcast content.”
  • Stitcher’s Podcasting Report… and more!
May 28, 2020
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Transplants

Let’s say you’ve been making a podcast for quite some time now, but as it happens, the podcast doesn’t really belong to you or your fellow co-hosts. Instead, it’s owned by the big ol’ media company you worked for when you first started the show. Now let’s say, for whatever reason, you don’t work for […]

May 26, 2020
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Illustration: “Brains”

May 26, 2020
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Further Notes on Rogan/Spotify

Chances are you probably already know the details, but let’s quickly recap so we’re all on the same page. Last Tuesday, it was announced that Spotify has struck a multi-year licensing agreement with The Joe Rogan Experience, widely understood to be one of the biggest podcasts in the business, that will see the show become […]

May 26, 2020
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Tracking: May 26, 2020

Pandemic Watch. It’s Week 13, according to Stitcher’s pandemic timeline, or 12 weeks after the initial widespread implementation of stay-at-home measures in these United States. The word from the most recent Podtrac’s coronavirus update: the upwards slither continues, with the May 18-24 stretch seeing a 5 percent increase in downloads and a 4 percent increase […]

May 26, 2020
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Insider: May 22, 2020

May 26, 2020
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Insider: May 21, 2020

  • Follow-up to Rogan/Spotify
  • The Saga of Call Her Daddy
  • Alternate Take on Luminary… and more!
May 21, 2020
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Breaking: The Joe Rogan Experience to become exclusive to Spotify

This just in: it’s been announced that Spotify has signed The Joe Rogan Experience, which previously wasn’t available on the platform, to a multi-year exclusive licensing deal. Which means that not only has Spotify finally made the last big holdout available on its platform, it’s also eventually going to become the exclusive home to what’s […]

May 19, 2020