And there you have it: Stitcher will have a new parent company. The Wall Street Journal’s Anna Steele had the scoop last night, reporting that SiriusXM will buy Stitcher from EW Scripps in a deal that’s valued at around $300 million, citing people familiar with the matter. That value would make this the biggest podcast […]
As a fan, Shontavia Johnson was dismayed when she learned that the hosts of the podcasts she loves — Another Round and The Nod — don’t control or fully own the content they spent years making. But as a lawyer, she wasn’t surprised. The two may be different shows with different people, but to Shontavia, […]
This Week in Spotify. Two stories that are part of the same thread: First, today, Spotify is releasing localized versions of Sandra, Gimlet’s scripted podcast series from 2018, in four non-English speaking markets: Brazil, France, Germany, and Mexico. According to the corporate blog post, the effort involved script alterations, casting choices, and local production teams […]
- Edison’s Latino Podcast Listener Report
- Sony Music Entertainment-Marc Smerling
- Follow-up to IP and Ownership… and that’s about it today
We were on track to have a very different kind of 2020. That’s an obvious understatement, but it’s a statement worth making nonetheless. Podcast listenership had continued to grow at a steady and dependable pace. According to the latest Infinite Dial report, an estimated 104 million Americans over the age of 12 now identify as […]
In late June, NPR launched another daily news podcast. But instead of a fresh product push, this new project is actually a pivot from something that already exists. Coronavirus Daily, the daily podcast NPR launched on 18 March to cover the pandemic, is being rebranded as Consider This, an afternoon counterpart to its morning news […]
ICYMI. Probably the biggest “whoa, if true” story from last week: The Information reports that EW Scripps is shopping Stitcher around for a sale. SiriusXM and Spotify were cited as possible suitors. As a reminder, Scripps paid over $50 million for Midroll Media in 2015 and about $4.5 million for the Stitcher app in 2016, […]
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