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Insider: May 8, 2020

– PodcastOne acquired

– ZigZag Partnership Ends

– TRAX launches… and more!

May 12, 2020
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Insider: May 7, 2020

  • New York Times earnings
  • Spotify dips toes back into video
  • Google Podcast rolls out analytics tools… and more!
May 7, 2020
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Pandemic Watch: May 5, 2020

It’s Cinco de Mayo. Going by Stitcher’s pandemic timeline (which, at this point, somebody should copyright), we’re now in Week 10, or nine weeks into life after the widespread implementation of stay-at-home measures. The big picture news, of course, is that several American states are beginning the patchwork process of opening back up in fits […]

May 5, 2020
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Internalizing the Pipeline

Someone once posited to me, not too long ago, that we’ll likely see an increasing number of young journalist types, who in a previous era would otherwise be found trying to break into features writing, work their way towards narrative nonfiction audio production instead. That person is probably right, but the notion needs further expansion. […]

May 5, 2020
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The Really, Really Short Podcast

Maybe it’s my diminishing attention span, or the seemingly endless supply of available podcasts these days, but whatever the reason, I’m finding myself gravitating more and more these days towards shorter episodes whenever I’m queueing up something to listen to. And by “shorter,” I mean significantly shorter, as in under seven minutes, often under five. […]

May 5, 2020
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Illustration: “Air Pods”

May 5, 2020
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Tracking: May 5, 2020

Speaking of Spotify… Two other news bites about the Swedish streaming platform: (1) From The Verge: “Netflix and ESPN team up with Spotify to curate podcasts around their Michael Jordan documentary.” Fun if you, like me, are enjoying The Last Dance, but it’s really, really interesting if you’re thinking about the implications of the Spotify-curated […]

May 5, 2020
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Insider: May 1, 2020

  • Ad Spend Projections suggest positive growth for Pods
  • SiriusXM earnings
  • Money Corner… and more!
May 1, 2020
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Insider: April 30, 2020

  • Spotify Earnings
  • Apple Podcasts adds revamped News collections
  • Third Coast To Go Virtual This Year
April 30, 2020
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Pandemic Watch: New Project Launch Considerations

Going by Stitcher’s accounting of the pandemic timeline, it’s Week 9, or eight weeks into life under widespread lockdown. Last night’s coronavirus update from Podtrac saw the first unambiguously positive note in a while: the week of April 20-26 saw growths in overall download numbers (+4%) and audience numbers (+2%) for the first time since […]

April 28, 2020