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Insider November 17, 2022 — Talent deals are back!

Plus, Pineapple Street employees have successfully unionized

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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans listen to a podcast every day

Plus, Anchor takes its video publishing capabilities global

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Insider November 11, 2022 — Why your favorite podcaster feels like a close friend

Plus, Spotify joins a Google pilot program to use its own payment system on Android

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Insider November 10, 2022 — Alex Blumberg has left Spotify

Plus, YouTube’s music subscriptions are growing fast

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Hot Pod Summit LA: from Crooked to Coco

We took a look at the sometimes fruitful, sometimes fraught intersections of podcasting and Hollywood

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Insider October 27, 2022 — No wonder Spotify’s pissed at Apple

Spotify had to pull audiobook purchases from its iOS app to comply with Apple’s rules

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The days of cheap music streaming may be numbered

Apple Music gets a price hike and Spotify may be ready to debut its Platinum Plan

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Insider October 21, 2022 — What happens to Twitter Spaces under Musk?

Plus, Spotify’s podcast library gets a boost

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Insider October 20, 2022 — Congrats, lettuce

Plus, Spotify hires an exec away from TikTok

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YouTube’s most important podcast play

It already has the shows — now YouTube is coming for the ads

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Insider October 14, 2022 — What exactly is Spotify’s stance on abortion ads?

Plus, Patreon’s valuation takes a hit

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Insider October 13, 2022 — ByteDance is coming for Spotify

Plus, prosecutors drop charges against Adnan Syed

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Layoffs at Gimlet and Parcast show cracks in Spotify’s exclusivity model

Union leaders say that shows lost audience when the platform made them exclusive

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Insider October 7, 2022 — We don’t need 100K new songs a day

Spotify takes steps to moderate its ever-increasing mass of content

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Insider October 6, 2022 — Major shake-ups at Gimlet and Parcast

NPR vet Nicole Beemsterboer will helm the embattled studio, while Liliana Kim from APM will lead Parcast

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Podcast fire sale

Audacy is reportedly selling Cadence13 to save its business.

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Insider September 30, 2022 — Trevor Noah and the decline of late-night TV

Plus, layoffs at Spotify

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Insider September 29, 2022 — Whose feed is it anyway?

Plus, Crooked Media gets air time on SiriusXM

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Spotify, the TV show

Plus, layoffs at CNN and questionable download practices at iHeart

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Insider September 23 — The hits matter

Plus, how Spotify’s audiobook experience stacks up

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