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Insider January 26, 2023 — Downloads are going up

Also: NPR cuts a fellowship program, and TikTok revives another song as a hit.

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Insider January 12, 2023 — Spotify teases its next big event

Plus, more data on video podcasts, and a major label wants a major change.

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Insider December 8, 2022 — Radio, radio

AM radio is vanishing, FM radio has a royalty problem, and satellite radio is growing.

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Last.fm turns 20 and now has a following on Discord

Plus, Neil Young says he’s ‘never going back’ to Spotify, and Spotify pushes ahead with audiobooks.

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What are Apple’s audiobook rules, anyway?

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Insider October 28, 2022 — Paying Subscribers Are Your Biggest Promoters

Plus live audio updates and what to do about Kanye West?

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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 September 16, 2022 — Layoffs, payouts, and road trips

Can Amazon convince people to use live audio by paying them?

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Insider August 12, 2022 — The secret behind Apple’s podcast plans

Plus the first time I’ve ever had to write about Rick and Morty.

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Insider August 11, 2022 — Oprah sues a fan podcast

Plus, Spotify makes it easier to find podcasts and the UK warns a podcaster about ad transparency

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Breaking up the Clubhouse

Plus, Panera wants an iconic sound, and PRX Productions announces a new partnership

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Insider June 23, 2022 — I’ll have a coffee with a side of existential dread

Crooked Media launches a coffee brand, Acast partners with Facebook, and an NFT is now a podcast host.

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Is ‘binge listening’ the future?

Plus, more evidence that video podcasts on YouTube are a huge opportunity, and B.J. Novak plays a podcaster.

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It takes ‘2-3 weeks’ to see if a podcast is a hit

iHeart explains how it knows when podcasts are a hit or a flop, plus a new Rodecaster Pro and Alex Cooper getting excited about video

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The Rogan controversy bump

Plus more Apple Podcast promos and analytics

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Insider April 22, 2022 — Podcast deals, deals, deals

The ⚡️⚡️ round continues, the Spotify news never ends, and the moves won’t stop

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Insider April 21, 2022 — ⚡️ LIGHTNING ROUND ⚡️

Spotify news, live audio news, and weird financial news

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Insider April 8, 2022 — Call this the MOVES edition

Spotify moves, Aria moves, and other moves

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Insider April 7, 2022 — Podcast ads, radio ads, and NFTs

Fair warning: I wrote a lot about NFTs today.

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Podcasting over email

What do Eminem and the Parcast Union have in common? They’re both making demands of Daniel Ek

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