I run this thing.
There’s been a jarring shift in the Podtrac ranker download counts. Here’s what it means, and what it doesn’t.
Two notable departures were announced this week.
Last Thursday, Variety reported that Sony Music, the global music conglomerate (which made $7.2 billion in overall revenues during the 2018 fiscal year), has formed a joint venture with Adam Davidson, the New Yorker staff writer and co-founder of Planet Money, and Laura Mayer, the former executive producer at Stitcher. The new entity, which has […]
And now for something slightly different. In case you missed it, Michael Lewis has a podcast now. (… separate and apart from The Coming Storm, of course, which wasn’t a podcast but an Audible Original, and before we split hairs and technical definitions, let’s just move on.) It’s called Against the Rules, it’s distributed by […]
Two stories to follow if you’re keeping an eye on whether Spotify will indeed become the next Great Podcast Platform: Here’s a visual look at how Spotify’s app redesign looks like, courtesy of The Verge, which only appears to have hit a small percentage of users at this point in time. Two things: firstly, note […]
Tracking The BBC is… um, “changing to stay the same,” and according to a speech by the corporation’s director of radio and education James Purnell at the 2019 Radio Festival in London last week, part of that effort involves developing an “public service algorithm” to deliver users more varied recommendations in its BBC Sounds app. […]
It’s a 50-25-25 split.
Notes on PodFund.