I run this thing.
Okay, so, there’s a question that I’ve been getting a lot more lately. Sometimes, it’s the last thing said in a conversation I’m having with a source. Other times, it comes as a text message sent out of the blue. (This has happened five times now.) Once, it was shoved into the first paragraph of […]
As we drag our stiff, tired bodies into the new year and deeper into what will undoubtedly be the most exhausting presidential election cycle of all time — until the next one — one should probably expect some deck-shuffling on the part of news orgs, and in particular their respective audio teams, as they continue […]
– Historical Preservation, a la Library of Congress
– One IP thing
– Follow-up on Spotify’s SAI… and more!
Well that didn’t take very long. This morning, Spotify is announcing what’s undoubtedly its next major step in the platform’s on-going advance into podcast territory: the launch of its very own proprietary podcast advertising technology. It’s being called “Streaming Ad Insertion” (SAI) — a conspicuous echo of “Dynamic Ad Insertion” — and at the outset, […]
Jody (Troi) Avirgan is leaving his post at ESPN. Also, ESPN is looking for a replacement Jody. Megaphone has hired a new head of sales: David Cohn, formerly Senior Director of National Sales at WarnerMedia. Kaitlin Prest’s The Heart returns to Radiotopia, now as a partnership with Prest’s venture Mermaid Palace. The story of Curtis […]
Shortly after we published the last newsletter of 2019, Triton Digital — the digital audio technology and services provider now owned by EW Scripps — announced that it will soon be launching public podcast reports in the United States. Powered by the company’s Podcast Metrics measurement service, those reports will provide rankings of participating US […]
– AB5 goes into effect
– Spotify and Margins
– Nieman Lab Predictions Round-up… and more!
Introductory Note for the Year
– Follow-up to the AB 5 story
– Audible names new CEO
– Apple hires new head of Podcast PR… and more!
In the past, writing these year-end columns can be a little tough, as it often requires some effort to string together disparate threads into a coherent master narrative that captures the previous twelve months. But the master story of podcasting in 2019 couldn’t be clearer: there was Spotify, and there were the ripple effects of […]