I run this thing.
The revenue breakdowns by genre are worth a closer read.
New genres and subgenres coming to the platform.
This came in overnight. Fresh off its run of podcast company acquisitions, Spotify is now taking a crack at the problem that’s perhaps most groaned about in the community: discoverability. Starting this morning, the platform is kicking off what is being described as “a very small test” around a discoverability feature in the form of […]
Apple’s week-long WWDC developer conference kicked off yesterday, and there are a few podcast things you should be aware of. Well, two. The first is the official end of iTunes, which is now going to be split up into separate desktop apps for Music, TV, and Podcasts on the new Catalina Mac operating system. This […]
Podcast advertising revenue by 53% between 2017 and 2018, according to the latest Podcast Revenue Report by IAB and Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC). Specifically: $479 million was spent by marketers on podcasts in 2018, up from $314 million in 2017. The Big Picture: overall digital audio advertising revenue reached $2.3 billion in 2018, up 22.9% from $1.8 […]
Revolving Door Notes Gimlet has announced a new Deputy Head of New Show Development: Collin Campbell, who joins from the Audible Originals team, where he worked on Evil Has a Name, Sincerely, X and The Making of a Massacre. Previously, he ran audio content and strategy at KPCC. Campbell will be based in Los Angeles, […]
Charlotte Lock, launch director of the BBC Sounds app, has stepped down nine months after taking up the role.
I feel like desktop apps are having a moment.
Audible hasn’t turned its back on original content completely, mind you.
Two podcast-related startups have secured new funding this week: Backtracks and PodMe.