Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Further Notes on the Revenue Study

The revenue breakdowns by genre are worth a closer read.

June 6, 2019

The Universe, According to Apple

New genres and subgenres coming to the platform.

June 6, 2019

Spotify begins tests on podcast playlist feature

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 […]

June 4, 2019

WWDC Notes: Apple Podcast Desktop App, Machine Learning Search

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 […]

June 4, 2019

IAB/PWC: Podcast Advertising $$$

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 […]

June 4, 2019

Tracking: June 4, 2019

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, […]

June 4, 2019

BBC Sounds Launch Director Moves On

Charlotte Lock, launch director of the BBC Sounds app, has stepped down nine months after taking up the role.

May 31, 2019

Desktop Apps Return

I feel like desktop apps are having a moment.

May 31, 2019

Money for Drama

Audible hasn’t turned its back on original content completely, mind you.

May 31, 2019

Funding Frenzy

Two podcast-related startups have secured new funding this week: Backtracks and PodMe.

May 31, 2019