Insider December 1, 2022 — I spent 17,284 minutes this year writing Hot Pod
Spotify Wrapped gives us a look at which Spotify podcasts are working for Spotify
The year of 1 trillion streams
More music is being streamed than ever before, and platforms are clamoring for listeners’ attention with end-of-year stats.
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.
Insider November 18, 2022 — How to break out on Anchor
The Psychology of your 20’s beat the odds and climbed to the top of the podcast charts
Insider November 17, 2022 — Talent deals are back!
Plus, Pineapple Street employees have successfully unionized
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans listen to a podcast every day
Plus, Anchor takes its video publishing capabilities global
Insider November 11, 2022 — Why your favorite podcaster feels like a close friend
Plus, Spotify joins a Google pilot program to use its own payment system on Android
Insider November 10, 2022 — Alex Blumberg has left Spotify
Plus, YouTube’s music subscriptions are growing fast
Hot Pod Summit LA: from Crooked to Coco
We took a look at the sometimes fruitful, sometimes fraught intersections of podcasting and Hollywood
Insider October 28, 2022 — Paying Subscribers Are Your Biggest Promoters
Plus live audio updates and what to do about Kanye West?
Insider October 27, 2022 — No wonder Spotify’s pissed at Apple
Spotify had to pull audiobook purchases from its iOS app to comply with Apple’s rules
The days of cheap music streaming may be numbered
Apple Music gets a price hike and Spotify may be ready to debut its Platinum Plan
Insider October 21, 2022 — What happens to Twitter Spaces under Musk?
Plus, Spotify’s podcast library gets a boost
Insider October 20, 2022 — Congrats, lettuce
Plus, Spotify hires an exec away from TikTok
YouTube’s most important podcast play￼
It already has the shows — now YouTube is coming for the ads
Insider October 14, 2022 — What exactly is Spotify’s stance on abortion ads?
Plus, Patreon’s valuation takes a hit
Insider October 13, 2022 — ByteDance is coming for Spotify
Plus, prosecutors drop charges against Adnan Syed
Layoffs at Gimlet and Parcast show cracks in Spotify’s exclusivity model
Union leaders say that shows lost audience when the platform made them exclusive
Insider October 7, 2022 — We don’t need 100K new songs a day
Spotify takes steps to moderate its ever-increasing mass of content