There’s been a couple lately!
I’d shove these deep in the back of my brain if I were you, ‘cuz it’ll probably come into play sometime soon: (1) Apple Music has reportedly overtaken Spotify in paid US subscribers. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal reported: “Apple Music had more than 28 million subscribers in the U.S. […]
A glance at the TV side, and what that may bring.
Seventeen months ago, at its annual developer conference WWDC, Apple announced that it would finally be launching something that many in the podcast industry have desired for a long time: better podcast analytics. Or, more accurately, better audience analytics from the historically impartial steward of the podcast ecosystem that’s still believed to facilitate the majority […]
This was certainly an unexpected development: The Financial Times reported yesterday that Apple is apparently “exploring” an investment into iHeartMedia, the financially struggling US radio giant that’s trying a whole lot of things to engineer a way out of its bankruptcy.
Buckle your seatbelts: we’re stretching this story out to another week. As the discourse around click-farms and Apple chart manipulation continued to swell last week, a producer named John Perotti was contacted over LinkedIn by someone claiming to be a “podcast promoter” on Fiverr, the online freelance services marketplace. Perotti, who manages podcast production at […]
Earlier this month, I noticed something strange on the iTunes podcast charts: a bunch of shows I’d never seen before were in the top spots, even pushing “The Joe Rogan Experience” out of the top 20. Others noticed, too. A day or so later, everything went back to roughly the way it was before, leaving […]