Organization: Entercom

Organization: Entercom
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Breaking: Entercom buys Pineapple Street Media and Cadence13

Well, I thought I was done with work before I went on vacation, but here I am again. Entercom, one of the largest traditional radio companies in the US, has acquired two highly notable podcast companies: Pineapple Street Media, the Brooklyn-based independent podcast studio, and Cadence13, the Manhattan-based podcast network led by a group of […]

August 7, 2019
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Five Storylines

Now that we’ve set the table, let’s lay out some dishes. (Is that the right next step for the metaphor? Whatever. Roll with me here.) Lacking psychic abilities, I don’t know what’s going to happen next, but I do know a few stories that’ll get us going. Here are five major beats that we’re going […]

January 8, 2019
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Miscellaneous Bites: October 23, 2018

Happier with Gretchen Rubin, once a Panoply show, is moving to Cadence13. Its “Onward Project” podcast imprint goes with it. Speaking of Cadence13, Entercom Communications, which purchased a 45% stake in the podcast company last August, is apparently launching a political podcast featuring former Trump white house press secretary Sean Spicer. Interestingly enough, one of […]

October 23, 2018
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Scripps to acquire Triton

October 18, 2018
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Grow the pie: Podcast revenue seems to be growing fast enough for everyone to get a slice

EXPANDING PIE. The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released its second annual podcast revenue study, which gives us a clear baseline on the size of the podcast ad business. Here’s the big takeaway for those on the run: The American podcast industry brought in an estimated $314 million in advertising revenue in 2017, up 86 percent […]

Plus: Google’s latest table-stakes move, Stuff You Should Know sets a record, and In The Dark keeps blowing up.

June 12, 2018
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Wondery raises $5M in Series A

Plus: ABC debuts Zach Braff’s “Alex, Inc”, follow-up on the BBC, and more on the daily podcast as front page

March 30, 2018
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Axios: “The Treacherous Future For Terrestrial Radio”

Plus: Risk and Diversification, Pandora acquires AdWizz, and a cautionary tale from the video game industry

March 23, 2018
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Who needs video? Slate is pivoting to audio, and making real money doing it

Slate Outlook. This is a tad newsier and more with-the-pack than I generally like to be, but whatever — there’s a bunch of juicy, usable stuff in here. Slate readers woke up this morning to something big from the 22-year-old online magazine: a total redesign, complete with an overhauled backend to improve the site’s user […]

January 16, 2018
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Acast raises $19.5 million in Series B funding

Plus: Adaptation deals, PRX expands its garages, and a formal TuneIn strategy takes shape

September 22, 2017
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Which is the bigger morning news podcast, The Daily or NPR’s Up First? And does it matter?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 134, published August 29, 2017. Art19 closes out a busy August. Last week, the California-based technology company announced a $7.5 million Series A funding round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and DCM Ventures. This makes Art19 the third podcast venture to issue such […]

August 29, 2017