Organization: Luminary

Organization: Luminary
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Luminary changes pricing

Just got this from the Luminary comms team: the paid podcast platform is adjusting its prices. The standard monthly price in the US is now $4.99 — down from $7.99, a fairly big dip. It’s also rolling out an annual plan for the first time, at $34.99. This move has some implications for the platform’s […]

January 14, 2020
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Insider: January 9, 2020

– Luminary comings and goings, podcast-wise

– Spotify is apparently working on a daily sports podcast

– Podcast appearances as part of Oscar campaigning?

January 9, 2020
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Luminary gets new CEO, raises more money

Amidst on-going leadership change

October 24, 2019
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Luminary Exec-Level Shuffle

For your intelligence dossier purposes: The Verge is reporting that Joe Purzycki, who co-founded the startup with Matt Sacks, is no longer the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. He was replaced by Jeff Saunders, former VP of product and technology at Jet.com, who holds the title of Luminary’s Chief Product Officer. According to the report, the […]

October 8, 2019
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Midyear Check-In

I feel like I’ve been somnambulant. How is it already July? The past half-year slipped by like a breeze, and I’m still processing the two big news events that have defined the year in podcasting so far: Spotify’s massive buys into podcasting and Luminary’s bungled roll-out, the latter of which has begun to carry the […]

July 9, 2019
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Luminary cleans up the show notes links situation

As has been widely reported, Luminary was until very recently removing links from the show notes of podcast episodes displayed in its apps. The broad reason given for this was “security,” a pronouncement which raised eyebrows across the podcast industry, especially since other apps (including Apple Podcasts) manage to display podcasters’ links without difficulty. The […]

May 7, 2019
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Luminary: Seven Days In

It’s been a full week since Luminary officially rolled out into the marketplace, and what a maelstrom it’s been. I’m sure many of you have been following the incremental updated as they spilled out into the open, but for the benefit of those who didn’t, let quickly recap to get us all of the same […]

April 30, 2019
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A New Front to the Luminary Pushback

Proxy servers and its discontents.

April 26, 2019
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Follow-ups to the Luminary Launch

The thing about this story is that there are so many noteworthy components to it, so many moving pieces. Let’s run through a couple of the big things I’m tracking.

April 26, 2019
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The Joe Rogan Experience to withdraw from Luminary

The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary platform, I’ve confirmed. The team explicitly cites licensing issues as the reason behind the intent to withdraw. “There was not a license agreement or permission for Luminary to have The Joe Rogan Experience on their platform,” a representative from the team told me […]

April 24, 2019