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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Proxy servers and its discontents.
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.
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 […]
Ahead of next week’s launch, a Digiday article highlights some money details.
Also, their beta app went out on Tuesday.
The paid audio content app, which has raised $100 million in venture capital pre-launch, announced last week that it will officially roll out to the public on April 23. This marks a slight change to the timeline originally announced in the startup’s shiny New York Times unveiling, which noted that the platform was “set to […]
Here at Hot Pod, we devote a lot of space to the ebb and flow of money in podcasting: who’s making it, how they’re doing it, what they’re spending it on, and why. Especially in this moment, as podcasting settles into a new era of acquisitions and experiments, reporting on this has necessarily focused at […]