Organization: Spotify

Organization: Spotify
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Spotify’s Q2 Earnings: The Second Option, Advertising Opportunity, and Actual Payoffs

August 1, 2019
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Spotify Watch: New Show Acquisition, Gimlet CMO Jenny Wall Departs

Housekeeping and additions

July 25, 2019
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Liner Notes: Apple, Podcasts, and Exclusive Content

Obviously, we should talk a little more about the Apple business. ICYMI: Bloomberg published a story last week reporting that Apple is apparently planning to “fund original podcasts that would be exclusive to its audio service,” and that the company had already reached out to multiple media companies about those efforts. The report also noted […]

July 23, 2019
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Tracking: July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019
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The Clearing

I wrote a preview piece for Vulture last week on The Clearing, a new true crime project by Pineapple Street Media in collaboration with Gimlet Media that’s due to drop on Thursday. The piece focused on the creative hook of the podcast — it’s pretty wild — but what I didn’t get to discuss much […]

July 17, 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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Spotify-Libra

From Variety: Spotify believes “Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Will Help Subscription Services.”

June 24, 2019
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Audiobooks are not exempt

There’s no news peg to this piece, other than the fact it’s based off a keynote I gave earlier this month at the Audiobook Publishers Association Conference in New York. I took the keynote invite as an opportunity to revisit the subject of audiobooks — from which I had shifted my attention away since last […]

June 18, 2019
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This Week in Spotify

The Spotify beat is buzzing. In the recent weeks, we’ve seen the release of a spinoff app, a new personalized playlist called “Your Daily Drive” that’s meant to reconstruct the morning commute listening experience, the rollout of a library redesign for premium users that emphasizes podcast discovery, and a few exclusive content partnership announcements (see […]

June 18, 2019
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Driving in Your Car

Get out of my dreams / and into your Car Thing

June 13, 2019