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This came in overnight. Fresh off its run of podcast company acquisitions, Spotify is now taking a crack at the problem that’s perhaps most groaned about in the community: discoverability. Starting this morning, the platform is kicking off what is being described as “a very small test” around a discoverability feature in the form of […]
Two stories to follow if you’re keeping an eye on whether Spotify will indeed become the next Great Podcast Platform: Here’s a visual look at how Spotify’s app redesign looks like, courtesy of The Verge, which only appears to have hit a small percentage of users at this point in time. Two things: firstly, note […]
Last week, a good portion of the podcast community got glimmers of something they’ve long wanted: seemingly structural-level solutions to discovery, one in the form of playable Google search listings and one in the form of an upcoming Spotify app redesign. However, you don’t get without giving, and what is given, some would argue, is […]
Soundtrap, a Swedish online music collaboration startup that was acquired by Spotify in December 2017, is launching a tool today aimed at podcasters called “Soundtrap for Storytellers”. The software itself includes a remote, multitrack interviewing system, interactive transcripts and text-to-audio editing, and access to a sound effects library. Of course, all of these products already […]
Three updates on the Spotify podcast front.
Spotify paid ~$56 million for Parcast, according to the company’s Q1 2019 earnings report. This is quite a bit lower than the “more than $100 million” sum reported by the Financial Times back when the news first broke in March. As VentureBeat pointed out, this brings Spotify’s overall podcast acquisition spending up to $400 million, […]
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The interview sheds some light into the thinking that informs Spotify’s emerging podcast adventures.