Section: Big Podcasting

Section: Big Podcasting
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Money for Drama

Audible hasn’t turned its back on original content completely, mind you.

May 31, 2019
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Joint Adventures

Last Thursday, Variety reported that Sony Music, the global music conglomerate (which made $7.2 billion in overall revenues during the 2018 fiscal year), has formed a joint venture with Adam Davidson, the New Yorker staff writer and co-founder of Planet Money, and Laura Mayer, the former executive producer at Stitcher. The new entity, which has […]

May 21, 2019
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This Week in Spotify

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 […]

May 21, 2019
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Sony Music forms joint venture with Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer

It’s a 50-25-25 split.

May 17, 2019
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The State of Play, Mid-2019

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 […]

May 14, 2019
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Podcasts on Google Searches: It’s Live!

A long time coming.

May 12, 2019
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Breaking: Stitcher hires new Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Producer

The EW Scripps-owned podcast company announced two high-level hires this morning: Sarah van Mosel as the organization’s new Chief Revenue Officer; and Daisy Rosario as the new Executive Producer, overseeing original programming and new show development. Van Mosel joins from Market Enginuity, the Arizona-based sales and sponsorship firm specializing in public media, where she held […]

May 10, 2019
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Pacific Content acquired by Rogers Media

Here’s what you need to know. (O Canada!)

May 2, 2019
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Spotify: Global Brand Campaign, Graham Holdings Payouts, Recommendation Features

Three updates on the Spotify podcast front.

May 2, 2019
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The Wall Street Journal-Gimlet Media Daily News Podcast Finds Its Host(s)

There are two! Two!

May 2, 2019