Section: Big Podcasting

Section: Big Podcasting
Hot Pod Insider

Luminary Looming

Ahead of next week’s launch, a Digiday article highlights some money details.

April 19, 2019
Hot Pod Insider

Universal Music Group partners with Wondery

The most interesting thing of this development is the fact that it involves one of the major music corporations.

April 18, 2019
Hot Pod

Vox Media Acquires Epic Magazine

This one came in overnight: for the uninitiated, Epic is the… I guess they call themselves a “content studio,” but it’s more specifically a firm that sources and produces long-form stories that can eventually be spun out as adapted properties for print, television and film. (One such notable project: Argo, later turned into a Ben […]

April 18, 2019
Hot Pod Insider

Notes on the Podcast Consumer 2019

Seven findings that really stood out to me.

April 15, 2019
Hot Pod Insider

Spotify’s New Ad Studio Tool

What are the podcast ad implications here?

April 15, 2019
Hot Pod Insider

Luminary Billboards

Also, their beta app went out on Tuesday.

April 11, 2019
Hot Pod

Spotify CEO on Freakonomics Radio

Subscribe to Hot Pod Insider to read on.

The interview sheds some light into the thinking that informs Spotify’s emerging podcast adventures.

April 11, 2019
Hot Pod

Luminary’s April Launch: Things to Note

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 […]

April 9, 2019
Hot Pod

Looming Giants and Narrative Control

You might have heard that iHeartMedia, the bankruptcy-fighting broadcast radio giant and podcast upstart, is preparing for a possible IPO in a bid to raise funds to continue paying off its debts. The New York Times report on the matter kicked off with this big lede: “Is there room for radio in the age of […]

April 9, 2019
Hot Pod Insider

Luminary to launch April 24

With 23 exclusive shows in tow.

April 5, 2019