Section: Big Podcasting

Section: Big Podcasting
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Spotify’s Q2 Earnings: The Second Option, Advertising Opportunity, and Actual Payoffs

August 1, 2019
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Ad Age: Amazon to test audio ads on Alexa?

Money’s gonna have to flow somehow

July 26, 2019
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Billboard profiles Apple Music’s Oliver Schusser

Well timed

July 26, 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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Apple Music and Exclusive Podcasts: a primer

The podcast industry is buzzing in the midst of a Bloomberg report stating that Apple is in preliminary talks to finance original, exclusive podcasts for its platform. To better understand how Apple thinks about exclusive content and how this effort might maybe play out within podcasting, however, it’s worth examining the company’s current position in […]

July 23, 2019
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Follow-up to the Apple Funding Original Podcast story

Apple Music, indeed.

July 18, 2019
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Interview: Stitcher CEO Erik Diehn on Podfront UK, International Markets, and Advertising

So, I spoke to Diehn for the Podfront UK deep-dive that came out on Tuesday, and it turned out to be one of those situations where a lot of really smart things were said and I couldn’t squish all of it into the piece. Hence, I’m running it here.

July 18, 2019
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Apple reportedly planning to fund original podcasts

SOUND THE TAKE ALARM. Big news drop this evening. Let’s jump in: There had been rumors, and there had been increasing reason to believe them. Spotify’s buzzy start to the year, in which the Swedish platform spent hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring its way into the podcast industry, had begun to inspire questions about […]

July 17, 2019
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Deep Dive: Stitcher and Wondery Partners to Pursue Pounds

This news dropped came out last week, but it’s worth unpacking. The two podcast companies have launched a new joint venture called Podfront UK, which holds the express purpose of establishing a sales presence in the region to monetize the considerable UK-based listens experienced by both companies. I’m told that the UK represents the third […]

July 17, 2019