Section: Big Podcasting

Section: Big Podcasting
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The Wall Street Journal-Gimlet Media Daily News Podcast Finds Its Host(s)

There are two! Two!

May 2, 2019
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Luminary: Seven Days In

It’s been a full week since Luminary officially rolled out into the marketplace, and what a maelstrom it’s been. I’m sure many of you have been following the incremental updated as they spilled out into the open, but for the benefit of those who didn’t, let quickly recap to get us all of the same […]

April 30, 2019
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Spotify paid ~$56 million for Parcast

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, […]

April 30, 2019
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A New Front to the Luminary Pushback

Proxy servers and its discontents.

April 26, 2019
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Follow-ups to the Luminary Launch

The thing about this story is that there are so many noteworthy components to it, so many moving pieces. Let’s run through a couple of the big things I’m tracking.

April 26, 2019
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The Joe Rogan Experience to withdraw from Luminary

The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary platform, I’ve confirmed. The team explicitly cites licensing issues as the reason behind the intent to withdraw. “There was not a license agreement or permission for Luminary to have The Joe Rogan Experience on their platform,” a representative from the team told me […]

April 24, 2019
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Luminary Looming

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

April 19, 2019
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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
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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
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Notes on the Podcast Consumer 2019

Seven findings that really stood out to me.

April 15, 2019