The Spotify beat is buzzing. In the recent weeks, we’ve seen the release of a spinoff app, a new personalized playlist called “Your Daily Drive” that’s meant to reconstruct the morning commute listening experience, the rollout of a library redesign for premium users that emphasizes podcast discovery, and a few exclusive content partnership announcements (see […]
Audible hasn’t turned its back on original content completely, mind you.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a 50-25-25 split.
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 […]
A long time coming.
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 […]
Here’s what you need to know. (O Canada!)
Three updates on the Spotify podcast front.