A win for Australian startups, at the very least.
Get out of my dreams / and into your Car Thing
The Guardian, like the rest of us, wants to “make it easier for listeners to support podcast makers,” with grant help from the Google News Initiative.
At some point this winter, we will see the launch of something called Quake Media, which describes itself as a “subscription podcast network” that’s focused on creating programming around “household names developing unique and exclusive content for their highly-engaged audiences.” The company, it seems, is well aware of the nomenclatural complication. “We believe using the […]
It’s been a little over month since Luminary, the aspiring “Netflix for Podcasts,” stumbled out into daylight, and it’ll be a little while longer before we can figure out if the deep-pocketed upstart will actually tell us anything about the viability of a subscription-based business model for podcast-style programming. (It’s also worth noting that the […]
The Obamas, Spotify Stations, Playlist reactions… oh my!
New genres and subgenres coming to the platform.
This came in overnight. Fresh off its run of podcast company acquisitions, Spotify is now taking a crack at the problem that’s perhaps most groaned about in the community: discoverability. Starting this morning, the platform is kicking off what is being described as “a very small test” around a discoverability feature in the form of […]
Apple’s week-long WWDC developer conference kicked off yesterday, and there are a few podcast things you should be aware of. Well, two. The first is the official end of iTunes, which is now going to be split up into separate desktop apps for Music, TV, and Podcasts on the new Catalina Mac operating system. This […]
At the end of last week, it was reported that Charlotte Lock, launch director of the BBC’s flagship audio app BBC Sounds, has stepped down. Her departure comes at a time when the corporation is seeking an overall “Controller” for the app (as well as for its digital TV platform, BBC iPlayer), in what is […]