Section: Distribution and Technology

Section: Distribution and Technology
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This Week in Spotify

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 […]

June 18, 2019
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Triton Digital Buys Omny Studios

A win for Australian startups, at the very least.

June 13, 2019
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Driving in Your Car

Get out of my dreams / and into your Car Thing

June 13, 2019
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PodEx: Why?

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.

June 13, 2019
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A New Subscription Podcast Service Looms

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 […]

June 11, 2019
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Where are we now on the subject of subscription-driven podcasts?

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 […]

June 11, 2019
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Spotify Watch: June 7, 2019

The Obamas, Spotify Stations, Playlist reactions… oh my!

June 7, 2019
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The Universe, According to Apple

New genres and subgenres coming to the platform.

June 6, 2019
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Spotify begins tests on podcast playlist feature

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 […]

June 4, 2019
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WWDC Notes: Apple Podcast Desktop App, Machine Learning Search

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 […]

June 4, 2019