Section: Money

Section: Money
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Risk

The Wild West is an oft-used metaphor in discussions about the podcast ecosystem, both as descriptor (“there are no rules out here”) and excuse (“there are no rules for me to follow”). Personally, I don’t have much love for the metaphor, given its overuse by those who wish to sound like they know a damn […]

October 22, 2019
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Options for Everyone Else

If you squint, you might notice a quiet arms race forming around an increasingly apparent gap: monetization opportunities for podcasters who are finding conventional podcast advertising revenue progressively harder to access. Existing players in this space include Slate’s Supporting Cast (which I wrote about in February); a new startup called Supercast (which Caroline wrote about […]

September 24, 2019
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Insider: August 30, 2019

Acast has received €25 million in financing from the European Investment Bank as part of an unusual “quasi-equity” deal. Wait, what? Also: Ximalaya, plus Spotify-Anchor integration

August 30, 2019
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Insider: August 29, 2019

– Notes on venture capital, podcasting, and the pool moving forward

– The Athletic’s ambitious 120-podcast goal

– The Ringer strikes up a partnership with Grand Central Publishing

August 29, 2019
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Revenue Diversification, for Big and Small

Multitude Productions, a Brooklyn-based independent podcast collective, isn’t small by any means, but it isn’t terribly big either. Formed in 2017 by Amanda McLoughlin (who I interviewed for a Career Spotlight back in March), Multitude is now at a size where, in the month of July, the collective brought in over 2 million downloads across […]

August 6, 2019
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Quick note on Axios’ story about Live Podcast Events

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Thinking about Dork Elvis.

July 11, 2019
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Stitcher and Wondery’s Excellent (UK) Adventure

Stitcher and Wondery have formed a joint venture to go after UK podcast advertising dollars.

July 11, 2019
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Wondery has raised $10 million in Series B

It adds to the $5 million Series A already raised.

June 27, 2019
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Spotify-Libra

From Variety: Spotify believes “Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Will Help Subscription Services.”

June 24, 2019
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Deep Support

The Ad-Free Tim Ferriss Experiment.

June 7, 2019