Section: Money

Section: Money
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On Pay Scales (in the UK, at least)

The results of a pay survey among UK audio producers has been published. A summary of the findings can be viewed now on the UK Audio Network’s resources page (UKAN, in case you’re not familiar, is the main UK audio email listserv started by Lily Ames to “promote transparency, industry growth and community building” and […]

May 7, 2019
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Mailchimp’s Changing Relationship

Here’s a joke that folks persist making in my general direction: “Once Mailchimp stops advertising, will the podcast industry just collapse?” (In fact, I heard it just last week! Alas, my eyes, they have lost all motor function required to roll.) The snark is, for the most part, a testament to the skepticism that continues […]

April 18, 2019
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Making Money: Part II

Today I’m continuing my multi-part look at the different ways podcasters make money from their shows. You can catch up on the first part of the series, an interview with the creator of The Bright Sessions and now-Luminary creator Lauren Shippen, here. This time, I’m looking at the options open to independent podcasters making their […]

April 18, 2019
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Spotify’s New Ad Studio Tool

What are the podcast ad implications here?

April 15, 2019
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The MaxFunDrive, Holding Steady

Maximum Fun’s annual membership drive had a bit of a bumpy start this year, with website issues that gummed up potential contributions during its first two days. As it turns out, technical hiccups like these can happen to anybody — even Maximum Fun, the Los Angeles-based podcast collective led by Jesse Thorn, which has been […]

April 9, 2019
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Making Money: Part One

Here at Hot Pod, we devote a lot of space to the ebb and flow of money in podcasting: who’s making it, how they’re doing it, what they’re spending it on, and why. Especially in this moment, as podcasting settles into a new era of acquisitions and experiments, reporting on this has necessarily focused at […]

April 9, 2019
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Report: iHeartMedia Prepares for IPO

The move comes as the radio giant fights its way out of bankruptcy.

April 4, 2019
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Full Q&A with NHPR’s Bear Brook team

For more detail on the Direct Donation Experiment.

April 4, 2019
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The Parcast Number

Follow the money (?)

March 29, 2019
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Robinhood acquires Marketsnacks

A financial services startup + a financial newsletter-podcast

March 28, 2019