Section: Money

Section: Money
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A New Podcast Company, Himalaya, Raises $100 Million

We’re in the silly season now.

February 7, 2019
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Spotify in “advanced talks” to acquire Gimlet

If I had a podcast, this is when I’d drop an emergency pod, because this is some Kristaps Porzingis-level shit. Recode’s Peter Kafka and the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Mullin both fired out the story within the past two hours that Spotify, the Swedish music streaming company, is apparently in “advanced talks” to acquire Gimlet […]

February 2, 2019
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WSJ: In its third year, The Ringer’s podcast business is the main engine

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published a story that offers some insight into the podcast business over at The Ringer, the digital media operation Bill Simmons founded three years ago. Its podcasting health is something I’ve been wondering for a while now, partly because their output makes up a disproportionate amount of my own personal […]

January 29, 2019
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WNYC’s Werk It Launches Pay Transparency Survey

Werk It, the women’s podcast festival in New York city run by WNYC Studios, is today launching a pay survey aimed at the whole podcast industry in the US. They’re seeking feedback from all podcasters of all genders working in the US (or being paid in US dollars) about levels of pay and experience. The […]

January 29, 2019
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What happened to podcasting during the last recession? Part 1

Let’s talk recessions. I moved to this country for college back in 2008, approximately a month before Lehman Brothers collapsed and the global financial crisis kicked into high gear, so I often feel like my feelings about this country are intimately intertwined with the specter of economic annihilation. As such, I have a doomsday prepper’s […]

January 29, 2019
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Acast raises $35 million in Series C funding

The money will apparently fund expansion into new content and territories, a push towards more non-advertising revenue streams, and an improved offering for smart speakers.

December 6, 2018
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Apple “exploring” iHeartMedia investment

This was certainly an unexpected development: The Financial Times reported yesterday that Apple is apparently “exploring” an investment into iHeartMedia, the financially struggling US radio giant that’s trying a whole lot of things to engineer a way out of its bankruptcy.

November 2, 2018
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Scripps to acquire Triton

October 18, 2018
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A Startup Bets on Rich Media

Entale believes that listeners don’t just want to listen when they’re listening to something. Cool? Also, why does this sound so familiar?

October 15, 2018
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Podcast Advertising Perspective, circa October 4, 2018

How should you think about the spread of podcast advertising?

October 4, 2018