We’re in the silly season now.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Entale believes that listeners don’t just want to listen when they’re listening to something. Cool? Also, why does this sound so familiar?
How should you think about the spread of podcast advertising?