Topics: Independent Studios

Topics: Independent Studios
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Adventures in Music Licensing: A Case Study

So, there’s this upcoming independent project that I’ve been tracking pretty closely. It’s called Moonface (stylized as MOONFACE), it’s a six-part fiction podcast by a team led by KPCC alum James Kim, and it’s set to be a bilingual production, carrying out its story in both English and Korean. Also, it’s going to feature a […]

September 24, 2019
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What’s next for the indie podcast studio?

Indie podcast studios are a dime a dozen these days, with the model further coming to the forefront as more and more enterprising producers see less upside in working for a preexisting publisher and more upside in opening up a shop they’ll own. There are two main things driving the perceived upside. The first is […]

May 14, 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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Fremantle launches a new scripted podcast label, Storyglass

TV for your ears, part infinity.

November 16, 2018
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“Pushkin Industries,” Jacob Weisberg and Malcolm Gladwell’s audio venture, steps into the open

The Hair Returns.

November 15, 2018
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The New Independents of Los Angeles?

Here’s a refrain I’ve encountered with some regularity: “New York is the heart of the podcast industry.” I’ve been hearing this for years, and I continue to hear it, still, from producers, podcast execs, would-be producers, would-be execs, and even New York City itself. Sure, it’s almost certainly true, given that it’s the home to […]

October 30, 2018
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British Broadcasting Vets beginning to make the jump

Another way the UK is mirroring the US scene.

September 21, 2018