Topics: Subscriptions and Memberships

Topics: Subscriptions and Memberships
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Members Only

With the announcement of Acast Access, the Swedish company becomes the latest platform to launch a paywall system.

May 3, 2019
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A New Front to the Luminary Pushback

Proxy servers and its discontents.

April 26, 2019
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Follow-ups to the Luminary Launch

The thing about this story is that there are so many noteworthy components to it, so many moving pieces. Let’s run through a couple of the big things I’m tracking.

April 26, 2019
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The Joe Rogan Experience to withdraw from Luminary

The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary platform, I’ve confirmed. The team explicitly cites licensing issues as the reason behind the intent to withdraw. “There was not a license agreement or permission for Luminary to have The Joe Rogan Experience on their platform,” a representative from the team told me […]

April 24, 2019
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Luminary Looming

Ahead of next week’s launch, a Digiday article highlights some money details.

April 19, 2019
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Notes on the Snap Nation Intergalactic Star Command

Snap Judgment has come a long way since winning PRX’s Public Radio Talent Quest in 2007. A creature of both analog and digital these days, the show currently hits over 1.4 million people on its weekly broadcast and brings in over 2 million podcast downloads every month. It is a staple of public radio station […]

April 18, 2019
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Luminary Billboards

Also, their beta app went out on Tuesday.

April 11, 2019
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Luminary’s April Launch: Things to Note

The paid audio content app, which has raised $100 million in venture capital pre-launch, announced last week that it will officially roll out to the public on April 23. This marks a slight change to the timeline originally announced in the startup’s shiny New York Times unveiling, which noted that the platform was “set to […]

April 9, 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