Topics: Subscriptions and Memberships

Topics: Subscriptions and Memberships
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Patreon Pain Ahead?

Patreon CEO Jack Conte told CNBC this week that there could be changes ahead at the platform as it seeks to deliver more revenue for investors.

February 9, 2019
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A Subscription Platform Expands into Audio

Substack, a subscription platform startup founded by Hamish McKenzie and Christopher Best that so far has focused on helping writers develop paid newsletter programs, announced this week that it’s beginning to provide support for paid podcast initiatives.

February 9, 2019
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Q&A with Pinna CEO, Maggie McGuire

I led Tuesday’s newsletter with Graham Holdings spinning Pinna, the kids-focused on-demand audio app, out from Panoply into its own standalone company. It was a fairly straightforward piece, but it was pretty lean in detail. Good thing, then, that the new company was able to get back to me on a couple of things.

January 25, 2019
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Pinna Stands Alone

This morning, Graham Holdings announced that Pinna, the kids programming-focused paid listening service that was originally launched in 2017 under the Panoply umbrella, is being spun out into a standalone company. The new entity will be led by CEO Maggie McGuire, a veteran of children-focused media divisions. Previously, McGuire held executive positions at Scholastic, Viacom’s […]

January 22, 2019
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Notes on the Podcast-to-Subscription Funnel

“Young people acquisition” strategy.

November 16, 2018
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Pay for knowledge, please

What’s up with paid podcasting in China, said to be contributing meaningfully to the country’s $7 billion FOMO industry?

September 28, 2018
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Et tu, Pinna?

What happened to Pinna, Panoply’s kids-oriented paid podcast platform, after the Panoply layoffs? Unclear, but they’re still making stuff.

September 28, 2018
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Free Spaces

The South China Morning Post reports: in China, podcasting offers a safe to bring up potentially difficult topics.

September 7, 2018
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Audible Watch: August 23, 2018

Original programming proceeds on different fronts.

August 23, 2018
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Maximum Fun broadens its horizons

Last month, Jesse Thorn’s Los Angeles-based podcast network rolled out its first foray into scripted programming. The show is called Bubble, an eight-episode scripted comedy series that — and I’m quoting the pitch I got for it, which is pretty succinct and effective — is “sort of a sci-fi/alternate-universe comedy about a group of friends […]

With its first scripted program, the Los Angeles podcast network tries some new things on the business side.

July 10, 2018