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Tracking: April 25, 2019

  • From Variety: “SiriusXM wants to cater consumers without cars, or cars without compatible stereos, with a new $8 plan for mobile and in-home listening. Dubbed SiriusXM Essential, the plan offers access to 200+ channels featuring the network’s entire music programming, as well comedy, news and select sports channels.”
  • From the Hollywood Reporter: “Cadence13, the four-year-old podcast production and distribution shop, is launching an originals banner through which it plans to release a number of unscripted audio stories.” Err’body wants to sling their own IP. Related question that someone raised to me recently: what’s the future of podcast networks that aren’t driven by owned and operated shows?
  • Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast now, except maybe it isn’t technically a podcast, because it’s only on Spotify for now. Love 2 corporate propaganda.
  • From AdExchanger: “Podcast Platform Acast Acquires Pippa To Grow Its Long Tail.” We’ll have more on this next week, once the dust settles on the bigger Luminary stuff.