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⚡️ Podland News

by James Cridland, Sam Sethi

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The last word in podcasting news. Every Thursday, James Cridland from Podnews in Australia and Sam Sethi, from 'Podcast First' River Radio in the UK, review and analyse some of the week's top podcasting news from around the world. They also interview some of the biggest names making the news. Sponsored by Buzzsprout and SquadCast.
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Recent Episodes

⚡️ It Sounds Interesting now that Tom Webster has announced he is joining Sounds Profitable.

SponsorsBuzzsprout - last week, 3,437 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser and using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.Special GuestTom Webster -  Sounds ProfitableShow Notes & LinksTom Webster has announced he is to join Sounds Profitable as Partner.  Writing in Sounds Profitable, he outlines the future for Sounds Profitable - to share content, research,  run events and advisory services to help set the co...

⚡️ Down Anchor, Goodbye Facebook, Au Revoir Michael Mignano & Tom Webster. Hello Squadcast!

SponsorsBuzzsprout - last week, 3,549 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout NEW: Squadcast - Create high-quality audio and video content just using your browser: and, using Dolby Enhanced Audio Mastering, they’ll sound better than ever.Special GuestSteve Jones -  Content Director at Crowd NetworkShow Notes & Links: Facebook is pulling out of podcasts and will close the service starting Jun 3. The company will stop creators adding podcasts to the service this week. They don’t plan to communicate the closure to Face...

⚡️ Will video help make the next podcasting star? Anchor, Substack and YouTube think so. We talk to Tom Billington about the London Podcast Show and Neil Mody about Headliner, Disco and Eddy.

SponsorBuzzsprout - last week, 3,448 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout GuestsTom Billington - Content Director for The Podcast ShowNeil Mody - CEO & Co-Founder Headliner Show Notes & Links: Spotify’s Anchor has rolled out proprietary video podcasts to all Anchor users in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. Paid subscriptions will be available for these shows, too; additionally, Anchor has integrated with Riverside.Remote recording tool Riverside has just raised $35m in Series B funding.A...

⚡️ Hello to Spotify's new curation and moderation policies. Goodbye to Spotify's Greenroom creator fund and Facebook's podcasts.

SponsorBuzzsprout - last week, 3,684 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Notes & Links: 1. Spotify Selling Vapourware Again!?In June 2021, Spotify announced the Spotify Greenroom Creator Fund for US creators to “support and reward creators for the communities they build and the experiences they create”, as part of the launch of Spotify Greenroom. However, the fund never launched; and yesterday, Spotify emailed applicants, admitting that the program had been cancelled.2. Gaming the Spotify Algorithm?There’s a new global #1 - the Brazilian artist Anitta’s Envolver...

⚡️ Internationalise in order to profitise or use swap promos but never ever plagiarise.

SponsorBuzzsprout - last week, 3,686 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Special GuestLauren Passell - CEO TinkMedia talks about why she has launched a podcast swap database for podcasters interested in setting up a promo swap for their podcast.Notes & Links: An Anchor podcast called Soldier of Misfortune has been accused of being a shameless rip-off by Brendan I Koerner, a journalist for The Atlantic . He accuses the podcaster, Jesse Rapaport, of knowingly stealing his work. Spotify says that they’ll continue losing money...

⚡️ Acast you're still spamming your competition? BBC you're still losing your talent? YouTube you're still making us wait? Apple you're still not providing us transcripts? Why O Why!?

SponsorBuzzsprout - last week, 3,847 people started a podcast with Buzzsprout Special GuestHarry Duran talks about how he found a sponsor for his new podcast, raising $9k before launching  SubStackSubstack is moving into podcasting - “but better”. The platform also lets you podcast for freeYouTubeYouTube is the third most popular podcast platform in AmericaShould your podcast be on YouTube? Rephonic crunch the data: revealing that for English-language shows, it could well be worthwhile. The Po...

⚡️ Like London buses, you wait ages for one new podcast app and three come along at the same time. We talk with Chris Messina about NEW YouTube, Spotify and Twitter podcast apps coming soon.

SPECIAL GUEST:  Chris Messina NEWS: YouTube:Exclusive: YouTube is planning tighter integration, monetisation and analytics for podcasts.  Despite no announcement from YouTube’s director of podcasting, Kai Chuk, at Podcast Movement Evolutions last weekYouTube is looking at ingesting podcast RSS feeds directly with a new podcasts homepage to be at youtube.com/podcasts (a URL that doesn’t work, yet) Spotify: Spotify is working on a brand new podcast interface. Spotted by Chris Messina, who posted a screen recording archiv...

⚡️ Podland on tour in LA with Alban Brooke at Podcast Movement talking about the Podnews Report Card, The Ambies, the Infinite Dial 2022 and YouTube's no show.

Special GuestAlban Brooke - Head of Marketing at BuzzsproutNews: Kai Chuk from YouTube presented but said nothing about their future plansMatt Deegan writes more about podcasters using video in his newsletterBy the end of the year, it’s going to be essential that podcasters are creating proper video versions of their shows. - Matt DeeganIt’s also why nearly 20% of podcast listeners regard YouTube as their main podcast app.  - Tom WebsterTom Webster fro...

⚡️ Acast spam, spam multiple platform updates, spam, Gumball, spam, Websub, spam but no chapters, no transcriptions just lightning comments.

MONTY PYTHON: Spam SketchSPECIAL GUEST: Marty Michael - CEO & Co-Founder Gumball Gumball has raised $10 million to expand its podcasting host-read advertising platform. The company was built by the team behind the Headgum Podcast Network. NEWS: Podcast host Acast is still spamming podcasters, even co-founders of rival podcast networks, or hosts of shows that ended three years ago. Libsyn's Rob Walch correctly notes "Friends don't send emails starting 'hello friend' (as Acast's do), and they don't spam". Hypocritically, Acast actually offers its...

⚡️ "Will Video Kill The Podcast Star?" - We interview James O. Boggs and Andy Bowers from Spooler Media the "dynamic, real-time audio" publishing system. Amazon released Amp, a “live radio app”. YouTube offers podcasters up to $50k to switch.

GUESTS:  James O. BoggsAndy BowersNEWS: Spooler's "dynamic, real-time audio" publishing system launched last week. According to an analysis by John Spurlock, on its first day, Spooler helped The Refresh from Insider to produce five editions of their podcast. A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It's founded by a who's who of podcasting, including CEO James O. Boggs, formerly Head of Podcasts at Apple; CCO Andy Bowers, co-founder of Slate Audio and Megaphone; CTO Dan Benjamin, founder of Fireside·fm and the 5by5 podcast network, and Exec Producer Kerry Donahue, former EP at WNYC...

⚡️ Is Youtube the best place for podcasting now? Is Twitter the next place for podcasting?Is interactive podcasting the future of podcasting?

Special Guest: Laura Ivey - Director of Research at Edison ResearchNews:Will we see a podcast player in Twitter? Alessandro Paluzzi has spotted a podcasts option in the latest Twitter code, and Jane Manchun Wong has also unearthed a Podcasts tab. Nathan Gathright has brainstormed some ideas about what he hopes Twitter is up to - let’s hope it’s not just reruns of Twitter Spaces.A new podcast platform, Spooler, has launched. It’s founded by a who’s who of po...

⚡️ This week's report card: ACast very bad, GoodPods bad, ActivityPub very good and Super Listener Wayne Cheong dies, very sad.

GUEST:John Spurlock talking about implementing ActivityPub/Co-Comments  LINKS: https://podcastsocial.orghttps://minipub.dev/NEWS: Anyone can claim to be a creator of any podcast within the GoodPods app, without any proof or validation, we’ve discovered. Acast has been been “spamming podcasters”, says competitor Buzzsprout, which has published an unsolicited email from Acast sent to many of Buzzsprout’s customers; we’re aware they’ve also been sent to Anchor users too. “Email marketing is one part of our marketing strategy as we look to bring even...

⚡️ Crowd Network launches in Manchester, James launches 'Podnews Report Cards', Facebook launches audio rooms, Podping launches live notifications and Sam launches The Crafty Tug?

SPECIAL GUEST:Mike Carr. - Crowd Network NEWS:Spotify has acquired Podsights and ChartableSpotify has published an interview with Sean Creeley from PodsightsApple has just published a guide to getting promotion for your podcast from Apple PodcastsBreakit, a Swedish news website, has published an article (translated) that alleges downloads are being bought on SpotifyiHeartRadio in the US has signed with Sounder to offer advertisers brand safety tools. The company is

⚡️ Pay Attention, Cash is King, Bitcoin is the native currency of the Internet and it's raining Sat's on Fountain.

GUESTS:Gigi -  Closing the Loop - The Future of ValueOscar Merry - Fountain Podcaster WalletEvo Terra - Hall of Fame InductionStewart Townsend - Podcast HawkNEWS:Lightning Network is now available on Cash App. It's the fastest, free way to pay anyone in bitcoin. The Lightning Network is a new way to send BTC/SAT that's faster and free!!!Some legend gave 100 million sats (1 bitcoin) to Cinemuck, the people behind the movie "Human B" - Gigi #Value4Value Podcast app Fountain has launched a full Podcaster Wallet, ma...

⚡️ Captivate CEO Mark Asquith talks about the global acquisition and their future. Castos CEO Craig Hewitt talks about supporting Value4Value and why it's a better model than advertising for podcasters

GUESTS: Mark Asquith co-founder and MD of Captivate.FM talks about their acquisition by Global and what's next for Captivate and how the line between radio and podcasting has blurred?Craig Hewitt founder and CEO of Castos talks about the latest version of their platform and their upcoming support for Value4Value and why advertising is not the future for podcast monetisation.  NEWS: Google is randomly switching podcasts in its app to point to pirated copies with ads. Jason Calcanis noticed his podcast, All-In, mysteriously had ads in it; Google’s Danny Sullivan replied: “we appe...

⚡️ Scott Waxman tells us why books and podcasts fit together? Hala Taha tells us why promoting your podcast with an audiogram maybe a waste of time? Amazon buys exclusive rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ podcast. Libsyn5 is live to all users.

GUESTS: SCOTT WAXMAN // HALA TAHANEWS:Spotify takes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast ‘into its own hands’ after the couple produced NO content for a YEAR.Spotify picks Joe Rogan over Neil YoungStephen Fry has launched a new podcast exploring the brain. The podcast is exclusively on Audible.Amazon Buys Exclusive Rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast. Amazon Music and Wondery will offer new episodes of the podcasts for a week before they are available on other servic...

⚡️ Brad Mielke tells us what he learnt from 1,000 daily podcasts? Effy Kang tells us about podcasting in China. Celebs tell us about their favourite podcasts on Apple. Helipad tells us how many SAT's we've earned in real-time and Podping tells us first!

GUESTS:  Brad Mielke - Host/Managing Editor, "Start Here" Podcast at ABC NewsEffy Kang - Head of Capital Markets at Lizhi - the first podcast app that Apple promoted in the Chinese app storeNEWS:Apple Podcasts has launched “Listen With”, a podcast playlist service to help listeners discover new shows. The first podcast guide is Jay Shetty. Creators can request to be included using this form.The flagship podcast from ABC News, Start Here, marks 1,000 episodes today. Since its l...

⚡️ Spotify launch call-to-actions cards, ratings but still no Hifi? What's a GUID and a ULID? Cash app now supports Lightning payments. Facebook mutes podcasts, not as big as they think. India the biggest podcast market by 2023? Sam talks about Podcasting3?

NEWS: Spotify has launched clickable call-to-action cards, - described as ad banners for podcasts.  Currently limited to Spotify Originals and Exclusives, US only.Spotify’s new CTA cards aren’t new and aren’t open. The new JSON-based chapter specification from Podcast Index also allows graphical banners and clickthroughs which can be timed with audio.Spotify has added star ratings to its app for podcasts. Could you please rate us?Spotify added 1.2m new podcasts to Spotify’s catalogue in 2021. “Anchor continues to drive 80% of the new podcasts. Podcast Index added 466...

⚡️ Jonas Woost, Director Of Strategy at Pacific Content, predicts the near future of podcasting in 2022

James Cridland talks with Jonas Woost Director Of Strategy at Pacific Content about his podcast predictions for 2022. They talk about ...Who is Pacific Content?Is Podcasting still open in 2022?Paid Subscriptions?Legacy media buys into podcastingWhat does that mean for indies?The rise of fiction podcastingAre celebrity podcasts dead?It’s been another remarkable year for many in podcasting with some tremendous growth in our industry.  As 2021 nears its end, it’s time to ask, ‘What’s Next?’  For the seventh year in a row, Pacific Content has asked some of the smartest thinkers in p...

⚡️ Fake it until you make it, unless you buy it. Spotify's Megaphone buys Whooshkaa but still no date for exclusive podcasts, HiFi sound or transcriptions? SiriusXM we can't read you? Comments are live on Podverse and Buzzsprout supports the Person Tag.

GUEST: Larry Rosin, the co-founder and President of Edison Research Spotify buys Whooshkaa! Congratulations Rob  Loewenthal.  A great guy and a great team.  SiriusXM is being sued for failing to provide podcast transcripts for deaf users by the National Association for the Deaf and the Disability Rights Advocates.  As we researched in June 2020, transcripts can offer significant SEO benefits.  The podcast:transcript tag is an open standard, supported by a number of podcasts and offers both static transcripts (in HTML or te...

⚡️ Spotify may owe millions from missing licenses and may have gained millions from missing podcasts?

 HOSTS:Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   GUEST: Jeff Price CEO - Word CollectionsSpotify has pulled a number of comedy albums from its service, after claims they weren’t licensed correctly.  Jeff Price has announced a $3.5m investment round for his Word Collections company, which “focuses on getting comedians and other spoken-word performers paid for the use of their works for the first time”.NEWS:The Infinite Dial 2021 for the UK was released last week. The headline was 41% of the UK population (16+) listens to podcasts...

⚡️ Winslow Bright talks about licensing music for your podcast. Hint: there is no fair usage. It's the start of the podcast awards season. Facebook podcasting is growing but it's clearly not ready for primetime and Spotify is testing sponsorship?

 HOSTS:Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   GUEST: Winslow Bright - Executive Producer at Premier Music GroupNEWS: Apple Podcasts announced its Best of 2021. A Slight Change of Plans with Maya Shankar from Pushkin Industries was chosen as Best Show of the Year.The chart also gives us some understanding of the performance of Apple Podcasts Paid Subscriptions - Bad Blood: The Final Chapter is #1 in the list, and said in September that they had 6,000 subscribers. (That was $16,000 a month in revenue after Apple’s cut).

⚡️ Happy 1st birthday to us! What will Spotify do with its big M&A war chest, Castamatic 8 supports Value4Value and Lisa Laporte CEO of TWiT tells us how to run a successful podcast network.

 Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   GUEST:Lisa Laporte - CEO -  TWiT.tvFranco Solerio - Founder & Developer -  CastamaticNEWS: Copenhagen-based podcast production company Podimo has secured $78m of funding. The subscription company hosts more than 950 original shows and plans to move into new markets.$78m? Hold my beer - Verbit, a voice AI platform focusing on transcriptions, has raised $250m in fundingSpotify CFO Paul Vogel says the company has $3.5bn in cash for acquisitions. Speaking at a conf...

⚡️ Podcast listening is growing globally, Spotify advertising and subscriptions are expanding internationally but why is no one checking the content is factual, not breaking copyright and has a license to use it?

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   GUEST: Sean Li - Clever.FM NEWS: Spotify expands Podcast Subscriptions globally and now includes 20 price points from $0.50 to $150 and a way for creators to download subscribers' contact info  —  Just a few months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to U.S. creators, Spotify today is making the service available to creators in global markets.There are now more than 1,000 channels in Apple Podcasts. Podnews has discovered 293 paid subscription channels so far.Audiobo...

⚡️ Podcasting 2.0 is all about an open 'Interoperable' ecosystem of apps using RSS that create shared value, not closed ecosystems from old SAGA apps - (Spotify, Apple, Google and Amazon).

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi   "INTEROPERABILITY IS THE KEY" - says Dave JonesApple Podcasts has brought back the 'refresh feed’ button. While Apple seem confident that new episodes and other changes in your podcast feed are now seen within 'a few hours’  On Friday, the Apple Podcasts Connect system was checking Podnews’s RSS feed every eight minutes.Podping - decentralised push notifications for podcasting, means that new episodes can appear in podcast apps within just 45 seconds. Part of Podcasting 2.0Google Podcasts...

⚡️ Why's everyone going proprietary? Is it time to change the name podcast? Is James really one in a billion? And what's the secret sauce for creating a hit podcast?

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi    GUESTS: Dino Sofos - Founder and CEO, Persephonica. Recently departed Editor of BBC News Podcasts. Creator of the award-winning Brexitcast, Americast and the daily Newscast.NEWS: Spotify's proprietary video podcasts system is "a dumpster fire", says Drew Linsalata, the host of The Anxious Truth. Even though Anchor gave this podcaster early access, it took six days for his podcast's episode to be correctly available on Spotify, during which Anchor support didn't return his emails. The BBC ha...

⚡️ Spotify tells us they're sort of No1. Benjamin Bellamy tells us about the new Recommendation, Medium and Gateway RSS 2.0 namespace tags to make your podcast more discoverable. Bailey Drake tells us how to record live audio apps and transcribe them.

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi    GUESTS: Bailey Drake - Back Stage by HeadlinerBenjamin Bellamy - CEO Ad AuresNEWS: Spotify released its Q3/21 results. It has 3.2m podcasts on its platform (subtext: beating Apple). Earnings were buoyed by growth in podcast advertisingSpotify is to add video podcasts, but probably not as you know them. You can only upload them via Anchor - there’s a waitlist to join - and you can only watch the videos on Spotify...

⚡️ Bryan Barletta sits in for Sam - Apple's downloads and Spotify's ad sales. Interview with Adam Bowie about podcast trends

James is recording in a forest. Proof: https://twitter.com/JamesCridland/status/1451002189049040905Bryan Barletta runs https://soundsprofitable.com - go subscribe!Apple Podcasts explains how podcasts work: https://podnews.net/update/apple-podcast-downloads-explanationSpotify to hire hundreds of adsales staff: https://podnews.net/update/nms-facebook-podcasting#:~:text=Spotify%20is%20hiring%20hundreds%20of%20ad%20staffAdam Bowie: trends to watch for in podcasting. https://www.adambowie.com/blog/2021/10/top-10-podcast-trends-radiodays-europe-2021/John Spurlock's data about podcast CDN share: https://podnews.net/update/nms-facebook-podcasting#:~:text=John%20Spurlock%20has%20published%20podcast%20CDN%20share...

⚡️ Dr Brian of London talks Web 3, Podping, Hive and Dairy Cows? James now speaks fluent Spanish thanks to Veritone MARVEL․ai and Genevieve Hassan's podcast takes off with 5M Virgin Atlantic passengers.

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi they talk to   GUESTS:  Dr Brian of London about his work on Podping and Hive. Genevieve Hassan about her podcast Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I DidNEWS: Sounds Profitable en Español starts today, as Bryan Barletta explains in Sounds Profitable with Podsights. The podcast adtech newsletter will be translated and produced using technology from Veritone MARVEL․ai: and so will the Sounds Profitable en Español podcast, with Bryan sounding as if he spea...

⚡️ Chris Messina talks about Spotify Ads, the history of open formats on the social web and how ActivityPub could impact the future of Podcasting?

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk to Chris Messina about his work on OpenWeb Standards such as ActivityStreams that became ActivityPub.  He wrote this seminal post on Medium about ActivityStreams and ActivityPub in 2008GUEST: Chris Messina is the inventor of the hashtag as it is currently used on social media platforms.  In a 2007 tweet, Messina proposed vertical/associational grouping of messages, trends, and events on Twitter by the means of hashtags. NEWS: Spotify has made a series of announcements about podcast monetisation. Firs...

⚡️ Open RSS rated good by Acast. Closed Apple Podcast app rated bad by its users. #Discuss

Listen to James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they celebrate 'International Podcast Day'. GUESTS:: Ross Adams and Johan Billgren from AcastNEWS: 1. Twitter has launched crypto-tipping using the lightning network: the same tool used by Podcasting 2.0 Value4Value apps. The tool uses the Strike API. It’s “rolling out” on iOS.2. iOS 15's “Private Relay” has gone live: but what effect will it have on your podcast stats, and on ad-tech?  There’s also a new 1.25x playb...

⚡️ Research, research everywhere but who is right? Nielsen says podcasting is still growing. eMarketer says Spotify has overtaken Apple Podcasts and Arete Research says Spotify's management needs to change!

Listen to James Cridland and Sam SethiGUESTS:- Richard Kramer - Arete Research- Bruce Supovitz - Nielsen- Arica McKinnon - NielsenSHOW NOTES: 1. Edison Research - whilst podcast listening has grown, 44% of US Latinos haven’t yet listened to a podcast.2. Triton Digital - US Podcasting Report for August. Downloads are up 11% from July, as the Apple bugfix rolled out. Stitcher is #1 for podcasts.3. The New York Times - Cuban podcasts are booming

⚡️ In our opinion, we need better listener tools - Clips, Comments and Content moderation. Oscar Merry talks about Fountain App, Alex Jacobi talks about the Open Podcast Analytics Format and will Podcasting Kill the Radio Star?

Listen to James Cridland and Sam SethiGUESTSOscar Merry - talks about Fountain App (clips, boostergrams and chapters)Alex Jacobi - talks about OPAF (Open Podcast Analytics Format) SHOW NOTES In a client note, Richard Kramer, an analyst from Arete Research has criticised Spotify.Our Editor asked Spotify for all his personal data, to discover Spotify knows what kind of car he drives, and what length podcast he prefers - and wh...

⚡️ Passing the RSS buck! Is unmoderated podcasting spreading misinformation? Do podcasting apps need better content moderation reporting tools? Twitter to support Value4Value boosts.

Listen to James Cridland and Sam SethiGUESTS: Valerie Wirtschafter  -  The Brookings InstitutionAndrew Craissati - AuddyNEWS HEADLINES: Podcasting is "an ideal tool to inject false or misleading information into mainstream discourse while going undetected", according to research from Valerie Wirtschafter The Australian High Court found that, by running the Facebook pages, the media groups participated in communicating defamatory material posted by third parties and were therefore responsible for the comments.Apple has been forced to allow media apps to link to websites for payment. The c...

⚡️ Has Google given up on podcasting? Are subscriptions better than ads? Amazon, Spotify and Twitter double down on live social audio. Does podcasting need policing for lies and defamation?

Listen to episode 40 with James Cridland and Sam SethiNEWS HEADLINES: - https://podnews.net/Has Google given up on podcasting? The founder of Google Podcasts, Zack Reneau-Wedeen, has left Google.  Gabe Bender, Google Podcasts’ product lead, left in April. Amazon is copying ClubhouseClubhouse adds spatial audioSpotify adds another show to GreenroomTwitter adds an API for SpacesDoes podcasting need policing?  The dangers of defamation and bullying in podcasting every host should know India's radio DJs are moving to podcastingApple Subscriptions are workin...

⚡️ Apple: The Internet Explorer of podcast apps? Evo Terra on why podcast apps suck. How's Spotify doing and multiple new ways to discover podcasts.

Join James Cridland and Sam SethiINTERVIEW: Evo Terra - Podcast Pontifications - he lists his helpful commandments here.PODNEWS HEADLINES:How’s podcasting doing for Spotify? Internal Spotify podcast consumption data has been leaked to Business Insider. If Spotify Isn't getting much value from Gimlet, that feeling’s mutualMatt Deegan writes more about the figures and the strategy of exclusivesSpotify has expanded “Music and Talk” shows to fifteen more countriesSpotify will let all US-based Anchor podcasters sell subs...

⚡️ What happens to podcast downloads if IP addresses go away? Interview: Bryan Barletta, plus automating YouTube for podcasting.

Join James Cridland and Sam SethiINTERVIEW: Bryan Barletta - Sounds ProfitableNEWS HEADLINES:“Nearly one in five weekly listeners say that YouTube is their primary service for podcasts. This is why I twitch a little every time I hear a podcast tell listeners to 'subscribe or follow us wherever you get your podcasts.' Are you sure?” - in his latest newsletter, Tom Webster shares some data that might convince you to get your podcast onto YouTube.James has written how to auto-publish your podcast to YouTube

⚡️ Mark Cuban lies his ass off. We interview Martin Mouritzen, PodFriend about Cross-App commenting and Boostagrams.

Who knew premature publishing was a thing ;-)Join James Cridland and Sam SethiINTERVIEWS: James Bishop  - One Fine PlayMartin Mouritzen -  PodFriendNEWS: At Podcast Movement, Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi spoke about their new storytelling platform Fireside Chat. Cuban described podcasting as being “old, tired and beat up,” adding “…there’s only one way to monetize - by lying your ass off to secure sponsorships.” The app is available now on iOS.Edison Research’s Tom Webster said:"Cuban is right that podcasting isn’t a...

⚡️ Sam's back! Spotify's revenue, Apple's bugfix, and a new value4value app

Join James Cridland and Sam SethiAll the links are at Podnews at https://podnews.net/podcast/i5hv21.  Spotify’s podcast ad revenue has jumped 627% year-on-year, according to their revenue announcement.2.  Apple has confirmed a download bug has been fixed in iOS 14.7.3. There are now at least 1,000 paid shows in Apple PodcastsJust six weeks after the feature was publicly launched. We’ve discovered more than 500 different channels in Apple Podcasts and more than 30% of those channels are paid-for.How does that compare with Podcast Index and their value...

⚡️ Podcasting in South East Asia; Sharon Taylor co-hosts; Spotify paid podcasting and more

Sharon Taylor is Managing Director of Triton Digital, and looks after Omny Studio, an enterprise podcast host. Find out more at https://omnystudio.com/learnOur guest is Ron Baetiong, founder and CEO of Podcast Network Asia. He's at https://podcastnetwork.asia/We're sponsored by Buzzsprout - they're at buzzsprout.com and will be at Podcast Movement next week ... and by Riverside FM, which has a new Riverside FM 2.0 coming out shortly.All the links for the stories are at https://podnews.net/go-subscribe/podland and you should go and subscribe to Podnews...

⚡️ Dynamic ads and podcast networks - Rachel Corbett co-hosts; Mignon Fogarty is our guest

Rachel Corbett joins James Cridland to talk fiction podcasts; dynamic ad insertion; whether we're in a slowdown or not; GoodPods and indie podcasting; social audio networks; and the benefits of a podcast network. All the links are in the latest updates from Podnews, at https://podnews.netWe're sponsored by Riverside, who make excellent software to remote-record your podcast (in video too), and by Buzzsprout, who are hosting this podcast and a great way to get podcasting yourself, like more than 100,000 other podcasters.Rachel runs the NOVA Entertainment Podcast Network: https://www.novafm.com.au...

⚡️ Podcast SEO: stuff the title and forget the description, it's only a B medium anyway!?

Join James Cridland and Sam SethiWith Special Interviews: Nick Hilton, CEO Podot with NEW Podcast " The Town That Knew Too Much" Zach Moreno & Rock Felder Co-Founders of  Squadcast.FMJemily Rime, BBC R&D (jir506@york.ac.uk)Podland News1.  Exclusive: Do podcast apps use your podcast’s description to help people find new shows? Should you put your guest’s name in your episode title? Which apps search which bits of your RSS feed? Three weeks in the making, Mark Steadman from podcast studio Origin has catalogued what every big podc...

⚡️ Apple iOS 14.6, is it a bug or a feature exposing the dirty download secret? Ross Adams CEO, ACast explains 5 reasons why we need RSS, Is Audacity dangerous now it's Russian owned. Podcasts finally agree on episode notes. Interview with Jim Ballas, CTO,

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi With Special Interviews:- Jim Ballas, LaunchpadOnePodland News1. Audacity, an open-source audio editor, is to share limited analytics data with their company in Kaliningrad in Russia, it has announced. The data shared, which you don’t appear to be able to opt-out of, includes your IP address but doesn’t include your name, address or email. The app was “acquired” by Muse Group, a company based in Cyprus,Audacity has posted “a quick statement to address the concerns a...

⚡️ Why Amazon podcasts start to splash the cash and bought Art19 and Smartless? We interview Arielle Nissenblatt from the Podcast Taxonomy board and we interview Don MacKinnon (Hark) and Hannah Blake (Entale) both help with podcast discovery

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Why Amazon Podcasting bought Art 19. With Special Interviews:- Arielle Nissenblatt - Podcast Taxonomy- Don MacKinnon - Hark Audio- Hannah Blake - EntaleThis Weeks News Headlines from Podland:1. Amazon has bought enterprise podcast hosting and adsales company ART19, Inc.. This gives Amazon access to podcast hosting technology and a monetisation platform for dynamically-inserted advertising. Kintan Brahmbhatt, GM of Amazon Podcasts says that the company is hiring. Podnews has been predicting the purchase since Amazon bought Wondery...

⚡️ Facebook Podcasting. It's alive but why can't you actually play them yet? We interview David Markowitz, Netflix amd Niklas Hildebrand, Audry.

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Facebook Podcasting. It's alive but why can't you actually play them yet? SPECIAL GUESTS:- David Markowitz, Netflix- Niklas Hildebrand, AudryWE TALKED ABOUT:- Facebook launched its in-app podcast experience. To get listed, you need an invite directly from Facebook: and they’ll only play in the US?- Facebook’s Clubhouse clone, Live Audio Rooms has also launched: again for the US only, and live rooms are only available on iOS. “Later this summer, we’ll roll out addi...

⚡️ Apple channels finally arrive. Facebook podcasts launch next week and who is in the Spotify Green Room? Our special guest is Mark Asquith CEO Captivate. And do we need a GUID for every podcast?

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they ask: Is Podcast hosting no longer a USP? It's fast becoming free. So how can podcast hosts survive? Should they go vertical with more paid features or simply be acquired by the big boys? #fightorflight.Special Guest:- 🎧 Mark Asquith - CEO, Captivate FM talking about Captivate v2.0 new platform and features.News Headlines:- Apple Podcasts launched Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and Channels.- New EU copyright rules went into law on June 7, they affect podcast hosting companies. The new law “shift...

⚡️ Apple Subscriptions and Channels are finally coming! With special guest Neil Mody the CEO Headliner.

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they discuss monetising podcasts through channels. Special Guest:Neil Mody - CEO HeadlinerVideoNews Headlines:Apple has set the launch date for Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and Channels June 15;  subscriptions best practices.Podcast Day 24 a 24-hour conference about podcasting, from Australia, UK and North America. Adam Bowie, Business Development Manager at the BBC World Service, has published a transcript of his talk made at Podcast Day 24 - the top 10 podcast trends in 10 minutes. It’s excellent. Also, read a writeup of the full 24 hour...

⚡️ Space Casts v Apple Casts: Monetising podcasts through feeds and channels

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they discuss monetising podcasts through channels.  NEWS:Title: Spacecasts v Apple Channels.Full Episode: https://www.podland.newsNEWS:- Space Casts v Apple Channels v Spotify Lists - - Podchaser launched a new API - Bradley Davis- British Podcast Awards - Matt Deegan- Irish podcast The 2 Johnnies goes exclusive on Spotify from 14th June - James Cator- Stripe now lets you sell online without a website.Podland $3 link: https://lnkd.in/dJNAEV5

⚡️ Podcast piracy or defamation, should podcast hosts monitor the content or could a new podcast license be the simple fix to the problem?

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they discuss podcast piracy, theft, content moderation and licensing.GUESTS:- 🎙 Jake Warren 🎧 - CEO Message Heard- Will Page - author of Tarzan Economics- Dave Jones - Lead Developer Podcast IndexNEWS:- Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, Channels and Affiliations launched- Spotify announces offline music, playlists and podcast downloads on Apple Watch- Spotify is about to get into audiobooks- Anchor is hosting pirate podcasts; such as Message Heard’s 'Finding Natasha...

⚡️ I'm at a loss, will anyone notice the difference? Lossless audio comes to Apple, Spotify and Amazon for free.

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's deep dive into .SPECIAL GUESTS: Lindsay Tjepkema, CEO & Co-Founder at CastedAdrian Spataru, CEO & Co-Founder at  Cleanvoice.aiIN THIS PODCAST:The Ambies, the first podcast awards from The Podcast Academy. The podcast of the year went to Wondery’s Dying For Sex. The awards seemed to be a streaming success, too, with 25,000 people watching at peak. For the full list of winners, Amazon’s Wondery was the win...