Podnews Daily
Podnews Daily
Daily news about the global podcasting and on-demand audio industry. Curated by James Cridland editor@podnews.net - visit https://podnews.net to get our free newsletter for all the links and more. [Podcast Index/mp3]
Theroux signs exclusive deal with Spotify
2/2/2023 • 4m
Visit https://podnews.net/update/louis-theroux-spotify for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Want to give your feedback to the big podcast platforms? The Podnews Report Card is back for 2023, with your chance to be heard. Fill in the Podnews Report Card today. Broadcaster Louis Theroux has signed an exclusive deal with Spotify. The show is the latest high-profile defection from the BBC: his podcast Grounded was the most popular podcast on BBC Sounds in Q2/20. Michelle Obama is also doing an exclusive: but an Audible Original, and exclusive to that platform. The...
Spotify's CEO: “I got carried away”
2/1/2023 • 7m
Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-q422 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Want to give your feedback to the big podcast platforms? The Podnews Report Card is back for 2023, with your chance to be heard. Fill in the Podnews Report Card today. Spotify released the company's Q4/22 financial update. In an earnings call, Daniel Ek admitted "In hindsight, I probably got a little carried away." We carry a longer quote from Ek about podcasting below. Podcast ad revenue wasn't split out, but was up "in the mid 30% range Y/Y". Podcasting also...
Podcasting in East and South East Asia explored
1/31/2023 • 4m
Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasting-asia-hero for all the links, and to get our newsletter. Exclusive: Podnews today starts a series of articles about podcasting in East and South East Asia. Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have a total population of 734m, making it more than twice the size of the US; and we can expect podcast listening to grow much faster in many of these countries than in the US. Written by Guang Jin YEO for Podnews, we're delighted to help podcasters everywhere understand the opportunities in these countries. First look: Are US marketers cutting...
Two new studies from Edison Research
1/30/2023 • 6m
Visit https://podnews.net/update/edison-new for all the links, and to get our newsletter. Edison Research is to release two new podcast listener studies this quarter. Hit Play, Boomer: Podcasting’s 55+ Opportunity and The Gen Z Podcast Listening Report will focus on podcast habits, motivations and behaviours of these two groups, and will be the most detailed data about these listeners to be published. More podcasters are being hired by media companies, says The State of Podcasting 2022, published by Muck Rack. More podcasters are using paid subscriptions, and 34% of podcasts are being monetised. Google Podcasts is re-appearing on...
Spotify clarifies new podcast leadership team
1/27/2023 • 4m
Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-podcast-leadership for all the links, and to get our newsletter. Spotify has reportedly made changes to its podcast leadership team. On the content side, Sahar Elhabashi is now Head of Podcast Business and will report to Alex Norström; Maya Prohovnik, pictured above, is now Head of Podcast Product and will report to Gustav Söderström. Pushkin Industries is said to have laid off "a handful of employees" this week. Covered by Podnews on Jan 18, Libsyn has officially announced Libsyn Connect, a browser-based remote recording tool, and a number of other creator off...
Podcast downloads were up in 2022 - by 20%
1/26/2023 • 4m
Visit https://podnews.net/update/looking-up for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Falco Negenman
Dramatic drop in new podcasts? It’s better than it looks
1/25/2023 • 3m
In Podnews today: Podcasting is in a much better place than that number suggests - because it isn't measuring thatVisit https://podnews.net/update/no-dramatic-drop for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Ángel López
Spotify to bin around 600 jobs
1/24/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: Dawn Ostroff to leave in latest round of cutsVisit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-job-losses for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
The NZ Podcasting Summit to return for 2023
1/23/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: Auckland is the place to be this May. Plus, more layoffs in audio from Vox Media and Spotify to comeVisit https://podnews.net/update/nz-podcasting-summit for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Research gives insight into how people listen to podcasts
1/20/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: Warmth is a good thing. So is home.Visit https://podnews.net/update/ury-research for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
New tool makes YouTube podcasting easier
1/19/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: TikTok moves into podcasting, kind of, not reallyVisit https://podnews.net/update/adori-youtube for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Nabil Saleh
Google Podcasts disappears from Google Search
1/18/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: The product no longer appears in search: is this the end?Visit https://podnews.net/update/google-podcast-disappears for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
The podcast category listened-to longest
1/17/2023 • 5m
In Podnews today: How many shows have less than two episodes?Visit https://podnews.net/update/longest-listen for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Heather Zabriskie
Payne Lindsey's new show
1/16/2023 • 6m
In Podnews today: Payne Lindsey, the co-founder of Tenderfoot TV, is working on a new showVisit https://podnews.net/update/payne-lindsey-ufo for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Podcast listeners want video, says survey
1/13/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: And, a cloned voice doubled the output of one German podcast companyVisit https://podnews.net/update/video-podcasting-survey for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Francisco Andreotti
A new role for Riismandel
1/12/2023 • 3m
In Podnews today: He is to join Signal Hill Insights as Chief Insights Officer.Visit https://podnews.net/update/riismandel-signal-hill-insights for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Major revelations about UK's prime minister come to podcasting
1/11/2023 • 5m
In Podnews today: UK's largest commercial news broadcaster turns to podcasting for its revelationsVisit https://podnews.net/update/bojo-itvnews for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: ITV News
Apple rolls out Delegated Delivery
1/10/2023 • 3m
In Podnews today: Blubrry, Libsyn, Triton Digital's Omny Studio and RSS.com are the first to offer the serviceVisit https://podnews.net/update/apple-rolls-out-delegated-delivery for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Jaz King
LeVar Burton to make a show for children
1/9/2023 • 4m
In Podnews today: Good news and bad news for fans of LeVar BurtonVisit https://podnews.net/update/levar-news for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Robyn van Swank
Acquisition target: Laura Mayer joins ABC Audio’s podcast division
1/6/2023 • 3m
In Podnews today: And, Spotify loses an exclusive podcastVisit https://podnews.net/update/laura-mayer for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Dan Blondell
The podcast deal that never was
1/5/2023 • 2m
In Podnews today: Amazon kicks off its returns processVisit https://podnews.net/update/pushkin-amazon for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
PRX launches ‘Value 4 Value’ micropayments
1/4/2023 • 3m
In Podnews today: PRX uses the new podcast namespace - but steers clear of satsVisit https://podnews.net/update/prx-micropayments for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Bob Ghost
Spotify enhances chapter support for podcasters
1/3/2023 • 3m
In Podnews today: Average podcast ad CPM drops by 4% in DecemberVisit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-chapters for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Is adblocking coming to podcasts?
1/2/2023 • 5m
In Podnews today: Spotify's giant hole, and Anchor's share increasesVisit https://podnews.net/update/adblocking-for-podcasts for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen
RADIO.COM for sale
12/30/2022 • 3m
In Podnews today: It's only $2.5m. And that's the starting price.Visit https://podnews.net/update/radio-dot-com-for-sale for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Zoltan Fekeshazy
Transcript services compared
12/29/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: Insider claims podcast listening's growth is slowing; and what Apple knows about meVisit https://podnews.net/update/transcription-services-compared for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Lilan Dibbern
Podcasts take to the stage
12/28/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: Spotify takes a look back at 2022Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasts-stage for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Podcast advice written by AI
12/27/2022 • 1m
In Podnews today: A free event for indie podcasters, and listen to September 1939.Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcast-advice-ai for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: DALL-E
Adobe Podcast Beta… is it any good?
12/26/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: Our new ad-free feed; save on Podfest Expo tickets; ads in LondonVisit https://podnews.net/update/adobe-podcast-beta-review for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Emily Bernal
Buzzsprout’s Review of the Year
12/23/2022 • 1m
In Podnews today: Every podcast story of the year that mattered. And, Spotify's swanky suppersVisit https://podnews.net/update/buzzsprout-review-of-2022 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Buzzsprout
First speakers announced for Podcast Movement Evolutions
12/22/2022 • 3m
In Podnews today: Vice Media to make video for Spotify in Indonesia, and Betterhelp still the number one podcast advertiserVisit https://podnews.net/update/pme-las-vegas-23-speakers for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: James Cridland
How this fiction podcast makes money
12/21/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: The most popular mobile phones across the world; and a trip to FrankfurtVisit https://podnews.net/update/the-program-2022 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Goodbye, Anchor?
12/20/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: The name might be about to disappear. Africa Podcast Day cancelled; more sats than ever says FountainVisit https://podnews.net/update/anchor-rebranding-maybe for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Belgian government to make their own podcast platform
12/19/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: It's to combat Apple and Spotify. And, Megaphone falls over again, AudioUp raises money, and PodcastStudio Pro stops asking for itVisit https://podnews.net/update/flemish-podcast-platform for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
iHeartPodcast Awards nominees announced
12/16/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: Just 17 are from iHeartRadio. And there's a new #1 show in the US, says Triton Digital, but there isn't, says Edison ResearchVisit https://podnews.net/update/ihpa-23-noms for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Apple Podcasts Top Shows of 2022: global edition
12/15/2022 • 3m
In Podnews today: The 325 top shows across the world and what it tells us. Plus, Podnews to publish podcast content scoresVisit https://podnews.net/update/apple-top-shows-2022 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Choong Deng Xiang
iOS 16.2 brings a change to Apple Podcasts
12/14/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: The UX has been clarified, so we can be clearer to our listners. And: data on podcasting over the holidaysVisit https://podnews.net/update/the-follow-button for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Apple
Audio drama company drama
12/13/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: Allegations of creator-unfriendly contracts, worker exploitation, and mismanagement surface; as do questions of disclosureVisit https://podnews.net/update/audio-drama-company-drama for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Avery Evans
Amazon Music covers London with podcasts
12/12/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: Ads on all the sights of London, as Spotify tells employees they can't go to conferences any moreVisit https://podnews.net/update/amazon-all-over-london for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Amazon UK/EU
2022 podcast trending data released
12/9/2022 • 3m
In Podnews today: The time people listen to podcasts through Spotify in the car as more than doubled, says the dataVisit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-2022-podcast-trends for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Listener brand safety study released
12/8/2022 • 3m
In Podnews today: Advice from the study is to avoid racism. Plus, PodX Group expands to Latin AmericaVisit https://podnews.net/update/safe-and-sound for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Sounds Profitable
SXM Media is #1 for podcasts
12/7/2022 • 5m
In Podnews today: And Swedish podcast subscription market is almost half of the podcast ad market thereVisit https://podnews.net/update/sxm-media-q322 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Maxar
The effect of Samsung’s automatic downloads
12/6/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: And, you can now officially be a podcaster, IMDb tells usVisit https://podnews.net/update/samsungs-downloads-numbers for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
Spotify wraps up some stats
12/5/2022 • 7m
In Podnews today: Apple still bigger, though. Magellan AI collaborate with Experian, and we support socialInteractVisit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-podcaster-unwrapped-22 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Spotify
Podtrac publishes top new podcasts of 2022
12/2/2022 • 5m
In Podnews today: Ausha gets IAB certification, Podchaser gets alerts, and Podbean gets Rob GreenleeVisit https://podnews.net/update/trojan-horse-loveheart for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Markus Spiske/Tayla Kohler, Unsplash
More women listening to podcasts, says research
12/1/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: The RødeCaster Pro II gets a good review; and Apple is making a list and checking it twiceVisit https://podnews.net/update/women-podcast-report for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
The New York Times experiments with spatial audio
11/30/2022 • 5m
In Podnews today: Acast launches self-serve platform for advertising, and Spreaker announces MAGDAVisit https://podnews.net/update/nyt-spatial-audio for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Yoshi Sodeoka/NYT
Samsung app to get update
11/29/2022 • 3m
In Podnews today: Acast demonetises the app in the meantime. PodLP is up for sale, and a look round Multitude.Visit https://podnews.net/update/samsung-updates for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Anh Nhat
Historical blog post resurfaces
11/28/2022 • 4m
In Podnews today: It changed our world. Plus, more value 4 value, and a story about a strange interruption to UK televisionVisit https://podnews.net/update/the-last-yard for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Dave & Lorelle
The Podcast Show to return
11/25/2022 • 2m
In Podnews today: And where all those extra downloads are coming fromVisit https://podnews.net/update/tps23-returns for all the links, and to get our newsletter.
@adamc1999
22,222 sats
1 Feb
Spotify's CEO: “I got carried away”
Jarl was also the guy who hired me at MTV, when he was Lee Masters
@srtn
250 sats
1 Feb
Podcasting in East and South East Asia explored
Podnews gives daily tips on how to place a podcast effectively and how to help cut through the headlines. Podnews has the interests of industry workers at heart. That is noticed. Podnews is expansive in its look at the industry and a vital voice. You labour and intelligence is appreciated. Ken Volante - Host of Something Rather Than Nothing
@srtn
250 sats
1 Feb
Podcasting in East and South East Asia explored
Podnews is a vital service. I am based in Oregon and create an art & philospohy podcast with 173+ episodes.
@danb
100 sats
25 Jan
Dramatic drop in new podcasts? It’s better than it looks
Thanks for the shoutout for Making Creativity Pay! I still think having to use MoonPay is a bit of a blocker for some but it’s great that you can at least get going with Sats in Fountain without needing to deposit
@srtn
500 sats
24 Jan
Spotify to bin around 600 jobs
Thanks for the daily vital update!
@adamc1999
22,122 sats
23 Jan
The NZ Podcasting Summit to return for 2023
thanks for the split!
@thetonewrecker
1,212 sats
20 Jan
Research gives insight into how people listen to podcasts
appreciate these quick updates!
@criptocenas
121 sats
1 Jan
Belgian government to make their own podcast platform
Happy news year!
@niall
19 Dec
cool
@niall
19 Dec
nice
@adamc1999
10,000 sats
12 Dec
Amazon Music covers London with podcasts
Is the opera downloader a "bug"? Seems more like a user feature to me :-)
@adamc1999
10,000 sats
7 Dec
SXM Media is #1 for podcasts
odd metric. extrapolating sweden and multiying it by population does indeed getnyounti the mytjical $1B market LOL
@adamc1999
10,000 sats
6 Dec
The effect of Samsung’s automatic downloads
Norm's last name is pronnounced "Patt-is" not in tje french way.
@realcoachandy
100 sats
5 Dec
Spotify wraps up some stats
First
@realcoachandy
100 sats
1 Nov
Buzzsprout tackles podcast spam email
Keep up the great work
@realcoachandy
100 sats
29 Oct
Podcasts benefit from growth in spoken word audio
@adamc1999
10,000 sats
17 Oct
TikTok prepares to launch podcast app
Silly TikTok. Don't scrape! Download our weekly dump instead!
@realcoachandy
100 sats
12 Oct
French podcast platform Ausha launches in US
First
@realcoachandy
10 sats
10 Oct
The Spotify layoffs: “it didn’t have to be this way”
@jorowi
500 sats
10 Oct
Too many electrons died for these sats
@realcoachandy
10 sats
8 Oct
Spotify makes show without original hosts
@carl6007
1,111 sats
3 Oct
Fiction podcasts get completed more than tech ones
@realcoachandy
10 sats
28 Sep
Gaming the system? Podcast publishers buying plays
@marquitosdd
10 sats
22 Sep
@realcoachandy
10 sats
21 Sep
Adnan Syed is out of jail
@realcoachandy
10 sats
20 Sep
It's twenty years since RSS 2.0
@criptocenas
20 sats
19 Sep
It's twenty years since RSS 2.0
🥳
@merryoscar
100 sats
19 Sep
It's twenty years since RSS 2.0
Happy Birthday RSS!
@merryoscar
19 Sep
🎉🎉🎉
@realcoachandy
10 sats
17 Sep
Twitter podcasts rolling out to more users
@realcoachandy
10 sats
17 Sep
Acast to lay off 70 people
@realcoachandy
10 sats
15 Sep
The most, and least, crowded active podcast categories
@realcoachandy
10 sats
14 Sep
Spotify is now #1 podcast publisher in US
@shookherhands
3 sats
13 Sep
Twitter podcasts rolling out to more users
3 sats
@marquitosdd
20 sats
13 Sep
Love this. Great information and in short times!
@realcoachandy
10 sats
13 Sep
Top shows up 7% in August, say Podtrac
@marquitosdd
10 sats
12 Sep
Top shows up 7% in August, say Podtrac
@bitcoinfi
10 sats
12 Sep
Top shows up 7% in August, say Podtrac
great pod for news about pods!
@realcoachandy
10 sats
11 Sep
SoundCloud podcasts stop working
@realcoachandy
10 sats
10 Sep
A new adaptive podcast player
@criptocenas
21 sats
9 Sep
A new adaptive podcast player
@criptocenas
21 sats
8 Sep
SoundCloud podcasts stop working
@realcoachandy
10 sats
8 Sep
Is podcast search broken?
@realcoachandy
10 sats
6 Sep
BBC Global News Podcast goes live in KL
@nick
50 sats
6 Sep
YouTube: 'transforming' podcasting?
@realcoachandy
10 sats
6 Sep
YouTube: 'transforming' podcasting?
@user3239928897844084
10 sats
5 Sep
YouTube: 'transforming' podcasting?
@realcoachandy
10 sats
4 Sep
Comments: coming to podcasts on Spotify?
@stackinsatsonsats100
10 sats
27 Aug
Study: Spotify never recommends Joe Rogan
yet JRE audience and legion of fans will still find it and support it 🔥🥩
@mikedell
1,773 sats
27 Aug
great to see you in Texas!
@stackinsatsonsats100
5 sats
27 Aug
Podcasts are coming to Twitter
@rivercitymystery
10,000 sats
25 Aug
Love the show and all of the time and effort you clearly put into each episode. Matt - River City Mystery Podcast
@carl6007
150 sats
24 Aug
Live reads or announcer-read spots? Use both, says the data
Thank you, always the best podcast news!
@insane89m
3 sats
24 Aug
SiriusXM: podcast transcript lawsuit "unnecessary", "unreasonable"
@marquitosdd
30 sats
23 Aug
@criptocenas
3 sats
23 Aug
YouTube Podcasts starts to roll out
FountainApp ftw!
@l0gic
222 sats
23 Aug
Podcast chapters: who's using them?
ppdcast 2.0 chapters are worth the effort. hope you report on year over year changes.
@l0gic
222 sats
23 Aug
Podnews - your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand
and you thought this promo would never make you real money.... here is some of the hardest money known to man in this back catalog boost.
@l0gic
222 sats
23 Aug
YouTube Podcasts starts to roll out
a small row of ducks to support ad free news. ill also up my streamed sats.
@criptocenas
3 sats
19 Aug
SiriusXM: podcast transcript lawsuit "unnecessary", "unreasonable"
@chemistrymadesimple
50 sats
18 Aug
Blubrry turns on programmatic ads for all
"too little sats"? I love to be pedantic but I'm sure you mean too FEW. love the show
@carl6007
150 sats
17 Aug
Libsyn expands to Europe; Latino Podcast Listener Report released
@bisayapodcast
50 sats
15 Aug
Less ad repetition leads to better effectiveness
@tmannotheman
11 sats
15 Aug
Less ad repetition leads to better effectiveness
Another quality production. It’s great to hear that there are too many Boost-o-grams to read - awesome news to start a Monday morning. 🎉
@malagiore99
10 sats
15 Aug
Less ad repetition leads to better effectiveness
@tmannotheman
11 sats
15 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
Fantastic Short form podcast! Tight, crisp, and useful - an a pleasure to listen to. Very nice work.
@stackinsatsonsats100
15 Aug
nice podcast recommendation. 🎯
@malagiore99
10 sats
15 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@torrsa18
10 sats
15 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@lightningdav
20 sats
15 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@user8127
3 sats
14 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@buysellbtctoday
10 sats
14 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
Top Value4Value
@vin4423994829
3 sats
14 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@contrapliantdude
21 sats
14 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@plebsignalbtc
20 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@chemistrymadesimple
50 sats
13 Aug
@user1678126107015678
150 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@user110078948495794
10 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@wattsen
15 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@user7557610952041804
4 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@gevelber
10 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@beatbolle
5 sats
13 Aug
How to get started with programmatic advertising
@akasonarman
3 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@kai
3 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@pat
10 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
thanks for the sats
@user732352903662780
50 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@user8984388376768050
10 sats
13 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@criptocenas
21 sats
12 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@tjoeln39
93 sats
12 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
👍🏻
@wildcat
15 sats
12 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
Thanks for the update! and the sats:)
@eiikan
3 sats
12 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@userpadrino1990
60 sats
12 Aug
Two legal filings that could challenge podcasters
@user3448517116136614
4 sats
12 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
@chrishartzell16
50 sats
12 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
@harringtinsdad
3 sats
12 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
@buysellbtctoday
10 sats
12 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
Also Spotify should be a VALUE4VALUE MODEL
@piotr42
100 sats
12 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
@gevelber
10 sats
11 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
@lycanthrope
10 sats
11 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music
@carab
10 sats
11 Aug
Spotify adds filter tabs for podcasts and music