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Daily news about the global podcasting and on-demand audio industry. Curated by james@crid.land - visit podnews.net to subscribe to our free, daily, newsletter for all the links and more
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Sept. 13, 2019 Brexitcast filmed for TV
There's a 'faces for radio' joke here which we won't do Visit https://podnews.net/update/brexitcast-on-tv for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 12, 2019 RSS tool falls over; hundreds of podcasts fall offline
FeedPress was off for at least six hours Visit https://podnews.net/update/feedpress-downtime for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 11, 2019 Listening to podcasts on the web is increasing
Both Apple and Google seeing more plays Visit https://podnews.net/update/web-traffic for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 9, 2019 40% of new podcasts are hosted by women
The figure was just 12% in 2012 Visit https://podnews.net/update/40-percent-female-hosts for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 9, 2019 Podcasting workshop to be held in Jamaica, and new Spotify hirings
And dynamic vs condenser microphones Visit https://podnews.net/update/jamaica-own-accord for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 6, 2019 Podcasts on a plane; free ebook, webinar and classroom tools
And a podcast gets yanked in Detroit Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasts-on-a-mfing-plane for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 5, 2019 Happy 9th, 99% Invisible; Acast moves to IAB v2 guidelines
New number start Oct 1 Visit https://podnews.net/update/99pi-9 for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 4, 2019 Audioboom partners with Voxnest for ad-tech; Boudet goes legal
Plus, questions about Himalaya Visit https://podnews.net/update/audioboom-voxnest-boudet for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 3, 2019 Unravel returns with a con artist; Crime Junkie served legal letter
It's just ignorance, adds Tanner Campbell Visit https://podnews.net/update/unravel-snowball for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 2, 2019 Tom Webster: Let's put on a show
Webster puts his Podcast Movement speech online Visit https://podnews.net/update/webby2001 for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 30, 2019 Help fund a new indie fiction podcast
A full cast, fully designed urban fantasy fiction podcast Visit https://podnews.net/update/valence-funding for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 29, 2019 Podchaser opens up the Social Feed
And money off the London Podcast Festival Visit https://podnews.net/update/podchaser-social-feed for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 28, 2019 OzPod podcasting conference returns for 2019
Thursday 3rd October in Melbourne VIC, Australia Visit https://podnews.net/update/ozpod-back-2019 for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 27, 2019 Another podcast accused of copying
Another dollop of plagiarism? Visit https://podnews.net/update/a-dollop-of-plagiarism for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 25, 2019 Fan podcast sells out live season finale
Podcast sold out a 500-seat venue in three days Visit https://podnews.net/update/fan-podcast-sell-out for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 23, 2019 WWE Podcast Network to launch
LLLLLLLLet's get ready to listen! Visit https://podnews.net/update/lets-get-ready-to-tumble for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 22, 2019 Apple Podcasts transcription search is now live
and more allegations of true-crime plagiarism Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-podcasts-transcription-search for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 21, 2019 Conan signs a seven figure deal, apparently driving the podcast revolution
Driving? He's like a passenger who hopped on ten years late... Visit https://podnews.net/update/conan-blimp for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 19, 2019 Dr Death tops podcast charts across the world
Wondery launched international translations last week Visit https://podnews.net/update/dr-death-chart-topper for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 19, 2019 Crime Junkie episodes disappear after plagiarism claim
Also, accusations of suspicious reviews Visit https://podnews.net/update/cr-me-jun-ie for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 16, 2019 Podcast Movement wraps up
It's almost over in Orlando Visit https://podnews.net/update/pm19-wrap for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 15, 2019 Using music in podcasting moves a step closer
It's more complicated than that Visit https://podnews.net/update/music-podcasting-closer for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 14, 2019 The doors open to Podcast Movement 2019
You can watch live Visit https://podnews.net/update/pod-movement-2019-opens for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 13, 2019 Music: finally coming to podcasts?
And, Libsyn, Podtrac and Triton Digital gain IAB certification Visit https://podnews.net/update/music-podcasts-finally for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 12, 2019 Fun Kids launches children's podcast network; RadioPublic unveil PodPass
PodPass could mean an end to different apps for premium podcasts Visit https://podnews.net/update/fun-kids-network for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 8, 2019 Google adds podcast episodes to Google Search
A revamped look for Google podcast searches Visit https://podnews.net/update/google-podcasts-episodes-search for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 8, 2019 Radio tunes in: Entercom buys Pineapple Street/Cadence13; iHeart expands podcasts internationally
And PodcastOne launches a new, always-free podcast host Visit https://podnews.net/update/entercom-iheart for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 7, 2019 Veritone One launches new monetisation tool; Cleanfeed to launch browser-based multitrack recorder
Podcasters earn money once a transaction takes place Visit https://podnews.net/update/veritone-one-influencer-bridge for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 6, 2019 Second virtual summit for podcasters announced
It'll be on September 18th, and is free. Visit https://podnews.net/update/virtual-podcaster-summit for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 5, 2019 Podsights releases “Open Downloads” spec
They have cited their problems with the IAB v2 standard Visit https://podnews.net/update/podsights-odl for all the links, and to subscribe.
Aug. 2, 2019 The new Apple Podcasts categories go live
Finally! :) Visit https://podnews.net/update/new-apple-categories-live for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 31, 2019 Data: podcasting and the UAE
Podcast listeners spend a third more on fish. No, really. Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasting-united-arab-emirates for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 31, 2019 Is Amazon AWS an alternative to a real podcast host?
Yeah, nah. Except... Visit https://podnews.net/update/aws-alternative-to-real for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 30, 2019 Do The Right Thing returns; Spreaker launches Spreaker Prime monetisation
The service offers free hosting and a revenue share Visit https://podnews.net/update/do-the-right-thing for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 29, 2019 UK - 92 percent of podcasts are listened-to alone
Compares with radio, where about half of listening is with other people Visit https://podnews.net/update/92-percent-alone for all the links, and to …
July 26, 2019 AdBarker promises ad insertion for podcasters on any host
And more about Apple Podcasts categories Visit https://podnews.net/update/adbarker for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 24, 2019 Spotify continues to gain on Apple, which rolls out new categories
Spotify now bigger than Apple in Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-vs-apple-jun19 for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 24, 2019 Apple are putting new podcast category changes live
Work appears to be in progress Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-podcast-categories-live for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 23, 2019 Audioburst launches on Android Auto and Bixby
It'll deliver tailored playlists, including podcasts, controlled by voice. Visit https://podnews.net/update/audioburst-android-auto-bixby for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 22, 2019 39 percent of internet users consume podcasts every month
39 percent across the world. But Australia is 22 percent. Or 8.1 percent. Research. Visit https://podnews.net/update/39-percent for all the links, …
July 19, 2019 Acast doubles revenue year-on-year; Spotify solicits Spanish shows
Acast claims 1.3bn listens last year Visit https://podnews.net/update/acast-revenue for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 17, 2019 Audioboom revenue grows by 171% year-on-year
88 percent of the company's revenue is from the US Visit https://podnews.net/update/audioboom-revenue-up-171-percent for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 17, 2019 Apple to make its own exclusive podcasts
A Bloomberg report claims Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-make-exclusive-podcasts for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 16, 2019 Podcasts are getting shorter
Pdcsts r gettn shrtr Visit https://podnews.net/update/pdcsts-r-gettn-shrtr for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 15, 2019 The battle of the one-star reviews
There's been a big increase in one-star reviews since 1 July. Visit https://podnews.net/update/one-star-podcast-reviews for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 12, 2019 Audioboom adds new NYC studios
New studios give Audioboom the ability to produce more than 40 shows Visit https://podnews.net/update/audioboom-nyc for all the links, and to …
July 11, 2019 Stitcher and Wondery expand into the UK; podcast targeted with one-star reviews
Podfront UK launched today Visit https://podnews.net/update/podfront-launch for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 10, 2019 BBC Sounds Controller announced; Nielsen announces new podcast advertising service
The new Controller has worked in podcasting for some time Visit https://podnews.net/update/bbc-sounds-controller for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 9, 2019 Castbox has 3m daily users; The Infinite Dial comes to Germany
The company should be profitable by year end Visit https://podnews.net/update/castbox-3m-daily-users for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 8, 2019 Podcasts to come first on new Apple iPhone OS
The Apple Podcasts app will appear on the front page of new iPhones Visit https://podnews.net/update/ios13 for all the links, and …
July 5, 2019 The Nod visits Johannesburg, South Africa; BBC Sounds resets ratings
The hosts of The Nod are in South Africa Visit https://podnews.net/update/the-nod-bbc-sounds for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 4, 2019 75 per cent of UK ad agencies plan to spend more money on podcasts
Digital audio as a whole, including music services, will see 85% of agencies spending more. Visit https://podnews.net/update/uk-ad-agencies-to-spend-more for all the …
July 3, 2019 Podimo - a European Netflix for podcasts - raises $6m
It joins similar products from Sweden, France and the US Visit https://podnews.net/update/podimo-funding for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 2, 2019 Whooshkaa adds free dynamic ad insertion and transcription for all
The company says they host for 6,000 podcasters across the world. Visit https://podnews.net/update/whooshkaa-ad-insertion for all the links, and to subscribe.
July 1, 2019 Who's the fastest podcast host?
Daniel J Lewis investigates Visit https://podnews.net/update/fastest-podcast-host for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 28, 2019 Wondery to go global with $10m of funding
It's also hired Declan Moore Visit https://podnews.net/update/wondery-global for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 27, 2019 Podtrac admits to website error; Apple slips to below 60% of podcast downloads
Podtrac a bit too hasty in claims around compliance Visit https://podnews.net/update/podtrac-error-apple-down for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 26, 2019 Anchor: skipping the approval queue, and filling Apple Podcasts with illegal copyright material?
Anchor helps pollute the podcast directory for everyone - but why? Visit https://podnews.net/update/anchor-skipping-the-queue for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 25, 2019 Almost Tangible wins big at the NY Festival Awards
The company wins Best Production Company of the year, and four gold trophies Visit https://podnews.net/update/almost-tangible-nyfest for all the links, and …
June 23, 2019 Podcast gets conviction overturned
APM's reporting used as part of reason for reversed conviction Visit https://podnews.net/update/conviction-overturned for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 21, 2019 The radio station earning money from subscription podcasts
They have over 17,000 subscribers Visit https://podnews.net/update/tok-fm for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 20, 2019 Castbox integrates with Waze
Drivers can now listen to their favourite podcasts on Castbox while navigating to their destination with the Waze app. Visit …
June 19, 2019 Household tips from the 1950's; and a PM19 session not to miss
Newsletter editors force themselves awake while the sun is actually in the sky Visit https://podnews.net/update/pass-it-on for all the links, and …
June 18, 2019 French podcast publishers work together; Duolingo make a dual French/English podcast
Working group formed to define best practice Visit https://podnews.net/update/we-love-the-moon-because-it-is-close-to-us for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 16, 2019 Spotify gets a podcast redesign - and lets advertisers target listeners
Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-podcasts-targeting-advertising for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 14, 2019 Record companies agree: podcasting helps music discovery
However, music licensing is a disaster Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasting-music for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 13, 2019 Triton Digital acquires Omny Studio
Melbourne-based enterprise podcast host is now part of the US audio giant Visit https://podnews.net/update/triton-acquires-omny-podcast-day for all the links, and to …
June 12, 2019 Applications now open for Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship
Open for Australian residents Visit https://podnews.net/update/jesse-cox-fellowship-now-open for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 11, 2019 Spotify adds embedded player for podcasts
The embedded player has been redesigned. Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-embedding for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 10, 2019 Podcast Live's Rugby At Twickenham; Spotify's Daily Podcast Playlist
Live podcast event plans a rugby themed day Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcast-live-rugby-spotify for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 7, 2019 Death in Ice Valley to return with a live show; and Spotify beats Apple in more countries
Spotify continues to grow in comparison with Apple Podcasts Visit https://podnews.net/update/diiv-spotify for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 6, 2019 More on Apple's new categories, and a Spotify curated podcast playlist
They're quite clever really Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-categories-2 for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 5, 2019 Apple make over 100 changes to podcast categories
Podcast hosting companies were not informed of this change beforehand Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcast-categories-changed for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 4, 2019 US podcasting ad revenues up 53% to $479m; Apple Podcasts adds full-text transcript search and device sync
Dynamically-inserted advertising is responsible for nearly half of all revenue. Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasting-ad-revenue-2018 for all the links, and to subscribe.
June 2, 2019 Apple to kill iTunes: why it makes no difference for podcasters
Does it mean the end for podcasting? Visit https://podnews.net/update/rip-itunes for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 31, 2019 Castro adds podcast clip sharing to its app: but does it help podcasting?
Yes, it does. Visit https://podnews.net/update/castro-sharing for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 30, 2019 Audible UK announces audio drama production grant
Five grand and central London studios up for grabs Visit https://podnews.net/update/audible-grant for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 29, 2019 Is podcasting in China really worth $7bn?
No. No, it isn't. Not really. Visit https://podnews.net/update/china-podcasting-market for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 28, 2019 Apple fixes New and Noteworthy
People say it's the only one where reviews and ratings actually matter Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-fixes-new-noteworthy for all the links, and to …
May 27, 2019 Libsyn plans new advertising platform; and Inside Star Wars launches this week
The company also plans to expand outside the US Visit https://podnews.net/update/libsyn-ad-platform for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 24, 2019 Gimlet launches a new scripted LGBTQ+ series
Two Princes comes out on June 4th. Visit https://podnews.net/update/gimlet-lgbtq for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 23, 2019 How Spain listens to online audio
40% listen to podcasting, it turns out Visit https://podnews.net/update/spanish-audio-research for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 22, 2019 Infinite Dial Canada 2019 released in full
36% of Canadian adults listen to a podcast every month Visit https://podnews.net/update/infinite-dial-canada-2019-release for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 20, 2019 Libsyn podcast revenue up 16% in Q1 2019
The company hosts 4.9m media files Visit https://podnews.net/update/libsyn-revenue-increase for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 20, 2019 Awards nights - podcasting's winners in Britain and Australia
We list the winners from the British Podcast Awards and the Australian Podcast Awards Visit https://podnews.net/update/british-and-australian-podcasts for all the links, …
May 17, 2019 Rob Greenlee moves to Libsyn
He'll work alongside another man called Rob Visit https://podnews.net/update/greenlee-libsyn for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 16, 2019 BBC plans 'public service algorithm' for personalisation
The new algorithm designed to 'pop your bubble' Visit https://podnews.net/update/bbc-purnell for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 15, 2019 Spotify launch a browser-based podcast audio editor
The software is browser-based and works on any laptop Visit https://podnews.net/update/soundtrap for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 14, 2019 Chartable launch SmartLinks, get $1.5m funding
The company's SmartLinks offer trackable analytics Visit https://podnews.net/update/chartable-funding-smartlinks for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 13, 2019 Three companies get IAB Certified; Arabic podcasts on the rise
The three include ART19, Voxnest, and the first non-US company to get certification Visit https://podnews.net/update/iab-certified-three for all the links, and …
May 9, 2019 Growth in podcast listening in Canada
36% of Canadians are now monthly podcast listeners Visit https://podnews.net/update/canada-growth for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 8, 2019 Google adds podcast results within main desktop search
Google puts podcasts in front of 63,000 searches a second Visit https://podnews.net/update/google-podcasts-search for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 7, 2019 Podfund - a funding source for podcasters - launches
Podfund has initial funding of $2.3m. Visit https://podnews.net/update/podfund-launch for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 7, 2019 Luminary fixes show note links in their apps
In one of their views, anyway. Visit https://podnews.net/update/luminary-show-notes for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 6, 2019 Show notes: only 60% of apps support links
Show notes? No notes, more like. (In some cases.) Visit https://podnews.net/update/show-notes-oh-dear for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 4, 2019 How people find new podcasts
This is actually a test of how shownotes display Visit https://podnews.net/update/discoverability-shownotestest for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 3, 2019 How people discover new podcasts
Social media is important, but not the most important Visit https://podnews.net/update/discoverability for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 2, 2019 Acast launches secure paid-for podcasts in almost any app; Pacific Content bought by Rogers
An alternative to Luminary for premium podcasts in future? Visit https://podnews.net/update/acast-pacific-content for all the links, and to subscribe.
May 1, 2019 Auxbus launches; NPR press the wrong button
Auxbus is a new podcast host for brands; NPR needs to check their dodgy code Visit https://podnews.net/update/auxbus-npr for all the …
April 30, 2019 New podcast host RedCircle launches; Parcast cost Spotify $55m
The new podcast host is free, and ad-supported Visit https://podnews.net/update/redcircle for all the links, and to subscribe.