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Amazon orders TV show based on Gimlet Media’s Homecoming podcast

Amazon has ordered two seasons of a television adaptation of the podcast Homecoming. The Gimlet Media show is an audio drama, and is the second program from that podcast network to receive television treatment (a version of Start Up was picked up by ABC this spring). Hollywood’s recent forays into podcasting are further evidence that the audio format has entered mainstream awareness. Continue Reading

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MIDiA Research pegs Amazon as the third-biggest music subscription service

MIDiA Research has published an assessment of Amazon’s music efforts. “Based on conversations with rights holders and other industry executives we can confirm that Amazon is now the 3rd largest subscription service,” the MIDiA blog post read. “Amazon can now discard its dark horse guise and be revealed for what it is: one of the top streaming music players.” Continue Reading