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Panoply adds WBUR & BuzzFeed to Megaphone podcast platform; releases Megalink

Slate-owned podcast network Panoply notified us of a few developments related to its Megaphone podcast content management platform. New high-profile publishers have joined Megaphone, and a new product called Megalink offers a user-friendly subscription process that also gives producers more intelligence about listeners. Continue Reading

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After The Download: When Apple Turns Off The iTunes Store

Guest columnist Mark Mulligan projects the pace of disruption as consumers fade back from purchasing music downloads. “When new formats race to the fore it is easy to make the mistake of taking an eye off the legacy formats. This is risky because they usually still account for very large portions of existing revenue.” But a “download collapse” will happen to the iTunes Music Store. Continue Reading

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Spotify videos and podcasts arrive, competing with YouTube and iTunes

Last week we reported that Spotify’s long-awaited video content, first announced last May, would finally appear in its mobile apps. Yesterday we were pleased to find a portfolio of video programming, plus audio podcasts, in a freshly updated Android app. Podcast listening in Spotify is a good experience, possibly a game-changer. Continue Reading

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The Download on Podcasts: Radio, podcasts, and personalization

The Download on Podcasts is a weekly feature sponsored by PodcastOne.

In the space of two weeks, Midroll Media was wholly acquired by the venerable media company E.W. Scripps, and PodcastOne (sponsor of this weekly column) was partially acquired by Hubbard Radio, which bought into a 30% equity stake and collaborative partnership. Personalization is the hinge between radio and podcasting.

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Internet Radio Rewind #53: Pandora denied; iTunes podcast anniversary; more

A weekly podcast from RAIN News

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The weekly update of the streaming audio industry, from RAIN News. THIS WEEK: Pandora’s request denied; iTunes podcast anniversary, Sirius XM earnings; UK streaming growth; FM chips in phones. Continue Reading

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The Download on Podcasts: On-demand audio is driving TV-like usage habits

The Download on Podcasts is a weekly feature sponsored by PodcastOne.

When NiemanLabs produced an analysis last week of NPR’s first-quarter listening statistics, the main lesson was this: People are migrating from real-time listening to time-shifted listening. does this represent an opportunity for all of radio?

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