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Podcast windowing comes to TuneIn with new First Play section

TuneIn is sending around a launch note for its First Play section, which contains exclusive early releases of episodes in new and established podcasts. First Play is an unadorned section within the TuneIn app, in which we found 11 participating podcasts. Networks that are in this plan include WNYC Studios, Gimlet Media, HowStuffWorks, Wondery, and Feral Audio. Continue Reading

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Live podcasting takes off at SXSW, with iHeartRadio, PRX, TuneIn

For the first year, SXSW has opened a Podcast Stage for live podcast production, turning what is historically a recorded medium into performance art. It’s not a first-time breakthrough for podcasting generally, but it does start to put podcasting on an even footing with live music as a festival attraction — especially since the interactive and music agendas overlap this year. Continue Reading

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Pandora, TuneIn, and AccuRadio launch Harmonic Audio Network for advertisers

In an alliance with TuneIn and AccuRadio, Pandora is announcing this morning the launch of the Harmonic Audio Network, an ad network for advertisers in streaming audio. The Harmonic Audio Network will be exclusively represented by Pandora’s sales force. The new network widens the audio inventory available to Pandora’s sales staff, and creates what the company is marketing as a trusted, high-quality marketing opportunity across three recognized brands. Continue Reading