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Spotify podcast listening to beat Apple, as 35% of Americans will listen to podcasts (eMarketer)

Research firm eMarketer released two connected projections based on a consumer survey fielded in August. First, a prediction that Spotify will overtake Apple in number of people listening to podcasts monthly. Second, a broad projection of podcast listening in the U.S. (That second projection contradicts Edison Research.) Click for details and graphics. Continue Reading

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Triton Digital to knit together podcast, broadcast, and streaming in unified buying platform

Ad-tech company Triton Digital, which has long operated across audio categories in its measurement and marketplace platforms, is now tying it all together in a unified global audio exchange that aggregates audiences across broadcast, podcasting, and streaming. It’s called the Triton Audio Marketplace, with a planned launch in early 2022. Click for many details. Continue Reading

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The Podcast Reader: An audio-to-transcript-to-print venture

The Podcast Reader, a hybrid print/PDF magazine created by Melbourne-based David Loggia, has published two issues in what Loggia tells RAIN are “very early days.” The publication features five transcripts of long-form interview podcasts that focus on intellectual topics of history, science, and society. David Loggia gave us more details about the venture. Continue Reading

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TED, NPR, Spotify among Brand Equity winners in Myers Report study

The Media Brand Equity Study 2021, one of a series of reports from Jack Myers’ MediaVillage, ranked 150 brands according to survey results that asked respondents to rate brands according to nine attributes. Awareness is not one of them, so this is not a simple brand familiarity survey. Myers says that all 150 companies failed the strictest test. Click through to see the top 30. Continue Reading

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Are podcasts too long? That’s what Latino unadopters think (Edison Research)

In a new and intriguing Latino Podcast (non) Listener Report from Edison Research, one key survey question asks why respondents don’t listen. We see the results as pointing to the length of podcasts, and also difficulties in getting familiar with podcasts — a classic ease-of-use problem. Click for details, graphics, and metrics from this fascinating study. Continue Reading