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Podtrac Global Delivery metrics (plus RAIN Remix)

Podtrac has issued a new monthly (presumably) ranker of global streams/downloads, and views. The streams/downloads portion is a measure of RSS activity, and the viewing numbers come from YouTube. Six networks are represented in this work (Podtrac clients). In the RAIN Remix, we reveal the metrics on a per-show basis. It makes all the difference for one of the networks. Continue Reading

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Steve Goldstein: What People Are Doing When They Aren’t Listening To Your Podcast

by Steve Goldstein

“The heat of the moment, can be the difference between a podcast listen and a show stuck in the purgatory of the podcast queue.” In his latest guest column, Steve Goldstein talks about the importance of podcast drop timing. Case study: HBO chose to delay dropping John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight from Mondays to Thursdays. Will audiences “wait and see”? Pay to see? Or maybe neither. John Oliver wasn’t happy about it. Steve connects this to podcasting, and evokes “the purgatory of the podcast queue.” Continue Reading

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Music rights investment firm democratizes long-tail sale of song catalogs

Called the Catch Point Catalog Acquisition Program, the goal is to allow mid- and lower-level songwriters monetize their compositions. The company hopes to realize long-tail value which can be accumulated through many purchases of small catalogs. Click for details. Continue Reading

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Ad types, visitor rates, and more in new Podscribe benchmark report

Podcast verification and attribution company Podscribe has released its quarterly Podscribe Performance Benchmarks, which offers analyses of key performance indicators important to podcast advertisers. Much of the metrical significance is measured on the basis of listener visits to advertiser destinations. Click for several examples and linkage to the free report. Continue Reading