James Cridland’s Future of Radio: HTTPS websites and iHeartMedia possibly bankrupt?

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Important tech questions about HTTPS websites. Following the iHeartMedia bankruptcy saga. Much more from the audio industry worldwide. Continue Reading

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Apple’s new Delegated Delivery creates single publishing process for free and subscription podcasts

Apple announced a new feature for podcast publishers called Apple Podcasts Delegated Delivery. It enables podcast owners to place free and/or subscription podcasts onto the platform in an operation which significantly streamlines the current process. Delegated Delivery (which sounds to us like some kind of diplomatic envoy) will be launched in the fall. Click for details and Apple’s comments to RAIN. Continue Reading

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SXM Media heads Top Podcast Networks list from Edison

In the most recent report from the newly renamed Edison Podcast Metrics division of Edison Research, we learn of the top 30 U.S. podcast networks, by reach, according to Edison’s survey-based tabulation. Edison Podcast Metrics is the only podcast measurement service that measures the relative audience size and demographics of all podcast networks in the U.S. As a result, this list is exceptionally interesting to peruse. (SXM Media is #1. PodcastOne is #15. Click for the rest.) Continue Reading

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Covid is over for podcast listeners; good news for podcast advertisers

The title of this piece over generalizes about Covid, but a newly released “Podcasting Today; Insight for Advertisers” study from Nielsen makes the broad point: Podcast listeners say they resuming pre-Covid activities that include purchases of products and services, and that is clearly good for podcast advertisers. Click for some stats and graphs. Continue Reading