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Targetspot to launch all-in-one Podcast Marketplace in December

Digital audio advertising platform Targetspot has announced its upcoming Podcast Marketplace, an all-in-one ad marketplace for connecting podcast producers with advertising revenue sources. This venture will start in December when the new platform will open to Targetspot’s existing premium publishers and partners. That launch effort will represent 100-million monthly podcast downloads. It will eventually open to all podcast producers. Continue Reading

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audioBoom H1 2018 results show financial improvement and growing listenership

AudioBoom, a podcast and audio on-demand company, has released its financial results from an extraordinarily eventful first half of its fiscal year. In the six months ending May 31, 2018, audioBoom posted a 43% increase in revenue to £2.6 million. COO Stuart Last posted additional context and interesting metrics to supplement the official report. Continue Reading

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Sony aims to pay artists/labels for Spotify stock sale by August

Sony has made yet another move toward transparency in how it is distributing the proceeds from its sale of Spotify stock. Sony Music Entertainment has informed indie labels by email that it intends to make payments to eligible artists and participants as soon as possible. There is one interesting and revealing point. Continue Reading

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Podnews report: How much is a spot on Apple Podcast Charts worth?

A new report from James Cridland’s Podnews reveals that algorithmic one-upmanship has entered the scene — podcasters can now buy their way to a high placement in Apple Podcast charts. We’re not certain it works, but it shouldn’t be surprising. Where there is an algorithm, there is an attempt to hijack it. Continue Reading