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Sony Music Entertainment: Another podcast deal, arguably the biggest, reinforces Sony presence

Sony Music has forged a content development partnership with Somethin’ Else, an indie British podcast production company. The press release lists Sony’s contributions to be content expertise, marketing, and monetization. We don’t know whether Sony has taken an ownership stake in Somethin’ Else. We do know Sony is moving fast in podcasting. Continue Reading

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Triton Digital acquires Omny Studio; anticipates robust podcast revenue growth

Triton Digital® is announcing this morning that it has acquired Omny Studio, the Melbourne-based enterprise podcast technology and hosting company.  The Omny Studio brand will continue as Triton’s podcast-facing technology suite, and Omny CEO, Sharon Taylor, along with the company’s staff, will join Triton Digital. Triton Neal Schore predicts growth in podcasting and digital audio. Continue Reading

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iHeartMedia acquires cloud-based online audio company Radiojar

iHeartMedia has acquired Radiojar Information Technology, an online audio company based in Greece. Radiojar is a centralized, cloud-based platform for audio playout. Following the acquisition by iHeartMedia subsidiary RCS, Radiojar’s tools will be used at the media conglomerate to combine elements of bradcast radio into digital channels such as podcasts and music streaming. Continue Reading

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Gimlet co-founders open up about sale to Spotify

The audio industry is still adapting to the new landscape of podcasting after Spotify’s move to acquire both Gimlet Media and Anchor. We’ve heard outside opinions and analysis of the deal, but now there’s some information straight from the horse’s mouth. Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber sat down with Recode, fittingly on an episode of the podcast Recode Media With Peter Kafka, to discuss their motivations for selling, Spotify, and the future of their operation. Continue Reading

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In blockbuster podcast deal, Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor

Spotify has acquired not one, but two podcasting companies. The rumor mill hinted this week that the streaming company was in negotiations for podcast producer Gimlet Media, and that is one of the purchases. But Spotify has also acquired Anchor, a straightforward service that lets anyone start creating, distributing, and monetizing podcasts. Continue Reading