“You’re Wrong About” wins iHeartRadio Podcast of the Year

In the beautifully produced (virtual only) iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, You’re Wrong About won the Podcast of the Year prize. It is produced by journalist Sarah Marshall, who partners with guests to reconsider a person or event that’s been miscast in the public imagination. Click for competing nominees with their publishers and number of episodes. Also a link to catch-up watch. Continue Reading

Infinite Album wins Midem award for no-royalty AI gaming soundtrack

Infinite Album, a music/tech startup from entrepreneur, consultant, author, and RAIN Summit speaker Karen Allen, has won the 2021 Midemlab award in the Music Creation & Education category. Midemlab is part of the annual Midem music business conference in France. Infinite Album creates AI-generated music soundtracks for online gaming. Click for details and an illustrative video. Continue Reading

People’s Choice Podcast Awards 2021 provide a rich vein of discovery

The 2021 edition of the annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards is out. This remarkable celebration of podcasting excellence is basically crowdsourced — listeners and podcasters select all the nominees and all the winners. Not only a meritocracy, but the results furnish a remarkable trove of discovery. Continue Reading

Podcast Movement 2021: Nearly 400 speakers converged in Nashville as annual gathering proceeded in person and online

Podcast Movement, the largest gathering of podcasting creatives and industry execs, returned to the physical realm in 2021 after an all-virtual installation of the series in 2020. This year’s gathering was at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. The organizers hedged their bet with a co-produced virtual event. We went to Nashville. Continue Reading

IAB Podcast Upfront Fall to complement the spring event, with new research report

Last December the IAB announced that the annual Podcast Upfront showcase to advertisers was shifting to a spring event, to place it closer to the Video Upfronts. That rescheduled event did take place (virtually) in May, but now the IAB announces a fall podcast event as well, on September 9-10, timed with a new research report. Click through for details and confirmed presenters. Continue Reading