Soon to stream everywhere: Rogan & Cooper. But Spotify still makes the money happen.

In a near-simultaneous news blast, podcast superstars Joe Rogan and Alex Cooper both negotiated new contracts with their distribution and advertising partner Spotify. Gone are the exclusive distribution aspects of both contracts. That means The Joe Rogan Experience and Call Her Daddy will be available for playback on any podcast app. Spotify is giving up an exclusivity play, switching to wide distribution and potentially bigger audience as it maintains its ad-rep roles. Continue Reading

A year of podcast metrics: Triton Digital annual report

The report’s mission is to “cover trends in podcast listening and the devices and platforms that listeners use.” The sources of its information include a 12,000-subject survey conducted with Signal Hill Insights. Podcast reach continues to grow, but that is only an introductory set of metrics in this deep, granular work, which is a combination of surveys conducted with Signal Hill Insights, and Triton’s ongoing Podcast Metrics ranking. Click for high points and graphs, and the download link. Continue Reading