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Downloads up, audience down (Podtrac) and RAIN Remix of September ranker

In Podtrac’s Top Podcast Publishers monthly ranker for September, out this week, we learn that average audience was down month-over-month, and average downloads were up. We present the Podtrac ranker, and the RAIN Remix — which re-sorts the list by average number of plays, and listeners, per show for each publisher. Click through for details and charts. Continue Reading

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Spotify expands Audience Network; plans self-serve podcast ad buying

In a multi-faceted, wide-ranging announcement, Spotify is expanding its audience network to Anchor podcasts, and plans other moves intended to benefit creators and advertisers. The overall thrust is to broaden the range of podcasts and advertisers, and facilitate how those groups do business on the platform. Spotify is also the first company to join a presitigious consortium focused on digital media safety. Continue Reading