Friday, February 19
Acast, the international podcast hosting platform and advertising marketplace, has acquired RadioPublic, the podcast network and tech innovator founded in 2016. It’s a partnership of values and technology affinity. Click through for details and context.Continue Reading
by Steve Goldstein
In this guest column, Steve Goldstein collects quotes from famous literary editors, all of them applicable to podcasting. Brevity is key.
Jottings of note:
— Spotify webinar
Spotify is promoting its “Stream On” virtual event, Monday Feb. 22 at 11am ET. No registration necessary — just go to http://spotify.com/StreamOn
— Major league rep
Lemonada podcast network, famous for its “Last Day” podcast and others, signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Coleman Insights has announced its third annual “Contemporary Music Superstudy.” Results will be publicized in April.
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New podcasts of note.
Call of the Wild (WWF)
Reparations: The Big Payback (iHeartRadio)
Cupid and the Reaper (Gen-Z Media)
by James Cridland
James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. The decline of top 40. Live radio on smartphones. A song list from 1996. Much more.Continue Reading
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has received $424-million in royalties from Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Pandora, and 15 other streaming entities from Aspiro to Xandrie. With funds in hand, the MLC starts its US government mandate to accurately distribute payments to songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Click for the list streaming services by dollar amount.Continue Reading
by Jeff Vidler
In this valuable column, Signal Hill Insights President Jeff Vidler lays out the six keys to podcast discovery on the creator side. It’s based on survey research conducted as part of the Canadain Podcast Listener 2020.Continue Reading
Spotify subsidiary Megaphone has launched a new data visualization aid for its podcast hosting clients: the Unique Listener Performance Tool. It’s a graphic display for seeing downloads and other user behavior, and comparing the information across different time periods.Continue Reading
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), the large commercial radio group in Australia, is making a splashy launch of LiSTNR, a new listening app that brings together the network’s radio content, news, music streaming channels (non-interactive), and podcasts. Click through for details.Continue Reading