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Steve Goldstein: Why voice is much bigger than smart speakers

by Steve Goldstein
The Amplifi Media CEO sits down for a conversation with Bret Kinsella, founder and CEO of Voicebot.ai. The two discuss the outlook for voice tech, where radio fits in the picture, some of the the current common hurdles to adoption, and why the field is much more than just smart speakers. Continue Reading

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Edison Research upgrades benchmark study, renames as Greater Than Infinite Dial

In a startling announcement, renowned survey company Edison Research has refashioned The Infinite Dial, its annual benchmark of American listening. Renaming it Greater Than Infinite Dial, Edison will exceed all previous standards of data volume, cutting through industry noise with screaming statistics and thundering trendlines. Tom Webster: “Our dial goes to 11.” Continue Reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Apple shares plans to a create a podcast for every celebrity on Earth

In an unusual move, Apple Podcasts announced a radical change in its approach. Rather than wait for the world’s celebrities to decide that they want to join the podcasting bandwagon, Apple has proactively moved to create a show for every single one of them. Read on for a credible and 100% accurate statement from Apple representative April Everfirst. Continue Reading

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Chartable finds downloads down as coronavirus spreads, but listens saw an even bigger drop

Chartable released an assessment of podcast listening, adding a new layer to the picture of how the world is consuming media during a pandemic. It combined data about downloads with its listening statistics from publishers from Apple Podcasts Connect and Spotify for Podcasters. It examined a subset of about 6,000 podcasts and compared their March results with a baseline of those from the second half of February, when there were just over a dozen confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Continue Reading

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Magellan research: How is coronavirus affecting podcast advertising?

With the coronavirus crisis saturating media news, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that quarantine references would seep into podcast advertising — especially when podcasts hosts are controlling the message to a large extent. Magellan, and podcast advertising analytics company, examined the phenomenon.  Continue Reading