Acast plans public offering; Ross Adams is new CEO

Acast is looking to go public on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and will be shuffling its leadership. In preparation for listing, Acast is changing up its leadership. CEO Måns Ulvestam and Chief Strategy Officer Karl Rosander, both company co-founders, will step down from their current operational roles and Chief Revenue Officer Ross Adams will step in as the new chief executive. Continue Reading


Acast launches paid platform for premium podcast access

Podcast network Acast has launched a new feature on its hosting platform that allows show creators alternative ways of monetizing their work. With Acast+, programs can charge listeners for exclusive access and premium audio content without advertisements. They can also make early releases available before they are published to the core app for a fee. Continue Reading


Internet Radio Rewind #67: Adele makes history; Pandora raises cash; Songza bids farewell; more

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The weekly update of the streaming audio industry, from RAIN News. THIS WEEK: Adele’s history-making album; Pandora raises $300-million for ambitious 2016; Songza nears the end; Acast raids WNYC in U.S. launch. Continue Reading