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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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Chartable ushers in a “golden age of podcasts” with charts and data

The audio industry and broader media landscape are both shifting to accommodate the rising interest in podcasts. A series of graphs from podcasting data and analytics company Chartable show exactly how much the format has grown in content, audience, and revenue, and why we’re beginning a “golden age of podcasts.” Continue Reading