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Seven podcast networks to share updates during Winter Podcast Upfront

This month, several podcast companies will unveil their latest show and talent rosters at the Winter Podcast Upfront, scheduled for February 20 at the headquarters of the United Talent Agency. The Beverly Hills event will offer advertisers, agencies, and media a look at the most recent partnerships and developments for seven podcast networks. Continue Reading

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Smart Audio Report: Smart speakers post 78% growth year-over-year

Edison Research and NPR have released the latest edition of The Smart Audio Report, with December 2018 survey results about smart speakers. The past year saw the addition of 14 million new smart speaker owners for a total of about 53 million people. That equates to roughly 21% of adults in the United States. The product segment is still firmly in the early majority phase of adoption. Continue Reading

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IAB Podcast Upfront Roundup: Bulletins from the industry event in NYC

The IAB Podcast Upfront, held yesterday in New York City, included presentations and new developments from many leading audio and podcasting companies. In addition to the talks, several operations used the event to help promote their latest ventures and data. Here’s a round-up of the press releases issued at the industry gathering. Continue Reading

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Smart Audio Report teasers and webinar info

The Spring 2018 edition of The Smart Audio Report, produced by NPR and Edison Research, will be released tomorrow (Wednesday July 18) in a 1pm webinar. It is a key research report about the adoption and use of smart speakers, arguably the most important new distribution platform since smartphones. In a teaser release, NPR and Edison have revealed a few key findings. Continue Reading

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Public media audience expanded in 2017, with NPR digital pushing the growth

Pew Research Center has published its latest data on public media audience, including NPR, American Public Media, and Public Radio International. For most metrics, the three public media houses saw little to some growth, although NPR’s digital platforms continue to be top performers. Continue Reading

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Spotify gets NPR as two giants combine strengths

In a pivotal deal, NPR announced that its entire podcast catalog is now available on Spotify for the first time. All shows from the public media outlet, both familiar favorites and new titles, will have a home on the streaming audio service. The arrangement brings the world’s largest podcast publisher into one of the largest podcast distribution platforms. Continue Reading