RAIN Notes: Friday Feb. 19

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).

— Superstudy

Coleman Insights has announced its third annual “Contemporary Music Superstudy.” Results will be publicized in April.

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RAIN Notes: Tuesday Feb. 9

Jottings of note:

NASA podcasts relaunch … their logos

“Surprise! NASA’s podcast portfolio has a brand new look,” says Kate Atkinson, NASA’s podcast producer. We don’t see podcast art celebrations often. This one is well deserved.

Apple seeks head of international podcasts

Apple is engaged in a major recruiting effort for Head of International, Apple Podcasts. The company is seeking “Significant and relevant international management experience in the Podcast industry.”

Big growth of spanish and Portguese podcasts: Spotify

On Spotify, the number of podcasts in Spanish and Portuguese has grown more than 400%. That from Raúl Rivera, Spotify Sales Director for South America.

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RAIN Notes: Monday Feb. 8

Jottings of note:

Financial literacy podcast Earn Your Leisure joins the Black Effect Podcast Network
The podcast, which has amassed more than five million downloads, applies an in-depth lens on the role money plays in sports, entertainment, and business.

Deezer recognized Black History Month with specialized content
The global streaming platform launched Deezer Black History Month Sessions featuring all original music recordings. Also, highlighting 26 original podcasts featuring black hosts and/or guests.

Podcaster Pence
Hardly a President, VP, or First Spouse who isn’t getting into the game. Today we hear the recently unemployed Mike Pence will launch a video podcast to “share the good news of conservatism.” He will collaborate with the Young America’s Foundation. 

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