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Steve Goldstein: Chartapalooza — Why Every Podcast Chart Is So Different

by Steve Goldstein
Podcast success charts have multiplied, and it’s understandable if your confusion has multiplied along with them. Steve Goldstein is undaunted, as he accepts the challenge of untangling who is measuring what, and explaining why the competing rankers (there are at least eight of them) differ. An illuminating column. Continue Reading

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Steve Goldstein: What’s next on Spotify’s shopping list?

by Steve Goldstein
“The podcast wars are here,” says Steve Goldstein in this guest column. With comparisons to baseball, TV, and satellit radio, Goldstein lays out the anatomy of podcasting’s new competitive parameters. It’s not about just getting users to sign up for Premium service — Daniel Ek is going after radio. Read this exceptional anlysis. Continue Reading

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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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Steve Goldstein: Consumers Are Drowning in Content

There has never been a better time for content creators. There are a bunch of new streaming TV services rolling out including HBO Max, Apple TV, and Disney +. Each service has enticing new shows popping up on what seems like a daily basis. While it may be the best time for content creators, counterintuitively, it may be the worst time for overwhelmed consumers. So much of the content looks fantastic. And that, it turns out, is a major problem. Continue Reading