SXM Media #1 in Edison’s Top Podcast Networks list

Preeminent consumer research company in audio, Edison Research, released a Top Podcast Networks by Audience Reach list. SXM Media takes the #1 spot. This list differs from some other network rankers, because it gets its findings from consumer surveys of active podcast listeners, not from technology measurement of the measuring company’s clients. Continue Reading

SiriusXM intros AudioID via AdsWizz subsidiary; promises “a new era of identity”

SiriusXM unleashed a press release today — dense and carefully worded — introducing a new SXM Media technology called AudioID on the AdsWizz audio ad tech platform owned by Sirius. The public announcement (read it HERE) promises a new kind of data and personal ID relationship between listeners and marketers, without exactly describing what the changes will be. We dive in. Continue Reading

“Black Podcast Listener Report” reveals size and characteristics of the American Black audience

The much anticipated Black Podcast Listener Report, with support from Edison Research and Mindshare, was released today and presented in a webinar. Key survey points cover the size of the Black listening audience and how it compares with the total U.S. population, how that audience discovers podcasts, their receptivity to podcast ads, and much more. Click through for many data points and graphics. Continue Reading

36% of Black Americans listen to podcasts monthly: New research (Edison, SXM, Mindshare)

“Black listeners are closing the gap with the general market.” That’s a general insight driving a new consumer survey study fielded by Edison Research and supported by SXM Media and media agency Mindshare. The Black Podcast Listener Report will be presented via webinar on Tuesday, November 16. Click for a early data nibbles and link to free registration. Continue Reading

SiriusXM invests in Audio Up, grabs a board seat, and signs strategic agreement

SiriusXM notified us of a creative and strategic agreement with podcast production house Audio Up to make podcasts and other types of audio. But there is more to this than the typical co-production deal. SiriusXM also laid $12M on Audio Up and joined the board. We asked Sirius whether an acquisition is in the wind. Continue Reading

SXM Podcast Universe offers an interactive podcast browser for advertisers, with stats

SXM Media, the ad-sales division of SiriusXM’s combined digital audio assets — Pandora, Stitcher, Simplecast, and AdsWizz — launched SXM Podcast Universe, a few weeks ago. It’s a spacey interactive display of podcasts in the SXM network, and their audience characteristics. Today we test-drove it, and found it to be spacey, informative, and fun. Click for details, link, and screnshots. Continue Reading