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Daily news about the global podcasting and on-demand audio industry. Curated by James Cridland editor@podnews.net - visit https://podnews.net to get our free newsletter for all the links and more. [Podhero.com/mp3]

Daily news about the global podcasting and on-demand audio industry. Curated by James Cridland editor@podnews.net – visit https://podnews.net to get our free newsletter for all the links and more. [Podhero.com/mp3]

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SEP 23, 2021 A podcast network for women
In Podnews today: Plus, awards to enter, surveys to fill in, Spotify in trouble again, and Google Podcasts to get a new lick of paint Visit https://podnews.net/update/ossa-collective for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 22, 2021 Advertisers underinvest in audio, says study
In Podnews today: Advertisers missing out on audio. Spotify might overtake Apple by the end of the year, except they have already, except they're nowhere near, except WHO KNOWS REALLY? Visit https://podnews.net/update/mind-the-gap for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 21, 2021 Virgin Atlantic chooses indie podcast
In Podnews today: If a small indie podcaster can, so can you. Plus, a webinar from Magellan AI, a bite-sized video clip generator, and Blubrry makes changes Visit https://podnews.net/update/virgin-atlantic-chooses-indie for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 20, 2021 Early podcast history in the UK
In Podnews today: British podcast history; iOS 15 released today with new podcast features; Cuban podcasting growing; naming your podcast Visit https://podnews.net/update/early-uk-podcast-history for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 16, 2021 US Latinos - non-podcast listeners already listening to spoken word
In Podnews today: iVoox launches new podcaster dashboard; Zencastr has a pause removal tool; C13Features signs more Hollywood stars Visit https://podnews.net/update/us-latino-21-report for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 16, 2021 October's NAB Show cancelled
In Podnews today: Show cancels with just a few weeks to go. Nielsen release Podcasting Today report with useful data. Samsung Free expands Visit https://podnews.net/update/nab-show-2021-cancelled for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 14, 2021 Brad Smith promoted at SiriusXM
In Podnews today: New shows from Evergreen Podcasts, Pitches On Fire! and a podcast turns into a play Visit https://podnews.net/update/brad-smith-promoted for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 14, 2021 TED uses dynamic audio insertion to make a random episode
In Podnews today: Mail-Climp is bought; Australian Podcast Ranker released; new female-focused podcasts from DM Podcasts Visit https://podnews.net/update/dynamic-insertion-ted for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 13, 2021 Inside the Player FM redesign
In Podnews today: Our Editor asks Spotify what they know about him. Australian Podcast Awards announce new partners. And a value4value podcast search Visit https://podnews.net/update/inside-player-fm-redesign for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 10, 2021 iVoox releases Spanish podcast data
In Podnews today: Spanish podcasts grew 6.8x last year. Get ready for 'Canción Exploder'; and Ximalaya cancels its US IPO Visit https://podnews.net/update/ivoox-spain-podcast-data for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 9, 2021 Analyst: Spotify needs a new approach
In Podnews today: 'We think Spotify needs new management and a new approach' - ouch. Australia's Podcast Ranker now ranks by audience reach, and Blubrry's new dashboard Visit https://podnews.net/update/wrong-way-go-back for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 8, 2021 Libsyn's AdvertiseCast to release monthly ad-rates report
In Podnews today: Monthly data to help the industry; Acast works with US publishers for non-US revenue; Fresh Air Production and Pacific Content join forces; Hot Pod acquired Visit https://podnews.net/update/libsyn-advertisecast-adrates for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 7, 2021 SmartLess jumps into the Podtrac top 20
In Podnews today: Less is more. Popular. Magellan, sie lieben die deutsche sprache. Paid podcasting in Europe; Erick Erickson signs with BG Visit https://podnews.net/update/smartless-is-more for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 5, 2021 Podcast listening grows in Germany
In Podnews today: Apple Podcasts is 7th biggest app in Germany. Also, data from New Zealand and Clubhouse, and a concern from Kenya about data costs Visit https://podnews.net/update/german-podcast-statistics for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 2, 2021 Supercast sees success in cross-platform paid podcast subscriptions
In Podnews today: 10,000 paying subscribers in just two days. RedCircle raises $6m. Callin raises $12m. Twitter to help podcasts earn money, maybe; and Spotify wants to label swears Visit https://podnews.net/update/supercast-subscription-points for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily news…
SEP 1, 2021 US podcast ad spend up by almost a quarter
In Podnews today: Joe Rogan has COVID-19; Apple forced to allow alternative payment methods; Spotify takes to the air; and a Podnews industry news ranker Visit https://podnews.net/update/us-adspend-m521 for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 31, 2021 Zack Reneau-Wedeen leaves Google Podcasts on a high
In Podnews today: We look back on the world's #3 podcast app. Amazon to build a Clubhouse-a-like. Rabia Chaudry partners with Kast Media Visit https://podnews.net/update/zach-leaves-goog for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 31, 2021 Darknet Diaries sees success with Apple Podcasts paid subscriptions
In Podnews today: Success for one indie; plus, podcast listeners are incredibly attractive, and Apple Music is to go classical Visit https://podnews.net/update/darknet-diaries-apple-subs for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 29, 2021 Tascam launches the Mixcast 4
In Podnews today: Clubhouse adds spatial audio, podcast subscription revenue might not be easy, a best practices website Visit https://podnews.net/update/tascam-mixcast-4 for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 27, 2021 Kiernan Shipka to appear in feature-length scripted podcast
In Podnews today: Evo's podcast app manifesto; podcasting 'ideal for misleading information'; an audio drama day in London, and Cuban podcast platform closes Visit https://podnews.net/update/kiernan-shipka-feature-length for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 26, 2021 Podsights terminates contract with Libsyn, citing bad conduct
In Podnews today: Libsyn's also paying penalties for late filing. Joe Rogan has lost influence since moving to Spotify; and Audioboom might have found a buyer Visit https://podnews.net/update/advertisecast-podsights for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 25, 2021 Spotify opens paid subscriptions to all US Anchor users
In Podnews today: Now any Anchor user in the US can charge for their shows. Podopolo launches, and there's a strange #9 show in Spotify's top 10 Visit https://podnews.net/update/spot-paid-anchor-aug25 for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 24, 2021 Shhh - internal Spotify podcast data leaked
In Podnews today: Gimlet's not doing very well, the numbers suggest. The Australian Podcast Awards return. Podchaser spiffs up their creator profiles, and we make up a number Visit https://podnews.net/update/shhh-spotify-leak for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 22, 2021 HP gets into podcast advertising
In Podnews today: Spotify make more shows exclusives, Apple doubles affiliate payout for podcasting, and an audio splitter powered by AI Visit https://podnews.net/update/hp-podcast-advertising for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 20, 2021 Podcast downloads fall worldwide following Apple bug
In Podnews today: It's not just you. Plus, The Ringer signs a deal with WWE; and the top female-run podcast companies Visit https://podnews.net/update/downloads-are-down for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 19, 2021 The IAB Podcast Upfront announces final agenda
In Podnews today: It's Sep 9-10. Spotify adds more Music and Talk territories, Apple Podcasts under renewed criticism, Riverside releases v2.0 Visit https://podnews.net/update/iab-podcast-upfront-21-agenda for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 18, 2021 The winners and losers when IP addresses go away
In Podnews today: Acast release significant growth figures; German podcast data; and avoiding burnout Visit https://podnews.net/update/ip-addresses-disappear for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 17, 2021 Pocket Casts begins 'scaling back up'
In Podnews today: You won't believe what they're working on first. Also, Acast says that paid podcast subscriptions work, and Omny Studio launch a shared listener report Visit https://podnews.net/update/pocketcasts-scaling-back-up for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 16, 2021 Fireside Chat updates its terms
In Podnews today: They're a bit better. Plus, data about YouTube, embedded players and reviews, and the tech stuff Visit https://podnews.net/update/fireside-terms-aug for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 13, 2021 Podcasts made with AI
In Podnews today: Who needs real guests? Plus a company working on spatial audio, and building a community round your podcast Visit https://podnews.net/update/robot-podcasters for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 12, 2021 Something's wrong with Apple Podcasts
In Podnews today: The continuing saga of Apple Podcasts and its many, many bugs - from missing episodes, to denied access, and download problems Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-podcasts-dumpster-fire-bugs for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 11, 2021 Use the right words to get a more popular podcast
In Podnews today: New research compares popularity to vocabulary. Still Apple problems? A new #1 in Australia, and 'another clueless company' Visit https://podnews.net/update/words-vocabulary-podcast-popularity for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 10, 2021 The top 50 podcasts in the US
In Podnews today: Podtrac highlights the impact of the Apple Podcasts bug; People's Choice Podcast Awards nominations announced; Fearne Cotton signs with Acast Visit https://podnews.net/update/top-50-podcasts-us-q221 for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 9, 2021 Now, 'boosts' come with messages from your listeners
In Podnews today: Megaphone gives more audience insights; Spotify adds 'most shared episode'; iHeartRadio is number one again Visit https://podnews.net/update/boostagrams for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 5, 2021 Cuban and Fatemi's Fireside Chat at Podcast Movement
In Podnews today: Cuban: podcasting is old, tired, and beat up, and the only way to earn money from podcasting is to lie. Visit https://podnews.net/update/cuban-pm-fireside for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 4, 2021 #RobotSharon steals the show at Podcast Movement
In Podnews today: New products and relationships launched at Podcast Movement; James O. Boggs leaves Apple; HBO Max to put podcasts in their app Visit https://podnews.net/update/robotsharon for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 4, 2021 Acast: 'we're number three'
In Podnews today: Podcast Movement starts today; Squadcast gets new features; Google Podcasts shares your numbers; and a company with $2.5m gets $3.5m more Visit https://podnews.net/update/acast-number-3 for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 3, 2021 SiriusXM gives the nod to the return of For Colored Nerds
In Podnews today: Brittany and Eric go to SiriusXM; PodInbox launch; LiveXLive and PodcastOne are on the hunt for a star; Media Monitors launches monitoring for podcasts Visit https://podnews.net/update/siruisxm-for-colored-nerds for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
AUG 2, 2021 More than 1,000 shows are using Apple Podcasts paid subscriptions
In Podnews today: More than a third of channels are paid for. Fountain launches - a new value4value podcast app. And an automatic levelling tool Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-paid-coins for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 30, 2021 Fixed - the Apple Podcasts download bug
In Podnews today: Daniel Ek reckons Joe Rogan can say what he likes; Facebook shares audio plans; Big shows still on Feedburner Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-podcasts-bug-fixed for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 29, 2021 Lore's Aaron Mahnke launches new show: Bridgewater
In Podnews today: Spotify sees podcast ad revenue jump by more than 6 times year-on-year; Jam Street Media is acquired Visit https://podnews.net/update/bridgewater-spotify for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 28, 2021 Spotify opens paid podcast subscription access
In Podnews today: Spotify makes paid subscriptions open; Buzzsprout adds a dynamic content library; Magellan AI says ad revenue up 22% this quarter Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-open-access-partners for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 27, 2021 Audacy launches PodSauce - all that's hot in new podcasts
In Podnews today: Visit https://podnews.net/update/audacy-gets-on-the-podsauce for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 26, 2021 New Hollywood podcast forced to change name by indie
In Podnews today: Indies 1, Hollywood 0. Plus, Fireside Chat's astonishing terms and conditions, and a new tool to help approve podcasts Visit https://podnews.net/update/shattered-glass for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 23, 2021 Audacity updates its privacy policy
In Podnews today: iHeartRadio is number one for podcasts; Feedburner changes; Clubhouse has a logo now Visit https://podnews.net/update/audacity-privacy-updated for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 22, 2021 Canadian radio to broadcast podcasts
In Podnews today: NBC launch Olympics podcasts. Podcorn has 48,000 podcasts using it. Libsyn joins forces with Canva Visit https://podnews.net/update/curiouscast-podcasts-corus for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 21, 2021 Crooked Media goes international for ads with Acast
In Podnews today: Business at Audioboom is, er, booming. Substack invests in podcast network. Parcast signs first-look deal with Noiser. Vote for us Visit https://podnews.net/update/international-arrivals for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 20, 2021 Shure adds a tripod to MV7 Podcast Kit
In Podnews today: Fireside is now available in the App Store; auf wiedersehen FYEO und Audio Now; the thatpart podcast sharing app works in a clever way Visit https://podnews.net/update/shure-mv7-tripod for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
JUL 18, 2021 Popular podcast app Pocket Casts has a new owner
In Podnews today: A bright new chapter, say the owners. Plus a new discovery tool and what an Apple journalist sees as the company's growing image problem Visit https://podnews.net/update/automattic-pocket-casts for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter.
SEP 27, 2018 Podnews - your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand
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