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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 subscribe to our free newsletter for all the links and more. [Podhero.com]

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Jan. 15, 2021 Losing money, Pocket Casts is put up for sale
Infinite Dial date announced; Triton Digital deep dive; why Captivate is off YouTube; Clubhouse for podcasters; dogs Visit https://podnews.net/update/pocket-casts-for-sale for …
Jan. 13, 2021 Todd Cochrane makes it to 1,500 Geek News Central episodes
Podchaser announces a $4m funding round; Choses à Savoir est maintenant aussi une chose aux États-Unis; more Daily drama; Clubhouse …
Jan. 13, 2021 Condé Nast podcast management criticised
Condé Nasty? Spotify removes another podcast for conspiracy theories; Descript gets $30m; Libsyn talks privacy; and how the Apple Podcast …
Jan. 12, 2021 Social podcast app Breaker won't close after all
Buzzsprout launches dynamic content; Aussie podcast ranker is published; free Asian podcast ever from Acast Visit https://podnews.net/update/breaker-sold-to-maple for all the …
Jan. 11, 2021 'Wow in the World' gets 100 million downloads
Pandora now worth $1bn less. New Chairperson for the Podcast Academy is Donald Albright. BBC says trails for podcasts work. …
Jan. 8, 2021 Adelicious, a podcast monetisation agency, publicly launches
Three new people on The Podcast Academy board; Amazon charge for podcasts; Headliner works for diversity in images Visit https://podnews.net/update/adelicious-launches-uk …
Jan. 7, 2021 Greenlee to step down as Podcast Academy Chair
Libsyn won't support Podcasting 2.0 yet; AdsWizz and Simplecast release podcast trends report; BBC launch African podcast competition Visit https://podnews.net/update/greenlee-to-step-down …
Jan. 6, 2021 Megaphone added to ad-block lists
Google Podcasts tweaked; Welsh language podcasts increase; talkRADIO banned; Amazon make another big purchase Visit https://podnews.net/update/megaphone-block-list for all the links, …
Jan. 4, 2021 Breaker team to join Twitter; podcast app to close
Twitter buys Breaker - the people, but not the app. And there were 1,038,191 new podcasts last year Visit https://podnews.net/update/breakertwitterfuntimes …
Jan. 4, 2021 Evergreen Podcasts to double output in 2021
The biggest podcast advertiser last week; Parler is auto-downloading podcasts; and the 7 companies that control 75% of podcast feeds …
Dec. 31, 2020 '246 companies' get your Spotify data
Spotify and Apple's interesting privacy choices. PRX's 2020; what Hernan Lopez will do next Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-privacy for all the links, …
Dec. 30, 2020 Amazon buys Wondery
For a rumoured price of $300m, is it the last big podcast purchase? Read our analysis of what Amazon sees …
Dec. 30, 2020 Spotify's podcast problem: bootlegs
Too many people uploading naughty versions of songs, says Variety. Fable and Folly announce new shows; and Podpage gets a …
Dec. 29, 2020 New podcast digs into weird news in local newspapers
Sounds Profitable to launch an ad-tech podcast; ProSound reviews new microphones; Apple still #1 say Libsyn Visit https://podnews.net/update/strange-things-in-newspapers for all …
Dec. 28, 2020 Chinese government increasingly interested in podcasts
The biggest advertiser in podcasts during November; podcasting to 'peter out' in 2021; and the best audio drama from 2020 …
Dec. 25, 2020 Questions asked of the New York Times after Caliphate
Questions about ethics and fairness surround the show. Plus - grab a free tool for remote recording, and Rob Greenlee …
Dec. 23, 2020 The podcast:location tag is finalised
New location tags help podcast discovery. Joe Rogan has a new advertiser. We publish our RSS logs. Spotify's trying something …
Dec. 23, 2020 Triton Digital: US podcast downloads dip into the holidays
Blubrry adds JioSaavn and Gaana; Spotify's Jay Richman reckons they're much better than everyone else; and when 'just good enough' …
Dec. 22, 2020 Satirical podcast News Fighters goes SansPants
A free bootcamp for aspiring podcast editors from underrepresented groups; a new Latin American podcast ranker; Libsyn to support new …
Dec. 21, 2020 Spotify's podcast boss Liz Gateley to leave?
Trouble at the top at Spotify? Big shows in Nigeria and India; a new man at the top of NZME's …
Dec. 17, 2020 Netflix's audio-only mode could threaten podcasting
Triton says US podcast downloads fell 5% in November. ESPN has a record year. Vox Media Studios to double their …
Dec. 17, 2020 Why has music streaming stopped growing?
A gift guide for the podcaster in your life; a fancy voice booth; bye Google Play Music Podcasts we hardly …
Dec. 16, 2020 Spotify signs Meghan and Prince Harry
The Bello Collective publishes its 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2020. The Podscape remembers who we are. The IAB to move …
Dec. 15, 2020 Podcast Taxonomy Consortium gives us clearer job descriptions
Spotify's podcasters go on strike; Chartable release privact report; The Ambies close today; podcast advertising still growing Visit https://podnews.net/update/taxonomy-consortium for …
Dec. 14, 2020 Newsletter service Substack is the latest free podcast host
The company that removed podcasts from their app after podcasters demanded consent. A new Puerto Rican podcast host. And happy …
Dec. 10, 2020 Patreon comes out top for donations, says podcaster
Spotify does something cool in Sweden, Refer-o-matic shares podcasts shared, Deezer fastest growing Mexican music app Visit https://podnews.net/update/patreon-coins for all …
Dec. 10, 2020 Night-time is podcast time in India
A new Aussie #1 podcast; Podcast Radio to make shows as well as broadcast them; and YouTube knows who's won …
Dec. 9, 2020 38% believe there are too many ads in podcasts
People still feel positive towards podcast ads though. Predictions for 2021; and Howard Stern signs on with SiriusXM but no …
Dec. 8, 2020 A closer look at the New York Times's podcasting
How much money does it make? And does our Editor have a tedious story about East 17's Brian Harvey? Visit …
Dec. 7, 2020 AdsWizz launches survey
How does your podcast artwork look in apps? We've a tool to help. Funding for audio drama - how's that …
Dec. 4, 2020 Google Podcasts app gets RSS feed support
At last! Plus - the Spotify 2020 Podcast Hall of Fame is missing someone Visit https://podnews.net/update/rss-feed-google-podcasts for all the links, …
Dec. 3, 2020 Tu-whit tu-Whoo might be buying Wondery?
Wondery has a new potential suitor. The IAB release v2.1 of their podcast measurement guidelines: we say what's changed. Bye …
Dec. 2, 2020 The best podcasts of 2020: Apple Podcasts unveil their shows of the year
The full list of all the biggest shows of 2020. Plus, a way to keep listening to Joe Rogan, and …
Dec. 1, 2020 Spotify's most popular podcasts in 2020
Joe Rogan goes exclusive on Spotify - and is their most popular show. Podiant's manifesto; and the differences between the …
Nov. 30, 2020 A map to help navigate the podcasting landscape
Buzzsprout overtakes Libsyn as largest paid-for host. Joe Rogan show removed by rogue Spotify employee. SoundCloud not losing as much …
Nov. 27, 2020 The podcast that's sent 15 million people to sleep
At last, a podcaster you can legitimately fall asleep to. Captivate adds private feeds for all, and the Audio Production …
Nov. 26, 2020 The power of local podcasting
Local podcasting is keeping a town in England informed. Amazon AWS causes some tech headaches. An Indian partnership, and podcasting …
Nov. 25, 2020 RØDE launch Vlogger Kits
Podimo translate for iHeartMedia. Beer seller likes podcast advertising. O Assunto still #1. Libsyn is a good buy Visit https://podnews.net/update/rode-vlogger …
Nov. 24, 2020 French children's podcast platform Keeku launches
Buzzsprout release more platform figures. A special report on daily news podcasts. Luminary loses, NPR gains Visit https://podnews.net/update/the-site-has-a-kukee-warning for all …
Nov. 23, 2020 The best podcasts from Australia revealed
Birds Eye View wins podcast of the year. Radioplayer launches in new countries. There's trouble at T'Ringer. What kind of …
Nov. 20, 2020 How Gen Z/Millennials use podcasts
Young folk prefer podcasts to books, it turns out. A new tool to help your listeners refer new fans; and …
Nov. 18, 2020 What we can learn from Apple Podcasts star ratings
Most podcasts have no ratings at all. SiriusXM does a deal with NBC. YouTube to start selling audio ads Visit …
Nov. 18, 2020 Vurbl launches - a new 'creator-first' audio streaming platform
The YouTube of audio? Plus, Rephonic, a podcast research tool, and a podcast explores journalism in South Africa Visit https://podnews.net/update/vurbl-launch-youtube-podcasting …
Nov. 17, 2020 Apple Podcasts: now on a website near you
Libsyn's quarterly results; and podcasts without the headphones Visit https://podnews.net/update/apple-embedded-player for all the links, and to subscribe.
Nov. 16, 2020 Apple now under half of all podcast plays
Spotify is taking a bit out of Apple. Google finally retires Google Play Music Podcasts. We're in your shower Visit …
Nov. 13, 2020 Global to commission original podcasts
John Forghorn Sweeney is back. And Podsmooch, Podnods, and a new Headliner Podcast Discoverability Grader. Visit https://podnews.net/update/global-originals for all the …
Nov. 12, 2020 The Australian ABC adds shows to Spotify
Luminary parks tanks on Spotify's lawn. Opportunities for young podcasters in UK, US, Canada. BBC, Beasley, and Benztown Visit https://podnews.net/update/aus-pod …
Nov. 10, 2020 Spotify buys Megaphone in its biggest deal yet
Analysis of Spotify's purchase - what does it all mean? Podcast downloads go down in Australia. Big Sur might cause …
Nov. 10, 2020 Acast integrates with Patreon patron-only shows
iHeartMedia goes big on podcasting, and on diversity. Gaana is bigger than you might think. Jeopardy! features podcasts Visit https://podnews.net/update/acast-patreon-partnership …
Nov. 9, 2020 Spotify investigates podcast subscriptions
Wondery - no buyers yet but some interest; an exclusive report from Podfest China; the UK APAs announce this year's …
Nov. 5, 2020 Anchor gains IAB certification
A big move from the largest podcast host in the world. Plus, Alec Baldwin moves from WNYC to iHeart; and …
Nov. 5, 2020 Anchor makes payout changes
A company helps with piracty on YouTube; Mark Cuban at PMV; Whooskhaa launches cloud studio Visit https://podnews.net/update/anchor-payment for all the …
Nov. 3, 2020 YouTube channels are pirating podcasts
Elsie Escobar notices something about microphone reviewers; iHeartPodcast Network in Australia expands Visit https://podnews.net/update/youtube-pirates for all the links, and to …
Nov. 3, 2020 A brand new song, every week, in a podcast
A new podcast promises a new song every week. The Daily goes live for today only. Buzzsprout has got IAB …
Nov. 2, 2020 Australian Podcast Awards 2020 nominees announced
The best Australian podcasts are announced; and one Aussie podcast publisher sees revenue almost double. Plus, news from India, and …
Oct. 30, 2020 Biden vs Trump - who's spending where in podcasts
Who's spending more - Biden or Trump? Could Netflix be producing a competitor to podcasting? And using other people's words …
Oct. 29, 2020 Acast and AdsWizz make podcast ads easier to buy
Podcasts placed on the platforms ad agencies already use; and able to be contextually targeted. Plus, Joe Rogan gives publicity …
Oct. 28, 2020 Podchaser launches Pro service for marketers
A new service for marketers to find shows; Joe Rogan is still the most listened-to podcast; Audible adds podcasts in …
Oct. 27, 2020 Shure launches MV7 USB/XLR microphone
A new USB version of Joe Rogan's microphone. Or Roman Mars's microphone. Or Michael Jackson's microphone. No Agenda is 13; …
Oct. 26, 2020 iHeartMedia to buy podcast host Voxnest
Voxnest to supply iHeartMedia with dynamic ad insertion and analytics. Captivate unveils AMIE; the Discover Pods Awards finalists; does podcasting …
Oct. 23, 2020 The Allusionist leaves PRX's Radiotopia
A lack of racial diversity leads to Zaltzman leaving the network. Acast to encourage people to vote. Aussie podcast listening …
Oct. 22, 2020 This Porsche comes with Apple Podcasts
We want one. Plus, the iVoox Audience Awards winners; Spotify is most popular podcast app, says new research; and how …
Oct. 20, 2020 Fyre Festival fraudster produces podcast from prison
Google Podcasts is now the third largest podcast app. Spotify removes QAnon podcasts. A new $2.5m-funded podcast subscription company. Visit …
Oct. 20, 2020 The two things that make podcasts unique
And why are podcasts good for advertisers? We're told by some Canadians. And a new, local podcast network for the …
Oct. 19, 2020 Podsights: two ads work better than one
Two ads works better than just the one, even if you bear in mind the additional cost. New shows from …
Oct. 16, 2020 The RIAA shuts two podcasts down for music use
The shows claimed they had the artist's permission. Spotify gets to be a podcast default on Google's speakers; a podcast …
Oct. 15, 2020 Anchor and Spotify launch 'shows with music'
Full tracks in your show - if not your podcast. Spotify and Anchor's new feature is brilliant for people who …
Oct. 14, 2020 The Ambies are coming
The new industry podcast awards. Google has a new thing to help us. Americans are listening to more spoken word. …
Oct. 13, 2020 Libsyn and listener privacy
The hosting company has been aggressive but poor for listener privacy, it appears. Buzzsprout adds transcripts. Podcast Academy to unveil …
Oct. 11, 2020 Proposals for new podcast tags in RSS unveiled
A little less conversation, a little more action: new tags to move our industry forward. And Amazon now owns podcasting …
Oct. 9, 2020 Podcasting on Deezer shows up in another 51 countries
Podfront UK to sell NPR sponsorships; the She Podcasts SuperSquad; podcast privacy and more of Spotify unionizes Visit https://podnews.net/update/more-deezer for …
Oct. 8, 2020 Spotify launches social cards
Captivate adds anti-piracy feature; AudioUK conducts a business census; and Veritonic raises $3.2m Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-social for all the links, and …
Oct. 7, 2020 The stars come out for Podfront
All the stars - Elle Fanning, Sarah Silverman, Tom Webster. And - who is the #1 podcast publisher in the …
Oct. 6, 2020 Anchor's tools make it easy to copy podcasts
You can copy someone else's show, change the show description, and get a full RSS feed hosted at Anchor without …
Oct. 5, 2020 Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Riggs talks to Podnews
How does a real investigative journalist make a podcast? The US listens to more spoken word these days; and the …
Oct. 2, 2020 Deezer posts positive numbers for podcasters
Podcast consumption more than doubles on Deezer year-on-year. Comedy is most popular Visit https://podnews.net/update/deezer-positive for all the links, and to …
Oct. 1, 2020 Google Podcasts Creator Program announces teams
Working with PRX, eleven countries and six languages are represented. Visit https://podnews.net/update/google-podcasts-teams-2020 for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 30, 2020 Happy #internationalpodcastday
Happy International Podcast Day to everyone! Plus, ad-tech vs privacy, how to go Kuku, and a new podcast app Visit …
Sept. 29, 2020 Faking IAB-compliant downloads
Got $210? Got limitless time? Understand the linux terminal? You, too, could fake some download numbers. Visit https://podnews.net/update/iab-fake-news for all …
Sept. 28, 2020 Wondery seeks a buyer
The company reckons it's worth more than $200m. Plus, the podcasting company Apple bought and shut down. Visit https://podnews.net/update/wondery-for-sale for …
Sept. 25, 2020 BBC Sounds goes global
The app begins to roll out everywhere Visit https://podnews.net/update/sounds-global for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 23, 2020 Brené Brown gets two Spotify exclusives
NPR and public radio have 32% of all podcast listening, says research; Spotify tests polls; No Agenda's off Spotify; Budden …
Sept. 23, 2020 How the new Apple Podcasts could impact listening habits
The new app is better for podcast discoverability and engagement. Libsyn's new beta, Overcast's privacy update, and Amazon Music's first …
Sept. 22, 2020 Amanda Palmer launches weekly podcast
Podnews is now available on Siri. A way to identify up to 50% more user agents. The power of podcasting. …
Sept. 21, 2020 FinCEN files investigation is accompanied by a podcast
Landmark financial investigation is accompanied by a podcast series. Joe Rogan says sorry, as do The Doughboys Visit https://podnews.net/update/fincen-files-podcast for …
Sept. 18, 2020 UK's 'Noiser' signed by talent agency WME
Spotify staff up in arms about Rogan, strong debut for AdLarge/cabana, Captivate integrates Podcast Index Visit https://podnews.net/update/wme-gets-noisier for all the …
Sept. 17, 2020 Podcasts on Amazon Music - all you need to know
Auddy launches in the UK; a new podcast app in France; and NPR chooses Chartable Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasts-amazon-music-audible-launch for all the …
Sept. 16, 2020 Jake Shapiro goes to Apple Podcasts
A senior hiring for Apple Podcasts - perhaps they're getting serious. The Webbys open; and updates for iOS14. Visit https://podnews.net/update/jake-shapiro-apple …
Sept. 15, 2020 Joe Rogan's next guest?
Very stable genius. Plus, Spotify hires a dealmaker, and Podsights proves how to make money - advertise on podcasts. Visit …
Sept. 14, 2020 Podcast listeners are listening longer
Podcasts don't compete with music listening, says Spotify Visit https://podnews.net/update/westwood-one-q3-2020-report for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 11, 2020 Kara Swisher's new interview podcast
If a podcast could wear aviators, it's probably this one Visit https://podnews.net/update/kara-swisher-sway for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 10, 2020 NPR makes 'first localised daily news podcast'
The show will have local shows for where you live, as well as the national stories. Visit https://podnews.net/update/daily-localised-podcast for all …
Sept. 9, 2020 US podcast downloads and audience per platform
Spotify is used by a quarter of all US podcast listeners, and Apple by a third, according to new data. …
Sept. 7, 2020 The Podfather launches a new, open podcast directory
Open to everyone, forever: The Podcast Index launches. Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcast-index-open-directory for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 7, 2020 12% of New Zealanders listen to podcasts every day
Kiwi podcast listeners listen to 1 hour 21 minutes of podcasts every day Visit https://podnews.net/update/new-zealand-podcast-research for all the links, and …
Sept. 4, 2020 More brands than ever are considering podcast advertising
Podcasting advertising to grow at least ten percent this year Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcast-advertising-growing for all the links, and to subscribe.
Sept. 2, 2020 Song Exploder starts to remove shows
Music licensing costs are an issue - but could Someone have reached out? Visit https://podnews.net/update/song-expensive for all the links, and …
Sept. 1, 2020 Censored? Joe Rogan Experience is missing episodes on Spotify
Not sure who's made that decision. Plus: Adam Curry is making something. Visit https://podnews.net/update/jre-missing-episodes for all the links, and to …
Aug. 31, 2020 Ad revenue 'surging back' to podcasts
Number of advertisers has increased by nearly a fifth Visit https://podnews.net/update/surging-back for all the links, and to subscribe.
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