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Plus: A look at how the pandemic has affected podcast advertising in the U.S., and SiriusXM’s acquisition of Stitcher is official.
“You can look at any number of instances over history in our country. Black creators often get the short end of the stick when it comes to ownership.”
Plus: A mid-year podcast check-in.
Publishers will need to step up the personality and stickiness of their digital news products if they are to compete with platforms and aggregators.
Plus: How the Equality in Audio Pact came together, and Apple rolls out an exclusive show.
The terms for the Spotify licensing deal were not disclosed, but I imagine a crap-ton of money was involved in this arrangement.
The number of pop-up newsletters and podcasts is expected to keep climbing.
Can the streaming audio giant really turn Bill Simmons’ operation into “the next ESPN”? Or is the goal of building “the world’s flagship sports audio network” too ambitious?
By giving advertisers better targeting and better data, the streaming giant is using a weapon unavailable to the open podcast space, which still mostly sees ads as opaque MP3 files.
Plus: A podcast network for tweens, NPR updates its fee model, Luminary’s collapse, and a few more thoughts on 2019.