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Plus: Roman Mars has a new show; First Look’s Leital Molad on how a job at WNYC led her to podcasts.
Getting revenue directly from listeners is not an immediate priority for most podcast companies. But when payment does arrive, will the money go mostly to producers, networks, or platforms? Part 3 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.
“I made one rule starting out: No desks.”
Plus: More on the lack of podcasts for kids, WBUR builds on partnerships, and a pregnancy podcast releases all episodes Netflix-style.
“I reckon it’ll take us another year to figure out whether this podcast thing is actually a bubble.”
Plus: Podcasts as live journalism, a rebirth of an old corporate drama brand, and a new way to experience Serial.
“The variety of companies that were brought on-stage collectively offered a broad range of content types — thus broadening the narrative of what podcasts are and what podcasts can be.”
The money will help PRX’s collective of public media-minded shows develop sustainable business models and expand with new shows and producers.
With funding from Knight Foundation and Kickstarter donors, PRX is trying to create an environment where “high-quality, story-driven” shows like Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible, can thrive.
The new PRX Remix app offers a window into an alternate universe of public media, where podcasts and independent productions enjoy pride of place and serendipity is the organizing principle. Justin Ellis