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Articles tagged Spotify (56)

Data from Germany finds that Apple Podcasts users devote about 23 percent of their podcast listening to news shows — versus just 8 percent for Spotify users.
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.
Plus: RedCircle wants to build monetization for podcasting’s middle class, Gastropod turns five, and adventures in music licensing.
Plus: A canon of podcasts, the failures of the Apple Podcasts platform, and an update on plagiarism allegations against Crime Junkie.
“We can give more power to the user to tell the publisher what they really want.”
Plus: Some borderline bad behavior by podcasters, and New York Public Radio gets a new CEO.
“Ultimately, we hope that a critical mass of podcasters, hosting providers, and apps/platforms will help shape and adopt PodPass as a generative strategy to expand podcasting — creating more value for listeners and creators alike.”
Plus: Gimlet pushes back on its aspirant union, Acast gets more continental, and Joe Rogan’s galaxy brain.