Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Podcast creators of color grapple with a system that doesn’t let them own their work
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE

Articles tagged Spotify (59)

Plus: Spotify makes a play for Latinx podcast listeners, and turmoil at WNYC continues.
Plus: More thoughts on Joe Rogan and Spotify, the BBC releases its annual plan, and Spotify is reportedly going after podcasts again.
The terms for the Spotify licensing deal were not disclosed, but I imagine a crap-ton of money was involved in this arrangement.
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.”