Spotify Acquires Podcast Discovery Specialists Podz
Podcasts - Podcasts

Spotify has acquired Podz, a startup whose technology generates preview clips of podcasts, the streaming service has announced. Unlike other services podcasters can use to manually create clips, TechC...

The Verge
June 18, 2021

Podcasts are Coming to Facebook
Online - Podcasts - Podcasts

Facebook is planning to start rolling out its podcast product next week, on June 22nd, and, eventually, add a feature that’ll allow listeners to create clips from their favorite shows. According to...

The Verge
June 17, 2021

Sony Music Entertainment Expands Podcast Unit
Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Podcast consolidation continues. Sony Music Entertainment has acquired British audio and TV producer Somethin’ Else. The record label is expanding its global podcast division after the deal, which ...

Deadline
June 16, 2021

Spotify Gets a Weekly League of Legends Esports Podcast
Esports - Gaming - Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify is adding a weekly news show about League of Legends esports to its roster of Spotify Original podcasts. The show, Rift Reaction, is set to be a 40-episode series and will be hosted by esports...

The Verge
May 25, 2021

Nickelodeon Preps Avatar, SpongeBob Podcasts
Podcasts - Podcasts - Television

Nickelodeon has partnered with iHeartRadio to create a slate of new podcasts based on its popular brands, starting with Avatar: The Last Airbender (pictured) and SpongeBob SquarePants. Nick will also ...

Kidscreen
May 18, 2021

Podcast Industry Comes of Age with Ambies Awards Show
Podcasts - Podcasts

Move over Oscar and Tony. The Ambies have arrived. The newly formed Podcast Academy this weekend hands out its first awards, the Ambies, for the best in a booming industry that has room for everyone ...

Reuters
May 17, 2021

Amazon’s Wondery to Join Apple Podcast Subscriptions
Podcasts - Podcasts

Amazon’s podcast studio Wondery and Apple will partner up as part of a new premium podcast push. Wondery, which produces podcasts like Dr. Death, Business Wars and The Shrink Next Door, will bring ...

Hollywood Reporter
May 11, 2021

Seth Rogen To Launch Podcast With SiriusXM’s Stitcher
Podcasts - Podcasts

Seth Rogen is the latest A-lister to get into the world of podcasting. The Knocked Up star is launching his first podcast with SiriusXM’s Stitcher, which is set to debut later this year. The show ...

Deadline
May 11, 2021

Why Hollywood Is Giving the Nod to Companion Podcasts
Podcasts - Podcasts

On the same January day that Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick locked the final episode of HBO’s recent docuseries Allen v. Farrow, a key witness surfaced. Since 2018, lead investigative producer Amy Herd...

Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2021

Spotify User Growth Misses Expectations Amid Podcast Surge
Influencers - Podcasts - Podcasts

Spotify reported results for the first quarter of 2021 in line with expectations, with total revenue up 16% — helped by 46% uptick in ad sales. The streaming audio giant also said podcast listening ...

Variety
April 28, 2021

Apple Looks to Make a Business out of Podcasts
Influencers - Online - Podcasts - Podcasts

Apple more or less invented podcasting. Now it’s finally going to try to make money from it: The company plans to start selling subscriptions to podcasts and keeping a slice of each transaction for ...

Vox
April 21, 2021

NFL Teams With iHeartMedia to Build Out Podcast Network
Branding - Podcasts - Podcasts - Sports

The National Football League (NFL) has partnered with audio media company iHeartMedia to launch a podcast network. The move will see iHeartMedia distribute the NFL’s existing podcasts, including sh...

Sports Pro Media
April 20, 2021

Warner Music Group And Spotify Make Podcast Development Deal
Branding - Podcasts - Podcasts

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Spotify announced today (April 15) they have entered into a new partnership which will see the two companies develop a series of original podcasts built around WMG’s arti...

Music Row
April 16, 2021

Darkness to Light Partners with Crime Junkie Podcast
Non-Profit - Podcasts

When a mother of three walks out her front door and into the New York morning, she leaves a trail of heartbreak, suspicion, and unanswered questions in her wake. It takes almost 15 years for investiga...

Crime Junkie
April 5, 2021

Darkness to Light | Crime Junkie
Non-Profit - Partnerships - Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Darkness to Light partnered with Crime Junkie on their upcoming April 5th podcast covering the story of Peggy Roeme - a woman who went missing for 12 years and her daughter's mission to...

Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh
Opportunities - Podcasts

Hosted by highly passionate Hallmark Channel fans “Jacks” and “Shawl”, Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh podcast gives listeners an insider’s passport to all things Hallmark Channel, Hallmark...

Crown Media
January 21, 2021

Spotify’s big bet on podcasts is failing, Citi says
Music - Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify’s multimillion-dollar bet on podcasting may not be working out, Citi analysts wrote in a note to clients Friday. “The cadence of Premium gross additions (through 3Q20) and app download ...

CNBC
January 19, 2021

Spotify Slips After Doubt on Success of Podcast Push
Podcasts - Streaming

Shares of Spotify took a hit after analysts at Citi downgraded the stock because the audio-streaming giant hasn’t shown “any material benefit” from its $800 million-plus investment in podcasting...

Variety
January 15, 2021

Twitter Acquires Team Behind Podcast App Breaker
Online - Podcasts

Twitter is acquiring the team behind Breaker, a podcast app with community and social elements launched in 2016. The news comes a month after the social media giant announced testing of an audio-enabl...

Deadline
January 5, 2021

Amazon to buy podcast maker Wondery
Music - Online - Podcasts - Streaming

Amazon is buying podcasting start-up Wondery, the company announced Wednesday.The acquisition will give Amazon a stronger foothold to compete against the likes of Apple and Spotify, which have doubled...

CNBC
December 31, 2020

2020 Streaming Listicles: Top Platforms, Shows & More
Listicles - Music - Podcasts - Streaming - Television

We all love a good scroll that looks back at the year that was—even this year! Our team has been busy scouring the web to compile year-end lists that are relevant to marketers in their day-to-day, p...

Faisal Hussain
December 16, 2020

Hasbro makes some noise with Peppa Pig
Podcasts - Streaming - Television - Toys

Following a successful album launch, the popular pig is getting into the podcast game with 10 new stories set to roll out globally. For the full story, visit Kidscreen  -  https://kidscreen.com/...

Kidscreen
November 23, 2020

SiriusXM punches up podcast push with exclusive Marvel shows
Podcasts - Streaming

SiriusXM is dramatically expanding its podcast content offerings, launching a new destination for original, exclusive and popular podcasts including original shows from Disney’s Marvel Entertainment...

Variety
November 19, 2020

Wondery CEO vows to fight federal corruption charges
Podcasts

Wondery has grown into one of the nation’s largest podcast publishers, drawing acclaim for producing compelling audio programs based on real-life stories.   Companies: Spotify, iHeartMedia, S...

The LA Times
November 10, 2020

Spotify Scoops Up Podcast Ad Platform Megaphone for $235M
Music - Podcasts

Spotify has made its intentions in the podcasting world clear for quite some time now, and the term "doubling down" barely does it justice any longer. For the full story, visit Billboard  -  http...

Billboard
November 10, 2020

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