Priority Bicycles Partners With Dogfish Head Brewery, Free Peo...
Attractions - Beverages - Partnerships - Podcasts - Press Releases

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Bicycles announces the expansion of its custom bicycle program as brands align with the surge in cycling as a new way to extend brand reach and dee...

Faisal Hussain
August 26, 2021

Wondery, Amazon Music Strike Licensing Deal With Tinkercast
Music - Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Wondery and Amazon Music have reached an exclusive licensing and ad sales deal with the family-oriented podcast company Tinkercast. Beginning in September and extending through 2022, Wondery and Amaz...

The Hollywood Reporter
August 25, 2021

Spotify Inks Multiyear Audio Content Deal with WWE
Podcasts - Sports - Streaming

The Ringer and WWE will launch an exclusive audio network and develop original content. Spotify has reached a multiyear audio content deal with WWE that will see The Ringer, a Spotify studio, and the ...

August 18, 2021

NBA, iHeartMedia to Produce 20-Plus Podcasts Under Multiyear D...
Podcasts - Podcasts - Sports

The National Basketball Association is doing a full-court press on podcasts: The league announced a multiyear partnership with iHeartMedia to coproduce and launch more than 20 new hoops-oriented podca...

July 28, 2021

Spotify Hits 365 Million Users
Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify on Wednesday reported it finished the second quarter with 365 million monthly users — including 165 million customers who pay for the music streaming service each month — while posting a m...

The Wrap
July 28, 2021

Sports Illustrated & iHeartMedia Team For Slate of Origin...
Podcasts - Podcasts - Sports

Sports Illustrated and 101 Studios-backed joint venture Sports Illustrated Studios are to launch a slate of original podcasts after striking an audio deal with iHeartMedia. The deal will see the comp...

July 27, 2021

Podcast Megadeal for Jason Bateman, Will Arnett & Sean Ha...
Podcasts - Podcasts

Podcast mega deals continue. Smartless, the podcast hosted by Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, has been acquired by Amazon Music and Wondery. It is the latest example of a podcast series b...

June 29, 2021

Amazon Buys Art19, a Podcast Hosting and Ad Company

Amazon has snapped up Art19, which provides tools to podcast creators and publishers for hosting, ad serving, audience targeting and measurement, as the ecommerce colossus continues to build out its p...

June 25, 2021

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 ...

June 16, 2021

Clubhouse To Fund Original Audio Projects From Creators
Influencers - Podcasts - Tech

Clubhouse’s Creator First accelerator program will fund 25 original audio projects from its inaugural class of 40 creators. The invite-only audio platform, whose latest funding round valued it at a...

May 28, 2021

TikTok Teams With SiriusXM & Pandora to Launch Creator Co...
Influencers - Music - Podcasts - Streaming

TikTok, which has spawned many a hit song, is launching its very own radio station in collaboration with SiriusXM. TikTok Radio will debut as a full-time station on SiriusXM — both in vehicles and ...

May 25, 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

Spotify Partners with Storytel for Audiobook Expansion
Music - Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify is further expanding into audiobooks — but not in the way you may think. The company today announced a new partnership with audiobooks platform Storytel, which will allow existing Storytel s...

May 20, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

3rd-Gen AirPods & Apple Music HiFi Tier Coming Soon
Music - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

Citing multiple sources within the music industry, the rumor suggests Apple isn’t looking for a premium price for its HiFi tier either – it will cost the same $9.99/monthly fee. Spotify has reveal...

Digital Music News
May 4, 2021

Spotify Premium Subscriber Count Increases 21 Percent to 158 M...
Music - Online - Podcasts

Spotify now boasts 158 million premium subscribers and 356 million monthly active users, according to its latest earnings report released today. That’s a 21 percent and 24 percent year-over-year inc...

The Verge
April 28, 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 ...

April 28, 2021

Everything Apple Announced at it’s Spring Loaded Event
Electronics - Finance - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

From tweaks to the Apple Card to all new iMacs and iPads, Apple crammed this one-hour event with news. New iMacs, new Apple TV, new Apple AirTags, new iPad Prods, Apple Card, Apple Podcasts, purple iP...

April 21, 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 ...

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

Facebook Looks To Make Audio More Social
Influencers - Online - Podcasts

Facebook is making a major push into audio, integrating podcasts, establishing a live chat answer to Clubhouse and launching a new format called Soundbites. The initiatives were highlighted by CEO Ma...

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

Spotify’s Car Thing Hardware Debuts as a Limited Release
Music - Podcasts - Tech

Spotify’s first gadget has landed. Car Thing, a Spotify-only, voice-controlled device for the car, is launching today in limited quantities to invited users. It’s a dedicated, Bluetooth-connected ...

The Verge
April 13, 2021

The Story of ‘Dumb Ways to Die,’ the Beloved Megav...
Health & Beauty - Podcasts

In late 2012, McCann Melbourne's John Mescall sat down and wrote the lyrics to a grimly amusing song that would anchor one of the most beloved and megaviral advertising campaigns in history. On episo...

April 12, 2021

Zola Mashariki Named Head of Audible Studios
Podcasts - Streaming

The former Fox Searchlight Pictures and BET Networks executive will oversee the creation of all original content in her new role. Zola Mashariki, a veteran of Fox Searchlight Pictures and BET Networks...

Hollywood Reporter
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...

Sony & Tinkercast Team Up on Kids Podcasts

Podcast maker Tinkercast and Sony Music Entertainment are collaborating to create new audio content for kids and families. The partners will cut their teeth on co-producing new episodes of existing T...

March 31, 2021

Disney Channel Launches First Scripted Podcast
Podcasts - Television

Disney Channel is tuning into the audio content market with the release later this month of its first original scripted podcast, This Duckburg Life. Inspired by Disney XD’s DuckTales series, the se...

March 12, 2021

The Ikea Catalog is Now a Podcast
Household - Podcasts

Everyone has a podcast — even Ikea. The Swedish retailer has transformed its annual bible-sized catalog into an audio version as a "handy and hands-free" alternative to the traditional behemoth. Ik...

CNN Business
March 11, 2021

Apple Adds Curated Podcast Collections for Kids
Household - Online - Podcasts

Apple is helping families to find podcasts they can all enjoy together with recommendations for children. The company has partnered with Common Sense Media to offer curated, kid-friendly collections o...

March 8, 2021

Spotify Expanding to over 80 New Locations
Music - Online - Podcasts

Spotify has announced an expansion to over 80 new locations around the world, including Brunei, Laos and Cambodia. The news was shared during the streaming service’s Stream On digital event on Febr...

New Musical Express
February 23, 2021

DC Comics Is Launching a Podcast Universe on Spotify
Podcasts - Publishing

DC is launching another universe to tell its superhero stories — but this time, it’s not on HBO Max or Cartoon Network: it’s on Spotify. The publisher is working on nine shows for Spotify, incl...

The Verge
February 22, 2021

PBS KIDS Launches Kids Podcast Accelerator
Podcasts - Streaming

Public media organizations PBS KIDS, PRX and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) are teaming up to launch a 16-week podcast development program for kids content creators. Running from May t...

February 16, 2021

HBO to Adapt Another Season of ‘Serial’ for Television
Podcasts - Television

The third season of the show is reportedly being developed for a limited-run series on HBO. In the most recent outing for Serial, the show went to Cleveland to examine the criminal justice system, loo...

February 1, 2021

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