Spotify and Genius team up for Déjà Vu music podcast
Spotify’s latest podcasts move is a partnership with lyrics-focused firm Genius. The companies have collaborated on a podcast called Déjà Vu, which launched yesterday. It’s a panel-based podcast discussing “the...
March 29, 2018
Non-musical content key to UMG and WMG’s latest moves
Two separate announcements from major labels Universal Music and Warner Music shed some light on how they’re tackling content around the music of their artists. UMG has appointed Celine Joshua to a new position as general...
February 28, 2018
Spotify debuts ‘Spotlight’ format for podcasts, audiobooks and news
Spotify's latest announcement focuses less on music, and more on the other kinds of audio content available on the streaming service: podcasts, audiobooks and news. The company is launching a new 'multimedia format' called...
January 18, 2018
Pandora wants to create ‘the podcast genome project’
Pandora signalled its interest in the world of podcasts in late 2015 when it became the ‘exclusive streaming partner’ for the second series of podcast Serial. Now its recently-appointed CEO Roger Lynch says the company...
January 12, 2018
Spotify gets into news with ‘We Need To Talk About’ podcast
Well, news discussion anyway: Spotify isn’t hiring a bunch of reporters and competing with CNN just yet. But it is launching a new weekly podcast out of the UK called ‘We Need To Talk About’ which will see a panel of...
September 29, 2017
Spotify desktop design-tweak boosts podcasts and videos
Spotify is rolling out a design tweak for its desktop app's menu bar, which gives podcasts and videos more prominence for listeners. All users of the desktop app will now see podcasts as one of the options under 'Your...
August 9, 2017
Tidal launches its ‘On Air’ range of podcasts
The latest music-streaming service getting into the podcasts game is Tidal, which has announced a range of audio shows under the banner of ‘Tidal On Air’. it’s starting with five podcasts. In Real Life will focus...
June 21, 2017
Deezer launches original football podcast in the UK
Deezer may have sold its Stitcher podcasts app, but the streaming service is pressing on with its podcasting content strategy. Deezer UK has launched an original podcast based on the Euro 2016 tournament. Called Deezer...
June 17, 2016
Google Play Music joins the streaming podcasts party
This has been rumoured for a few weeks now, but music-streaming service Google Play has now officially added podcasts to its catalogue of content. Albeit with limits for now. “Starting today on the web and rolling out...
April 19, 2016
Pandora bags ‘exclusive’ streaming deal for Serial podcast
After a recent plummet, Pandora’s shares rose yesterday – but music wasn’t the cause. The company has signed a deal to become the “exclusive streaming partner” for the second season of podcast Serial, which begins...
November 3, 2015
Deezer expands its radio and podcast features
Its IPO may be off, but Deezer continues to add more features to the non-music element of its streaming service. Today, it’s expanding its radio and podcast features, doubling the size of its library to more than 40,000...
October 29, 2015
Deezer expands into football with live commentary and podcasts
Streaming service Deezer’s latest new feature isn’t anything to do with music – bar the odd themed playlist. Deezer Football cements the company’s move into radio-style content, with live commentary on Premier...
October 1, 2015