Tag: music podcasts

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Cult podcast Song Exploder removing some episodes due to cost of licensing

The Song Exploder podcast is a must-listen for music nerds: each episode strips down a song to its bare components and the artists explain how they were made. Unusually, the podcasts are filled with licensed music, often...
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Sandbox Issue 254: The Rise of Music Podcasts

Lead: If you aren’t making or appearing on a podcast, do you actually exist? Even with DSPs and record labels investing in them heavily and building whole podcasting divisions, there is still the issue of licensing music...
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Midland and Vampire Weekend join the music-podcasts rush

More artist podcasts? You got ’em! Country trio Midland have launched their own spoken-word show called ‘Set It Straight with Midland‘. It sounds fun too: rather than promote the band’s music, each...
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Former WMG CEO’s firm leads $10m funding for UMG podcast partner Wondery

Podcast production studio Wondery has raised a Series B funding round of $10m, adding to the $5m Series A round that it raised in March 2018. This is the company that Universal Music Group is working with to create a slate...
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Music podcast ‘And The Writer Is…’ passes 2m downloads

One of the quirks of the podcasts market in 2019 is that ‘downloads’ is still an important metric, even as the likes of Spotify and Pandora have made ‘streams’ a bigger part of the market. Still, downloads count,...