Tag: podcasts

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Amazon Music catalogue swells from 2m tracks to 100m

Amazon Music is getting a huge upgrade in the amount of music it has available. Its catalogue is swelling from 2m tracks to 100m.
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Report suggests podcasts could be TikTok’s next expansion

The report suggests that TikTok’s tanks aren’t just rumbling towards Spotify, Apple, Amazon and YouTube’s music lawns.
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Sounds Like A Plan climate music podcast seeks new funding

'Sounds Like A Plan' covers the music industry's efforts to cut its emissions and support efforts to tackle the climate emergency.
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Gimlet and Parcast unions slam Spotify over podcast layoffs

Last week, Spotify cancelled 11 of its original podcasts and laid off some employees from its Parcast and Gimlet divisions.
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Spotify buys startup Kinzen to help it tackle harmful content

Spotify's latest acquisition is a startup which it has been working with since 2020 on its efforts to remove 'harmful content' on the service.
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Podcasts give Spotify another copyright headache: film piracy

Spotify's expansion into podcasting brought a headache: the risk that people would upload copyrighted music to its platform as podcasts.
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Spotify expects podcasts profitability within next two years

Spotify’s chief financial officer Paul Vogel has been talking about the company’s expectations of podcasts.
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Podcasting service Podimo raises €58.6m for further expansion

Is the world of podcasting and audiobooks destined to be dominated by the biggest players like Spotify, Apple and Amazon?
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Björk teams up with Mailchimp for ‘Sonic Symbolism’ podcast

Artists can launch podcasts, but should they? Only if they're interesting enough is the blunt answer to that question.
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Apple launches charts for subscription podcasts and channels

Apple has launched two new charts tracking the popularity of paid shows on its Apple Podcasts service.
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Spotify tests user-generated podcasts as playlist reactions

Spotify's latest test is happening in Vietnam, although thanks to the internet it's now been covered in western news reports.
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Spotify splits out music and podcasts in Home feeds revamp

The streaming service has another announcement: the latest revamp of the Home screen in its mobile app.