Tag: podcasts

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Podcast listening may be falling amid coronavirus pandemic

There’s been a certain amount of debate in the last fortnite about whether music streaming isn’t, in fact, getting a spike in usage as more people work from home. Here’s some more possible context for that: perhaps...
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Spotify’s Anchor makes remote, collaborative podcasting easier

“I know this time of self isolation is hard and scary for people but however bad you are feeling- please, please don’t consider starting your own podcast,” joked actor Nicola Coughlan last week – which...
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Spotify launches a new podcast API for developers

Spotify may be booting DJ apps off its music API, but the company is also launching a new API for another part of its business: podcasts. “Today, we launched a new podcast API for developers. This will allow developers...
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Bootleg podcasts hint at how Spotify could shake up audio shows

What to call them. Podboots? Notcasts? Vice has run a fascinating piece on the Trojan horse world of podcasts on Spotify that are smuggling unlicensed music onto the platform. Vice has trawled Spotify’s music podcasts...
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Spotify snaps up Anchor-made podcasts as exclusives in Asia

Spotify’s push to acquire exclusive podcasts continues: it’s just snapped up eight of the most popular shows in Indonesia for its service – its first exclusives in the south-east Asia region. What’s also interesting...
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Spotify says it’s dealing with bootleg music podcasts

In October last year, we wrote about an 89-episode podcast that suddenly appeared on Spotify, with every episode consisting simply of a demo, remix or rarity from Britney Spears – clearly NOT an official project. It was...
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The Ringer launches a Spotify-exclusive music podcast

A Spotify regulatory filing has confirmed how much it’s paying for media and podcasts group The Ringer: “Cash consideration totaling approximately €130 to €180 million, a portion of which is deferred, subject...
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Report: Spotify is paying $250m for The Ringer acquisition

Spotify announced last week that it’s buying media and podcasts firm The Ringer, but it didn’t say how much for. That’ll come out in a future financial filing, but Bloomberg has already put forward a figure: $250m....
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek: ‘With The Ringer, I think we bought the next ESPN’

Spotify published its latest quarterly financial results earlier today, followed by an earnings call with analysts in which CEO Daniel Ek talked about its just-announced acquisition of media and podcasts firm The Ringer. “If...
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Podcasts may be a sticking point in Spotify / label talks

Spotify is announcing its latest quarterly financial results later this morning, and we can expect to hear some new figures for its push into podcasts. Ahead of that, the Financial Times has published a report suggesting...
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Sony Music launches podcast partnership with Somethin’ Else

Sony Music’s thirst for podcast partnerships shows no signs of being quenched. This morning, the major label has announced its latest such alliance, with veteran UK-based radio and podcasts production company Somethin’...
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Spotify’s podcast catalogue expands with PodcastOne deal

Spotify is splashing its cash on producing original podcasts, but the company is also pressing ahead with getting other companies’ shows onto its platform. Its latest licensing deal is with US firm PodcastOne, which is...