Spotify creates its own daily-news podcast in Colombia
We reported yesterday on the launch of a new, daily true-crime podcast by Spotify’s recently-acquired Parcast studio. Now Spotify is launching another daily podcast – in Colombia. It’s called ‘El Primer Café‘,...
August 21, 2019
Spotify’s Parcast launches a daily true-crime podcast
Spotify paid around $56m to acquire podcast production firm Parcast earlier this year, so what is the streaming service getting for its money? This week, it’s getting a brand new podcast called ‘Today In True Crime’,...
August 20, 2019
Pandora boosts podcasts catalogue with open submission tool
Spotify just brought its podcast analytics out of beta, but now Pandora is making its latest move in spoken-word content: by inviting podcasters to submit their shows to its platform. The tool is available within Pandora’s...
August 15, 2019
Spotify brings its podcast analytics out of beta
In early October 2018, Spotify launched a version of its analytics for podcasters, offering data on their listeners, ‘starts’ and streams – in beta. Now the tool is coming out of beta, and is thus available to anyone...
August 14, 2019
SoundExchange wants to help podcasts license music properly
Licensing music for use in podcasts is tough: in most countries there isn’t a standard (or blanket) licensing system to help shows use music while paying royalties to its rightsholders and creators. That’s why podcasters...
August 13, 2019
Podcasting app Himalaya spins off HiStudios production firm
Himalaya is one of the independent podcast apps battling to sign up listeners, and like rival Luminary it launched earlier this year with a very-big funding number: $100m of backing, with its lead investor being Chinese...
August 12, 2019
Deezer expands its podcasts pipeline with Blubrry / Libsyn deals
Spotify may suck up much of the media attention around music streaming’s intersection with podcasts, but the company’s rivals are all making their own moves too. Witness two deals announced last week that involve Deezer,...
August 12, 2019
Google to start indexing individual podcast episodes in search
Podcast discoverability is a topic you’ll be hearing plenty about in the coming months: it’s one of the big rallying points for Spotify and Pandora as part of their podcasts push, with their claims that it’s still too...
August 9, 2019
Just like Spotify, radio giant Entercom is buying podcast firms
Spotify has spent just over $400m on three podcast companies this year: Anchor, Gimlet Media and Parcast. But it’s certainly not the only big fish looking to see what’s tasty in the podcasting pond. US radio group Entercom...
August 8, 2019
Spotify filing reveals it paid €49m for podcasting firm Parcast
Music Ally reported on Spotify’s latest financial results last week, but the official filing has revealed a bit more information on the company’s recent acquisition of podcasts producer Parcast. Spotify paid €36m...
August 6, 2019
New podcasts on the way for Gregory Porter and Dolly Parton
In Spotify’s earnings call with analysts last week, CEO Daniel Ek said that listening to music-focused podcasts has been growing fast on the platform: “If you look historically at podcasting that’s not been...
August 5, 2019