Tag: podcasts

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iHeartMedia to acquire podcast publisher Stuff Media

We’re well aware that Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services see podcasts as a new area for competition – and are signing content deals (exclusives included) left, right and centre. But this may be a market ripe...
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Spotify secures exclusive on The Joe Budden podcast

We’re some way past the era of single-service exclusives on new albums, bar the odd outlier. But we could be entering a new wave of exclusivity agreements for another kind of content that’s increasingly prominent on streaming...
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Spotify takes podcast bootcamp for women of colour to London

Earlier this year, Spotify ran a ‘Sound Up Bootcamp’ in the US for women of colour, picking 10 from more than 18,000 applicants for a week-long series of educational sessions to help them develop their podcasts. Now...
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Spotify launches vodka-backed podcast series Ebb & Flow

Spotify’s push into podcasts continues with the launch of Ebb & Flow, a ‘branded original’ podcast focusing on hip-hop and R&B. Hosted by DJ Jasmine Solano, it promises to focus on “the hustlers, dreamers and...
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BBC podcasts now on Spotify UK

Podcasts became a “hot topic” last week amid debates over who is and who isn’t allowed a platform on services like Spotify and iTunes. This week sees a less controversial development as podcasts produced for the BBC...
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Pandora aiming to launch podcast genome project this year

Earlier this year, Pandora announced plans to create a ‘podcast genome project’ comparable to its earlier work around music recommendations. Now CEO Roger Lynch says the project will soon be ready for public consumption. “Pandora...
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Now Apple and Stitcher remove Alex Jones’ Infowars podcasts

Spotify removed some individual episodes of podcasts by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones last week, but now some other popular podcast platforms have followed suit. Apple has removed the entire libraries of five podcasts...
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Spotify removes some Alex Jones podcasts for hate content

As we reported yesterday, Spotify’s latest content controversy concerns the availability on its service of podcasts by far-right conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones. Having been censured by YouTube and Facebook in recent weeks,...
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New for Spotify: Google Clock deal and Archie motion-comics

Spotify already has a pretty close relationship with Google for integration into its Google Home family of smart speakers. Now the companies are collaborating on one of the most well-used apps on Android devices: its clock...
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Spotify funds three women of colour’s podcast ambitions

Spotify has announced the results of its recent Sound Up Bootcamp, a week-long workshop in June for women of colour with ambitions in the podcast arena. 10 participants were chosen from more than 18,000 applicants, and three...
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US podcast ad revenues set new record of $314m in 2017

Brands are spending even more money advertising within podcasts, according to a new study published by ad-industry body the IAB and consultancy firm PwC. It claims that US podcast advertising spend grew by 86% to $314m in...
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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...