Tag: podcasts

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Spotify opens video podcasts up to many more Anchor creators

Spotify began testing video podcasts on its service earlier this year, but now it is opening up the feature to more podcasters using its Anchor app.
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SiriusXM and Reservoir invest in podcasts startup Audio Up

The company has raised $12m of Series B funding from investors including SiriusXM, Reservoir, The Weeknd and music manager Larry Rudolph.
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Spotify reveals more details of its advertising expansion

The company has made it clear that it wants to put some welly behind its advertising business to make that a bigger proportion of its revenues.
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Fireside comes out of beta with audio and video podcasts app

We wrote about startup Fireside in February when it was first announced, describing it as "a cross between podcasts and Clubhouse".
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Sounds Like A Plan music biz climate-crisis podcast returns

Across the music industry, companies are thinking about how they can reduce their impact on the environment, and thus contribute to tackling the climate emergency.
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RichCast promises ‘voice-driven’ interactive stories and podcasts

Spotify likes to see itself as the on-demand audio platform that will kill off 'linear radio', but even its audio is still linear in the sense that you choose a track, playlist or podcast and listen to it. However, the...
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YouTube launches its first original podcast: The Upload

People (including us) have often underestimated YouTube as a podcasting platform, but it can be a powerful service for building an audience for long-form shows.
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Spotify will give podcasters their subscribers’ contact details

Spotify has been testing its new podcast subscriptions in the US since earlier in the year with more than 100 shows. Now it’s happy enough with the system to roll it out to all podcasters in that country. Well, all the...
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Report explores performance of Spotify Gimlet podcasts studio

Business Insider has published an investigative piece about Spotify's podcasts studio Gimlet, riffing off figures indicating a "late-summer slump" in 2020.
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Spotify has removed some of its podcasts from rival platforms

When Spotify bought podcast production studios in the past, it often left their shows on other podcasting platforms rather than making them exclusive to its service.
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Spotify rolls out Music + Talk podcasts in 15 more countries

Initially available in a handful of countries, now the model is rolling out to 15 more, including Japan, France and Brazil.
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Spotify Q2 2021 financials reveal 365m listeners and 165m subscribers

Spotify has published its financial results for the second quarter of 2021. The streaming service now has 365 million monthly active users.