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.
October 22, 2021
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.
October 15, 2021
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.
October 7, 2021
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".
October 6, 2021
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.
October 6, 2021
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...
September 29, 2021
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.
September 17, 2021
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...
August 25, 2021
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.
August 24, 2021
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.
August 20, 2021
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.
August 19, 2021