iHeartRadio announces the "first podcast awards", says the Hollywood Reporter. "The podcast industry is getting its own awards show," says the story, "and will be the first live awards show for podcasting where listeners will decide on the winners." Nominees have been announced on the awards website, and listeners can vote now. (Numerous podcast award ceremonies have previously been held, many with listener-voted winners).
From Australia's OzPod 2018 last week, watch the full keynote from James Cridland, Podnews's editor, with all data from Australia's podcast consumption.
Apple Podcasts can reject your podcast if your artwork contains a picture of Apple's earbuds.
More Apple Podcast Chart manipulation: John Perotti, manager of podcast production for WBUR's iLab, has a "barely listened-to podcast" - . Approached by an Apple Podcast "promoter", he decides to...
Industry association Commercial Radio Australia has announced it will establish a Podcast Working Group, comprised of all major radio players - commercial, ABC and SBS - to spearhead the development of the growing podcast industry in Australia. It's to be chaired by Cath O'Connor.
In the UK, the winners of the Audio and Radio Industry Awards were announced in a ceremony in Leeds. Griefcast won best podcast; other podcasters were...
Enterprise digital audio company Triton Digital is to be bought by Scripps, who also own Stitcher and Midroll Media (as well as a number of US television stations). They've spend $150m on the purchase; Triton Digital is projected to earn $40m next year in revenues. Scripps used to own radio stations; they sold those earlier in the year.
James Careless, a well-respected radio journalist, covers Podcasting Provides Money-Making Options for...
Chartable focus on how spammers are targeting the Apple Podcast Charts, including a useful guide on how to spot a fake:
"Apple isn't just one player among many in the podcasting ecosystem—the Apple Podcasts directory is the closest thing to a centralized podcast database that this industry has."
The ABC launched a set of podcast research today at OzPod 2018, in Melbourne VIC, Australia. The data shows a surge in true-crime...
OzPod returns tomorrow in Melbourne VIC, Australia. All sessions are being recorded for release later. Speakers include Zack Reneau-Wedeen from Google, and Podnews's Editor, James Cridland. Watch #ozpod2018 for live updates.
If you saw Poductivity at Podcast Movement 2018, and were wondering what Poductivity was, the CEO and co-founder writes a teasing blog post.
In April we reported on The Undersiders, a binaural podcast available in both...
launches today - claimed to be the world's first reality show podcast, following Lydia Bright, a UK television star (The Only Way Is Essex), and her family. The podcast is scheduled to be launched with a guest appearance on Good Morning Britain, a UK breakfast TV show. (Sound Directions / Insanity Group / Acast)
BitPlatter has published some insight into podcast mentions of auto brands, based on speech recognition of over 1.2m podcasts...
Google wants to make Google Podcasts easier. The company is working on "simplifying the process" for being listed in Google Podcasts, says Zack Reneau-Wedeen. Meanwhile, Google Podcasts has quietly added a "trim silences" feature: you'll find it under the playback speed settings.
Google Podcasts "will be launching a feature to help podcasters monetize their work", according to a report of Google's Luis Collado's talk at JPOD18 in...
Why bother with podcasting when you can just Facebook live? Paul Colligan checks the stats: average consumption for podcasting is much, much better.
Facebook is making a TV show with Jessica Biel based on . Biel is playing the part of Lia Haddock, the podcast's host and journalist.
In Los Angeles, NewFronts West contained announcements from the Los Angeles Times and Gallery Media Group about new podcasts.
Podtrac have announced their...
The "screwy and seemingly scammy" state of the Apple Podcast Charts is the subject of much of the latest issue of HotPod; meanwhile an Apple website claims that Apple is aware, but offers little proof. Our Editor's piece yesterday has resulted in a number of private emails from podcasters disillusioned and demotivated by the cheating.
The Australian Podcast Awards ceremony will be back in Sydney on Saturday 18 May. They've announced the...