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 was due to be launched this morning 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...
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...
The Apple Podcast Chart is screwed. How should we replace it?this Twitter thread The question is whether we can get a truly global replacement for the Apple Podcast Chart — one less susceptible to being cheated, one more representative of the industry as a whole, and one that is just as accessible for passion podcasters as for VC-backed podcast publishers.
Spotify has announced Sound Up Bootcamp Australia, for...
The Podcast Consumer Canada 2018 report has been released by Edison Research and Triton Digital. 19% of adults are Weekly Podcast Listeners and 28% are Monthly Podcast Listeners.
RadioPublic has launched tipping. "Now, fans can tip you for any amount up to $100, right in the app, and it goes directly into your bank account."
NOVA Entertainment in Australia released this Podcasting Intelligence Report with Acast last month: plenty of...
Google is working with PRX to lead its Google Podcasts creator program. The program "hopes to remove barriers to podcasting, increase the diversity of voices in the industry, and to make sure content is available for all audiences." You can apply for the first round until November 18.
Podcasts have been disappearing from Apple Podcasts - kind of. Many publishers are reporting that iTunes, and the Apple Podcasts app, showed no episodes at all for...
Entale, an iOS podcast app, is out of beta. The app "adds pictures, maps, links, quotes and chapters to your favourite shows for a rich, interactive experience." It launches with a special version of M&S-sponsored , which Entale are also hosting.
Chartable, which shows chart history for your podcasts, is now showing charts across all countries (we're killing it in Sweden!) For a sneak preview, search for your podcast at Podnews and press...
SoundCloud, a popular podcast and music host, has renewed its exclusive advertising deal with DAX in the UK.
Nico Vetesse, a composer, has written a guide to how to use music in your podcast. "Learning where the music should take the focus, and where it sits in the background (or not at all) will send you greatly on your way".
The podcast is two years old. The broadcaster reports that downloads are up 67% year-on-year.
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Spotify, the second-largest podcast platform in the world, has today released a dedicated podcasters portal. The website now lets you instantly add your podcast, even if you're not with a partner host; and promises audience consumption data including gender, age and location. Unlike Apple Podcasts, there is no editorial approval process.
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