Daily news for the podcast and on-demand audio industry - from Apple Podcasts to Spotify, YouTube Music to Joe Rogan. Podnews also covers the latest jobs and events and trending shows in a short update every weekday. firstname.lastname@example.org - visit https://podnews.net to get our free newsletter.
Spotify’s CFO Paul Vogel quits (with $12.6mn)
Google Podcasts kill-date is set; and Apple Podcasts gets into Tesla cars
The company sending bills to podcast directories
Spotify share sales, and Podtrac numbers for November
Doja Cat and Ice Spice appear on podcast from Instagram
Linkfire goes live for everyone, and Spotify is 'simply bad at podcasting' says ex-Gimlet boss
Spotify lays off 1,500; companies might lose IAB certification
We lose 1,500 people from the on-demand audio industry: and some big names from IAB certification?
iOS 17 has cut Apple’s download numbers
And Castro denies it's to close, while admitting it's looking for new owners
More precise targeting to bring local ad boom
Libsyn's AdvertiseCast reckon more precise regional and local targeting will mean a boom in that sector
Mostly a really helpful show
80% of their reporting is very helpful. That said, they definitely have big biases and favored people. They casually promote the launch of some shows, for example in todays update they promoted (for free) the sleepscape pod. they called it “the first of its kind”…which is objectively false. There’s tons of sleep soundscape podcasts. And they promote some shows for free, while others have to pay for ads to get in. And the ones they promote free usually aren’t good. It gives an air of nepotism and/or “old boys network”. Also every week you will hear something about Arielle niesenblatt..why? Idk. 99% of it is not newsworthy in the least. If you have a crush on her, I don’t care, but don’t waste your listeners time with it. Would appreciate fixing these kinds of things
A must listen for all podcasters
A concise resource that helps all podcasters keep up with the fast flowing stream of podcasting news and advances. Fantastic!
James is amazing!
Five stars the hard way
These guys usually talk about the same half dozen companies and maybe 20 high-profile podcasters every day. They like Adam Curry and open source geek stuff. They hate Joe Rogan and walled gardens. One of them comes off as fairly snarky and entitled, mostly mad at the industry. I appreciate their tenacity and dedication. Their long-form weekend show is good — lots of interviews. This short daily show is just podcast news headlines read with an attitude. It’s still better than your podcast.