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Spotify's new head of podcasts and video ran Disney's Maker Studios

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:55:00 -0400

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That didn't take long. Less than a week after Spotify lost its head of video and podcasting Tom Calderone, its snatched Disney's Courtney Holt for the job. As Variety notes, Holt led Maker Studios when the House of Mouse purchased it back in 2014, and became CEO a year later. Spotify confirmed the hiring to Engadget and said that he'll focus on expanding premium video offerings in addition to podcasts and other types of audio programming. This hire serves as evidence that the streaming service is taking another swing at pushing deeper into podcasts. Here's to hoping for more stuff like Traffic Jams, too.

Source: Variety




Federal court steps in to protect podcasts from patent troll

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:16:00 -0400

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The venerable podcast is the bastion of broadcasters big and small, from major news outlets to DIY publishers. But, for the last few years, this hallowed ground has come under threat from patent troll Personal Audio -- which has tried to sue podcasters of all sizes. It claims it created the concept of the podcast. Thankfully, the U.S. Court of Appeals disagrees. A three-judge panel of the court just affirmed a previous decision rendering Personal Audio's patent invalid. The ruling declares the company was trying to protect an invention that already existed. Meaning podcasters and listeners can rest easy, for now.

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation




Bloomberg: Spotify is planning another big podcast push

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:44:00 -0400

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Spotify started its new year getting into the podcast game when it announced it was bringing on its first original content in a trio of music-related shows. Then in March, it partnered with WNYC to bring its podcasts to the platform. While Apple still dominates the space, Spotify is steaming ahead with more podcast-focused advertising and original content: Sources told Bloomberg that a new batch of shows will launch in a few months.

Source: Bloomberg




Anchor lets you record and publish podcasts from your phone

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400

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If you haven't heard of Anchor yet, it's an app that lets you record little bits of audio and broadcast them to your followers with minimal fuss. In a lot of ways, it's like Instagram or Snapchat stories, but focused purely on audio recordings -- you can find friends, publications, internet stars and so forth when you sign up on the app and then listen in to whatever they decide to broadcast. These segments can be as brief or as complex as the person recording them wants, but they'll disappear after one day.

Given the recent podcasting boom, it's not surprising that Anchor itself has been getting more attention over the last six months or so. In February, the company released a big update that added a "call-in" feature where your listeners could chat with you live, the ability to publish full-length Spotify or Apple Music tracks and the ability to record an interview over the phone and publish it straight to Anchor. But today's update marks perhaps the most significant change yet: Anchor users now will have the option to push their recordings out to the world as podcasts and have them live forever.

Source: Anchor




Tidal’s ‘On Air’ podcast network features five exclusive shows

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:10:00 -0400

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Jay Z's forthcoming album isn't the only new content coming to Tidal this month. The streaming music site announced Tuesday that it is following the lead of Google Play, Deezer, and Spotify and now offering podcasts to its subscribers.




Apple podcast updates will help you catch up on 'Serial'

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 18:24:00 -0400

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Podcasts have come a long way from the days when they represented a novel way to fill up your iPod. There are now shows with seasons (like Serial), teasers and other trappings that you'd normally expect from TV. Simply speaking, podcast apps need to evolve to keep pace with listening habits... and Apple knows it. The company has detailed changes to the specs for iOS 11's Podcasts app that will make it easier to listen to shows as intended. The spec now supports seasons, and you'll have the option of downloading an entire season in one go if you're catching up. Creators can specify that a show is meant to be heard in chronological order, and they can tag podcasts as bonuses or teasers. And that's not all -- Apple is also helping podcasters make a better living through ads.

Via: Six Colors

Source: Apple (PDF)




LeVar Burton is reading to you again on his new podcast

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:59:00 -0400

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In a world where everyone has a podcast (or two -- you've subscribed to ours, right?), this new one is interesting. LeVar Burton is joining the game with a new weekly storytelling podcast that should take millennials right back to their Reading Rainbow childhoods. LeVar Burton Reads will be available for free on all platforms beginning June 13th, however starting with episode two, it will appear on Stitcher Premium a week early.

Source: Levar Burton Reads




Medium is making audio versions of its best blog posts

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:31:00 -0400

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Minimalist blogging platform Medium is expanding into audio. Readers who have a $5 per month subscription can now listen to stories published by fellow members, as well as those hand-picked by Medium staff. As TechCrunch notes, more than 50 stories have an audio version at launch, and more will be added over time. It's a small number, however each one has been recorded by a professional voice artist, rather than a robotic text-to-speech service. You'll find them at the top of articles, both on the web and in Medium's mobile apps, with some basic playback controls.

Via: TechCrunch




Spotify lands '2 Dope Queens' and other hit WNYC podcasts

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:26:00 -0400

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Last month, Spotify reaffirmed its interest in podcasting by introducing three original shows. The streaming service clearly wants to be a source for not just music, but all our listening needs. Now, it's taking another big step to establish itself as a legitimate podcast destination. Spotify announced today that a partnership with WNYC Studios will bring some of the network's popular podcasts to its platform.

Source: Spotify




Google's first original podcast is 'City Soundtracks'

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

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Spotify isn't the only one experimenting with original podcasts. Today, Google is announcing its first exclusive series for Play Music users called City Soundtracks. The concept is similar to the BBC's Desert Island Discs, focusing on individual artists and the people, places and moments that have influenced their lives. The chatter will be punctuated with tracks, picked by the guest, which reflect their hometown and the stories they've chosen to tell. It'll be hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway, the voice behind music podcast Song Exploder and the self-explanatory West Wing Weekly.




Spotify gets into podcasting with three music-themed shows

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:11:00 -0500

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Spotify dipped its toes into podcasting in 2015 by adding pre-existing programs to its lineup. Now it's getting into content creation and rolling out its own shows. The company is launching three original podcasts, and it says that's just the start.

Source: Spotify




Hillary Clinton is co-hosting a podcast about her campaign

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:45:00 -0400

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On top of serving as Secretary of the State and New York Senator, Hillary Clinton can now add "podcast host" to her list of many accomplishments. The Democratic presidential nominee is co-hosting With Her, a new show which will chronicle her historic run for office. It's also the first podcast launched by a presidential campaign. Pineapple Street Media is producing the show, and it's also co-hosted by that company's founder Max Linsky, who's also known for the app and website Longform.

Via: 9to5Mac

Source: "With Her" (iTunes)




Deezer sells Stitcher less than two years after purchasing it

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:10:00 -0400

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Podcast app/directory Stitcher is changing hands again, as this time Deezer is selling it to the E.W. Scripps company. That comes just 591 days after Deezer bought Stitcher in the first place, seeking to pair podcasts with its music library and a few months after the podcast app suffered a prolonged outage. According to Scripps, Stitcher has 8.5 million registered users and is installed on 50 models of cars, however it did not reveal how many of those users are active. Apparently it's enough to justify a $4.5 million purchase price a Wall Street Journal source described as a small acquihire, and the Stitcher team will join Midroll Media, a podcast producer and advertising network.

Source: E.W. Scripps, Stitcher




RadioPublic aims to capture the 'Serial' podcast crowd

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:08:00 -0400

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Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the non-profit that delivers podcasts like The Moth Radio Hour, is launching RadioPublic, a company that aims to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts like Serial. The first goal for the organization is to build an app that helps users find and listen to audio programs, including "spoken-word stories, news, information, journalism and entertainment," according to the company. Investors include some serious media players, including the New York Times, Graham Holdings and the Knight Foundation Enterprise Fund.

Via: Poynter

Source: RadioPublic




The Energy Department just started its own podcast

Mon, 09 May 2016 17:54:00 -0400

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You normally don't think of government agencies embracing podcasts -- even if tight budgets aren't a problem, creativity isn't usually their top priority. The US Department of Energy wants to buck that trend, though. It just started up a podcast, Direct Current, that delves into energy technology, government initiatives and energy history. The first episode touches on the problems surrounding the "soft costs" of solar power, solar technology's milestones and the history of the Energy Department itself.

Via: The Verge

Source: Energy.gov, iTunes




Apple holds talks on the future of podcasts

Sat, 07 May 2016 17:32:00 -0400

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Podcasts may not make Apple any direct revenue, but they're still important in an era when Serial and other big shows are drawing in lots of listeners. And apparently, the company knows it. New York Times sources say that Apple recently held talks with seven "leading podcast professionals" at its headquarters. While the crew at 1 Infinite Loop didn't vow to make any changes, they reportedly discussed "several pressing issues" in podcasting. The company's internet software and services lead, Eddy Cue, came in afterwards to talk privately with staff.

Source: New York Times




Google Play Music's podcasts are convenient but lack features

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0400

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Google announced last fall that it would finally bring podcasts to Google Play Music, and last week a collection of shows debuted in the web app. This means that if you have a subscription to the service, all of your listening material is in one place -- just like Spotify. You'll no longer need to use Stitcher, Pocket Casts or the like to listen to shows. But is Google's new integration the best option? I've been waiting for the feature to arrive on the Play Music Android app, and now that it has, I can offer some impressions.




Find and play podcasts in the Android Google app

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:00:00 -0400

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Google finally added podcasts to Google Play Music this week, but the episodic content is still rolling out to the music service's Android app. While you're waiting to have all of your listening content in one place, the folks in Mountain View are giving you another option in the main search app. Starting today, you'll be able to fire up a podcast right from the search results in the Google app on Android. Once you start a show, a player appears at the bottom of the window with play/pause controls and options for skipping ahead 30 seconds and skipping back 10 seconds.

Source: Google




Podcasts are now available in Google Play Music

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:00:00 -0400

(image) Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets of the last six months has come to pass: Podcasts have officially been added to Google Play Music for Android and on the web. This comes right as predicted last week, when an internal NPR memo tipped the launch date. Fortunately, Google's doing something rather clever with its podcast launch. Just like the activity-based radio stations that Google added after buying Songza, you'll be able to browse a variety of podcast "channels" for when you're not sure exactly what you feel like listening to.

Source: Google




Google Play podcasts might finally launch on April 18th

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:38:00 -0400

(image) Podcasts have been rumored to come to Google Play Music for a long time now, and it looks like that wait is finally over. As noticed by Android Police, NPR sent a newsletter out to member partners that said podcasts would come to Google Play Music on April 18th. It's not concrete confirmation, and we've been burned in the past by similar accidental disclosures (like Bill Simmons tweeting that podcasts would launch on Google's platform back in February), but this seems like pretty solid evidence that Google Play Music will get perhaps its biggest missing feature filled in soon.

Via: Android Police, 9to5Google

Source: NPR




Podcasts are showing up in Google Play Music for some users

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:16:00 -0500

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Yesterday, HBO's Bill Simmons tipped the arrival of podcasts in Google Play Music this month, and the launch appears to be close at hand. In fact, Android Police reports that podcasts are showing up inside the app for a few users. Google revealed its plans to bring the episodic audio content to its app back in October, but there was no word on a launch date or how they would work with the existing software. Thanks to an apparent server issue during the test phase, we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Via: TechCrunch

Source: Android Police




HBO's Bill Simmons outs Google podcast plans

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:36:00 -0500

(image) Google tipped podcasts for Play Music back in the fall, but it looks like the company is finally prepping for their debut. Thanks to HBO's Bill Simmons, the Twitterverse now knows that Google Play's "podcast platform" is due to launch this month. Of course, there's a chance Simmons is just blowing hot air (he's been known to do that from time to time), but if a group outside of Google's ranks knows about an arrival date, it's likely big-name content producers. The tweet has since been deleted, so you can draw your own conclusions there.

Via: Talk Android

Source: Bill Simmons (Twitter)




Dear Veronica: Do you have a minute for beats?

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:00 -0500

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This week on the show, we get super music-nerdy with producer and composer Justin Lassen, coming to us from the floor at NAMM. He explains to us how music software figures out BPM (beat per minute) in songs and samples. Having worked with some incredible musicians (and creating some amazing works of his own) Justin knows and thing or two about the process!

I also help a listener find his true passion for podcasting, and uncover the sordid history of the smiling poop emoji! Actually, that would be a great podcast right there... 💩




Apple TV software update adds missing Podcasts app

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:11:00 -0500

(image) Apple has a host of notable updates coming for iOS, the Apple Watch and the new Apple TV. But in the meantime, the company has just released tvOS 9.1.1, a relatively minor bug fix update that nonetheless contains at least one user-facing feature: a Podcasts app. The fact that the new Apple TV shipped without this app was rather puzzling, as the older Apple TV has had podcast features for some time. Now, that gap has been closed.

Via: 9to5Mac

Source: Apple




Deezer expands podcasts and talk radio to bolster its streaming library

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:41:00 -0400

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After nabbing podcast company Stitcher in late 2014, Deezer added the listening material to its own service earlier this year. Now, the streaming option is filling out its library and adding some to features to make the experience a bit more enjoyable. First, Deezer's lineup of podcasts and talk radio now totals 40,000, doubling the previous tally. The library of shows includes programming from the likes of NPR and CBS News with sports coverage from TalkSport (in the UK and Germany) and more. Next, the company's apps have some new tools for podcast listening. There are playlist and sharing options now, as well as offline listening for Premium Plus subscribers that'll allow access during a flight or other times a connection isn't available.