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“Big tech is bad for podcasting” - Laporte

Visit https://podnews.net/update/big-tech for all the links, and to get our newsletter. Companies like Spotify and Amazon are "ultimately bad for podcasting," according to "Chief TWiT" and longtime podcaster Leo Laporte. Speaking in today's Podnews Weekly Review, he says: "Their complete model is to get you to listen in their app so that they know everything about you. They know exactly what you listen to, when you listen to it, how many times you listen to it, and which ads are …

Theroux signs exclusive deal with Spotify

Visit https://podnews.net/update/louis-theroux-spotify for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Want to give your feedback to the big podcast platforms? The Podnews Report Card is back for 2023, with your chance to be heard. Fill in the Podnews Report Card today. Broadcaster Louis Theroux has signed an exclusive deal with Spotify. The show is the latest high-profile defection from the BBC: his podcast Grounded was the most popular podcast on BBC Sounds in Q2/20. Michelle Obama is also doing an …

Spotify's CEO: “I got carried away”

Visit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-q422 for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Want to give your feedback to the big podcast platforms? The Podnews Report Card is back for 2023, with your chance to be heard. Fill in the Podnews Report Card today. Spotify released the company's Q4/22 financial update. In an earnings call, Daniel Ek admitted "In hindsight, I probably got a little carried away." We carry a longer quote from Ek about podcasting below. Podcast ad revenue wasn't split out, …

Podcasting in East and South East Asia explored

Visit https://podnews.net/update/podcasting-asia-hero for all the links, and to get our newsletter. Exclusive: Podnews today starts a series of articles about podcasting in East and South East Asia. Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have a total population of 734m, making it more than twice the size of the US; and we can expect podcast listening to grow much faster in many of these countries than in the US. Written by Guang Jin YEO for Podnews, we're delighted to help …

Two new studies from Edison Research

Visit https://podnews.net/update/edison-new for all the links, and to get our newsletter. Edison Research is to release two new podcast listener studies this quarter. Hit Play, Boomer: Podcasting’s 55+ Opportunity and The Gen Z Podcast Listening Report will focus on podcast habits, motivations and behaviours of these two groups, and will be the most detailed data about these listeners to be published. More podcasters are being hired by media companies, says The State of Podcasting 2022, published by Muck Rack. More …

Spotify clarifies new podcast leadership team

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Podcast downloads were up in 2022 - by 20%

In Podnews today: Listeners download an average of 5.6 episodes a weekVisit https://podnews.net/update/looking-up for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Falco Negenman

Dramatic drop in new podcasts? It’s better than it looks

In Podnews today: Podcasting is in a much better place than that number suggests - because it isn't measuring thatVisit https://podnews.net/update/no-dramatic-drop for all the links, and to get our newsletter.Image: Ángel López

Spotify to bin around 600 jobs

In Podnews today: Dawn Ostroff to leave in latest round of cutsVisit https://podnews.net/update/spotify-job-losses for all the links, and to get our newsletter.

The NZ Podcasting Summit to return for 2023

In Podnews today: Auckland is the place to be this May. Plus, more layoffs in audio from Vox Media and Spotify to comeVisit https://podnews.net/update/nz-podcasting-summit for all the links, and to get our newsletter.