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38 minutes | 2 days ago
The Ambies nominees announced, Will Spotify overtake Apple?, Interview with Kal Amin Sounder, Women's History Month
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's showINTERVIEW:- Kal Amin - co-founder and CEO of Sounder.FM, a podcast management and monetisation platform, has raised $2.15m in a seed round. They've raised $4m in the past 14 months---NEWS:The nominees for The Ambies, the awards for excellence in audio, are to be announced today at 12pm, New York Time. Podnews.net have a full list with analysis tomorrow: if you’re a Podcast Academy member, you’ll get a vote to choose the winners.eMarketer claims that Spotify will overtake Apple Podcasts by US total listeners (if not downloads) this year. No methodology or source for this data is given, though. Meanwhile, The Hustle publishes “Spotify’s plan to monetize podcasts, explained”.Who owns who in podcasting? Evo Terra and Anne Baird have published a list.Google has unveiled a new audio codec, called Lyra, which the company describe as a “high quality, very low bitrate speech codec”. How low is “very low”? Just 3kbps. There are some examples to listen to; the company plans to make it open source.The Podcast Index is now publishing their full podcast database index on IPFS, updated every 24 hours. (Listing 1.3m podcasts, today’s dump is a 192MB .tgz file, which expands to 647MB. You can use DB Browser for SQLite to examine it).The Techmeme Ride Home podcast has achieved a potential first this week - the first podcast episode released as an NFT - a non fungible token. A form of collectable digital art, host Brian McCullough, above, seems quite keen on it. (What’s an NFT?)Previous Episodes: https://www.podland.newsBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
47 minutes | 9 days ago
Spotify StreamOn Analysis, Interview with Spotify's Mike Mignano and Podcast Movement the winners and losers.
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's showINTERVIEW:- Michael Mignano - Co-Founder, Anchor / Head of Podcaster Mission, Spotify - talks about all the new announcements from this weeks StreamOn---NEWS:Extended Spotify analysis by James and SamBuzzsprout, Podbean, Spreaker and Captivate were all subject to a denial-of-service attack. The same attackers appear to have been involved. We were wondering why they've targeted podcast hosts: so we talked to the group behind the attacks. Podnews has launched new, live data today showing podcast host migrations. A first for the industry, it shows the small amount of individual shows that have switched podcast hosting company - where they came from, and where they went. It's updated daily!Podcast Index 2.0 - Categories and Value for Value fundingPrevious Episodes: https://www.podland.news
50 minutes | 16 days ago
iHeartMedia buy Triton Digital, Songs For Podcasters, Interview with Tom Rossi from Buzzsprout
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's showINTERVIEWS:- Kirt Debique the CEO & CTO from SyncFloor talks about their Songs For Podcasters music service. - Tom Rossi the co-founder of Buzzsprout talks about their support of Podcast Index and the new 'person' and 'location' tags coming soon. He also talked about Dynamic Content Insertion, possible uses for the proposed 'Alternative Enclosure Tag', the pros and cons of downloads v streaming and Automatic Audio Optimisation. https://www.buzzsprout.com/help/163 - Harry Morton from Lower Street asked a question about further uses of AI in podcasting. ---NEWS: - iHeartMedia bought Triton Digital for $230m from KSHB / KMCI / The EW Scripps Company. - Spotify makes a big announcement on Monday 22nd about podcasting and possibly subscriptions. We have Spotify on the show next week to talk all about it. - Apple and Amazon are looking for new people to join their podcast teams. It appears that Amazon will be launching its podcast services in Spain and Italy soon. Details on https://podjobs.net/- A new pressure group, 'Podcasters Declare', is calling for a new climate category in Apple Podcasts. - https://www.podcastersdeclare.com/ Previous Episodes: https://www.podland.newsBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
55 minutes | 23 days ago
Clubhouse, SoundClub or Fireside? Music Fair Usage, New Spotify Play Book and Maps.FM
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's showInterviews with:Jonas Leijonhufvud, the co-author of a new book "The Spotify Play" out this week, about how CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the race for audio dominance. Wayne Parker the co-founder of MapsFM, about the value and context of combining location with podcasts to create a new form of discovery.Jaime Ng, the CEO of MatchCast, about SoundClub the Taiwanese version of Clubhouse that News:how to use commercial music in podcasts mainly says the words "No, you can't" in a variety of different ways. However, the people who wrote the book (literally) on 'fair use' respectfully disagree.Spotify has been hosting anti-semitic content, according to Joseph Cohen, writing in the Jewish Chronicle.iOS 14.5 may allow you to choose your default podcast app, according to beta testers.Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi are co-founding a “next-gen podcast platform” where hosts can talk to fans live and monetise their conversations, reports The Verge - it’s said to be similar to Clubhouse but with the ability to record conversations. The app is reportedly to be called Fireside, which comes as news to the five year-old podcast host Fireside. “Surprising and more than a bit concerning,” says Fireside’s Dan Benjamin.Clubhouse has announced it will be testing tipping, ticketing and subscription.Previous Episodes: https://www.podland.newsBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
40 minutes | a month ago
Anchor's redesign; podcast consumption in Denmark; Sounds Profitable's clever ad-tech, New People and Location Tags
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show.Interviews:Anna Sian - Head of Marketing, Spotify & Anchor FM - talks about their redesign.Bryan Barletta - Sounds Profitable - talks about 'Dynamic Content Insertion' Peter Niegl and Rasmus Kidde - DR’s research department - talk about podcasting in Denmark. Mark asks a question about the value of 'Categories' in 2021News:SquadCast released v3 of their remote recording tool. The headline: you can now record quality HD video as well as audio with your guests. 25% of the 345m monthly active Spotify users now use the app to listen to podcasts, up from 22% the previous quarter. Speaking on the company’s Q4 2020 earnings call, Daniel Ek said he’s “reasonably confident” that he can see benefits in user growth and retention from podcasts.In Denmark, 27% of adults (15+) listen to podcasts every week. That is 3 percentage points up from last year, according to new data from DR. Sounds Profitable now has a podcast. The show uses dynamic ad insertion from Whooshkaa in a number of different ways, and Bryan Barletta describes in depth some of the ways he’s using it. You should subscribe to the newsletter (and to the podcast)Spotify’s consumer podcast host, Anchor, has had a redesign. A new 'wave’ logo, a new typeface (Maax), and a new direction in photography: “less about podcasting, more about podcasters”. And yes, there’s a podcast, Branding Out Loud, to hear more.The second phase of new namespace tags is now closed. While the Github isn’t yet updated, podcast:person, podcast:location, podcast:season and podcast:episode were up for adoption.Previous Episodes: https://podland.newsBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
42 minutes | a month ago
How fast is podcasting growing? Plus: Africa Podfest, Podcast Radio, and news of a new, 24-hour global podcast conference
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show.Interviews:Melissa Mbugua from Africa PodfestGerard Edwards from Podcast RadioMatt Deegan from Podcast Day 24News:Podcasting is growing fast, according to LiveXLive CEO Robert Ellin. Speaking on Fox Business alongside Adam Carolla, the PodcastOne owner reckons the future for podcasting is in video and told Stuart Varney that podcasting “will be $5-10bn in the next 5-7 years”.Spotify has announced that Spotify Podcast Ads, using Streaming Ad Insertion, is now available in the UK and in Germany. BT Sport, a UK television channel, was the first to use it: advertising in the Joe Rogan Experience; while LinkedIn and MediaCom were first to use it in Germany. Unlike normal podcast ads, Streaming Ad Insertion lets advertisers know how many of their ads were heard, and by who.Spotify’s consumer podcast host, Anchor, has had a redesign. A new 'wave’ logo, a new typeface (Maax), and a new direction in photography: “less about podcasting, more about podcasters”. Anna Sian, Head of Marketing at Anchor, will be on the Podland in early February.Jordan Harbinger is spending almost $40,000 every month on host-read ads for his podcast, according to Sounds Profitable, Podnews’s ad-tech newsletter. Bryan Barletta describes how Harbinger does it: and what he looks for from podcast hosts. (You should subscribe).Previous Episodes: https://podland.news#podlandnews #podcasting #interviewBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
63 minutes | a month ago
Apple's new subscriptions? Spotify's failing strategy? Does Clubhouse need moderating? Interviews with Podpage, MatchCasts, Podchaser and A Million Ads
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show. We talk about Apple's proposed new subscription service and what it means for podcasters?And has Spotify's foray into podcasting failed? Citi Research said "The only thing podcasting seems to have influenced is Spotify’s valuation.” They suggest that clients sell the stock.We'll discuss whether we think they are right or premature.Also, we ponder if Clubhouse needs better room moderation to prevent hate speech and misogyny? Also on this weeks show:Brenden Mulligan, CEO Podpage talks about how podcasters can make a google SEO optimised webpage in less than 5 mins.Bradley Davis, CEO Podchaser, the IMdB of podcasting, talks about their new $4m funding round from Greycroft, and what they plan to do with the money.Jaime Ng, CEO MatchCasts talks about being the first Asian podcasting ad platform and also her thoughts on the Tencent acquisition of Lazy Audio and what it means for Himalaya.Sam Crowther, Executive Creative Director at A Million Ads talks about their use of data to create personalized advertising and how this can work for both Radio and Podcasters who use dynamic ad insertion.We also talk about how they plan to use Descript's Overdub voice synthesis service to create a million ads.Previous Episodes: https://podland.news#podlandnews #podcasting #interviewBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Clubcasting, TwitterSpaces, Dynamic Content Insertion and Interviews with, Buzzsprout, Adelicious.FM and BBC World Service.
James and Sam talk about the possibility of using Clubhouse to conduct interviews with a live audience and record the room to use later for podcasting. Could "Clubcasting" be the future of podcasting? Sam talks with Wayne Cheong from PodFest Asia in Clubhouse, to workout how to record a room. (please note: recording a room without the participant's knowledge is against the TOS and could get you banned.) James and Sam also talk about the forthcoming Twitterspaces and which platform would be better for podcasters? James talks with Buzzsprout's Kevin Finn about the launch of their new Dynamic Content Insertion tool now available to all Buzzsprout customers.James and Sam talk about when Apple+ might launch for exclusive podcast content and will they turn on micropayments for podcasting? Amazon and Google could follow suit but how could Spotify respond? James talks with Jon Manel from BBC World Service and Paula Rogo, co-founder, Africa Podfest, about the launch of the BBC World Service International Podcast competitionSam talks to Adelicous.fm co-founder's Pascal Hughes and David McGuire about the launch of their bespoke advertising service for podcasters. Stories and all related links mentioned in this podcast where taken from Podnews.net Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Apple and Spotify privacy issues. Interview with Rob Greenlee about changes at The Podcast Academy.
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show.Interviews:News:Previous Episodes: https://podland.newsBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Podcast Predictions for 2021 with Steve Pratt, Partner at Pacific Content.
Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi on this week's show.Interviews:News:Previous Episodes: https://podland.newsBuzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
41 minutes | 2 months ago
The pros and cons of closed Spotify v open distributed podcasting. Interview with The Podfather Adam Curry & Dave Jones from podcastindex.org about Podcast 2.0
James Cridland and Sam Sethi talk on this weeks show about the open independent podcast ecosystem versus the closed ecosystems. Will 2021 be a good year for podcasting or will we see the big players dominate such Amazon, Spotify and Apple by swallowing up all the independent podcast producers? We talk about whether Spotify is good or bad for the industry and discuss programmatic advertising versus Spotify's streaming advertising. We ask if Netflix will enter the podcasting marketplace now it has an audio-only mode to listen to Netflix shows. And we interview the Podfather Adam Curry and Dave Jones about Podcast 2.0, their initiative to keep podcasting as an open distributed platform for free speech.Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Podcast Misinformation, Podcast Taxonomy, Interview with Kate Bradley Chernis, CEO Lately.AI about atomizing your podcast into hundreds of mini-movie trailers.
James Cridland and Sam Sethi talk about the report in the Guardian by the journalist Ariel Bogle. She's also an analyst at the Australian strategic policy Institute and she researches online disinformation. She was questioning whether podcasts are becoming. The new dangerous content space and should be regulated or fined like social networks. James spoke with Galen Beebe, Bello Collective's co-editor who has just published its 100 outstanding podcasts from 2020, their fifth annual list. James also interviewed Kate Bradley Chernis, CEO of Lately. AI about how her company combines Natural Language Processing with AI to atomize your podcast into hundreds of mini-movie trailers. So you can broadcast them out into the world.Sam interviewed several members of The Podcast Taxonomy Consortium who recently posted its first white paper, proposing a standard for job descriptions in podcasting. The product of five months of work, it enables all of us to know the difference between a Technical Director and an Audio Engineer. Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
41 minutes | 3 months ago
New podcast:location tag, interview with Sam Liang, CEO of Otter.AI, about live notes.
James Cridland and Sam Sethi talk about the new Podcast 2.0 location tag which James has been working on. They also talk about PodLP providing podcast translations and Audible offering $10k for new podcast ideas. Then they are joined by Sam Liang, the CEO of Otter.ai who tells us about how Otter Live Notes & Captions can be used on Zoom calls. He also tells us about Live Translations coming in 2021. Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Does Amazon want to buy Wondery? Interview with Mark Asquith, CEO Captivate, about private feeds.
James and Sam talk about if Wondery’s new owner will be Amazon? What's the difference between and Apple and Spotify's podcast lists for 2020. They also talk about Elastic Pod's new searchable transcriptions. Then they are joined by Mark Asquith, CEO of Captivate, who tells us about why they are launching Private Feeds.Buzzsprout Podcast hosting and a whole lot more
2 minutes | 3 months ago
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