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Spotify is removing Music + Talk, which allowed you to present a music show (launched as “Shows with Music”); interactive audience tool Voice Messages, remote recording tool Record with Friends, and Background Music and Sounds. The company tells us it’s a shift away from legacy creation tooling, and towards tools for better audience growth and engagement.
Ten podcast companies are still not certified for the latest version of the IAB’s podcast measurement guidelines v2.1, in spite of being asked to do so by the end of 2022. More than a year later, the IAB’s list of compliant companies still shows AdsWizz, Anchor (now Spotify), Buzzsprout, Captivate, Chartable, Libsyn, Megaphone, Podbean, Podtrac and Simplecast as only compliant to v2.0 of the guidelines, something that means “they will lose current status”, according to the IAB Tech Lab.
What’s the future for IAB Podcast Measurement? In November 2022, we reported that the IAB’s v2.0 certification would no longer be valid after Dec 31 2023. As of today, some of podcasting’s largest names are still only compliant to v2.0, and all will lose their claim to certification by the end of the year unless recertified: Adswizz, Buzzsprout, Captivate, Chartable, “EmpireStreaming” (now Soundstack), Libsyn, PodBean, Podtrac, Simplecast, and “Anchor” (now Spotify Creator Studio).
Launched Sept 2020 in Podnews, NPR ends localised versions of the Consider This podcast this week, which they claimed at the time was the "first localised daily news podcast". Localisation "did not prove sustainable", said a spokesperson; Current reports that the production process wasn't scalable; audiences didn't value it much anyway; and NPR is moving to Megaphone which means the use of different tools. Consider This continues, with national content (featuring anchors like Mary Louise Kelly, above)
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Is Podcasting 2.0 clear enough?
Is it clear enough to explain Podcasting 2.0?
The company asking podcast directories for money
A copyright enforcement company is sending bills to podcast directories for reproducing images from RSS feeds - and asking for just enough to avoid a lawyer.
Goodpods adds, then removes, AI-written descriptions
The descriptions weren't always accurate, sometimes misleading, and done without creators' consent or knowledge
Backtracks closes - the email to customers
A copy of an email sent to customers
Indonesia: a podcasting deep-dive
A deep dive into the Indonesian podcasting market, and what shows will work there
Have the number of new podcasts really “plummeted”?
Are there really 80% fewer new podcasts?
How many podcasts are there?
What's the total number of podcasts out there? And how many episodes? And how much has podcasting grown in the last five years?
How can I charge for my podcast?
From Supercast to Supporting Cast, and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions - how you can charge for your podcast
How to report a pirated podcast
If your show's audio has been copied by someone else, and you need to get it removed under DMCA or copyright takedown, here's how and where to do that.
How I make... Hit Different
Courtney Carthy dives into his bag of tools for producing a hit podcast
Mythbusting: is Anchor full of dead shows, and does it matter?
Is Anchor really full of dead shows? And what would it mean if it was anyway? Is that really a bad thing?
Is it a lemon? Apple's botched podcasts rollout
A month later, how's the new Apple Podcasts? Not good, it turns out. We ask publishers how things are going.
How to do value4value and earn Bitcoin from your podcast
Got a podcast? You can earn Bitcoin from it, right now.
How podcasts are helping Caribbean people during the pandemic
The podcast boom has revived Caribbean storytelling in a time of uncertainty.
How to pirate someone else's podcast onto Anchor
Pirating someone else's podcast is easy - you don't even need to know the RSS feed of the podcast you want to pirate. Let us show you how: and what Anchor ought to be doing.
Anchor could automatically delete your account without warning
The robots are coming - Anchor removed an entire account within two hours of posting one piece of new audio.
Are Anchor podcasts different?
Is Anchor full of dead podcasts and rubbish? Or is there a plan here for Spotify?
How much does Anchor add to Spotify's bandwidth bill?
Bandwidth isn't cheap: for many podcast hosts, it's the biggest bill they have. We were curious: how much does Anchor add to Spotify's bandwidth bill?
Advertising A Podcast, Part 3
Promo ad swaps, episode drops and crossovers
How to encode your audio: MP3 or AAC / M4A?
What should you use for your podcast?
Some unusual terms and conditions from podcast companies
We discover some of the more strange clauses from podcast hosts and similar companies
Who's the best podcast host - how to choose
One of the most-asked questions on podcasting forums is "which podcast host should I use?" So, here's the answer.
Anchor bypasses Apple Podcasts approval process with copyright violating podcasts
Anchor's special deal with Apple lets anyone post anything, seemingly
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Root of Evil launches: Q&A with Tyler Moody
We spoke to Tyler Moody, the GM and VP of Turner Podcast Network, about the company's new podcast Root of Evil, and the state of the industry.
Our take: Spotify in talks to buy Gimlet Media. Good plan?
Spotify is in talks to buy Gimlet Media for $230m. Is it worth $230m? What next?
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