The total number of available podcasts is now 700,000
March 29, 2019 · 1.7 minutes to read
Chartable say that we’ve just hit a total of 700,000 available podcasts. The company monitors Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast apps. (Interesting fact: our average lifespan, in hours, is also 700,000).
YouTube’s latest misstep: allowing unscrupulous people like this to upload other peoples’ podcasts and fill them with advertising. (We tried to report these, but couldn’t work out how to do it.) Podcaster Helen Zaltzman successfully removed one, but now YouTube has shared her name with the copyright infringer, who’s now hassling her.
The BBC’s Annual Plan has been released. BBC Sounds, the corporation’s UK-only audio app, is marked as one of the four priorities over the next twelve months. It has been downloaded 1.8m times so far, and has 1m weekly users. They also plan to add more podcasts for younger audiences, more podcast accompaniments to TV shows, and more from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
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World's Largest Conference for Podcasters — Podcast Movement will welcome 3,000 attendees this August to the world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters and the podcast industry. If you're in podcasting, you won't want to miss it!
Free Report from Magellan — Over 100 brands from the IAB's Direct Brands to Watch List use podcasts to reach customers. See which products are most commonly advertised. Listen to host read ads. Get the free report.
A new podcasting conference for women is being crowd-funded on Kickstarter. She Podcasts LIVE will take place in Atlanta GA, USA, on October 11-13.
The NAB Show in Las Vegas in early April has more podcasting presence than ever before. Spreaker’s Rob Greenlee tweets all the podcast sessions at the event. (Podnews is at the NAB Show - we’d love to meet!)
Podcast host Simplecast has unveiled a new podcast distribution and analytics platform, which includes clipping for social media, granular analytics, and one-click distribution to multiple platforms. The company has also put support for pubsubhubbub live after our piece last week, allowing podcast listeners on supported platforms to see new episodes as soon as they’re published. The company has also raised $5m in funding.
If you do a daily news podcast every day, what do you learn? ABC News’s Brad Mielke. One lesson learnt: “talk like a freaking person”.
Jacobs Media has published their TechSurvey 2019, a survey of radio fans across North America. The Spreaker Live Show interviewed Fred Jacobs about it.
We’re at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne, Switzerland, early next week. Let us know if you want to catch up.
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