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Acast is #1 in Podtrac

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  • Podtrac released its rankers for March - including, for the first time, Acast. Acast is the #1 publisher globally, with 405mn downloads in March. It also came in at #3 publisher in the US. “In today’s newest ranker, we’re seen not just as a global leader, but also as a top contender in the highly valuable US market,” said Chief Business Officer at Acast, Greg Glenday.

    • The ranking also includes the iHeartRadio Audience Network for the first time, which is a comfortable #1 within the US.
  • Sony Music has acquired podcast production company Neon Hum. Neon Hum’s founder and CEO Jonathan Hirsch is now VP Global Podcasts and Head of US Creative for Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division.

  • A talent agency focusing on YouTubers and Twitch streamers, including Mr Beast, Night has acquired The Roost Podcast Network from Warner Bros. Discovery. A majority of the team will be retained, including the head of the network, AJ Feliciano.

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Companies mentioned above:
Acast logoAcastIAB logoIABiHeartRadio logoiHeartRadioLocked On logoLocked OnNeon Hum logoNeon HumPodtrac logoPodtracPRX logoPRXThe Roost logoThe RoostThe Verge logoThe VergeTwitch logoTwitchVeritonic logoVeritonicYouTube logoYouTube

Podcast data for Apr 9

#1 in Apple Podcasts
US flag Serial (Serial Productions & The New York Times)
GB flag The Rest Is History (Goalhanger Podcasts)

#1 in Spotify
US flag The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
GB flag The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett (Steven Bartlett)

Over the last week, 209,636 podcasts published at least one new episode (up 1.6%). source


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