Almost Tangible wins big at the NY Festival Awards
June 25, 2019 · 3.8 minutes to read
Almost Tangible, who’s Macbeth was recorded on location in 360-degree binaural sound, has won a number of awards at the New York Radio Festival Awards, including a Grand Trophy and 4 Gold Trophies for Best Digital Drama, Best Drama Podcast, Best Director and Best Sound. The company was awarded Production Company of The Year. We first covered them in November.
Edison Research and NPR are unveiling their Smart Audio Report 2019 study today at 2pm New York time in a free webinar. Tom Webster and Joel Sucherman are presenting the highlights of their findings about smart speaker use. 69% of smart speaker users are using them daily; but a majority say they don’t know enough about their device to use all the features it offers.
Danny Baker, a much-loved and much-sacked UK radio presenter, is to start a podcast based on his most recent BBC 5 Live show. He was fired after an ill-advised tweet a few months ago. Previously on another station, he learnt of his imminent sacking before going on-air, and proceeded to broadcast a full show railing against the management. His new podcast starts next year.
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New data in Ireland suggests that one in three Irish adults listen to a podcast every month.
Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale is hosting its first ever live event in Boston on July 23, with “an awesome guest”.
Podcast·co, a podcast host, has added a feature allowing podcasters to add a Patreon or PayPal account to their own podcast page.
After a minority shareholder threatened to replace Libsyn board members by calling for a special meeting (Podnews passim), the Libsyn board have changed the company bylaws to require a vote from the majority of shareholders to make such a change.
Jacobs Media and Podcast Movement have announced the agenda for the Broadcasters meet Podcasters track at Podcast Movement, designed for radio broadcasters.
In France, Adidas is working with madmoiZelle, a young female media outlet, on Conquérantes, a podcast highlighting sportswomen.
Les Echos, a French newspaper, carries an opinion piece claiming that radio stations need to 'urgently’ sort out what they’re doing in podcasting.
Radio France is claiming 60 million downloads per month.
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