Anchor: skipping the approval queue, and filling Apple Podcasts with illegal copyright material?
June 26, 2019 · 3.1 minutes to read
Exclusive: Spotify-owned podcast host Anchor is seemingly bypassing the Apple Podcasts approval process, and this lets their users post tests and even illegal copyright material un-checked to Apple Podcasts and others, we’ve discovered.
NPR and Edison Research have released their Smart Audio Report 2019. Their data suggests that 21% of American adults (53m people) own a smart speaker. Podcasts don’t appear in the report, though 42% claim to use their speaker at least once a week to listen to the news.
There are now 706,000 podcasts, according to Blubrry. How many are still in production? About 280,000, according to this article by Amplifi Media - 18% of the podcast catalogue.
- Opinion: This figure is described as “sobering”. However, readers might wish to compare the figure with broadcast television’s entire schedule, where significantly less than 18% of shows being broadcast are still in production; or a typical library, where many books being borrowed were released a long time ago.
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Submit your Podcast to Austin Film Festival — Seeking your stories! Austin Film Festival’s Fiction Podcast Script Competition is seeking entries for episodic podcasts. $1,000 grand prize plus meetings with executives at AFF. Final deadline July 5.
Millennial podcast listeners outspend non-listeners by up to 179%, according to a new report, A-List(en)ers, about the power of UK podcasting from podcast strategists 4DC.
Footballer, broadcaster, robber and kidnapper OJ Simpson may be preparing a podcast, according to a showbiz site.
Aimee Lapic and Lizzie Widhelm, the CMO and SVP of advertising innovation at Pandora, are interviewed on video for Variety. “You should never put a radio ad onto Pandora,” they say.
In the UK, podcast measurement has challenges, says Digiday.
Data: that feature in Overcast that skips past silences in podcasts? So far, it’s saved all of humanity “a little over 1,898 years”. (And that’s before any savings from playing podcasts at increased speed).
Podcast app Player FM has given their iOS app an update.
Publishing with Libsyn to LinkedIn? You need to reauthenticate.
Paul Spain was on the AM Show in New Zealand the other day, on Three TV and Magic Talk Radio, talking about podcasting. We liked this response to: “What’s your favourite podcast” - a brilliant answer, and one we’d suggest if anyone asks you.
We have updated our podcast app useragents list to use data from a new, open, repository.
|The NZ Tech Show is a weekly podcast from New Zealand, talking tech news. Host Paul Spain is joined by our Editor, James Cridland, this week. (Podcasts NZ / Simplecast)|
|Startup Dunedin interviews founders and experts with a local connection about their businesses and about the tips and tricks that keep them on top of their game. It’s from Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. (Anchor)|
|On the Ledge is about to celebrate its 100th edition, with host Jane Perrone celebrating an award at the US GardenComm awards. The podcast is about houseplants, and is produced in Bedfordshire, England. (Libsyn)|
|Previously, on…, hosted by UK broadcaster Jamie East, helps you get up to date with TV shows. Choose a show and an episode, and learn what happens in it. Here, at random, is S1E3 of Stranger Things. (Acast)|
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