Anchor clarifies terms of service
November 16, 2018 · 2.5 minutes to read
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The CEO of podcasting company Anchor, Michael Mignano, writes that No, Anchor doesn’t own your podcast, highlighting the company’s new, clarified terms of service. Much of the original terms date from Anchor’s first outing as an audio social network; they’ve been clarified and “what it means” sections have been added.
Podtrac, a podcast measurement company, have published October 2018's podcast publisher numbers. The numbers are ranked in terms of US monthly audience. iHeartRadio’s acquisition of HowStuffWorks have propelled them up to #2: the company now claims 147m global downloads.
- Until this month, a disclaimer that iHeartRadio’s figures “do not include shows being distributed on the iHeartRadio player on iHeart·com and affiliated sites” has been part of this release. These shows were excluded from the Podtrac listings after we reported back in January that they were being miscounted. We note that iHeartRadio’s 850+ websites are still preloading their podcast audio; but our technical analysis shows that this behaviour is not being measured by Podtrac.
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Amira Valliani wonders whether a Netflix for podcasting (a paid-for subscription model, rather than ads for ZipRecruiter) would work in the US; and compares the market in the country to China.
There are lots of podcast festivals in the US these days: but they aren’t always very easy to put on, says Liam Niemeyer.
There’s a new podcast studio in Sonoma Valley High School, in California, USA.
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90% of podcasts receive 90% of their lifetime downloads within 96 hours of posting
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