The Australian Podcast Awards 2023: winners
In an award ceremony in Sydney, the winners of the Australian Podcast Awards 2023 have just been announced. Podcast of The Year went to true crime podcast The Lawyer, the Sniper & the NSW Police. We’ve a full list of the winners and nominees, including trailers and hosting companies.Australian Podcast Awards
Podcast hosting company RSS.
com has launched gift cards- allowing you to gift podcast hosting for the holidays. The gift cards give someone a full RSS .com hosting account for up to a year, and the episodes will also remain online forever.
In London, podcast production company Listen has launched Listen Labs, a team to help with launching new podcasts, and an aim to define strategy, provide growth and exceed targets.
In an ongoing trial, it’s emerged that Spotify has done a secret deal to avoid Google’s app-store fees. Normally, companies like Pocket Casts or Podcast Addict have to pay between 15%-30% to Google if they sell things in-app, like Pocket Casts Plus or Podcast Addict’s ad-free option. Spotify is a founding member of the Coalition for App Fairness and has run campaigns like Time to Play Fair: yet the admission from Google’s Don Harrison, suggests Spotify had an unfair advantage all along.Spotify Google Pocket Casts
Eric Silver, the Head of Creative at Multitude Productions, has written a piece for Fast Company suggesting that “Podcasting needs to get professional”. He suggests much of podcasting is stuck in “the hobbyist way of thinking”, and that deals they sign with networks are exploitative.
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Moves and hires
- Kyle Hopkins has started at LiSTNR as a Sound Designer. As an audio engineer, he’s done freelance work with The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and Deadset Studios.LiSTNR Deadset Studios
- David Waters is the new Head of Narrative at UK production company What’s The Story Sounds. He joins from Novel.
- Alex Gatenby joins What’s The Story Sounds as Senior Producer: she joins from Folding Pocket.
- Jessica Hatcher-Moore also joins What’s The Story Sounds as a long-form development producer.
- Tom Brady is to join AdLarge Media as Vice President of Sales. He joins from ESPN.ESPN AdLarge Media
Podcast News - with Airwave
Podcast data for Nov 21
#1 in Apple Podcasts
The Bakersfield Three (Casefile Presents)
Bhagavad Gita (Spydor Studios)
#1 in Spotify
What Now? with Trevor Noah (Spotify Studios)
Shri krishna Geeta Vani (Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta)
Over the last week, 202,307 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 2.7%). source