Apple Podcast Charts for sale
May 14, 2018 · 1.7 minutes to read
The Apple Podcast Charts are so easily manipulated, you can now buy your way into the chart, podnews has discovered. The third-party company offering this service promises that podcasters can get “some of the biggest advertisers in the world” by buying a guaranteed place in the top 50; and that the company uses “select algorithms” to get you there. Read the full story.
Chicago IL, USA-based podcast company Luminary Media has achieved funding of US$40m, says the Wall Street Journal in a paywalled article.
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Radiodays Europe Podcast Day — The meeting point for the world of podcasting, in Copenhagen Denmark on 12 June. Speakers from across the world. Use code WSPOD4 for a discount of over 15%.
Digital Audio advertising in the US was up 39% in 2017, says the IAB. Total adspend was US$1.6bn.
Alex, Inc has been cancelled by ABC television. The show “averaged a lackluster 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating in the 18-49 demo”, reports Variety.
On Mar 30, we reported a bootcamp run by Spotify: “a weeklong intensive program for (10) aspiring female podcasters of color”. Total number of applicants? Over 18,000. If you applied, you’ll get to learn the decision by 20th May.
Podcast app/host Anchor is producing a weekly show on SiriusXM, a satellite radio network in the US, called This Week on Anchor. It will feature podcasters from throughout the Anchor service.
British politician Ed Miliband has reinvented himself using his podcast, says a piece in the i paper.
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