Apple tightens its terms of service
February 12, 2019 · 3.2 minutes to read
- Apple Podcast Connect, which contains Apple’s analytics service, has published new terms and conditions. Included is added specific wording that reads:
For clarity, you must not aggregate (or permit any third-party to aggregate) analytics information provided to you by Apple as part of the Content Analytics Service with other content providers’ analytics information, or contribute such information to a repository for cross-content provider analytics.
This would appear to deliberately target companies like Chartable that pull in your Apple Podcast Analytics data with that of Spotify and your own podcast host, so that you’ve all your data in one place. Also, Spotify has tweaked its terms of service: they’ll now immediately terminate your account if you are found to use ad blockers.
Chris Peterson, Exec Vice President for Podcasting at iHeartMedia, is leaving the company this week. AllAccess report he’s off to work with Liontree to build out KindredCast a media and technology podcast.
Enterprise - IAB Certified Podcast Metrics — Need Podcast Measurement Certification? Blubrry Enterprise Podcast Statistics is your fast track for networks and media buyers. Tested, Audited, Certified. Contact email@example.com
World's Largest Conference for Podcasters — Podcast Movement will welcome nearly 3,000 attendees this August to the world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters and the podcast industry. Sign up to ATTEND, EXHIBIT, or SPEAK today!
Blubrry Podcast Hosting and Stats — Free WordPress Site & Pro Podcast Stats with Every Blubrry Podcast Hosting account. 30 days free Promo code blubrry005 Or use your own WordPress site and PowerPress Plugin to Post - Upload - Publish from your own Site! Includes Phone and Email Support.
TPX have written a three-part series of blog posts on understanding podcast ad-tech, analytics and measurement. It’s good for de-bunking some issues.
The BBC has worked on an experimental podcast player that gives topic segmentation, transcripts, data charts, external links and sharing by topic/sentence. They’re demonstrating it with a podcast about statistics. This comes off the back of Entale launching a new release last week.
The podcast industry is changing, says Voxnest’s Francesco Baschieri in an OpEd piece for UK website RadioToday, pointing to Spotify’s recent acquisitions.
Spotify has signed Public Enemy’s Chuck D to narrate “Stay Free: The Story of The Clash”. It’s being produced by BBC Studios, the corporation’s commercial arm.
Stats and data
67% of people normally listen to all a podcast, with a further 22% of people saying they listen most of a podcast. Only 11% of people say they bail out early. - RAJAR MIDAS Winter 2018.
|Deliver Us launches tomorrow, featuring interviews with experts, advocates, and survivors to learn what the church can do to move forward from its sexual abuse scandal. (Libsyn)|
|Modern Adults “explores the modern adult landscape and asks the dumb questions about adulthood, so you don’t have to.” (Libsyn)|
|Unknown History has launched a new season, featuring on the first twenty-four hours of D-Day. It’s told in vignettes and alternating perspectives, from the pilots to sailors, and both from the eyes of Allied and Axis fighters, survivors share their tales of the ‘longest day’. (Libsyn)|
|Comedy scifi podcast Voyage to the Stars launches tomorrow, starring Felicia Day - it’s “the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole, trying not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to make the long journey home.” (Earwolf / ART19)|
|The prize for the shortest podcast name? brb… is hosted by Eleanor, who is off travelling. She has no real plans so is following listener suggestions as to where to go, eat, sleep and more: so far these have found her Singapore’s best bakery, Palawan’s best boat tour and more… (Acast)|
Thank you / free stickers
- Thank you to new podcast host podcast·co for your kind support. You’ve helped us fix our schema metadata on the front page. Also, to the dutch De Radio Podcast for your kind personal support: dank je! Zijn dat pannenkoeken? Yum!
- We have Podnews laptop stickers. They’re very nice. Would you like some? If you’re a personal supporter, we’d love to send you some - just drop us an email from the same email address you use to support us, and give us your full postal address. Stickers will come from the land of Down Under, so expect a pretty stamp, but a long wait.
<< Google Podcasts creator program bootcamp starts; and monetisation tips