Audio producer salaries, a new app that isn't a podcast player, and the top podcast publishers for July

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  • How much are (US) audio producers earning? The results from an anonymous salary sharing project. Public media pay way less than podcast companies.

  • Podtrac publish their top podcast publishers for July - for the top ten publishers, 4% global growth month-on-month, 60% global growth year-on-year.


    Jul 25 2023: This broken link now points to the Internet Archive.
  • Podtrac also publish their top podcasts for June. US-only. S-Town still going strong.


    Jul 25 2023: This broken link now points to the Internet Archive.
  • Echo - a new app where you can see what podcasts your friends use. Not a podcast player. iOS only. Has an API planned which might give data for podcasters.

  • A new studio, QED Studios, opens in Astoria, NY, specifically marketed for podcasters. (Not from NYC? Astoria is here). $30 per hour, plus $20 if you want a technician.


    Jul 25 2023: This broken link now points to the Internet Archive.
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  • HotPod is published, issue 131. Covers fundraising, investment, and an interesting story about ad-free podcasts in the UK (thanks to the BBC) slowing the advertising industry.

  • Another day, another service to make audio files into video files. This time, it’s Anchor, the app that appears to either be rapidly expanding or has a damn good PR team.

  • Acast are finalists in the Media Week awards in the UK. Here’s their info on the awards site. Congratulations, Acast.

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