BBC fixes podcast loudness
January 23, 2018 · Updated July 19, 2019 · 2.3 minutes to read
The BBC announce they’re making all their podcasts -18 LUFS - LKFS if you speak American. (If you’re keeping tabs: Google wants -16 LUFS, Amazon want -14 LUFS (as do Spotify), YouTube normalise to -13 LUFS, and the AES want anywhere between -16 and -20 LUFS. I try hard to keep personal opinion out of podnews, so won’t pass comment as to how crazy this situation is.
Talking of the BBC, they have a new programme - broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra and available as a podcast - called Podcast Radio Hour. Presented by Amanda Litherland, “presenters recommend their favourite podcasts, and speak to the people that make them”. Episode 1: Deborah Frances-White.
In Melbourne? Would you be interested in podcasting co-working space? The folks at Nearly and Placard Media are testing the water with a survey. Fill it in in the next day (26°C) and don’t leave it to Sunday (38°C).
Apple are hiring! The job is opaquely called Digital Supply Chain, Technical Producer and the description says: “The Apple Podcast and Siri Audio News team seeks a Content Producer to be responsible for the health of the podcast and audio news catalogs and act as our front-line point of provider support”. You’d be working in the Santa Clara Valley in California, USA for exactly “40.00” hours a week.
Apple have also announced statistics for musicians, so they know how much play they’re getting on Apple Music.
Radio storyteller - and, one could argue, fore-runner of some of podcasting’s sonic style - Joe Frank died last week. Current looks back at his work.
The Australian Podcast Awards have announced that entries for the competition open on February 1st, as well as the categories. The Editor of podnews, James Cridland, is one of the judges.
Acast has a new Global Head of Audio Product & Partner Sales. He’s Chris Wistow, formerly of Adswizz and last.fm.
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