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“Big tech is bad for podcasting” - Laporte

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  • Companies like Spotify and Amazon are “ultimately bad for podcasting,” according to “Chief TWiT” and longtime podcaster Leo Laporte. Speaking in today’s Podnews Weekly Review, he says: “Their complete model is to get you to listen in their app so that they know everything about you. They know exactly what you listen to, when you listen to it, how many times you listen to it, and which ads are listened to, and they want to sell that information … Advertisers foolishly, I think, want that information.” You can hear his interview in full.

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  • SiriusXM released its financial results for 2022. Off-platform ad revenue was up 34% to $475mn for the year, “with podcasting driving most of this growth”. Overall results for the company were mixed; Pandora saw 9% fewer monthly active users.

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