Blubrry and Audioburst announce partnership; Spotify buys Parcast; BBC explains
March 27, 2019 · 2.7 minutes to read
Podcast host Blubrry and voice search company Audioburst have announced a partnership. New and existing Blubrry users will have access to transcription, shareable short snippets or “bursts” for social, monetisation options and enhanced distribution and discovery.
In a blog post, the BBC has given more details about its decision to block Google from cataloguing its podcasts. We’ve updated our story with the details, as well as a comparison between the Android/Google and iOS/Apple experience, which seem similar.
As Podnews was sending yesterday, Spotify announced it will buy Parcast, a podcast production house. Spotify purchased Gimlet and Anchor earlier this year. Meanwhile, Gimlet management has “effectively refused to voluntarily recognise” their proposed union, according to the union’s twitter feed.
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WIRED explains the European Union’s Copyright Directive, which could have serious knock-on effects for podcasters and their hosts.
SoundCloud, a podcast and music host, and advertising company TargetSpot have announced exclusive advertising partnerships in France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Magellan have released a study into how food, beverage and pet brands are using podcast advertising. Half of the entire sector’s podcast advertising is related to two brands: Blue Apron and Thrive Market.
DiscoverPods ask: is the RØDECaster Pro worth the hype?
Kyle contacts us to point out something with the new Google Podcasts web interface that we’d overlooked: you can link direct to episodes (that link should take you to March 1st’s edition of The Daily). Need direct episode links? We’ve got you covered - search for a podcast in Podnews and find the tiny “episode links” link at the bottom of the page.
This edition of Podnews was partly written while listening to Music from S-Town by Daniel Hart.
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