Deirdre Tshien’s Capsho launches v2.0
Capsho has launched v2.0 of the company’s platform, which allows podcasters to turn their podcast episode’s audio or video recordings into marketing content designed to help amplify and promote their message. The service also writes your show notes for you, and even researches your guests.
Ashley Carman reports on a tense staff meeting at NPR, which laid off 84 people last week.
Acast has made five people redundant from one of its tech teams. Stacey Goers was one of those affected. “It is always very sad to have to say goodbye to talented colleagues and we wish them the best of luck,” a spokesperson told us.Acast 🇸🇪
- Warner Music Group is to lay off 270 staff, or 4% of the total company: it’s unclear whether their podcast division will be impacted; interactive TV company Roku is to cut 200 jobs, or 6% of the company, doubling the layoffs announced in November.
Libsyn has mailed its hosting customers announcing Apple Podcasts subscriptions, YouTube stats and an episode tracking tool, as well as stats exports.Apple 🇺🇸
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“She fell in love with a podcast host and flew across the world to meet her”, CNN reports: the podcast came out in 2006, and the couple are still together.
Podshape has launched SleepScape, a premium subscription podcast that gives you two hours of sounds from places across Australia. “The world’s first ambient sound sleep aid podcast”, it is recorded in 360-degree audio, and is available exclusively on Apple Podcasts.Apple 🇺🇸
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Logo updates Libsyn is in the process of making its logo all teal colour; JioSaavn also has an updated logo, which the company has emailed to podcasters (and is an excellent page highlighting how to pronounce and type the brand too). Perhaps now’s a good time to mention that we’re spelt “Podnews” when written, and we don’t have a capital N.Libsyn 🇺🇸
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Catalina Culmes at AdsWizz has written an article about inventory forecasting for podcasters, and why it’s important.
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Podcast data for Mar 31
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: The Deck Investigates (audiochuck) SG: Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques (Stanford GSB)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) SG: Mishary Rashid Alafasy (Muslim Central)
- Over the last week, 224,000 podcasts published at least one new episode. See more podcast data at the Podcast Business Journal.
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