US Library of Congress starts archiving podcasts
January 7, 2020 · 3.3 minutes to read
Podcasts are here forever: the US Library of Congress is adding podcasts to its archive “as part of its mission to collect and preserve sound recordings”. It is currently writing to selected podcasters to ask permission to add their show to Library collections, preserve it, and provide public access to it, including online. The British Library’s Sound Archive is doing similar.
Podcasting is gaining ground, says an article in RadioWorld, looking at the future for radio broadcasters. Our Editor chimes in with his thoughts.
A new podcast content creation company, No One Else, has launched in Hollywood CA, USA, utilizing “a vast network of television writers and producers”.
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Naming your next podcast? John Dinkel, CEO and Co-Founder of LaunchPod Media, writes for Podnews today, saying that Parcast is the most powerful podcast agency in the world for one simple reason.
- Magellan AI, which analyzes ads read by hosts of over 15,000 podcasts, has a new Head of Sales and Business Development. John Gorforth joins from the iHeart Podcast Network.
- Dan Brady has been promoted to Director of Podcast Operations & Program Audio at Take On the Day, LLC, the radio production company co-owned by Dr Laura.
- Megaphone has announced David Cohn as Head of Sales. He joins from WarnerMedia.
- Paul Bennun has been appointed Chief Content Officer for Santa Monica’s KCRW, he’s announced on social media. British, Paul was Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at UK audio production company Somethin’Else. He’s a nice man and we wish him well.
Podfest has announced Conal Byrne (iHeart Podcast Network) and Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) as keynote speakers at their event in Orlando FL, Mar 6-8. Tickets go up in price on Friday.
Event: Australian Podcasters Collaborative Live, Fri Sep 4, Sydney NSW, Australia. Our Editor is one of the confirmed speakers.
The One World Media Awards 2020 are open for entries. The awards are open to journalists from across the world, and have a specific award for audio as well as many multi-platform awards. The awards celebrate and recognise the best media coverage of developing countries, and Podnews’s Editor was, quite some time ago, a judge. Here’s where to enter
We liked this so much, we forgot to actually link to it yesterday. In Forbes, a great piece about the excellent Paul Bae, director of the new Marvel Studios podcast Marvels. The article was written by Joshua Dudley.
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Australia is on fire: here’s how to help
Regular readers will know that this newsletter is published in Australia, which is in the news at the moment because of the bushfires.
To answer the two questions we’ve been asked most over the past few weeks: a) yes, we’re fine, thanks - the fires near us were very smokey a few weeks ago, but they’re unlikely to spread. Some of our family have been less lucky though; b) here is where to donate. Thanks!
|The subject of an IndieGoGo campaign that we reported on at the end of August, serial fiction podcast VALENCE is released this Saturday. The podcast, according to its press release, features veteran sound designer Julia Schifini and a cast of both veteran and newcomer actors in the audio fiction space; it’s written by Wil Williams and Katie Youmans. (Pinecast)|
|Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery returns for a second season tomorrow. Highly praised by listeners and critics alike, the audio fiction podcast “takes us even deeper into the mystery of Mount Absalom, including explorations of the Burning Woods and the Mount Absalom Observatory, and both new and familiar faces”. (Libsyn)|
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