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  • The New York Festivals Radio Awards announced the winners for 2024. We’ve linked here to the podcast winners; there are 23 Gold winners. Bloodlines, from CBC and BBC, won a Grand award; the BBC was awarded Broadcaster of the Year.

  • The Australian Podcast Ranker for March was released. Hamish & Andy return to #1 for monthly listeners; the show’s first weekly episode this year was posted on Feb 28. (Notably, the show has moved away from titles like “Hamish & Andy 2023 Ep 240”, and instead is using more attention-grabbing titles like “2024 Ep 247 - The Amazing Hat Prank”). The ABC’s Conversations is #1 by total downloads.

    • One of the two big Australian commercial podcast publishers, ARN, is bidding to buy the other, its competitor SCA. “If the proposal goes ahead, we expect ARN would close its iHeart app and shift to LiSTNR as a single audio streaming platform,” says an analyst from Morgan Stanley.
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  • Audiobooks are a hit for Spotify - 25% of Spotify Premium users (in US,UK,AU) have “engaged” with audiobooks, the company tells us. In the US, new audiobook listeners are spending 2.5 hours longer in the app in the 14 days since starting a book; and cross-promoting a RuPaul book from an appearance by RuPaul on Call Her Daddy led to a 34% increase in consumption.

    • The company also points out it’s resulted in more revenue for publishers: “Without Spotify, royalties for independent authors would have increased to 23% from Q1 of '23 to Q1 of '24, but with Spotify’s addition of Audiobooks in Premium, independent authors have seen a 95% jump in their royalties.”
  • People in Quebec call podcasts “balados”, according to the latest edition of Pod The North. In France, however, they’re all about “le podcast”.

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