German podcast listeners double in four years
In Germany, broadcasters ARD and ZDF have published research about audio consumption on the internet. Podcast listening has doubled in the last four years in Germany, says the data - now, 40% of German adults listen at least once a month to podcasts. /ht Steffen
Lekker! Podcast hosting and monetisation platform Acast has launched in the Netherlands, signing Meer Van Dit, a podcast studio. 49% of Dutch adults listen to podcasts in the country, the company quotes.
How much do podcast editors get paid? In previous years, we’ve learnt that it’s a job where women get paid more than men; this year’s survey results are unveiled on Wed Nov 16.
Based in Venice CA, Podmuse is a new podcast advertising agency: the company tells Podnews that it has signed agreements with more than twelve podcast networks this week. Their focus is to provide brands with an efficient media plan including host read ads, programmatic audio and branded content.
AI-generated podcasts are all the rage: Eric Borgos describes how he aims to make more than a hundred automated shows, and upload them automatically through Buzzsprout. His code comes up with the title, artwork, images, and content.
Happy first birthday to Courtney Kocak’s Podcast Bestie newsletter, which aims to be “a weekly newsletter and best friend to podcasters”.
Moves and hires
- At end of an era at podcast production company Gimlet - Alex Blumberg, the co-founder of the company, left Spotify last month, it’s emerged.
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Podcast data for Nov 11
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: Murder & Magnolias (NBC News) CA: If Books Could Kill (Michael Hobbes & Peter Shamshiri)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) CA: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
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