Infinite Dial Canada 2019 released in full
May 22, 2019 · 3.2 minutes to read
Someone from NPR was our 8,000th subscriber late yesterday. Thank you to them, and to you, for reading.
Spotify has published a good look at the podcasting industry on their Spotify for Brands website, with lots of statistics and detail.
It’s almost a month since Luminary launched. “As one of our first Premium subscribers, we want to say thank you by extending your free trial period to THREE months!”, they say, in an email seen by Podnews today sent to a subscriber - it’s unclear if this is a targeted offer or something for everyone.
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Podtrac is changing their measurement algorithm. A blog post appears to indicate that they’re undergoing official IAB compliance, and warns “you should expect to see your download numbers decrease to be consistent with the new guidelines”. Podtrac claimed last July that their figures were, and have always been, consistent with the IAB Podcast Metric Guidelines v2.0; but say this change is due to “more coalescing around specific interpretations of the guidelines” in the industry.
- At the end of last year we highlighted that Podtrac’s figures were around 27% higher than Blubrry/RawVoice, who were awarded IAB Certification in early December.
The new (still opaque) methodology from Podtrac has been applied to their (opt-in, self-selecting) April 2019 statistics. The effect appears to be a drop of around 20% for streams/downloads for the top 3 publishers, which remain #1 NPR, #2 iHeartRadio, #3 PRX.
Omny Studio has rolled out full support for WebSub, so podcasters using the platform will see new episodes appearing instantly in podcast apps that support it, like Google Podcasts or Swoot. Podcast host Megafono also supports the WebSub standard.
Apple have removed the words “Listen on iTunes” from their podcast pages, preferring now to use “Listen on Apple Podcasts”. This is the surest indicator yet that they plan to build an Apple Podcasts desktop app for the next iteration of MacOS.
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