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Podcasting in Japan: a deep-dive

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  • Few people listen to podcasts in Japan. Why is that - and what kind of shows could work well in the country? In the first of our deep-dives into different podcast markets across East and South East Asia, Guang Jin YEO looks at the Japanese market: where Twitter is popular, copyright laws differ, and Amazon Music is #3.

  • The Black Listener Report was published by Edison Research with SXM Media and Mindshare. The data suggests that Black Americans are more likely to listen to podcasts monthly (43%) than the total US population (38%) (though less likely to listen weekly).

  • YouTube’s Head of Podcasting Kai Chuk is to speak today at the Hot Pod Summit in Brooklyn NY. We are expecting an announcement about YouTube’s plans for podcasting.

Moves and hires

  • Ray Harkins is now Director of Podcast Sales at Sonoro Global Media Corp. He was with iHeartMedia. He’ll be at Podcast Movement Evolutions.

  • After five years looking after That Peter Crouch Podcast (three years at the BBC, two years as an independent production), George Cottam is leaving the company.

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