Dramatic drop in new podcasts? It’s better than it looks
The number of new podcasts has dramatically dropped by 80% in two years, according to data reported this week. Except… as we explore today in a deep-dive article, that data point doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, podcasting is in a much better place once you understand what that number is really measuring.
In Sounds Profitable, learn Tom Webster’s three favourite data points from his research last year.
Rephonic has launched a free tool to embed podcast reviews on your website. The tool pulls reviews from a number of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Castbox and Podchaser. Get started here (and enjoy the example).Podchaser 🇺🇸
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Spotify has partnered with Pod Live Sport for the UK’s first Sports Podcast Festival. It’s on Feb 8-12 in London.Spotify 🇸🇪
Spotify’s layoffs yesterday included some people at Podsights and Chartable, says The Verge. (We’d be happy to highlight those looking for new roles - firstname.lastname@example.org).Spotify 🇸🇪
Auphonic has launched an AutoEQ feature in beta. There are some examples in their announcement post.
Audio-editor-like-a-word-doc Trebble has added a number of new features, allowing you to download transcripts and correct mistakes in them.
Tips and tricks - with Podcast Movement Evolutions
- Podcast Marketing Strategies for 2023 from Podcastpage obviously starts with making a website (which - hey! - they can help with), but also talks about using podcast guests, socials, repurposing and getting the right name.
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Since 1996, The Webby Awards has been recognized as the preeminent international honor for Internet excellence. Winners are selected by a community of artists, innovators, and creators spanning all facets of digital culture. When you enter The Webbys, your work is seen by the judging body, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
New judges for Podcasts this year include: Andy Slavitt, Author & Host of In the Bubble, Misha Euceph, CEO, Dustlight Productions, Audie Cornish, Anchor, Correspondent & Host, CNN Audio, Roxane Gay, Host, The Roxane Gay Agenda, Gary Coichy, CEO, Pod Digital Media and Jay Shetty, Host, On Purpose.
Don’t miss your chance, enter the 27th Annual Webby Awards by the Extended Entry Deadline of February 10th, 2023.
Podcast data for Jan 25
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: Huberman Lab (Scicomm Media) NZ: Peter Ellis, the Creche Case & Me (Newsroom.co.nz)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) NZ: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
- Over the last week, 209,540 podcasts published at least one new episode. See more podcast data at the Podcast Business Journal.
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