Pocket Casts adds star ratings
Pocket Casts is adding star ratings to its popular podcast app. The ratings come from a variety of sources including rival app Apple Podcasts, and are treated with a proprietary algorithm: but you won’t, yet, be able to add your own rating in the app.Apple Apple Podcasts Pocket Casts
Riverside has launched Magic Clips, an AI-enhanced tool to generate short-form clips from long-form content.Riverside
Acast and Veritonic have produced data on successful programmatic ads, highlighting strong tactics and best practices. There are infographics to download and use.Acast Veritonic
The British Podcast Awards announced this year’s award nominations. There are over 150 nominees across 27 categories.British Podcast Awards
Spotify is increasing the price for Spotify Premium in 53 countries. A Spotify Premium subscription is not required to listen to podcasts on the platform.Spotify
Free plugin, anyone? If you want your podcast to sound as if it’s been recorded on a TASCAM cassette deck, today is your lucky day - and no requirement for a bit of sellotape over the recording hole. You’ve until the end of August to grab a free plugin from TASCAM and IK Multimedia, and add a bit of 1⅞ ips sound to your next show.
Moves and hires
- Grace Carrick has been made Head of U.S. Business Development for Signal Hill Insights. She has worked for Midroll Media and Westwood One.Midroll
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Speakers at The Podcast Summit include successful influencers with millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram; successful entrepreneurs, recording artists and radio personalities: across two great days in downtown Miami.YouTube
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Tips and tricks
- AI lets you do all kinds of things - not least, Riverside’s new magic clips, which we mention above. Kate Erickson Dumas has five more tools for podcasters.
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Podcast data for Jul 25
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: The Retrievals (Serial Productions & The New York Times) NZ: Undercurrent podcast (RNZ)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) NZ: THE MORNING SHIFT (YOUKNOW MEDIA)
- Over the last week, 194,029 podcasts published at least one new episode. See more podcast data at the Podcast Business Journal.
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