Podcast Live's Rugby At Twickenham; Spotify's Daily Podcast Playlist
June 10, 2019 · 4.3 minutes to read
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Exclusive: Podcast Live, a company that makes live events where podcasters can perform, interact with an audience and host special versions of their regular shows, is today announcing its second event - Rugby at Twickenham. Podcasts involved include a number of independent shows, plus podcasts from Sky, The Times and the Telegraph.
Spotify has launched a “Daily Podcast Playlist”, spotted by Vox Media’s Zack Kahn. Evo Terra notes that it “appears to contain ten new episodes of shows you are subscribed to (in Spotify), a short clip telling you to try something new, and nine episodes from popular shows.” We’re not seeing it; but the only podcast we subscribe to in Spotify is this one.
Dutch podcast newsletter Podpraat has noticed that Spotify’s player, when shared on Twitter, now plays full podcast episodes in the player. (Embedding the tweet might also be a simple way to get a nice-looking player on your blog or website, perhaps).
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PRICES INCREASE WEDNESDAY to Podcast Movement 2019 — The world's largest conference and trade show for podcasters returns, welcoming nearly 3,000 podcasters from around the world this August. Register by midnight Wednesday before prices increase!
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People's Choice Podcast Awards — The 14th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards Nomination Period opens on July 1st. Podcast need to register to participate! Sponsors are still needed as well. See details on the website.
More from Spotify - its Sound Up podcasting accelerator is back for 2019. It’s a five-day accelerator program designed to educate and support women of color in developing podcasts, from idea to pilot production.
Music service Tidal now appears to list podcasts. Almost all their own programming, though.
The 'iTunes Performance Marketing Campaign’, an affiliate system used by many podcasters to measure promotion of their Apple Podcasts shows, is changing name to the Apple Services Performance Marketing Campaign.
In Ireland, the Headstuff podcast network is expanding into a former music studio complex, and adding a membership programme.
The BBC is looking for podcasts with 'hopepunk’ (click through for an explanation of what this might be), and wants to find a new podcast “blockbuster” based around three key priorities: Innovation; New Voices; and New Audiences, according to their Commissioning Editor for Podcasts, Jason Phipps.
New talent alert: from their recent competition, NPR have posted eight podcasts from students in grades 5 to 12 (age 10-18).
Here’s what the Mac’s new Apple Podcasts app looks like and how it works.
A podcasting workshop with a difference - the Himalayan Podcasting Workshop looks to be in a fabulous location. (July 17-21).
Event: The Best of the British Podcast Awards, Saturday 16th June, as part of the Underbelly Festival in Southbank, London UK.
The Allusionist has just added an extra live show in Perth (3 July, 9pm), after the previous one sold out. The Twitter account adds, helpfully, “The Australian Perth, not the Scottish Perth. Or the Canadian Perth. Or the several American Perths.” We’d also add, not the river in New Zealand, nor the asteroid, nor the military flying boat.
Bill Rosenblatt thinks podcasting’s future as an ad-funded medium is not rosy:
Podcasting will need to find other sources of revenue if its commercial viability is ever going to be proportional to its growing listenership
José Erick Yáñez Navarro thinks all podcasts from Mexico sound the same:
There is no audience if there’s nothing on offer. We need to diversify that offering, provide content that breaks the conventions of traditional radio.
|Hernan Lopez, the founder and CEO of Wondery, is interviewed in KindredCast in the June 4 episode (transcript) (ART19)|
|Entercom and Cadence13 launch To War And Back today - exploring the lives of three combat veterans and their journeys on the battlefield and on their return home. (Omny Studio)|
|The Daily from the New York Times has a special week on Europe this week, mentioning, as Digiday says, the “UK’s blunder through Brexit negotiations”. Yeah, cheers for that. (ART19)|
|Bear Brook played a role in identifying the victims of a serial killer, according to The Verge. There’s a new episode with the latest information. (New Hampshire Public Radio/Cabana/Megaphone)|
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