Podcasting to be $1bn media market next year
November 4, 2019 · 1.9 minutes to read
Forrester Research has predicted that podcasting will become the next $1 billion media market next year, 2020. The IAB predict it’ll hit $1 billion in 2021 and Magna predict it’ll hit $1 billion in 2022, so someone’s bound to be right.
TuneIn has lost a major court case in the UK. Brought by two large record companies, the ruling given was that TuneIn is unlawfully linking to international radio stations that do not have UK music licences. Under copyright law, music licences are required in each country where content is consumed. TuneIn is currently the default podcast service for Amazon Alexa smart speakers, and the default radio service for both Amazon and Google.
Apple TV+, the company’s new streaming service, has a show about a podcaster. Truth Be Told airs on December 6th. (via Benjamin Bellamy)
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Called to Podcasting? — Beginners, novices and experts have a place at The Spark Christian Podcast Conference. It’s the first of its kind and will be held in February of 2020. Both accomplished and fellow podcasters are coming to pour their knowledge into you and make life long connections!
Veteran British broadcaster David Dimbleby is to host a podcast. An Audible Original, The Sun King will be all about the rise of media baron Rupert Murdoch. Dimbleby stood down from the BBC’s Question Time program at the end of last year.
The Vancouver Podcast Festival is nearly on us; it gets featured in the Vancouver Sun.
Who makes a great podcast host for branded podcasts? Pacific Content’s Dan Misener shares his company’s learnings about the person you want to host your podcasts.
Why do podcast companies try to complicate things?, asks Captivate’s Mark Asquith. “Many of the 'old school’ people in the industry still try to hold on to podcasting being complicated, generally making newer podcasters feel bad about themselves and treating them like fools. This has to stop,” he says.
Caution: Libsyn achieved IAB Certification in August, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get access to those numbers. We’ve been alerted by a number of podcasters that basic Libsyn plans do not give access to IAB Certified statistics. In September 2017, the company claimed “ALL users” would get “more accurate download numbers”, and though they may dip a little, “➩ They will, however, be IAB Standard!”
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|YouTuber News, a should-be-horrible-but-actually-is-quite-good YouTube show about YouTube celebrities, is launching a podcast, astonishingly called YouTuber News: The Podcast. It’s presented by Benedict Townsend, and will start on November 5th. (Global)|
Dublin Podcast Festival: November 6
Philly Podcaster Meetup: November 17
PHX Podcast Club: November 17
Northeast Ohio Podcasters Meetup: November 18
Madison Area Podcasters Meetup: November 19
California Podcast Association – Oakland, California: November 19
PHX Podcast Club Social: November 21
Podcast Social Club: November 22
Pods Up North: January 1
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