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Amazon Music asked to reduce a potential $10m deal with Pushkin Industries, after the audio division was told to make savings, according to Bloomberg. The Great Podcasting Market Correction highlights recent employment freezes and layoffs in the industry, and a slowdown of acquisitions. Ad sales have increased though, says Magellan AI in the article.
Podcast Movement Evolutions has announced the second set of speakers for Las Vegas in March. CES has kicked off in the city.
The New Yorker publishes an article on influencers “earning tens of thousands on Instagram”.
The BBC says that the most listened-to podcast on BBC Sounds over the festive period (Dec 20-Jan 2) was Newscast; and that the service saw 9% more listens over the holidays this year (57.7m, including live/catch-up radio).
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Podcast data for Jan 5
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) (Ascension) SG: The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) (Ascension)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) SG: The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) (Ascension)
- Over the last week:
172,693 podcasts published at least one new episode.
That’s up 11.7% weekly; down 22.4% monthly.Data: Podcast Index
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