Realm buys Pinna and Lipstick & Vinyl
Scripted podcast company Realm has acquired kids production company Pinna and podcast producer Lipstick & Vinyl. Terms were not disclosed. The company will also represent shows from Rebel Girls and GoKidGo.Realm Pinna
Podcast Movement this month looks like it’ll be a busy one: the host hotel has sold out, though the organisers have secured discounts at nearby hotels. You can also now record your podcast at the event.Podcast Movement
Oregon Wine has launched a podcast finder on its website, linking to more than 500 episodes from 20 different podcast creators, with each winery displayed on a map.
“Give me some 1980s electronic music with plenty of drum”. Facebook has released the source code for AudioCraft, an AI-tool to generate both music and sound effects. The code is on Github.
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In the UK, new radio audience figures showed a growth in radio listening (1% more people, listening 1.8% longer). Speech stations were down, though; from Radio 4 to LBC, Times Radio and talkSPORT. News avoidance is one potential reason; but another reason could be the launch of many high-quality podcasts.
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Moves and hires
- As part of its announcement, above,, Realm announced a number of personnel changes and new hires, including the promotion of John Brooks to Head of Content.Realm
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Podcast data for Aug 3
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: The Retrievals (Serial Productions & The New York Times) GB: The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett (Steven Bartlett)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) GB: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
- Over the last week, 195,514 podcasts published at least one new episode. See more podcast data at the Podcast Business Journal.
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