Spotify announces new podcast charts
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- Top Podcasts and Top Episodes are worked out differently; we’ve added their definitions to our comprehensive understanding podcasting stats page, along with details of how the Apple Podcasts charts are worked out.
In a surprise, Feedburner, which some podcasters use to manage their RSS feed, is to be transitioned to new infrastructure later this year, Google has announced.
- 51,348 podcasts in Apple Podcasts (and 51,983 podcasts overall) use Feedburner.
Audioboom is in profit for the first time. The company has announced their Q1/21 trading update. Quarterly revenue is up 49% year-on-year. They report they’re selling at $40.55 eCPM.
Amazon Podcasts launched yesterday in Italy, supported by some exclusive podcasts from Wondery: Dr Death and Bunga Bunga have been translated to Italian.
An announcement about Amazon’s new headphones also promotes a new feature for Alexa coming soon: “you’ll soon be able to listen to podcasts you follow on Amazon Music by just saying: Alexa, play my followed podcasts.”
- Interesting that they call it “Amazon Music” - the third brand for podcasts on the platform?
Backup My Podcast is a new service that keeps your podcast safe. Even if you’re de-platformed or your podcast host disappears overnight, it’ll keep your audio safe, they say.
In France, podcast host Ausha has conducted research on how podcasters promote their show. 47% use social media; 14% use newsletters. Instagram is the most popular social media platform to promote new shows.
From Women of Color Podcasters and the Asian American Podcasters Association, Podthon '21 is to go ahead in July. They’re asking for speaker submissions.
Music podcast company Osiris Media has announced its slate for 2021.
Elaine Graham-Quirke has been appointed as NOVA Entertainment’s Head of Digital Audio, Commercial Sydney.
Gabe Bender, the product lead of Google Podcasts, left Google yesterday. He’s off to work at Stripe.
The Onion reports: Obama Tweets About Podcast Again After Noticing Latest Episode Only Got 11 Streams. It’s a satirical website.
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