Spotify clarifies new podcast leadership team
Spotify has reportedly made changes to its podcast leadership team. On the content side, Sahar Elhabashi is now Head of Podcast Business and will report to Alex Norström; Maya Prohovnik, pictured above, is now Head of Podcast Product and will report to Gustav Söderström.
Pushkin Industries is said to have laid off “a handful of employees” this week.
Covered by Podnews on Jan 18, Libsyn has officially announced Libsyn Connect, a browser-based remote recording tool, and a number of other creator offerings, at Podfest in Orlando.
Remote recording tool Riverside has released a comprehensive report on the future of video podcasting for brands. 38% of consumers prefer YouTube as a podcast player, the company has found.
A San Francisco meditation company, which was described as a criminal cult in a BBC podcast, has failed in an attempt to sue for libel. A similar claim by an individual practitioner, Rachel Cherwitz, has been allowed to proceed. The case continues.
UK newspaper The Guardian has been accused of institutional racism by a number of podcast producers.
The RØDECaster Pro II has new firmware, v1.1.1, which adds advanced sub-mixing and a number of other enhancements.
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Moves and hires
Co-founder and CTO of Acast, Johan Billgren, has stepped down and will leave the business. “Now it’s time for me to focus on my family and friends, before the next adventure.”
Available: One of Ellen Schweikert's biggest clients has moved their marketing in-house. “I write podcast show notes, blog posts, teaser emails and social content,” she says, linking us to her portfolio.
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Podcast data for Jan 27
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: Huberman Lab (Scicomm Media) AU: Huberman Lab (Scicomm Media)
- #1 in Spotify: US: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) AU: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
- Over the last week:
209,679 podcasts published at least one new episode.
That’s down 0.8% weekly; up 24.4% monthly.Data: Podcast Index
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