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Acast up, Audacy down

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  • Acast released its financial report for Q3/22. Revenue was SEK 321m ($29.8m), up 21% y-on-y, or 1.9% q-on-q. It claimed 1.3bn listens, with average revenue of SEK 0.24 per listen ($22 per thousand listens). It made a loss in the quarter of SEK65m ($6m), though improved its profit margin.

  • Audacy published its financial report for Q3/22. Digital, including podcasting, made $62m in the quarter: up 2% y-on-y, down 10% q-on-q. Total revenues declined 3.8% y-on-y. The company is threatened with stock market delisting; stock hit a record low of $0.27 yesterday.

  • Audacy’s problems may help inform where podcasting goes next. Sounds Profitable with Red Circle this week looks at radio’s warnings for the podcast industry . In part two of his essay, Tom Webster warns us to do more research, respect your audience, focus on under 30s, and don’t forget a bad dancer by the side of the road.

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