Wireless Studios launches
May 18, 2018 · 2.1 minutes to read
Wireless Group, owned by News Corp, has launched Wireless Studios and hired podcast veteran Matt Hall. The press release also includes some new UK research from Edison Research and Mindshare. Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp owns a set of national UK radio stations, newspapers, and publisher HarperCollins; and Wireless Group will shortly move to new offices with The Sun and The Times.
“Apples Podcast-Charts können leicht manipuliert werden” is German coverage of our story earlier this week about chart-cheaters. It also gets a mention in German media blog Bildblog. Meanwhile, in English, Edwin van Beinum wants a new, independent chart.
Without a great start, you're finished… — According to NPR: "A mediocre episode with a good intro will almost always perform better than a great episode with a poor intro." Get the perfect intro for your podcast from Mike Cooper Voiceover
Radiodays Europe Podcast Day — The meeting point for the world of podcasting, in Copenhagen Denmark on 12 June. Speakers from across the world. Use code WSPOD4 for a discount of over 15%.
POLITICO is hiring an Audio Producer — We’re looking for a producer to push our sound in new directions and unlock the potential for audio across our newsroom. Help shape programming for a sophisticated audience, while covering the most compelling stories in news.
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Good luck to those nominated for the British Podcast Awards. The ceremony begins at 8pm on Saturday night.
Making money from podcasting might be as easy as making your home studio famous, getting the President on your show, and then selling your house. Marc Maron’s garage (and home) has sold for way over his asking price.
Amanda McLoughlin posts a comprehensive guide to podcast pre-production. “Your podcast title needs to tell people what your show is about. Also? Try not to use “pod” or “cast.”” Also try five steps to podcast magic from Wondery’s Hernan Lopez.
New podcasts include:
- Polarised is the new podcast from the RSA - the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. The RSA’s Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars’ and 'Curious’, Ian Leslie, investigate the forces driving us further apart – and what can be done about them.
- Dead Rock Stars (from 7digital) is a celebration of the lives of many musicians who are, sadly, no longer with us. “The first episode is about Lemmy, and is fantastic”, producer Ian Callaghan tells us.
Cleverly relevant listicle: Top 10 wedding podcasts (Castbox). As a Brit, I’ll be sitting beside the television all weekend long: just in case anyone has the silly idea of trying to turn it on.
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