Podcasts in YouTube make it to the UK
Podcasts are launching on YouTube Music in the UK today, the second-largest podcast market in the world. We’re told there will be a podcasts destination page within the YouTube Music app (normally pre-installed on all modern Android phones). The company also reaffirmed that “Later this year, we’ll offer support for creators to directly submit their RSS feeds to YouTube to distribute their audio podcasts.” YouTube UK Lead Alison Lomax said: “We’re thrilled to be launching podcasts in the UK on YouTube Music. Podcasts have soared in popularity in recent years among all age groups, particularly Gen Z users, and there is clearly an appetite for this longer–form audio visual content.”YouTube YouTube Music
- This feature does not, yet, appear to have gone live.
- YouTube also launched Primetime Channels within the UK, a way to watch premium content from content partners like Paramount+.YouTube
Apple Podcasts has posted advice on producing kids-first podcast content. In selected countries, the Kids & Family page within Apple Podcasts is curated for Apple by Common Sense Media, a non-profit.Apple Apple Podcasts
Skye Pillsbury reports that WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money, “a juggernaut show that helped establish WNYC as a force within podcasting”, has been cancelled. Production ends in January. Anna Sale says “I am working with the company to find a new partner or home for our show long-term”.
Somethin’Else, the podcast and radio producer bought by Sony Music Entertainment in 2021, is to pull out of making 18 different radio shows for the BBC. The Media Podcast reported that other programme producers have also pulled out, saying that BBC production budgets - at a reported £800 for a two-hour music show - are too small to be viable.Sony Music Entertainment
AppStories, a podcast about Apple apps, has discontinued its Apple Podcasts paid subscription. “We just decided we didn’t need the distraction of having that extra layer of subscriptions that might confuse some people. And not that many people were taking advantage of it through the Apple Podcasts app in any event.”Apple Apple Podcasts
Broadway Podcast Network has signed with Sounder for monetisation, analytics and targeting tools.
Tips and tricks - with Spotify for Podcasters
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- Ausha walk you through how to use a RØDE Podcaster microphone.Ausha
- Headliner gives SEO advice if you want your podcast to be more visible in YouTube.
- Craig Strachan has been promoted to Global Head of Podcast Industry at Amazon Music. He was Head of Podcasts for Europe/ANZ, and has been with Amazon since 2016.Amazon
- Jen Oldershaw has been hired as Lead of ABC listen, the ABC’s radio, podcast and audiobook app.
- Congratulations to Todd Cochrane, who, this week, has been podcasting for 19 years.
Podcast data for Oct 10
#1 in Apple Podcasts
New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce (Wave Sports + Entertainment)
Murder in Apartment 12 (NBC News)
#1 in Spotify
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
Over the last week, 212,167 podcasts published at least one new episode (down 0.2%). source