podcasts

Spotify-owned Anchor can now turn your video chats into podcasts

Spotify is tapping into the increased usage of video conferencing during the coronavirus quarantine to grow its own podcast business. The company’s podcast creation platform Anchor, acquired for

Spotify launches a set of editorially curated podcast playlists

Spotify is continuing its investment in the podcast streaming side of business with the launch of a suite of editorially-curated podcast playlists, as well as new Spotify for Podcasters functionality

Spotify opens its podcast catalog to third-party apps, but not for streaming

Spotify is opening its podcast catalog to third-party apps. The company this week launched a new version of its Podcast APIs that makes it possible for third-party apps to connect to Spotify in order

Spotify mimics Apple’s design with new podcast show page updates

Spotify’s ongoing investments in the podcast-streaming side of its business helped boost podcast listening on its service by 200% last year. But today, only 16% of Spotify’s monthly listen

Spotify brings streaming ad insertion technology to podcasts

2019 was a breakout year for Spotify’s podcasting efforts, and now the company is turning up the dial on its ability to monetize this popular form of audio programming. Today, at the Consumer El

Will audio livestreaming take off in America?

For many podcast listeners, following their favorite shows is a solitary experience. A recent survey of 2,000 users by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications found they lis

Spotify turns its personalization technology to podcasts with launch of Your Daily Podcasts

Spotify is taking the personalization technology that powers its music playlists, like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix, and turning it to podcasts. The company announced this morning the launch of a new

Knowable launches its ‘not a podcast’ $100 audio classes

Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But e-learning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not just our ears. Then came podcasts that make knowledge accessible, yet rarel

Pandora puts its personalization powers to work in a revamped app

Pandora is doubling down on personalization and revamping its app in order to better compete with rivals like Spotify and Apple Music. Today, the company is introducing a new mobile experience that in

Spotify now lets you add podcasts to playlists

Spotify this morning announced a new feature that will allow users to add their podcasts to playlists. With the addition, users can create their own custom playlists of their favorite podcasts, or eve

Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace, for an undisclosed sum

Spotify today took another step in its efforts to build out services for artists to help diversify itself away from a business model predicated on paying music streaming royalties to labels: it hasĀ a

Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories

Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share to their Instagram Story their favorite music and podcasts. The feature comes well over a year after Spotify lau

Spotify advertisers can now target listeners by which podcasts they stream

Spotify is taking the next big step in terms of building out its podcast business: It’s now offering the ability for advertisers to target listeners based on which types of podcasts they’r

Spotify launches ‘Your Daily Drive,’ a personalized playlist that combines music and podcasts

Recently, Spotify was spotted testing a new personalized playlist called “Your Daily Drive,” which included both music and podcasts. Today, the company is officially launching this playlis

Farewell iTunes: Apple brings standalone Music, Podcasts and TV apps to Mac

Apple is dismantling its aging iTunes software with today’s announcement that it’s launching standalone versions of its Music, Podcasts and TV apps for Mac users on the next version of mac

Spotify-owned Soundtrap launches a podcast studio in the cloud

In November 2017, Spotify picked up the online music studio Soundtrap as part of its efforts to offer more services to artists on its platform. Now that Spotify has a growing interest in podcasts and

Pandora expands its music-and-podcasts product Pandora Stories with help from SiriusXM’s guests

Pandora’s integration with new owner SiriusXM continues today, as the music streaming service will now benefit from the numerous SiriusXM guests and artists who come through its New York studios

Spotify spotted testing ‘Your Daily Drive,’ a personalized playlist that includes podcasts

Spotify was recently spotted testing a new personalized playlist — the first one to mix music and podcasts, customized to users’ musical tastes. According to a report by The Verge, which s

Overcast makes it easy to turn clips from podcasts into viral clips

The popular iOS podcasts app Overcast wants to make it easier for people to share across social media clips from their favorite shows. The feature will likely be well-received by podcasters looking to

Audioburst raises $10M to build AI-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions

Audioburst, a startup that uses AI technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised an additional $10 million in strategic funding from
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