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Into the Future: Pandora Moving Slowly to Help You Chat With...

Pandora is moving slowly with its voice technology that permits listeners to interact with ads, but not because it has any doubts...

Podcasting Stays Hot: Entercom Lands Cadence13, Pineapple Street Media

Dealmaking in the podcasting field is continuing, as companies eyeing rising advertising revenues race for content. Entercom Communications Corp.,...

Expanding Voice Recognition Market Sees Influx of Apps on Alexa Growth

Startup ID R&D is unveiling the latest version of its voice biometric product, joining a host of rivals creating new apps and...

Apple Aims to Keep “Podfather” Status with Reported Plan for Exclusive...

The podcast skirmishes may be turning into an all-out war, now that a once-neutral player appears to have taken a side. 

U.S. Podcast Rivals Stitcher, Wondery Team Up with Eyes on Growing...

U.S. podcasting rivals Stitcher and Wondery are teaming up to help U.K. advertisers sell to their expanding podcast audience. 

Music Modernization Act Brings a Level of Fairness to the Industry...

Last week, Taylor Swift’s master recordings were sold to music entrepreneur Scooter Braun, reigniting uproar surrounding artists’ rights in the age of...

‘Netflix for Podcasts’ Aims to Address Subscription Fatigue

Danish podcasting startup Podimo has attracted investor interest as it seeks to become the “Netflix for podcasts.” The company raised about $6.7...

Earios Takes on the Male-Dominated Podcast Network Space

A trio of female entertainment industry veterans have started a podcast network catering to women, carving out a niche as the nascent...

China Yanking Podcast Apps May Chill Investment

China’s two top podcast-sharing Apps -- Himalaya FM and Lizhi FM -- were yanked from some Android markets amid Hong Kong protests,...

Wondery’s $10 Million Highlights Promise, Pitfalls of Podcast Industry

Wondery, the podcasting company that spawned the hit TV show “Dirty John,” announced a $10 million private equity cash infusion in a...

eOne Acquires U.K.’s Audio Network for $215 Million to Expand Roster

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Media company Entertainment One (eOne), acquired Audio Network, a British music...

Streaming Services Lead Record Labels to Best Year Ever

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Tuesday was a good day for the recording industry and music...

With Parcast, Spotify Diversifies Adds a Factory of Audio Content

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Driven by a maturing and fast-growing audio advertising market, M&A activity...

Songtradr Aims to Expand Its Data-Driven Music Platform Globally

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. The latest round of funding means unveiling new products and global...

Industry Report: Podcast Advertising

Key Takeaways: ● Podcast advertising is growing. Revenues are projected to reach $659 million by 2020, compared with $169 million in 2016. ● Measurement difficulties have...
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