Luminary Apologizes, Paywalls Go Portable, Avengers Endgame Discussion Post-Show - AL415

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Podcast News

  • Just to be fair, Luminary listened and made changes. Not so sure about the apology, but better than before. Could still be too little too late because the next story I think has a better future.
    https://medium.com/hearluminary/updates-to-luminary-99806e782fd6

  • This could be a game changer. Why aren’t more people talking about this? Is it because they’re leary of it actually working?
    https://rainnews.com/acast-enables-podcasters-to-go-premium-with-portable-paywalls/
    And look at this company that got no coverage (until Podnews readers pointed it out):  https://www.supportingcast.co/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2019-05-03

  • From James Cridland’s weekly newsletter (not Podnews):
    I’ve spent the week without my MacBook Pro, which after just 26 months began to suffer from the tell-tale signs of an expanding battery. I’m getting a bit worried, given I’m doing two presentations next week - one to Rogers on Wednesday, and one at Canadian Music Week on Thursday (and no, they won’t be the same). I sure hope it’ll be ready to collect when Apple told me it will.
    Instead of my AUD$2699 MacBook Pro, I’ve been using my AUD$640 Chromebook for everything over the past week (using the same keyboard and big screen in the office as I always do). It’s been very interesting how capable the machine really is, and in many ways I rather prefer it. If you use Chromebooks, ChromeOSv74, which came out last week, has audio playback from Linux apps, so you can use Audacity or the much more preferable Reaper to edit audio if you want. I’ve been using my USB microphone and Auphonic Edit, instead.
    Joel, as the resident expert on podcast production on different devices, would love to hear your thoughts.

  • Something to note here: Spotify has half a million more daily active sessions than Pandora. iHeartRadio is 3rd and Radio.com, Cumulus, NPR appear tied for last on this chart and if you combine the bottom 4 they don’t even account for half of Pandora. Once you pick an app...you stay on that app.
    https://rainnews.com/webcast-listening-january-2019/

  • This article both encourages me and infuriates me at the same time:
    https://rainnews.com/spotify-dramatically-revolutionize-podcast-advertising-earnings-follow-up/

Avengers Endgame Discussion (it’s all post-show, so you don’t have to worry about spoilers if you haven’t seen it)

We forgot to talk about it, but here is TMR (Matthew Berry)’s Avengers Endgame Cameo explained and discussed: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-fun-story-behind-an-avengers-endgame-cameo-you-pro-1834418343