The most powerful people in podcasting...not quite my list:
Sarah Van Mosel, CRO of Stitcher (missing)
Jarl Mohn, NPR CEO (missing)
The hosting companies are in the “honorable mentions”
Entercom the latest big broadcaster to get real serious about podcasting - summary from Podnews:
Entercom, a large US radio broadcaster that owns 235 stations, has bought podcast studio Pineapple Street Media for US $18m, and bought the 55% of Cadence13 it didn’t already own, valuing the company at $50m, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pineapple Street Media will be re-christened Pineapple Street Studios as part of the deal.
In a separate announcement, Entercom has also announced the launch of the RADIO·COM Sports Digital Network, consisting of live programming and podcasts.
Google showing podcast episodes in searches. However, I search for Next Fan Up and I find my Apple link, my Spreaker link, my old BTR link, my horrible website...not a single podcast episode. https://rainnews.com/google-adds-podcast-playback-in-search-results/
Captivate makes some new friends...reminder, Mark, I’m available: https://rebelbasemedia.io/captivate-advisors/
App Sumo deal for SocialBee.io that Joel mentioned: https://appsumo.com/socialbee-2019/?ref=socialbee&__s=mkvssngxsvwmr9qpm5s4
Hmmmm...no word on how much this is going to cost...but exciting news for now: http://www.insideradio.com/podcastnewsdaily/soundexchange-sourceaudio-form-alliance-to-bring-music-to-podcasts/article_7356a138-bac5-11e9-b9e8-ab37c6688249.html
Libsyn and Triton are now IAB certified. Podnews says Podtrac is too but not on the certification list (a link Podnews shared and is below...which by the way, brings me more questions that I need to dig into because some companies that are helping podcasters with ads aren’t certified for ads???) Congrats.
Ummmmm…(from Podnews) Westwood One’s founder Norm Pattiz now owns PodcastOne, who have launched a new, always-free, podcast hosting platform for independent podcasters. LaunchpadDM promises that podcasters retain full ownership of their podcast and relationships with podcast aggregators, and when a show “begins to gain significant listenership, the creator may be offered the opportunity to become an official PodcastOne partner, including production and sales resources and support”.
Still not IAB certified...