SiriusXM confirm acquisition of podcast platform Stitcher for $325m

After reports last week from the Wall Street Journal, SiriusXM confirm a deal with Stitcher for $25m more than initially expected. Originally owned by Deezer, Stitcher was sold to E.W Scripps in 2016 for $4.5m….

SiriusXM to buy Stitcher for 67x more than Deezer sold it for in 2016

Satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM are set to buy podcast app Stitcher for approximately $300m, after it was sold to E.W Scripps by Deezer for $4.5m in 2016. Stitcher provide over 100,000 audio news, sports and…

SiriusXM acquires podcasting company Simplecast

Radio online broadcaster SiriusXM are jumping on the rapidly expanding podcast train with its purchase of Simplecast. Simplecast provide independent and enterprise creators with tools to publish, monetize and gain insight for their podcasts. Announced…

DC Comics are creating podcasts exclusively on Spotify

The world famous comic-cum-film-cum-everything franchise are bringing out brand new podcasts to be available exclusively on Spotify. Yesterday I wrote about Kim Kardashian West signing an exclusive podcast deal with Spotify and I wondered how…

Spotify nab Kim Kardashian West for their latest exclusive podcast series

Kim joins Spotify’s ever-growing podcast platform alongside the likes of the Obama’s and Joe Rogan. Last week the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Spotify have spent out on another huge personality for exclusive…

Apple Music launch ‘The Zane Lowe Interview Series’ podcast

The first six episodes of Beats 1 host Zane Lowe’s interview podcast are live, with artists including Lady Gaga, Hayley Williams, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Selena Gomez. The podcast features Zane Lowe interviewing top…

Amazon look to compete with Spotify’s growing monopoly on podcasts

In the quest to move beyond music streaming Spotify have nabbed some of the world’s biggest podcasts but they may find a competitor in Amazon. Last week Spotify announced that Joe Rogan was moving his…

Spotify tell its global employees they can work from home until 2021

According to a recently reported memo, Spotify has invited employees to continue working from home until the end of the year. In a phased approach, Spotify are allowing employees to continue working from home until…

The Joe Rogan Experience moves exclusively to Spotify

On September 1st this year, the entire Joe Rogan Experience catalogue and all future episodes will move to Spotify, and be removed from all other platforms later this year. After signed a deal for an…

Primary Wave eye up blooming podcast industry with equity investment in Audio Up

Primary Wave Music Publishing have taken equity interest in a podcast production studio as podcasts spread like wildfire. Primary Wave are a company of many interests. The company covers music publishing, the production of film…