What Music Library Do You Use for Podcast Creation to Add Background Music?

There are a lot of sync music libraries available such as Epidemic Sound, Audio Network and more. However, all these libraries are extremely expensive and they have specific rules to follow. Creators who are looking…

iHeartMedia acquire podcast publishing and advertising platform Voxnest

iHeartMedia enter into an agreement to acquire New York-based audio technology and podcast marketplace company Voxnest. Launched in 2018 following the merger of Spreaker and BlogTalkRadio, Voxnest provide distributing and analytics to podcast publishers and…

Kanye West doesn’t just want to acquire his masters, “I’m going to buy Universal”

Kanye West wants to take his ‘artists owning the music industry’ approach to the next level, during his interview with Joe Rogan stating he wants to buy Universal Music Group. Kanye West recently tweeted out…

Spotify: For the Record takes listeners behind the scenes of the streaming platform

Spotify’s new podcast Spotify: For the Record, takes listeners behind the scenes, with chats from top artists and music streaming industry experts. For two years, Spotify have shared the background in big moments for music,…

Listen together while apart with Spotify Group Sessions

Spotify Group Session is getting an update to allow multiple listeners to tune into the same playlist or podcast, rather than simply control the music. Still in beta, Spotify first launched Group Session back in…

Spotify introduce Podcast Charts making finding new podcasts easier

Spotify now list the top podcasts by country and category, potentially replacing Apple as the industry standard for ranking shows and episodes. In another attempt to grow its massive podcast platform, Spotify bring Podcast Charts…

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…