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Duchess Meghan's First Spotify Podcast Will Launch This Summer

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex set up Archewell Audio, signing an exclusive mega-money multi-year deal with the streaming giant to release a number of podcasts, and now, the first podcast has been confirmed. Meghan and Harry – who became financially independent after they stepped down as senior members of the British royal family in […]

Spotify's Joe Rogan Saga Spotlights Podcast Moderation Challenges

At an ad industry conference in New York this month, one of the key architects of Spotify’s podcasting strategy outlined what she saw as the biggest challenge facing platforms: how to moderate content. Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff, the television veteran who had helped bring U.S. podcaster Joe Rogan and other top […]

Spotify to Acquire Two Major Podcast Companies

Famous music streaming platform, Spotify, is seeking the expansion of its podcast branch with the acquisition of two podcast tech platforms, Chartable and Podsights, in an announcement made on Wednesday.  While the final acquisition price has yet to be released, the acquisition step marks as a first towards the first significant buy-out the Swedish company […]

As comedians fight for royalties, Spotify removes their content

Songwriters get paid royalties for their written work, however, comedians don’t, therefore, the latter is hoping to change that, especially considering the popularity of their content on digital platforms. As such, Spotify removed the work of hundreds of comedians, including big names such as John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, and Kevin Hart, the Wall Street Journal […]

Spotify tests a TikTok-like vertical video feed in its app

Spotify might be involving itself on the vertical video market, reportedly beta testing a scrollable feed of clips to accompany its catalogue of streamable music, after seeing several apps like Instagram and YouTube replicating TikTok’s style with a vertical short video feed. As such, the company has been testing a new feature in its mobile […]

Spotify to Acquire Audiobook Platform Findaway to bolster catalog

Spotify will acquire audiobook distribution company Findaway, in an attempt to balance its catalog and creator tools in a similar fashion to its podcast offerings, the company said on Thursday. The company, based in Ohio, boasts a catalog of more than 325,000 titles, according to its website, having partnerships with Apple, Amazon, and other retail […]

Spotify to generate ads on podcast, regulatory gaze fixates

Spotify’s rising success drives it to explore new horizons with generating ads on podcast for higher revenues, as Britain’s watchdogs direct their attention towards Europe’s streaming platforms, Reuters reports. “We are increasing our ads business marketing workforce by over 70 percent in Europe, Australia, and Canada … and that’s off a pretty sizable base,” Spotify’s head of […]

Spotify’s Sound Up looks to amplify female voices in India

Sweden-based music streaming company Spotify are launching a global female empowerment program meant to equip women of the world with proper training within the podcasting realm.   The program, called “Sound Up!”, aims to identify under-represented communities and enables participants to enhance their podcasting skills through training, mentoring workshops, and full-program support provided by the audio streaming […]

Spotify co-owner Ek says Kroenkes reject bid to buy Arsenal

Spotify co-owner Daniel Ek says a bid to buy Arsenal has been rejected by the Kroenke family which owns the London-based Premier League club. The Swedish entrepreneur behind the music-streaming service first revealed his takeover interest last month after owner Stan Kroenke’s ill-fated attempt to lead Arsenal into a European Super League. The project collapsed […]

Lebron James, Spotify, HBO among 2020 Webby Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday. Fallon’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won a Webby for best social media for promoting a celebrity, while James was honored […]