At a time when most music businesses are looking to expand into podcasts, NPR is moving in the opposite direction. The broadcaster has launched a new series of playlists that will be available on its website as well as on Spotify and Apple Music.
Merlin, the digital rights agency and independent label network, shared two big announcements. First, it has released its annual report with details about member revenue. Second, its longtime leader is stepping down.
Getting paid is usually at the front of any artist’s mind, and while it seems like there have never been more options for making money in a digital economy, the existing platforms can change at a moment’s notice.
iHeartMedia has partnered with WPP on a new venture called Project Listen. The audio advocacy project will help brands to engage with their consumers and to provide insights, planning, and creative services in audio.
Podtrac issued its May list of the top 20 podcasts. 99% Invisible from PRX and The Breakfast Club from iHeartRadio joined the ranker for the month. They replaced Wondery’s Dr. Death and another iHeartRadio original, The Ron Burgundy Podcast.
Triton Digital has added another new client integration for its a2x programmatic audio advertising exchange. Centro, an advertising technology provider, will integrate its Basis digital media platform with a2x.