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Record numbers using BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a record 405 million plays of all audio on BBC Sounds, and a record total of 179 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts in the first quarter of 2022. The average weekly BBC Sounds audience was also a record with 4.06 million across the app, website and […]

May 18, 2022

MTV announces RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast

MTV Entertainment Studios has announced new podcast Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast, the official companion podcast for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race. Co-produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, iHeartRadio and media company World of Wonder, the podcast will be hosted by comedian, author, and host Loni Love and actor and comedian Alec Mapa […]

May 17, 2022

Audible announces Radioman crime podcast

Audible, a provider of spoken-word entertainment, today announces the launch of Radioman, a ten-part Audible Original crime drama — written by Joe Derick (Against The Ice), co-created by, and starring, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Against The Ice), with producers Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Leonardo) and Emily Feller (Leonardo, Medici) as creative lead. This gripping […]

May 12, 2022

Report: US podcast ad revenue hits $1.4bn in 2021

The explosive revenue growth of podcast advertising reached a new high in 2021, racing well past the $1 billion (€0.95bn) mark to $1.4 billion. Podcast advertising grew 2X faster in 2021 (+72 per cent) than the total internet ad market according to the sixth annual IAB U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue study, prepared for IAB by […]

May 9, 2022

AudioUK opens Audio Production Census 2022

Trade association AudioUK has launched its latest Audio Production Census, which aims to capture the state of the audio production sector through the activity of the UK’s podcast, radio and audiobook producers; both companies and freelancers making their own audio content. The Census results will be used to promote the sector in terms of attracting […]

May 5, 2022

Gracenote optimises Samsung Podcast experience

Gracenote, a provider of entertainment metadata, content IDs and related offerings, will provide the Gracenote Audio On Demand data solution to Samsung Electronics under a new agreement. Gracenote Audio On Demand will power the Samsung Podcasts offering available through the Samsung Free app on its mobile devices and tablets. This integration enables Samsung to deliver […]

May 4, 2022

Rusty Quill Podcasts takes 48 wins at Audio Verse Awards

Rusty Quill, the independent podcast network, announces that it won 48 awards for its podcasts at the prestigious 2021 Audio Verse Awards announced on April 17th. These were shared between both Rusty Quill original productions and third-party productions on the RQ Network. Rusty Quill won 24 awards for its original productions: The Magnus Archives, Stellar […]

April 25, 2022

Data: 81% taken action after hearing ads during podcast

Data from Voices, the marketplace for hiring voice over talent, has revealed that in 2021 just over 50 per cent of its business customers are actively using voice overs for online advertising. Voices also revealed that 81 per cent of podcast listeners, if advertised to, will conduct some form of search or engage in a […]

April 11, 2022

BBC launching Doctor Who podcast

The BBC has announced Doctor Who: Redacted, a new spin-off podcast coming to BBC Sounds. The 10-part series will begin alongside the television Easter special on April 17th, giving fans a new podcast of action-packed adventures. Listeners will be introduced to new characters alongside some familiar faces including the current Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Rani Chandra, […]

April 8, 2022

Law&Crime, Shin partner for podcast on ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Bitcoin couple

Law&Crime, the live trial and true-crime network, has announced the launch of an investigative podcast series with renowned crypto journalist Laura Shin. A former Forbes crypto editor, author of The Cryptopians, and host of the popular Unchained podcast, Shin will explore the case of Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein. The married couple, also known as […]

March 29, 2022