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Descript gets a cash pile of $30-million to further its audio/video production business. The plan is to expand from a consumer service targeting amateur creators, adding a new focus on enterprise tools for the internal communication needs of companies.
A venture called the Podcast Taxonomy Consortium, has come into public this week. The output is a whitepaper called Podcast Taxonomy, created to establish and define creative roles in the podcasting space.
Podchaser, dubbed the 'IMDb for podcasts' recently announced that it has raised $4-million from lead investor Greycroft and other additional investors. Check out their Press Release
Fusebox 2.0, previously known as Smart Podcast Player has been redesigned to include new player features, analytics, and more integrations.
The home audio hardware maker Sonos continues to invest more in the content that comes out of its speakers. It has recruited Poet and writer Hanif Abdurraqib to launch Object of Sound, a new podcast and weekly radio show.
Looking to capitalize on the flurry of deal making in the podcast industry, the four public media companies that own Pocket Casts have decided to put their listening app up for sale. Pocket Casts has been owned by NPR, New York Public Radio and Chicago Public Media since May 2018. The group then took on BBC Studios as an ownership partner last March.
More evidence has emerged of Apple’s plans to launch a podcast subscription service. According to 9to5mac, Apple is “discussing launching a new subscription service that would charge people to listen to podcasts,” but it’s “unclear when—or whether—Apple will launch the new service.”