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Apple Podcasts has added a new feature that showcases content. Apple Podcasts Spotlight is a monthly editorial series that highlights new, emerging voices within the podcast world. Chelsea Devantez is the first female to be featured.
Spotify and filmmaker Ava DuVernay are partnering to create original audio programming through ARRAY, DuVernay's arts and social impact agency.
The iHeart Radio Podcast Awards 2021 has named Office Ladies as its “Podcast of the Year” winner.
Host Will Ferrell, who has The Ron Burgundy Podcast on the iHeart network, opened the show with a series of badly informed statistics. The awards were simulcast tonight on iHeart radio, YouTube and Facebook. You can watch it HERE
Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the leading entertainment company in China, announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement with Lazy Audio, for a total consideration of RMB2.7 billion, payable in cash, plus certain post-acquisition equity-settled awards to Lazy Audio’s team.
Spreaker, the podcast hosting platform, launched a self-serve advertising platform to place ads into other podcasts. The self-service platform, called AdHub by Spreaker, allows podcasters to target listeners regardless of what app they're using to access a show.
Evergreen Podcasts will take an ownership position in Ars Longa Media, which specializes in medical education, psychology, mental health and healthcare, and will use Ars Longa to produce the core content for its upcoming medical and wellness podcast channel.
John Carpenter, the horror film legend, is slashing his way into podcasting. Carpenter and producing partner Sandy King Carpenter recently signed a deal with Serial Box to co-produce a line of audio stories under the John Carpenter Presents banner.
Backtracks, a podcasting platform based in Austin, has announced it has raised$1.6 million dollars in new funding. The money, which the company said was received in June, is being used to develop new technologies.