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Spotify is now the exclusive home for WWE Podcasts. Partnership Kicks Off this Week at SummerSlam with Live Recordings from MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Ringer, a Spotify studio, and WWE will collaborate on new original podcast series, including a series from WWE personality Evan Mack, MackMania, and a narrative series produced by Bill Simmons.
Discovery has ordered a two-part docuseries that will follow Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett as they go on tour for their hit podcast, SmartLess. The series will follow Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett as they go on tour for their hit podcast, SmartLess. The untitled series will release on Discovery+ in 2022 and include celebrity interviews from the tour, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Nomono, a Trondheim-based audio technology startup, has completed their latest funding round. Nomono is building hardware and software that makes it easier for professional podcasters, journalists, and audio storytellers to create great sounding immersive audio experiences.
Spotify has expanded its radio-like format to a wider audience. Music + Talk, which was launched last fall, is now available to global creators through Spotify’s podcasting software called Anchor. The Music tool in Anchor gives you access to Spotify's full catalog of 70 million tracks that can be inserted into spoken-word audio programs. Premium subscribers on Spotify will be able to listen to the complete tracks, free users will only have access to a 30-second preview of the songs.
Apple launched Podcast Subscriptions earlier this year as a way for podcasters to offer listeners perks with a monthly subscription. As part of the effort to get the latest Apple Service off the ground, Apple also runs an affiliate program. Apple will now boost the rate of its bounty from 50% to 100% from now through the end of November.