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Spotify Is Paying Thousands for Anchor Sponsorships – New Report

Photo Credit: Spotify A new report suggests Spotify is paying thousands of dollars for Anchor sponsorships. Spotify reportedly paid $154 million for Anchor in February 2019. The podcast creation tool was part of its three-pronged strategy to expand its podcasting presence. While acquisitions like Gimlet Media and Parcast bring established shows, Spotify hoped Anchor would […]

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Apple Planning Premium Podcast Subscription to Rival Spotify

Photo Credit: Austin Distel Apple isn’t going to let Spotify dominate the podcast streaming space for long. A new Apple podcast subscription service is coming. Apple is discussing launching a podcast subscription service to rival Spotify, SiriusXM, and Amazon. Spotify spent most of 2019/2020 buying podcasting companies to flesh out its exclusive portfolio. Both Apple […]

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Spotify Removes Pete Evans’ Podcast for “Dangerous, False, Deceptive, Misleading Content About COVID-19”

Photo Credit: Deborah Hutton / CC by 3.0 Conspiracy podcast host Pete Evans has had his podcast shows removed from Spotify. Evans announced the removal on his Instagram earlier this morning. He said he believed the channel was removed due to censorship, though Spotify says it’s because of misinformation. “Could it have something to do […]

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Apple Rumored to Acquire Wondery Podcast Network to Expand Exclusives

Photo Credit: Wondery Apple recently held acquisition talks with podcast network Wondery to expand its exclusive content. A new report suggests Wondery is shopping itself around to several buyers, including Apple, Sony, and other unnamed companies. Talks are ongoing, and Wondery is seeking between $300-$400 million for its network of shows. Wondery’s network of shows […]

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Joe Rogan Shuts Down Podcast Studio After COVID Scare – Kanye On Hold

Photo Credit: Austin Distel The Joe Rogan Experience podcast studio is shut down this week after a positive coronavirus case. Jamie Vernon tested positive for COVID-19, with Rogan making the announcement via Instagram. Jamie is the often un-seen co-host and producer of the podcast, responsible for retrieving relevant content. Rogan says production will resume after […]

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Joe Rogan Has Second Thoughts About Hosting a Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

Moderator Chris Wallace unsuccessfully tries to control the Trump-Biden Presidential Debate on Tuesday night. Donald Trump accepted his invitation. But after Tuesday night’s messy presidential debate, Joe Rogan is now having second thoughts about moderating another battle between Trump and Biden. Previously, Joe Rogan sounded enthusiastic about hosting a debate between Trump and Biden.  And […]