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Spotify Scores Another Podcast Exclusive: Michelle Obama

Leading music streaming service Spotify has added another podcast – this time from Michelle Obama – to its quickly growing library of exclusive programs. Spotify announced the high-profile podcast deal (part of the agreement it struck with Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, last June) this morning, via an official release. Aptly titled […]

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The ‘Almost Famous’ Cast Is Reuniting After 20 Years for an Anniversary Podcast

The ‘Almost Famous’ cast is reuniting for a five-part podcast to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film. The sixth chapter of Cadence13’s Origins podcast series, Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty, will be hosted by James Andrew Miller. Writer-director Cameron Crowe will also be on hand to discuss the film. It’s a semi-autobiographical account of […]

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After Paying $100 Million for the Joe Rogan Experience, Spotify’s Market Valuation Has Grown Over $13 Billion

Since announcing a $100 million deal to become the exclusive home of the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) about one month ago, leading music-streaming service Spotify (SPOT) has added over $13 billion to its market valuation. For Spotify, the tremendous financial impact of the Joe Rogan Experience is indicative of investors’ considerable confidence in the high-growth podcasting […]

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Spotify Stock (SPOT) Hits an All-Time High on Kardashian, DC Comics Podcast Deals

Photo Credit: Gizmodo Leading music-streaming service Spotify saw its stock reach an all-time-high value following the announcement that it had secured the exclusive rights to a criminal-justice podcast from Kim Kardashian West. Spotify has also unveiled a podcasting deal with WarnerMedia subsidiaries WarnerBros. and DC Comics. Per the multiyear agreement’s terms, Spotify will become the […]

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Apple Expands Original Podcast Presence With ‘The Zane Lowe Interview Series’

Photo Credit: Zane Lowe Apple has expanded its original podcast offering with ‘The Zane Lowe Interview Series.’ The new podcast is available via Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and via RSS. It’s not Apple’s first move into exclusive content, but it does highlight how important exclusives are becoming. The series features Apple’s Global Creative Director Zane […]