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Watch Out – Amazon Is Pushing Into Podcasting With a Vengeance

Photo Credit: Jonathan Farber Amazon is meeting with talent agencies and producers to expand its podcasting portfolio. Spotify’s record $100 million deal to land Joe Rogan’s podcast seems to have heated up the competition on all fronts. Podcasting is slowly transitioning from its early days of bedroom productions to multi-million dollar content in a variety […]

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Joe Rogan’s Podcast Is Now a Spotify Exclusive

Today’s leading music streaming service, Spotify, has signed a massive deal with comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan, which will make his world-famous podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, available exclusively to Spotify users later this year. Spotify announced the “multi-year exclusive licensing deal” in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. The […]

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LiveXLive Jumps Into Podcasting With $18 Million Acquisition

Multi-level music-streaming platform LiveXLive has jumped into the increasingly popular podcasting sphere by acquiring Courtside Group, Inc., the parent company of PodcastOne. Slacker-owned LiveXLive announced the $18.1 million investment in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. The all-stock deal was funded with nearly 5.5 million shares of LiveXLive (traded under the […]

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Spotify Probably Owes You More Money — Here’s How to Get It (Our Latest Podcast)

Photo: Sharon McCutcheon Most artists (and even some labels) have no idea what a mechanical license is.  Most likely, Spotify isn’t paying it to you. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and most other podcast platforms.  Or, simply listen to the embed below. Jeff Price is […]

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Meet the Artist Who Is Literally Saving His Fans’ Lives — Our Latest Podcast

Rapper Lucidious being interviewed on the Digital Music News Podcast, December, 2019 (photo: DMN CC0) Lucidious is an independent rapper with more than 100 million Spotify streams and a steady income. He’s also a guy helping his fans deal with serious issues of depression and suicide. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News […]