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August 05, 2022
James Cridland & Sam Sethi
Zedcast - The Tyler Zed Podcast
Acast has released the company’s Q2/22 financial report.
The Swedish company now hosts 66,000 podcasts (a record growth last quarter); the number of listens in the quarter increased 41% year-on-year.
The company lost $11m in the quarter, though now expects to make EBITDA profit in 2024, earlier than previously expected.
“The heavy investment phase is now over, " says CEO Ross Adams, noting that the advertising market has been cooling globally.
- Bloomberg's Ashley Carman’s newsletter launches next month.
Ashley wrote about the world of paid podcast appearances, or what some consider podcast payola. Guests are paying hosts up to $50K for an interview, and the disclosures around that exchange aren’t always clear or even existent.
Skye Pillsbury (Frmr contributor, Hot Pod) has launched her newsletter called The Squeeze
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- Congratulation to Josh Chen from JustCast for also adding Alby integration and enabling autofill in Value4Value tag to enable the Alby wallet.
Online studio Cleanfeed has won an Emmy Award for Engineering, Science & Technology.
The BBC claims a new record number of weekly users for its audio app, BBC Sounds.
- All future @SoundsProfNews podcasts will be built with @spoolermedia.
Publisher and broadcaster Audacy has bought podcast app Moonbeam.
Tyler Zed of the YouTube channel Zedcation hosts Zedcast, a podcast talking about...
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