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Sam's back! Spotify's revenue, Apple's bugfix, and a new value4value app

August 05, 2021 James Cridland, Sam Sethi Season 1 Episode 36
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Sam's back! Spotify's revenue, Apple's bugfix, and a new value4value app
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All the links are at Podnews at https://podnews.net/podcast/i5hv2

1.  Spotify’s podcast ad revenue has jumped 627% year-on-year, according to their revenue announcement.

2.  Apple has confirmed a download bug has been fixed in iOS 14.7.

3. There are now at least 1,000 paid shows in Apple Podcasts

  • Just six weeks after the feature was publicly launched. We’ve discovered more than 500 different channels in Apple Podcasts and more than 30% of those channels are paid-for.

How does that compare with Podcast Index and their value 4 value cryptocurrency thing?

  • There are also now just over 1,000 value4value-enabled podcasts earning Bitcoin, too.
  • Benjamin Bellamy (CEO at Ad Aures) is talking about Value 4 Value at Podcast Movement  “Podcast Index: How to unleash your value thanks to the Podcast Namespace” It is already online and available here:

4. Acast suggests it’s the #3 podcast network in the US in a blog from their COO

5.  Who are the Most Powerful People in Podcasting?

6. QR codes for podcasts are getting more popular: but where to link them to, so they work for everyone on every app? The Podcast Namespace team kicked some ideas round last week, and have settled on:

  • https://(a podcast page)#fastfollow-podcast:(a guid)

Updated Podnews podcast pages, like Podland, for example, now include this fastfollow link as a QR code (desktop only); and you can scan it using the standard camera app on your phone, or within apps like CurioCaster.

Podcast hosting and a whole lot more

Sam's holiday
Spotify ad revenue up
Spotify - no editorial responsiblity?
Podcasts ruin Spotify music experience
Apple fixes a download bug
James O. Boggs leaves
1,000 paid shows in Apple Podcasts
1,000 value4value podcasts too
Fountain - a new iOS value4value app
Acast #3 podcast network
The most powerful people in podcasting
QR codes and podcast UUIDs
Podcast Movement tatts
New Squadcast version
Podcast page
Canging categories
The BBC releases stats for podcasts
Radio Today Podcast Awards
London Podcast Festival
James's week in Podland
Sam's new podcast Old Spice Boys