Month: August 2022

Insider August 4, 2022 — That’s payola 🤌

It shouldn’t be surprising that the long, illustrious history of payola would extend to podcasting, but Hot Pod alum Ashley Carman’s report for Bloomberg still manages to shock with how widespread and casual the practice is. I dig into it below, but it is definitely worth a full read. Plus, SoundCloud lays off a chunk […]
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Will TikTok Music be the next big podcast platform?

Selena Gomez is reportedly developing a Working Girl reboot, and I don’t know how to feel about it. As the daughter of a Staten Island girl who worked on Wall Street in the ’80s, the original is just too close to my heart. Anyway, let the river run — Audacy and Snap try to be […]
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Insider July 29, 2022 — How much did SiriusXM pay for Team Coco?

Wish me luck as I venture into I-95 Friday traffic to get to a wedding today. It is not for the faint of heart, but I am excited to live like a Connecticut blue blood for an evening with my gin and tonic and secrets.  Today: Conan’s price tag, Spotify’s new fiction chief, and Vulture’s […]
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