Q&A with Start Last, COO audioBoom: The go-forward strategy

Last week London-based podcast company audioBoom announced it had obtained funding of 4.5-million GBP to solidify its operating future and strategy.   RAIN NEWS reached out to Chief Operating Officer Stuart Last for more details. The Q&A which unfolded was quite interesting and portrays a company keen to execute a programming strategy.   The audioBoom […]

audioBoom announces partnership with TPX, hires Jenni Skaug

Hot on the heels of its merger with Triton Digital, podcasting platform audioBoom has shared two more business developments. First, the company has entered a partnership with The Podcast Exchange. Second, it has hired Jenni Skaug as its senior sales director. Read the full story on RAIN

Apple Podcast Analytics launches, marking an industry turning point

The awaited podcast analytics suite from Apple has arrived in beta. Whatever its shortfalls in the minds of some industry observers, and however ambivalent some podcast publishers might be about the intrusion of new data, Apple’s reporting of podcast consumption will sharply influence the shape, growth and revenue prospects of the most important new audio […]

Spotify UK revenue rises to £237m

The popularity of the music streaming platform Spotify, continues to rise as revenues grew to almost £240m in 2016, up 27% from 2015. In July, Spotify announced that it had over 140 million active users globally and that 60 million of these users were paying monthly subscribers. Subscription revenue was certainly a driving force of this year’s growth […]

Digital radio listening continues to grow in the UK

RAJAR Q3 results have been released and show steady growth for digital listening in the UK. With an increased weekly reach of 61% and 33 million adults tuning into digital radio every week, the share of digital radio still continues to rise. The most common avenue for digital listening is through DAB which has a 35.9% share […]