PM 2021 CYBER WEEK deal is on! LEARN MORE

Podcast Movement 2021 CYBER WEEK deal is on! LEARN MORE

More
    SPONSORED
    BY

    PodMov Daily: Thursday, October 29

    Episode 317: Your Thursday Podthoughts

    Joe Rogan is Ramping Up Spotify's Misinformation Problem

    Unfortunately for Spotify, Joe Rogan again brought far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones onto his podcast. (Jones’ own show, InfoWars, is banned from Spotify for producing “hate content.”) As put by Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch, “Now people are in an uproar of who, essentially, gets a platform on its platform.”

    Spotify has never outlined content policies for podcasts. An internal email leaked by BuzzFeed suggests that it’s still not a priority. During the three-hour episode, Jones claimed that Bill Gates is trafficking vaccines that cause polio. He also said this: “You got a huge audience, we can really change the world right now.”

    Lunden points out that compared to other mega platforms, Spotify has enjoyed little scrutiny. “It’s been optimising for exclusive names and speed to market in getting them (and paying big bucks for the bragging rights), over considering what those names are actually doing, and what impact that could have.”


    Spoken Giants Offers Royalties for Spoken-Word Copyright

    Launched yesterday, Spoken Giants claims to be the “first collective advocate for spoken word copyright holders.” The company aims to reimburse comedians, podcasters, speech authors, and the like for reproduced work. A royalty flowchart on the Spoken Giants website begins “at the source”: a joke.

    To CEO and co-founder Jim King, vigilant technology is a creator’s only defense. “Our message is, ‘membership is a must,’ especially with the overwhelming rise of podcasting and streaming over the past decade.” The company names comedians Pete Holmes, Kathleen Madigan, and Lewis Black as clients.

    Copyright holders can earn income three ways: performance royalties, synchronization, and mechanicals (downloads, streams, vinyl, and CDs.) The AI-driven platform Muserk will handle tracking, royalty collection and reporting. It currently scans content on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora.

    Heads up, party people: Both of tonight’s PM Virtual events are open to the public, attendees and non attendees alike. Bring a friend and check out the PodcastMusic.com networking event (5:30 to 7:30 CT) before joining the Amazon Music Closing Party (8:00 to 10:00 CT). See you there!


    The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

    Here's what else is going on:

    • Deep dish: Four years in, Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s? has morphed into “a deadpan satire about podcasts, the business of podcasting and the quirks of investigative journalism.” The New York Times profiles the sleeper hit’s dedicated creator, comedian Brian Thompson.
    • Come hither: Audible has added 100,000 free podcasts to its catalog, including Pod Save America and This American Life. All are available without a subscription, writes Ashley Carman of The Verge. “Still, Audible has a long way to go to reach the scale of Spotify and Apple Podcasts.”
    • Group chat: Tomorrow at 5:00 pm CT, the team behind Pineapple Street Media’s Back Issue will give a virtual panel talk on everything podcasting. Plans include an exclusive tour of their quarantine studios, followed by a live audience Q&A. Presented by the New York Public Library.
    • On paper: In a guest column for Hot Pod, literary agent Kate McKean lifts the curtain on podcast-to-book crossovers. A strong narrative arc is essential, she says. “When I’m looking to podcasts for new authors with potentially good ideas for books, that’s what I’m looking for.”

    Share Today's Daily

    Subscribe for Free

    Still not getting the PodMov Daily in your inbox every morning? Then you're missing out!

    Sign up below to make sure you don't miss another episode, and to make sure you stay in the know!

    RECENT PODMOV DAILIES

    RECENT FEATURED ARTICLES

    Finish the year with these helpful resources for podcasters…

    Greetings PM Family, We hope that if you're in the US, you & your families had a good and...

    A Podcaster’s Guide to Culturally Sensitive Interviews

    I did it again. I put my foot in my mouth, and my podcast guest was a bit stunned by my...

    BLACK FRIDAY SALE: Podcast Movement 2021 tickets now on sale!

    Our biggest sale of the year is ON NOW! Each year, Podcast Movement tickets go on sale on Black Friday,...

    Thanksgiving, Podcaster Style

    Greetings PM Family, What podcast platform did the turkey want his listeners to use to check out his show?...

    We love it when podcasters get together!

    Greetings PM Family, One of our favorite things to do with the community members is to hang out and...