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An update on the world of podcasting from Podnews

In the spirit of the PODCAST DAY and Podnews media partnership, we have collated some of the top January stories in the world of podcasting. For further reading, you can find a link to each article. Thanks to Podnews!

Audity has announced a partnership with Spotify

Under the deal, Audity will produce podcasts and audio-forward content across all scripted and unscripted genres for Spotify’s global audience. Launched last year, Audity is dedicated to cultivating communities where passionate storytellers can connect their voices, perspectives and stories directly to their followers and the broader audio universo. Keep reading...

Australian Podcast Awards have announced plans for 2020

The ​Australian Podcast Awards​ have announced today, 13th January, their plans for 2020 as they continue to reflect the growing Australian podcast sector.

Firstly, the event will be moving from May to a date early in November, with the awards opening for entries at the end of July 2020.

Founder ​Dave Gertler​ said about the changes, “​As we enter our fourth year, it’s clear that podcasting still has plenty of room to grow - and so we’ll be delivering an even bigger ceremony and want to be even more representative of Australia’s audio makers.​” Keep reading...

iHeartMedia celebrates second annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: the winners

A few highlights from the Awards included..

● Will Ferrell kicked-off the 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards with a sidesplitting opening - claiming that he created Apple in his garage and reinforcing just how much he loves Burbank, California.
● Stand-up comedian and actor, Sebastian Maniscalco and actress and writer Yeardley Smith, best known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on the animated television series “The Simpsons,” presented the Best Comedy Podcast award.
● Conan O’ Brien won Best Comedy Podcast for “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” and had the audience roaring with laughter from his acceptance speech, letting the audience know how happy he is to have finally clawed his way to the top of the radio format.

Podcast of the Year:

  • “The Dropout” (ABC News)

Keep reading for more highlights and the list of winners!

The Global Awards have added a category for podcast.

The Global Awards with Very.co.uk are back for a third consecutive year and today Global reveals each category’s longlist and the news of a brand-new category Best Podcast.

All Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and LBC will come together to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment at The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk. The prestigious ceremony takes place on one huge night in London on March 5th at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo.

The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk categories reflect the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app. The public and a panel of industry experts will vote for their favourite artists across genres in a host of popular categories. Keep reading…

Thanks again to Podnews for the stories. 

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