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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
This article from NiemanLab is from April, but it shows clearly how a platform can manipulate algorithms in order to reduce (or enhance) the reach of specific pieces of content, such as podcasts, episodes, or Facebook posts. It’s in the 12th paragraph or so. Attention, Joe Rogan: Spotify now reserves the right to restrict the reach of misinformation
So, basically, they won’t censor you for sharing certain kinds of information, they’ll just make your content harder to find and harder to capitalize on.
I find it fascinating that certain kinds of content can be easier for thousands of people to find with a little bit of math and coding.
I told myself I was going to stop harshing on Spotify, but here we go again: Spotify stopped political ads in 2020. It just quietly brought them back
. Political ads will be on podcasts, not music, and “Spotify will only host ads from known political entities, and it won’t accept ads from the much broader bucket of issue-related groups. The ads will also only run on Spotify’s podcast network for now, not its free music-streaming network. Podcasts will also have the option of turning off political ads if they want to. ” So, maybe that Wild Turkey debacle helped them learn something?
MOVING ON TO BETTER NEWS: Nick Hilton shares My Day at The Podcast Show 2022
Key take-away: host your own meetup event, sponsored by a couple of companies who have a vested interest in advertising to podcasters, so you can meet the people you want to meet with the mood you want to create.
AudioTrain has some upcoming events for you: Working With Brands, 7 June
, and Raise Your Rates 101,
14 June, which is about getting better at negotiating.
LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats
with Stephanie Fuccio of Podcast Editing Plus and friends. The LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats are twice a month on YouTube and NOW they’re in podcast form too! We chat about the business AND technical side of podcast editing for clients.
Opportunities and Auditions
Casting Call: Out Of Sight
is a cyberpunk neo-noir about a psychic detective/petty thief solving mysteries while talking to ghosts. Deadline: 9 June.
Casting Call: Century The Series
. Deadline, 16 June. a legal family drama in audio format.
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In Episode 20 of Indie AF
, David Beck of Wireless Theatre Company and Sarah Golding chat about creating Moby Dick and epic-sounding audio.
Tal Minear has created a new audio fiction sound design blog: Sound Designs
Do you have a great behind the scenes clip, article, blog post or something like that? Can other podcasters build their skills from it? Sharing is caring. Send us your creator resources
. It’s not just for people who make podcasts, either. People who don’t make podcasts but love listening to podcasts are interested in your process, too.
Novel seeks a Producer in London
: “A highly creative approach to audio production is a must. Experience editing on Reaper and Descript is a significant plus.” Expires June 9.
Creatives To Support
The Love Talker
, a project by Keith Tims
. For centuries, women have been going missing around the isolated town of Kilruane in Appalachia where the people still practice old ways. One woman’s search will reveal the truth about the handsome man who wanders these woods and the history of violence the town has been keeping secret. Five days left.
is your favorite hot spot for all the olympian gossip. A Greek Mythology retelling fictional podcast.
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Milestones, Debuts and Finales
‘The Chronicles of Wild Hollow" is BACK
! We’re releasing our new trilogy! Ep 1 is live now, 2&3 coming 6/13th June. Blockbuster musical fantasy comedy fiction podcast, with talking animals. Shortlisted for a BBC Audio Drama Award 2022.
The Janus Descending Sequel. Three days after the wreckage of the Adamantine was found, the remains of the missing ship were brought back to Aphelion Industries. But something survived the crash, and now, it’s beginning to spread…
Not only is this new, Paul Bae tweeted that it’s good: Spectre
Rho escapes from a facility that has been holding her hostage only to be pursued by law enforcement and get kidnapped, making her a hostage once more, just under different circumstances. Clearly, this isn’t her day…
If Paul Bae tweets about your show being good, and the by-product is that your downloads improve, does that mean your show has a Bae-by bump?
The Gorgon Show
: Penny Cephalonia is a gorgon, snakes and all! In an effort to reconnect with her monstrous heritage, she started this podcast to interview fellow nonhumans (and the occasional interesting human). Along with her oracle roommate Sibyl, who does the horoscope segment, and occasionally some commentary from her head-snakes, she’ll explore the supernatural world with curiosity and charm.
Launching June 7: 1972
, a new historical audio drama from Harlem Queen creator Yhane Smith, tells the powerful story of two highly respected and legendary Black women, Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis.
Dorian Gray jokes never get old. Keep sharing good stories.