– Spotify Technology on Tuesday plans to announce local language adaptations of a popular scripted podcast as part of the Swedish music streaming company’s strategy to appeal to a wider global audience. The first show, available globally on July 7, will be Sandra, a scripted podcast released in 2018 by Gimlet, later bought by Spotify, and will be released in France, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The new format is far more ambitions than translating shows…"Sara, Sonia, Sofia: Spotify plans local versions of hit podcast ‘Sandra’"
– Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros and DC Entertainment. Warner and DC will produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts exclusively for the streaming service, Spotify Technology SA said in a statement Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Spotify’s shares rose 5% on the news. Spotify, whose paid…"DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal"
– Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West reached a deal with Spotify Technology SA for a podcast about her work with the Innocence Project, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Kardashian West and television producer Lori Rothschild Ansaldi are to co-produce and co-host the show, the report added citing one of the people. Spotify, which has over 700,000 podcasts on its platform and reaches nearly 300 million monthly…"Spotify reaches podcast deal with Kim Kardashian West: WSJ"
– Spotify Technology SA said on Tuesday comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast will be available on the music streaming platform starting Sept. 1 and will become an exclusive later this year, sending shares 8% higher. Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is downloaded millions of times each month and is routinely featured among top podcasts on Apple’s charts. He has interviewed well-known politicians and businessmen on the show, including Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk…"Spotify new home for Joe Rogan’s podcast, shares jump"
DALLAS/NEW YORK ( Breakingviews) – Most podcasts are basically blogs with microphones. So media companies looking to invest in the relatively new medium – such as audio streaming company Spotify Technology – should consider the rocky history of blogging titans like Nick Denton and Arianna Huffington. Even blogging’s success stories have struggled to live up to expectations. Last year Spotify acquired Gimlet Media, Anchor FM and Cutler Media, companies that either create podcasts or help…"Breakingviews – Podcast deals put new spin on sorry old tale"
Columnist Peter Van Buren talks to Jamillah Knowles about regional tensions, proxy wars and how the defeats suffered by Islamic State will re-shape the Middle East."Podcast: ‘At the end of the day it’s geopolitics’"
Can Britain negotiate a painless exit from Europe? Paul Wallace, author of The Euro experiment and a former European economics editor of The Economist, tells Jamillah Knowles why he doesn’t think it will be possible."PODCAST: Paul Wallace on Britain’s hopes for a post-Brexit trade deal"