Ariel Shapiro

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Meghan Markle paused her podcast to mourn the queen, but it’s still a huge hit

/ Plus, Twitter expands its podcast feature Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool / Getty ImagesWe’ve got a lot on the docket, so I’ll keep it brief. Today: Meghan Markle...

Conservative podcasters are ditching the industry’s largest event

I hope you all had a chill Labor Day à la Miss Flo. I spent more of it on Twitter than I would have liked because of the spit , a gift...

James Van Der Beek shows us what a celebrity podcast deal is worth

Hello! I am back in NYC after a whirlwind couple of days in Dallas last week. It was really great to meet so many people from the industry in person. My biggest...

George Lopez is the latest comedian to sue Pandora for copyright infringement

The lawsuits are piling up for Pandora, which has been accused by comedians, including Lewis Black and Andrew Dice Clay, of streaming their works without the proper license. Now, George Lopez is...

YouTube launches a dedicated page for podcasts

YouTube is embracing its position as the (unintentional) most-used podcast platform by launching a dedicated podcast page. As the lines between podcasting and YouTube blur, any step the company takes toward consolidating...

Beyoncé edits two songs on Renaissance after social backlash

Even Beyoncé is not immune to the cycle of outrage. Though her critically acclaimed latest album, Renaissance, has been out for less than a week, Beyoncé is already making changes to two...

Will TikTok Music be the next big podcast platform?

Selena Gomez is reportedly developing a Working Girl reboot, and I don’t know how to feel about it. As the daughter of a Staten Island girl who worked on Wall Street in...

Spotify paid $123 million for Findaway, the bedrock of its audiobook ambitions

Spotify’s purchase of Findaway, a platform that allows users to create, distribute, and monetize their own audiobooks, cost it €117 million, or around $123 million USD, the company revealed today. Findaway will...

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