Should publishers be investing in news content for smart speakers today?

In our business of audio series this year, we’re exploring how publishers can monetise their audio content, whether it be longform podcasts, news briefs for smart speakers, or something in between. Often this conversation on audio for news has been dominated by podcasts however, with the revenue model for smart speakers ignored. Inspired by a[…]

First signs of a subscription model for podcasts

In the second article for our “Business of Audio” series, we are taking a look at the changing business model for podcasts. Following in the footsteps of many publishers who are focusing on a “pivot to paid” this year, some podcasts are also offering subscriber-only, or early access, to podcasts. We examine this shift, the[…]

The Business Case for Audio

We all know audio has been growing in importance for publishers in recent years, but this growth has been seen most heavily in the US and other English-speaking countries. This year we expect to see European publishers catch up with their Anglophone peers. That’s why we are launching the first of our dedicated series on[…]

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