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July 3, 2020

Don't Overcomplicate It

Don't Overcomplicate It

Just because you have the tools in front of you doesn't mean you need to use them - a TV example reminded me of this.  I start by explaining.  Related Family Guy Clip: 

Court TV is back-  makes sense they'd do a true crime companion podcast - this one focuses on the Menendez brothers - out on Tuesdays (Via Podcast Business Journal): https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/court-tv-joins-the-podcasting-ranks/

Zoom offering encryption to ALL users, not just paid ones.  Still, don't use them for your podcast. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/victory-zoom-will-offer-end-end-encryption-all-its-users?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-06-25

A deeper explanation on what Zoom does to podcast audio in this past Tuesday's episode with Tom Kelly: https://link.chtbl.com/jagtomkelly

EW Scripps is trying to sell Stitcher (via Podnews): https://www.theinformation.com/articles/scripps-exploring-sale-of-podcast-service-stitcher?shared=0c91d9a9f6b26eb1&utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net%3A2020-06-25

Update on the Podcast Academy: Rob Greenlee says letters of recommendations will no longer be required, just references: https://www.thepodcastacademy.com/general/register_member_type.asp

Voxnest has a 2020 midyear report, "The State of The Podcast Universe." It's a free download: https://blog.voxnest.com/2020-mid-year-podcast-industry-report/

One of the takeaways, per James Cridland of Podnews, is Spotify making more headway against Apple. He breaks it down here: https://podnews.net/article/spotify-bigger-than-apple?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-07-02

Speaking of Spotify, they are  working on making podcast clips/quotes shareable.

Congrats to ESPN's senior director of digital audio and friend of the pod, Pete Gianseni - despite there being no sports, ESPN's podcasts are booming - over 44 million plays in June.  They're up 11% month over month - credit to Pete and his team.   Here's a link to our conversation from a few months ago: https://link.chtbl.com/JAGPeteG

And finally, our friends at Podcast Movement are launching Podcast Movement University.  They do a great job with the in-person conference every year, so I'm excited to learn more about this latest endeavor: https://podcastmovement.com/events/podcast-movement-university-launches-join-us-for-shift-on-july-14/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-07-02

JAG in Detroit Website with contact info: http://www.jagindetroit.com/