The Wynn in Vegas Adding Podcast Studios

A deal was announced today between Wynn Resorts and sports podcasting network Blue Wire. Wynn is investing $3.5 million in the network and that will include a podcast studio in the lobby of the hotel.

Cowherd, iHeart Launch The Volume Podcast Network

Syndicated radio host Colin Cowherd and iHeartRadio are partnering to launch a new podcast network called The Volume. The agreement includes a slate of sports-talk podcasts that will be co-produced by Cowherd and iHeartRadio.

Niagara Falls Podcast Studio Under Fire

And that's because Peter Green's Yowawa Media Services is located in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center and protesters allege Green is allowing white supremacists use his studio to spread hate.

Apple Puts Spotlight On Indies

With today being the first, Apple says new Spotlight creators will be announced each month and represent a diverse range of podcast genres, formats and locations — with a focus on independent and often underrepresented voices.

IAB Seeking Comment on New Podcast Measurement Guidelines

The IAB Tech Lab has released its Podcast Measurement Technical Guidelines 2.1 for a 30-day public comment period. Podcast Measurement Technical Guidelines are standard metrics for both podcast content and podcast ads to provide marketplace clarity through a common language for measurement.

Media Monitors: iHeart is #1

Media Monitors conducted a listener survey September 14th-30th asking participants whether they had listened to a podcast in the last 7 days. They then asked particpants to list specific podcasts.

He Launched Because He Loves Corvette’s

Steve Garrett owns a 2014 C7 Corvette, he's the President of the Corvette Club of Kansas City and he's the MC and DJ at one of the largest Corvette weekends in the country called Corvette FunFest in Illinois. When he realized there were no podcasts about the hot rod he loved, he went for it.

Introducing The Ambie Awards

The Podcast Academy has announced the first Awards For Excellence in Audio, The Ambies. Nominations will be accepted October 19 through December 15 at Winners will be announced on March 28 in Los Angeles.

For Sale: Wondery

Bloomberg is reporting that the creator of Dr. Death and Dirty John could bring in $200 million or more. Wondery, which brought in $40 million in revenue this year, has hired financial advisors to explore a sale.

Amazon Music Launches Podcasts

The new launch covers the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan without any additional cost to users. Customers will be able to stream familiar shows and originals produced exclusively for Amazon Music.
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