Today we are thrilled to announce the partnership between Voxnest and independent music platform Jamendo. The deal will see benefits for both parties users, Jamendo’s musicians will be able to offer their compositions via our sister platform Spreaker, and Spreaker’s users will be able to license music from Jamendo. Continue reading “Voxnest Announces Partnership with Jamendo”
Spotify’s expansion into new markets is accelerating, and with that has come massive growth in audience worldwide. That growth is so fast, that it looks like the platform may unseat Apple from its decade-long perch at the top of the podcast throne.
According to our data, Spotify has already taken over in South America.
Last month we introduced you to Alessandra Izzo, our Content Creators Manager, this month we’re introducing you to our newest team member: Emilio Pavia – Senior Mobile Engineer.
As one of our Mobile Engineers, Emilio is responsible for designing and developing all Spreaker mobile Apps (iOS and Android) – he’s working to make our users’ experience as seamless and sleek as can be!
We’re growing! We’re excited to announce the arrival of our latest team member: Alessandra Izzo, who will be working as Content Creators Manager.
Alessandra’s main task will be to make sure that the users of our sister company, Spreaker, get an App that is outstanding on every level. On a day-to-day level Alessandra will be responsible for making the Studio App run smoothly, while also working towards making it its most user-friendly version to date.
Last year Spanish language podcasts hosted on Voxnest grew 13% – a substantial figure and one which we expect to grow even further in 2019. Why? It’s as simple as this: the audience is huge and it’s continuing to grow. The number of US residents who speak Spanish at home has grown 133.4% since 1990 and Latin America has a population of 640 million – these are impossibly huge numbers.
However, apart from the data there are also three important developments and trends which we believe will help accelerate growth even further.
The Voxnest team is expanding. At the end of last year we welcomed our new Head of Content Jonathan Zenti, now we’re excited to introduce our new Head of Strategic Partnership: Mattia Verzella.
Mattia will be responsible for growing the Voxnest brand in a strategic manner with key areas of focus. Firstly, he will work to establish new – and boost existing – partnerships with ad-technology firms, aiming to increase monetization opportunities for both podcasters and advertisers. He will also create channels for content promotion on a variety of digital properties. More broadly, he will work with a variety of tech companies to build new experiences and solutions for both content creators and listeners.
In case you haven’t already seen, last month we released our first end of the year report, presenting a panorama of the current audio industry. Among the topics covered, we looked at what we believe to be some of the key trends for podcasting in 2019. Read on to discover our 5 top predictions for the year ahead: Continue reading “5 Podcasting Predictions for 2019”
2018 has been a breakthrough year for podcasting. First, the amount of content being created is soaring. There are over 619,000 podcasts on Apple Podcasts/iTunes alone, with independent and professional content coming from everywhere in the world. That increasing popularity has come with higher quality content, and that’s attracting the attention of programmers from other media: HBO grabbed WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens and Pod Save America, while Amazon Prime Video took on Gimlet’s Homecoming, creating a streaming video series with Julia Roberts on board as the star.
Exciting news, we’ve teamed up with the international music streaming platform Deezer. The partnership will give Deezer a catalogue of audio content and Spreaker’s podcasters the chance to grow their listener and financial potential.
Chris Baughen, VP of Content and Productions at Deezer said: “Deezer can be a platform of choice for the thousands of talented creators who are trying to reach new listeners with their content.”
We are thrilled to announce the addition of a new team member – introducing Jonathan Zenti, who will be taking on the role of Head of Content for the platform.
We’re always looking for ways to better our industry knowledge, it’s the key to improving the platform and in turn the user-experience. Jonathan’s years of experience in the audio industry will be invaluable in taking the brand forward in every respect but most crucially the service we offer users.