Trio To Boost Marketing, Finance, & Content At Midroll

Podcast outfit Midroll Media has brought in Amy Fitzgibbons as Vice President of Marketing; Laura Mayer joins as Executive Producer for Midroll; and David Murray becomes Vice President of Finance and Strategy. Fitzgibbons comes to Midroll from PhotoShelter; Mayer joins the company from Panoply; and, Murray joins from The E.W. Scripps Company.

Miley Cyrus First Guest On New Podcast

The celebrity podcast is called iHeartRadio’s Label Defiers with ZICO Coconut Water, and it launched with a bang, Wednesday, featuring Miley Cyrus as the debut guest. Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran, the bi-weekly podcast features stars discussing how they perceive their own labels, challenges they’ve faced, and their idiosyncrasies.

Milwaukee Artists Get A WYMS Boost

88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s 414Music.fm launched its new HD2 broadcast radio channel, and mobile and online stream, Tuesday. The station plays at least one Milwaukee artist every hour and supports Milwaukee bands via its weekly on-air 414 Live interview and performance show, and its annual Milwaukee Music Awards.

“The City” Lifts The Veil On U.S. Metropolises

The USA Today Network is launching a podcast called The City, from investigative reporter Robin Amer, in 2018. City explores different American metropolises, using news stories as a vehicle to examine each city’s power structure, revealing how our communities really work behind the scenes.

NPR Workshop Selects Projects To Support

The NPR Story Lab is a three-day audio storytelling training for member-station teams and independent producers from across the nation at NPR HQ. The workshop has selected two audio projects that will receive editorial support and $10,000 in funding to launch pilot episodes of their podcasts and create broadcast segments for NPR newsmagazines.

Roberts Back For Second Season

Rock’n Robin Productions and ABC Radio are producing another season of the podcast "Robin Roberts: Everybody's Got Something." The first of ten episodes of the second season will be available this Wednesday with additional episodes released every Wednesday.

Tavis Smiley Launches New Podcast With PodcastOne

The new Podcast from the PBS broadcaster will focus on Smiley's personal opinions on culture and current events, in combination with guests from a variety of backgrounds. Celebrities, authors, academics, attorneys, and politicians will debate with Smiley.

Westwood Adds Three New Podcasts

Westwood One is partnering with Live Nation to present an exclusive summer series of podcasts called On Tour with Live Nation, that will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the hottest concerts and festivals to hit the music scene this summer. Two other podcasts -- Geekscape and Kickin' It With Kix -- are also being rolled out.
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Spotify Offering Music Fans The Jump On Concert Tickets 

Direct access to concert and festival listings from AXS and Eventbrite, embedded within Spotify, gives those fans fast purchase access. This expands the company’s venue offerings to hundreds around the globe.

ASCAP, YouTube Sign New Deal

It's a multi-year deal for U.S. public performance rights and data collaboration between the two companies. While details were not disclosed, ASCAP stated, "The mutual goal of this agreement is to work together to ensure that ASCAP members get paid more fairly and accurately for the use of their music on YouTube."

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