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."

NPR’s Summer Of More News

The network is undertaking a “news everywhere” strategy and this summer it’s extending its reach, including three new developments: Smart Speakers; NPR One in TV, phone, and car; and NPR News Now podcast and Twitter.

audioBoom Expanding Content

On Tuesday, the company launched a new lineup of original, on-demand audio content. audioBoom is debuting five new podcasts (one launched in February), including Very Bad Words, which premiers on June 14, 2017. The launch marks the company's first wave of original podcasts featuring a mix of shows in various categories.

Bright Days For jācapps

Corp! Magazine has chosen the mobile strategy and application development company as one of Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots of 2017. The company was honored June 8 at a luncheon held at the International Banquet Center in Detroit and will be featured in the July/August 2017 print issue of the magazine.

Free Podcasting Webinar With Fred Jacobs 

The President of Jacobs Media Strategies will present “Podcasting & Radio: What We Learned From Techsurvey13” on Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Fred will take a deep dive into Techsurvey13, the radio industry’s largest online survey, to see how podcasting is impacting radio listeners.

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