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‘It’s the way the industry is going’: how YouTube is transforming podcasting
Video podcasts are booming, giving creators access to new audiences. But does this risk ruining what made the audio format so satisfying?

Laurie Clarke

03, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Tech company earnings reports expected to bring a flush of bad news
Some US firms have announced hiring slowdowns and layoffs in recent weeks amid fears of recession

Kari Paul in San Francisco

17, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Why we love to keep tabs on what we’re watching and reading
Sites such as Letterboxd and GoodReads encourage us to document our cultural consumption. But does gamification get in the way of actually enjoying the arts?

Rachael Sigee

28, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The strangest thing? Why Kate Bush is back at the top of the charts
Thanks to the Netflix show Stranger Things, the 80s classic Running Up That Hill has found a new audience. And it’s not the only 40-year-old hit the show could revive

Dave Simpson

31, May, 2022 @5:04 PM

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I love an LP, but spare me the Vinyl Snob going on like a broken record | Barbara Ellen
Just what is it about a day celebrating music stores that sets off those who fetishise format over pleasure?

Barbara Ellen

24, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Barack and Michelle Obama to end exclusive podcasting deal with Spotify, reports say
Obamas’ media company Higher Ground reportedly seeking new partner

Sian Cain

21, Apr, 2022 @4:23 AM

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Meghan to host Spotify podcast on impact of stereotypes on women’s lives
Archetypes to launch later this year as part of multimillion-dollar deal between streaming service and Sussexes

Rachel Hall

24, Mar, 2022 @3:43 PM

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David Byrne on leaving Spotify and turning 70: ‘I think I am more optimistic now’
Talking Heads frontman speaks about his new song with Australian musician Montaigne, the bravery of Taylor Swift and why he feels hopeful for the future

Brodie Lancaster

13, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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TechScape: how Spotify may have just quietly changed podcasts forever
In this week’s newsletter: two under the radar moves feel like the beginning of the end for one of the last sections of the internet to exist outside of the major tech platforms

Alex Hern

23, Feb, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Listen here: you can’t rely on music streaming. Maybe it’s time to dig out your old CDs | Larry Ryan
The Neil Young row hinted at the precariousness of relying on Spotify et al. Could the casual CD become cool again, asks writer Larry Ryan

Larry Ryan

23, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Don’t take the damn thing’: how Spotify playlists push dangerous anti-vaccine tunes
Conspiracy theory songs claiming Covid-19 is fake and calling vaccine ‘poison’ being actively promoted in Spotify playlists

Shanti Das

13, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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If the only voice I hear for a week is Joe Rogan’s, what sort of person will I become? | Brigid Delaney
I resolve to step out of my echo chamber and listen to back-to-back Joe Rogan Experience podcast episodes on Spotify. Will he mess with my subconscious?

Brigid Delaney

10, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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