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The Pivot Podcast Joins Fanatics & More Exciting Industry Updates

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Podcast Industry Highlights

This week, we've got some thrilling updates in the podcasting world that you won't want to miss. From major sponsorship deals and chart-topping success to exciting acquisitions and upcoming industry events, there's a lot happening that's shaping the future of podcasting. Here are some of the top stories that caught our attention:

The Pivot Podcast Joins Fanatics

Fanatics is getting into podcast sponsorships, a first for the company as it continues to expand its business in new directions. The company is becoming the primary partner of The Pivot Podcast, an interview show hosted by former NFL players Fred Taylor, Ryan Clark, and Channing Crowder. Under the multiyear agreement, various Fanatics brands will be featured on the podcast, and the show will have access to Fanatics’ events (such as CEO Michael Rubin’s Super Bowl party) and its network of athletes. The partnership kicks off this week with an interview featuring Tom Brady. Read more.

Acquired Podcast Hits #1 on the Charts

Acquired, a business podcast that delves into the histories of great companies like Microsoft, Costco, and Nike, has reached the top spot on the charts. The show's recent spike in traffic is mainly due to an excellent profile in the Wall Street Journal. Read the WSJ article.

Sony Music Acquires Podcast Company Neon Hum Media

Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division has acquired podcast production company Neon Hum, known for series like "Dinner’s On Me" and the true-crime franchise "Smoke Screen." Jonathan Hirsch, founder of Neon Hum, will become VP, Global Podcasts and Head of U.S. Creative at Sony Music’s Global Podcast Division. Official press release.

Night Acquires The Roost

Talent management firm Night, known for representing big names like MrBeast, has acquired The Roost, a podcast network formerly part of Warner Bros. Discovery’s Rooster Teeth brand. The Roost is home to 47 original shows, including the H3 Podcast and This Past Weekend with Theo Von. The network's podcasts generate 350 million views and 20 million monthly audio downloads. Read more.

The Podcast Show London is Around the Corner

The biggest international festival for the business of podcasting is almost here! The Podcast Show 2024, happening May 22-23 at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London, is Europe’s largest gathering of the global podcasting community. This event promises to inspire and support the future of the podcast industry during a time of unprecedented growth. Learn more.

Podcast Recommendations

Ready for some great podcast recommendations to kick off your weekend? Here are our top picks for you to enjoy:

The Pivot with Tom Brady

Join hosts Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor, and Channing Crowder as they sit down with NFL icon Tom Brady. In this exclusive interview, Tom discusses his life beyond the football field and shares stories you won't hear anywhere else.

The Casey Adams Show with Jonathan Neman

Tune into this week’s episode of The Casey Adams Show featuring Jonathan Neman, the co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen. Jonathan shares his incredible journey of scaling Sweetgreen to over 225 locations and taking the company public. Don't miss this insightful conversation!

On Purpose With Jay Shetty

Charlamagne discusses the societal detriments of small talk and advocates for deeper, more meaningful conversations. Learn how to enrich your daily interactions and connect on a more profound level.

Partner Spotlight

We’re thrilled to collaborate with partners who elevate the podcasting experience. This week, we're spotlighting Streamlabs Podcast Editor, a must-have tool for any podcaster. If you have a podcast, you’ll definitely want to check them out!

Streamlabs Podcast Editor

Streamlabs Podcast Editor is a fast, dynamic, and efficient way to streamline your podcasting workflow with auto-transcription, clipping, translation, and more at your fingertips.

  • Auto-transcription: Easily convert your podcast episodes into text.

  • Clipping: Create engaging clips from your longer episodes.

  • Translation: Reach a global audience with translation services.

  • User-friendly Interface: An intuitive, browser-based platform.

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