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[The Financial Manager, Audio's New Golden Age, by Steve Goldstein] Podcasts have dramatically altered the landscape for audio listening, providing media companies with competition and new promise.
[Radio Ink, Article by Steve Goldstein] "On-demand viewing has changed our video habits. Gone are the days of surfing with a remote to find a show. USC Professor Jeffrey Cole sums up the giant shift: 'Nobody watches crap on TV anymore.' It is the era of purposeful viewing."
July 25, 2016
[AM/FM Podcast by Steve Goldstein] Most radio listeners spend no more than 30 minutes with a morning show on a given day, so it’s a fantasy to think they’ll be knocking down 3 hours more later that day... Do the work for the audience. Make it more bite-size...
March 22, 2016
[Jockline Daily] As video choices proliferate, it is being referred to as “peak TV.” Audio is on a similar arc with linear radio, streaming, personal music and podcasts. Listeners find themselves in an era of “peak audio.” Podcast hosts should not assume that people hang through extended self- indulgences, interviews that run too long, topics that are not well targeted, defined or executed. If the podcast isn’t entertaining or informative, the listener votes with stop and/or delete buttons.
March 17, 2016
“It marks the last of the legacy network broadcasters — NBC, ABC and now CBS leaving the business. And in that sense, it is a huge story. Even in a world in which big media is focused on multi-platform solutions, linear radio doesn’t seem to be a priority.”
March 16, 2016
Amplifi CEO Steve Goldstein takes to his “BlogStein,” to comment on the 2016 Infinite Dial study. He writes, “Edison Research and Triton Digital presented their annual 2016 Infinite Dial study. As always, it is chock full of useful trend data. This year marks a breakthrough for podcasting which makes a significant leap.”
March 11, 2016
[Jockline Daily] As a follow-up to this past weekend’s Talk Show Boot Camp in Ft. Lauderdale, this week we’re sharing some of the top takeaways. Among the highlights includes Pierre Bouvard and Steve Goldstein’s highly lauded ‘Podcasting is the New Black' Session. Click here for the five latest takeaways.
March 10, 2016
[Borrell Local Online Conference] “The next generation of audio is upon us,” Amplifi Media founder Steve Goldstein said Tuesday at the... Conference. “Everyone now has a radio in their pocket and people bring their entertainment with them, loading up their phone with audio content.” ... “Podcasting is the new black,” Goldstein, the former Saga Communications executive VP/group PD, said. “It’s all about choice and control.”
March 2, 2016
PP: What made you decide to leave Saga and start Amplifi? SG: I didn’t leave radio ... I left radio transmitters. Content is being delivered in multiple ways. That’s really what interests me, the whole arc of change to on-demand content that we’ve seen occurring on the TV side ... it’s now happening on the audio side. I wanted a front-row seat.
February 16, 2016
CEO of Amplifi Media Steven Goldstein shares his 30+ years of broadcast savvy with the podcasting world. From the opportunities to the challenges, Steven gives some history and lot’s of action tips that can help serve the Podcast Community.
February 15, 2016
I made a big career change recently and it was a bet on the future. I saw how people were changing their video habits from linear to digital TV — Netflix, YouTube, the DVR, Hulu — it’s a pretty big list. By the end of the decade, it is expected that more people will watch TV via digital sources than linear.
January 27, 2016
“This is not some Jetsons futuristic thing; it is here now and as with on-demand digital TV, it is a game-changer enabling greater choice.”
January 13, 2016
“So much of entertainment content is moving to YouTube,” observes Steve Goldstein of Amplifi Media...“Click-and-watch is a huge disruption to current TV…It’s about choice and control.” Steve will be posting more on his own Amplifi Media blog.
January 7, 2016
How does Steve Goldstein see the future of podcasting? Listen to this episode for some fascinating insight and advice into the business side of podcasting….
November 26, 2015
IR: How big is radio’s on-demand audio/podcast opportunity? SG: It can and should be big. Edison data shows AM/FM is still dominant with 55% of audio listening. But that means today, nearly half of all audio listening is with other sources. As the connected car becomes more prevalent and other options become available, the pressure will be on to retain and hopefully build share.
November 20, 2015
Steven, CEO of AmplifiMedia.com, is recognized as a thought leader in audio programming, marketing, and management. He has developed numerous successful radio brands and nurtured and advanced local and national talent at NBC Radio, CBS Radio, and Sega Communications.
November 18, 2015
The trend to on-demand is immutable. People want to select what they want to listen to, where they want to listen, and when. More than ever, they are agnostic to the device — radio, smartphone, desktop — it’s all fair game. It’s all audio.
November 6, 2015
Podcast “primetime” listening happens in the middle of the day and late at night. One of the most interesting findings of this report is at-home listening at night is primetime for podcasts, which more than illustrates that podcasting is not just an in-car or mobile activity.
September 15, 2015
Recent analysis of listening habits from the NPR One app reveals that a mere 18 words into a segment, people are deciding whether they will continue listening.
September 14, 2015
“In a time-starved world and an ever-increasing excess of content clamoring for attention, even after selecting to listen to a podcast, many listeners will [not] sit through content that does not connect.”
September 11, 2015