Podcast Hosts Shouldn’t Assume People Hang Through Extended Self-Indulgences

[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

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Important Takeaways from The Infinite Dial

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

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On-Demand Audio Opens Up Wealth of Possibilities

[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

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Power Player Profile: Steve Goldstein

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

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The New Farm Team

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

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Insider Interviews Q&A with Steve Goldstein

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

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