Why Amazon podcasts start to splash the cash and bought Art19 and Smartless? We interview Arielle Nissenblatt from the Podcast Taxonomy board and we interview Don MacKinnon (Hark) and Hannah Blake (Entale) both help with podcast discovery

Join James Cridland and Sam Sethi as they talk about Why Amazon Podcasting bought Art 19.

With Special Interviews:

- Arielle Nissenblatt - Podcast Taxonomy
- Don MacKinnon - Hark Audio
- Hannah Blake - Entale

This Weeks News Headlines from Podland:

1. Amazon has bought enterprise podcast hosting and adsales company ART19, Inc.. This gives Amazon access to podcast hosting technology and a monetisation platform for dynamically-inserted advertising. Kintan Brahmbhatt, GM of Amazon Podcasts says that the company is hiring. Podnews has been predicting the purchase since Amazon bought Wondery in December

2. Amazon has bought the distribution and adsales rights for the SmartLess podcast for between $60-80 million. The show will not be exclusive, but will be published one week early on Amazon Music and Wondery+.

3. Amazon Podcasts has launched in Australia and New Zealand, nine months after launching in the US and UK.

4. Spotify has just announced it has made the Spotify Audience Network advertising marketplace available to advertisers and Megaphone publishers in Australia, Canada and the UK.

5. Spotify has launched Sound Up in India, a training, mentoring and support program for women podcast creators.

6. @Podjobs, Podnews’ jobs board, has integrated Podcast Taxonomy role descriptions into the service.

7. Podcast Addict now supports the 'alternateEnclosure' tag and has also integrated privacy information for podcasts.

8. Facebook is making a new podcast: 'Boz To The Future' available on Facebook itself (if you’re in the US, you’re running the latest app, and Facebook have let you use the podcast feature). Or it’s on Buzzsprout for everyone else.

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