Let’s dive into the latest updates and trends in the world of podcasting for April 2023:
Are you on the hunt for a podcast-tracking service? Livewire has listed the top podcast tracking services by new episode share, stating that Podtrac is (as usual) number 1, with Chartable and AdsWizz coming up behind.
YouTube has recently introduced a new feature to enhance the discoverability of podcast content on its platform. A dedicated tab has been added between the “Live” and “Playlist” tabs on channel pages, making it easier for users to find and access podcast playlists created by content creators. If you’re unsure how this impacts your show, you can read this in-depth article Riverside put together explaining its significance.
Adthos platform users can now generate fully AI-produced audio ads with ease. By submitting a short briefing via a self-service portal, advertisers can generate a complete ad, complete with an AI-generated script, voices, sound effects, and music. Utilizing a dozen AI technologies including GPT-4, Adthos offers a library of top-quality AI voices with 1000 IMDB credits, including Emmy Award-winning voice actors. According to Adthos CEO Raoul Wedel, this latest feature is one of the most exciting innovations yet delivered by the platform. You can find a video walkthrough of this latest update HERE.
SquadCast v5.3 has been released. These recent updates and enhancements, including increased bitrate, simplified switching between Dolby Voice and Dolby Classic, Stats for Nerds, revamped VU Meters, Active Speaker, and PCM Audio, all contribute to a more user-friendly and enjoyable platform.
Buzzsprout has enhanced its dynamic audio insertion tool by adding automated midrolls. With this feature, the tool identifies optimal placements for midroll ads within your podcast episodes and also allows for the addition or removal of sponsor credits and other time-sensitive messages.
Riverside, the remote recording tool, has announced a major update that includes text-based editing and AI transcription capabilities. For those of you who edit your own shows, this is very convenient.
Capsho has launched v2.0 of its platform, providing podcasters with a comprehensive suite of tools to transform their audio or video recordings into effective marketing content. The platform’s advanced features include automatic show note writing and guest research, enabling podcasters to focus on creating engaging content while the platform takes care of the rest. With these new capabilities, Capsho aims to help podcasters amplify and promote their message with ease.