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Spotify to Acquire Parcast



Spotify announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parcast, a premier storytelling-driven podcast studio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since its founding in 2016, Parcast has launched 18 premium podcast series including Serial Killers,Unsolved Murders, Cults and Conspiracy Theories and the studio’s first fiction series, Mind’s Eye.

The press release says that Parcast will bring to Spotify its curated library of highly produced shows and its engaged, loyal audiences. With an expertise in genres touching mystery, crime, science fiction, and history, Parcast has shown it has depth in subject matter and the ability to develop audiences across its robust network. Additionally, Parcast has more than 20 new shows slated to launch later this year.

“The addition of Parcast to our growing roster of podcast content will advance our goal of becoming the world’s leading audio platform,” said Dawn Ostroff, Spotify Chief Content Officer. “Crime and mystery podcasts are a top genre for our users and Parcast has had significant success creating hit series while building a loyal and growing fan base. We’re excited to welcome the Parcast team to Spotify and we look forward to supercharging their growth.”

“In three years, we have created a production house that has grown exponentially and hit a chord with mystery and true-crime fans, especially women, across all 50 states and around the world. We are proud to join the world’s most popular audio subscription streaming service and gain access to one of the largest audiences around the world,” said Max Cutler, Founder and President of Parcast. “Alongside Spotify, our ability to scale, grow and amplify the unique and tailored brand of content we create is full of fantastic possibilities.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 and subject to customary closing conditions.


Parcast Announces Slate of New Podcasts



Parcast, the premier story-driven network focused on scripted audio entertainment, announced a slate of new weekly shows premiering during the first four months of 2019. This includes the expansion beyond the scripted non-fiction genre with its first fiction podcast, Mind’s Eye.

Mind’s Eye is now available with new episodes premiering Mondays through January 21. The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Plagued by nightmares, homicide detective Kate McCay enlists her radio-journalist husband to get to the bottom of her horrifying dreams.

In the process, Kate fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, her own family, and even a serial killer. Will Kate’s dreams ever end? Or is her nightmare just beginning?

Other new shows launching this season for Parcast include:

Extraterrestrials: Premiers January 29, 2019. Every week, Parcast hosts analyze alien encounters ranging from ridiculous to the spine-chilling, and land on the most plausible explanation.

Crimes of Passion: Premiers February 20, 2019. Every week follows a love story that turns into a crime story. Along the way, the hosts analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayl, theft, and even murder.

Survival: Premiers March 20, 2019. This show take a look through the eyes of the world’s most resilient surviors: people trapped on sinking ships, captured in death camps, alone in the arctic wilderness. Within each weekly story, hosts will analyze the strategies they used to survive, and provide worst-case-scenario advice for listeners.

Not Guilty: Premiers March 28, 2019. This weekly podcast presents the stories of both the wrongfully convicted and the victims who never saw justice. Each episode follows a different victim of miscarried justice, examining how the justice system could fail the people it was designed to protect.

Espionage: Premiers April 12, 2019. Espionage tells the stories of the world’s most incredible undercover missions, and how these covert operations came into the public eye.

The Dark Side Of…: Premiers April 29, 2019. This show digs into the dirty underbelly of pop culture and history icons. Every week, the aim is to expose the ugly truth behind the cultural moments and public figures we hold most dear, proving that almost nothing is what it seems.


Parcast Adds Great Women of Business Podcast



Parcast is the premier podcast network focused on creating scripted, story-driven programming that is engaging, informative, entertaining. They have added the Great Women of Business podcast. The trailer is available now.

The wage gap. The motherhood penalty. The glass ceiling. From Coco Chanel to Mrs. Fields, Julia Child to Martha Stewart, business-savvy women have fought sexism all the way to the executive suite. Every Tuesday, Great Women of Business spotlights inspiring careers, savvy decisions, and catastrophic failures. Each episode tells a different woman’s story, and teaches the business principles they used to find success.

Great Women of Business is a Production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network. The first episode of this twelve episode series premiers June 5th. The Trailer is out, and can be listened to on the Parcast website, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Tunein, and Stitcher. Midroll is currently seeking advertisers for the Great Women of Business podcast.

Vanessa Richardson is the host of Great Women of Business. She is also on two other Parcast hits: Serial Killers and Historical Figures. She is joined by Molly Brandenburg, co-host of the chart-topping Conspiracy Theories.