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PodcastOne Named to Top Podcast Publishers List by Podtrac



PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne announced that it has been named to the list of Top Podcast Publishers by the industry leading podcast metric company Podtrac. Podtrac provides the podcast industry’s only ranking of top publishers based on unique audience counts. PodcastOne enters the listings ranked #12 as one of the only two independent podcasting publishers in the Top 15.

PodcastOne’s ranking comes on the heels of the successes and strengths of tentpole podcasts Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, The Jordan Harbinger Show, LADYGANG and The Adam Carolla Show. As well as acquisitions of top performing programs such as Baby Mamas No Drama, True Crime All the Time Unsolved, and This is MONSTERS, which all saw significant audience growth since joining PodcastOne.

Download numbers were significant for PodcastOne developed programs in 2021 with Nappy Boy Radio with T-Pain, Uncut with Jay Cutter, which launched in the top 20 of all podcasts on iTunes, and Bad Bad Thing, a chilling true crime podcast that quickly rose to the top of podcast listings globally and has been cited as “Best of” 2021 by publications such as Cosmopolitan Magazine. Ongoing partnerships with networks A&E on Cold Case Files and I Survived and REELZ with Sex, Lies & Murder, both contributed greatly to PodcastOne’s continued success.

“Being recognized by Podtrac with inclusion on the Top Publishers list is a testament to the hard work of the PodcastOne team both behind the mic and behind the scenes. We’re on track post even bigger numbers in 2022 with a goal to crack the Top 10 list.” Said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.

PodcastOne’s full roster of programming is available on PodcastOne, iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon and wherever podcasts are heard.


LiveOne’s PodcastOne and Jordan Harbinger Strike Seven-Figure Renewal Deal



PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveOne, announced today that it has signed a high seven figure renewal deal with podcast host and former Wall Street attorney Jordan Harbinger that keeps him and his top rated The Jordan Harbinger Show with the network for the foreseeable future. The Jordan Harbinger Show launched with the network in 2018 and is available on PodcastOne, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Facebook and wherever podcasts are heard.

With download numbers nearing 11 million monthly and over 300 million all-time, The Jordan Harbinger Show is a leading interview podcast featuring in-depth conversations with people at the top of their game from business leaders, entertainers, scientists and athletes to an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to global spies and psychologists. Previous guests have included AirBnB’s entrepreneur Mark Cuban, television journalist Anderson Cooper, Academy Award winning author Matthew McConaughey, musician Moby, hip-hop artist T-Pain, rapper Rick Ross, scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, and athletes like Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman and Tony Hawk.

“Jordan embodies what podcasting is all about. His impeccable interviewing skills, his unmatched rapport with guests, his integrity and his knowledge of marketing and the business of podcasting are keystones in the growth of The Jordan Harbinger Show and his audience is ever expanding. Not only is Jordan a dream partner in podcasting, he’s also a dear friend and we are looking forward to, and anticipating, even bigger things in 2022 and beyond,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.

The Jordan Harbinger Show has been named one of the “Best Of” and “Most Downloaded Shows” by Apple and has been on the iTunes Top 50 Chart in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia. The show has been nominated for AdWeek’s Podcast of the Year Awards, Digital Hollywood Award, Discover Pods Awards.


PodcastOne Announced Judges to Find the Next Big Podcast Star



PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media, has set its award winning panel of judges to select the winner of Self Made Podcast Edition, an audio competition to find the next big podcast star for the network giant. The storied list of podcast notables and advertising and media industry executives will use criteria ranging from sound quality to host relatability to show promotion paired with download numbers, to determine the grand prize winner.

Selected for the panel are:

Kaitlyn Bristowe, creator and host of Off the Vine, one of the most successful and downloaded podcasts for women. Bristowe is also current Co-host of The Bachelorette and recently was crowned champion of Dancing with the Stars;

Adam Carolla, host and Guiness World Record holder for the world’s most downloaded podcast, The Adam Carola Show. Additionally, Carolla is the former host of the iconic radio and television series Loveline;

Emmy Award-winner Doug Ellin who created the smash HBO series Entourage and host of two podcast series, Hollywood Ways and the Victory Podcast which garnered more than 5 million downloads in its first 12 months.

Internationally recognized broadcast journalist Jillian Hamilton who hosts the podcast Cheating: When Love Lies;

Barbara Schroeder will also serve as a mentor in addition to her judging duties. Schroeder who created the Netflix hit documentary Evil Genius and whose podcast Bad Bad Thing catapulted onto the top True Crime genre charts will provide expert insight with each of the finalists to help them hone their storytelling skills.

Rounding out the group of esteemed panelists are revered and venerated podcast industry scions and advertising industry executives James Ingrassia, Head of Client Services, Oxford Road, the leading Los Angeles-based audio ad agency; DeSha Runnels, Vice President of Media, Ad Results, the world’s leading audio & podcast advertising agency; Sarah Cotenoff, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships, Podsights, the leading attribution platform for podcast advertising; John Goforth, Chief Revenue Officer, Magellan AI, the leading developer of a data and analytics platform used to analyze podcasts and organize the data; Kit Gray, Co-Founder and President of PodcastOne; and member of the Radio Hall of Fame, Norm Pattiz, Founder of PodcastOne and WestwoodOne.

Self Made Podcast Edition is driven by fans as well as the panel of judges, all listening to see who will take the top prize: a podcasting contract with PodcastOne, and a total package worth over $100,000 including promotion across the network. The competition will culminate in episodes submitted by each of the five finalists via LaunchpadOne. With over 1200 independent podcasts, LaunchpadOne is PodcastOne’s free innovative podcast hosting, distribution, and monetization platform that provides an end-to-end podcast solution. A winner will then be crowned on September 30, 2021 – International Podcast Day.


PodcastOne Announced Global Debut of LaunchpadOne



PodcastOne announced the launch of LaunchpadOne, a free innovative podcast hosting, distribution, and monetization platform that provides an end to end podcast solution.

Starting with over 1,000 podcasts, LaunchpadOne offers creators a 360 podcasting ecosystem – a cutting-edge technology hosting platform, customizable design elements, a podcast player, distribution tools to publish on all major listening apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast and Pocket Casts and others, and a deep network of shows.

The platform’s robust technology, promotion, and monetization opportunities will allow podcast creators to leverage unique opportunities from PodcastOne, such as the ability to accumulate new listeners, get discovered, and collaborate with the established podcast network.

Some of the key features now available to creators on LaunchpadOne include:

Ad Revenue: Keep 100% of all advertising revenue that the podcast sells, including embedded live reads and pre-recorded ads.

Custom Hosting Network: Collaborate with LaunchpadOne to develop a branded, white-labeled platform to host your own network of shows, a flexible solution for everyone from upstart podcast producers to enterprise-level companies.

Customizable Players: Customize the embeddable podcast player to match your website or branding through the use of the new custom player tool in the CMS or through CSS Style Sheets.

Podcast Directory: Help a new audience discover your podcast in PodcastOne’s robust Podcast Directory.

Enhanced Reporting: Industry-standard IAB metrics and easy to read visuals. Daily, Weekly, Monthly and custom breakouts to track podcast performances.

Donations: For the first time, LaunchpadOne podcasters will be able to connect a PayPal account and receive donations from listeners through LaunchpadOne. Terms and fees apply.

Apple Reviews: Import your Apple Podcast reviews and ratings directly into your LaunchpadOne dashboard.

Learning Center: Launchpad Learn is a new blog center available to everyone that will host articles and content around podcasting best practices, trends, and helpful instructions. New content will be posted consistently and provide insight from industry experts.

Ongoing Feature Enhancements:
Continued development and platform updates to match the rapid growth of podcasting industry including planned additions to monetization tools, subscription features, automated transcriptions, editing software integration and more.

The Verge reported some clarification. PodcastOne can insert two ads into any show that hosts on its platform. These ads are sold through PodcastOne’s team, and the company said it retains 100 percent of revenue “in order to keep hosting free”.

For PayPal donations, PodcastOne retains a 4 percent service fee, with 95 percent of donations going to the podcaster. The revenue from any ads the podcaster sells, records, and embeds themselves will be fully kept by the podcaster.


LiveXLive’s PodcastOne Teams with Microsoft Edge



PodcastOne, a leading platform and a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media announced that it will produce and distribute the Innovation on the Edge with Microsoft Edge podcast with Jordan Harbinger (The Jordan Harbinger Show) and television host and lifestyle expert Chelsea Briggs trading hosting duties through the limited run series which is set to launch on June 7, 2021 on PodcastOne, as well as Apple, Spotify, and wherever podcasts are heard.

Innovation on the Edge with Microsoft Edge is a weekly podcast that explores the cutting edge of Internet innovation and pop culture trends. Each of the ten planned episodes will dig into how people are currently using the web to innovate, notable ways in which it’s evolving, what its future might look like, and how we can create that future together.

With subject matter that ranges from Bitcoin, Human Rights, and NFT’s, to Internet marketing and social media growth, Microsoft and hosts Harbinger and Briggs will welcome curious creators, disruptors, and innovation on the Edge.

As one of the leading networks, PodcastOne continues to develop and produce compelling content to generate excitement and intrigue in the audio space. Along with its parent company, LiveXLIve, PodcastOne is leading the industry and encouraging its expansion through platforms and relationships like this one with Microsoft Edge that allows brands to further expand the scope of its marketing campaign by reaching audiences in the fastest growing medium available, podcasting.


PodcastOne Inks First Look Deal with Picture Perfect Federation



PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media announced that it has entered into a multi-year first look pact with Picture Perfect Federation, the joint venture between Picture Perfect Entertainment and Federation Entertainment led by Patrick Wachberger, for the development of scripted serial podcast content, and rising category in the ever increasing business of podcasting which is on track to being a multi-billion dollar industry by 2023.

Under the development deal, Picture Perfect Federation’s Wachsberger and a team of executives led by Ashley Stern, President of Federation Entertainment of America, and Sera Tabb, Vice President of Development for Picture Perfect Federation, are expected to expand upon PodcastOne’s diverse and top rated list of banner programming, which currently includes true crime genre podcasts A&E’s Cold Case Files and I Survived, Court Junkie, American Nightmare, and Final Days on Earth, some of the most listened to hosted podcasts including the The Adam Carolla Show, Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen, The Jordan Harbinger Show, Hotboxin with Mike Tyson and The LadyGang and podcasts from global music superstars Pitbull, Anitta and T-Pain, and introduce scripted content across multiple genres with an eye to package the resulting audio IP for television, film and streaming platforms as co-productions of Picture Perfect Federation and PodcastOne.

“Patrick and his team are true professionals with unparalleled success in the movie, television and scripted world. The partnership with PodcastOne will complement their expertise with over 10 years of experience in the audio space developing weekly interview style and successful scripted programming. Together, we are going to supercharge our story telling and fan development capabilities to create a slate of programs that will be exciting for audiences, advertisers and production houses looking to be involved with our amazing IP,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.

Wachsberger added, “The popularity of podcasts has grown astronomically over the past decade and continues to be a format that attracts a great audience. We very much look forward to our collaboration with the incredible team at PodcastOne which will provide Picture Perfect Federation with a fantastic opportunity to grow into this medium and produce fantastic new projects that will translate from audio to film and TV.”

In addition to “Impossible,” Picture Perfect Federation has a number of high-profile series and films in the works. First up is Federation’s greenlit series “The Banker’s Wife” for Amazon with Lesli Linka Glatter directing, Meredith Stiehm showrunning, and producer Sherry Marsh. Picture Perfect Federation has also been aggressively optioning IP with New York Times bestseller, The Accidental Empress and Sisi: Empress on her Own for television, the genre bending thriller, Rules For Vanishing as a TV series, and teamed up with Anonymous Content on the Ramses book series from famed Egyptologist Christian Jacq.


PodcastOne Grows Sports Programming



PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive, is strengthening ts sports-based programming network – SportsNet – with a slate of new and upcoming programming for 2020.

Super Bowl Champion Michael Irvin is lined up for a weekly podcast; World Record-holding podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla and comedian Jeff Cesario will launch the daily: All Balls, All Sports. Leading sports television Chris Myers recently debuted his CMI:The Chris Myers Interview on PodcastOne’s sports network in August 2020 and to date has featured interviews with Urban Meyer, Warren Moon, Jimmy Johnson, and Jim Edwards.

“Sports-related programming has done remarkably well on our network and this slate of premium sports shows from some of the greatest sports and comedic talent will serve both our audience and our advertisers,” said Peter Morris, PodcastOne’s CEO.

PodcastOne’s SportsNet existing shows includes leading podcasts from NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, sports journalist Rich Eisen and famed wrestler Steve Austin. Listenership in sports related programming on PodcastOne has increased 14% in Q3 since the end of Q2 in calendar year 2020.

PodcastOne’s new SportsNet programming includes:

The Michael Irvin Podcast – premiered October 1, 2020

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin – The Crown Prince of Planet Texas – has been entertaining on the NFL gridiron as well as the NFL television stage with his hilarious takes and honest conversations for years. Now he’ll bring the biggest names in sports and entertainment to the Podcast World! The MIP will have a no holds barred approach to news, pop culture, football analysis, and of course a lil controversy. Make sure you catch Michael’s “88 Seconds” RANT at the end of every podcast!

All Balls, All Sports – premiered September 8, 2020

From the NFL and college sports to boxing, racing and beyond, comedian Adam Carolla is joined daily by sports aficionado Jeff Cesario as they dive deep into the wide world of sports. Featuring hall-of-fame athletes, expert analysts and fan interaction, Adam brings his sense of humor to a more casual conversation about sports, akin to friends chatting over a beer.

CMI: The Chris Myers Interview – premiered August 26, 2020

For more than three decades, Chris Myers has covered the biggest events in sports and has interviewed its most important personalities. From the World Series to Super Bowls, Chris was there and continues to be there. Join him for revealing conversation with elite athletes, hall of famers and people you know in the world of sports!


PodcastOne Announces Launchpad for Podcasters



PodcastOne has announced Launchpad. It is a new place for podcasters to launch and host their podcast content. Launchpad is free, easy to use, and a great discovery took for podcast lovers, with content on every topic.

Launchpad was created from the minds of leading podcast company PodcastOne. With more than 2 billion downloads annually, across 300 of today’s top programs, along with experience creating, distributing, promoting, and selling advertising in podcasts, PodcastOne knows the ins and outs of the industry to deliver the best tools for podcasters and listeners.

Benefits of using Launchpad:

  • Unlimited free hosting
  • All analytics are free
  • You own everything! This includes your content, logos, IP, etc., so that if you leave the platform, you get to take everything with you, including subscribers. And you keep 100% of the revenue from ads you sell.
  • You decide where you want to distribute your podcast
  • PodcastOne shows promote Launchpad. PodcastOne has over 2 billion downloads annually, and we know how to do this.
  • Launchpad is a great way to get your podcast noticed, and you could be offered the opportunity to become a part of PodcastOne’s roster.

PodcastOne explains why Launchpad is free. “In order to keep this service completely free to you, we have the right to sell up to 2 minutes of digitally inserted ads in the pre-roll and mid-roll break, and retain the revenue.”

One of the most interesting things about Launchpad is that PodcastOne gives podcasters an RSS feed and instructions, so that podcasters can distribute their podcast in as many places as they like.

If a podcasters chooses to leave Launchpad, they can follow instructions provided by PodcastOne to do that. You can set up a redirect to a new hosting platform, so you can keep all your subscribers. Insert the new RSS feed into the field provided in Launchpad, and click “Close My Account” to complete the redirect.


PodcastOne and AP Teamed Up to Provide Winter Games Coverage



PodcastOne SportsNet and The Associated Press have teamed up to provide in-depth daily reports from national and international sporting events. This begins with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

PodcastOne SportsNet will distribute Associated Press reports starting with the Winter Olympics (and continuing with other national and international sports). The deal will add AP reports to PodcastOne’s sports podcast lineup; AP news reports currently appear on PodcastOne non-sports offerings.

PodcastOne Chairman Norm Pattiz said, “This will provide AP and PodcastOne subscribers with real-time, daily news reports, commentary, and original content. It will provide additional power to the explosive growth of podcasting, while taking maximum advantage of the unmatched connection to listeners that podcasts already provide. AP Sports is everywhere with on-the-ground, first-hand coverage that will now be available via podcasts as never before.”

“We are excited to work with PodcastOne to bring AP’s unrivaled worldwide sports coverage to a new audience through on-demand digital audio-programming – a growing medium,” said Anthony Brito, AP director for digital and commercial markets. “The expertise of our reporters and hosts, coupled with AP Sports content and PodcastOne’s vast network makes for a winning combination for sports fans everywhere.”

The deal also includes new PodcastOne and AP content. Additionally, Red Circle Sports with Dennis Miller, Riggle’s Picks, Real GM and others will be added to PodcastOne SportsNet’s line-up. Content produced by AP and PodcastOne SportsNet will be distributed on AP platforms, as well as PodcastOne.com and the PodcastOne app.