ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia and Audioboom Announce Renewed Multi-Year Partnership

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia announced the extension of its commercial partnership with leading podcast network, Audioboom. The renewal of this successful podcast proposition for brands and advertisers alike.

As a market-leading podcast platform, Audioboom’s mission is to power podcasting for creators and brands globally. Audioboom’s impressive podcast slate includes: Casefile True Crime; No Such Thing As A Fish; True Crime with Kendall Rae; F1: Beyond The Grid; Murder, Mystery & Makeup; The Tim Dillon Show; and more. Audioboom is is the 4th largest podcast publisher in Australia with more than 7.2 million downloads last month.”

Audiobooms CEO, Stuart Last, said: “With Australia’s deeply engaged podcast audience and ARN’s proven capabilities, furthering this strategic relationship will provide our creators with the best commercial opportunities in the region – a key component to Audioboom’s global podcast strategy.”

ARN’s Head of Digital Audio, Corey Layton said: “For over three years, Audioboom has been central to our offering. Led by Australia’s biggest true crime podcast, Casefile, we’re thrilled to have extended our partnership, bring their high-quality content to listeners and brands alike.

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Remains Australia’s Favorite Podcast Publisher

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network remains Australia’s #1 podcast publisher and has delivered a combined total of 5.4 million listeners and nearly 25 million monthly downloads for the month of September.

Results from the September Podcast Ranker Report released today also show ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network continues to hold half of the Top 10 most listened to podcasts in the country – more than any other publisher.

The network’s top titles cover a variety of genres and include Casefile from Audioboom (#1 True Crime and #2 overall, with a massive 2.5 million monthly downloads); Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley & Laura Byne (#1 Entertainment, #4 overall); The Kyle & Jackie O Show (#1 Catch Up and #6 overall); Stuff You Should Know (#1 Knowledge, #7 overall and the most downloaded podcast in the ranker with 2.74 million); and The Imperfects (#1 Health & Fitness, #9 overall).

Other standouts for ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network include No Such Thing as a Fish from Audioboom (#17); and She’s On The Money with Victoria Devine (#1 Finance, #29 overall).

ARN’s Head of Digital Audio, Corey Layton, said “To remain Australia’s favorite podcast publisher, and hold five of the top 10 most popular podcasts, is an incredible achievement. These results highlight it’s not all about size (as those who know me will attest), it’s about content that consistently resonates with listeners and advertisers alike.”

Overall, ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network represents 41 of Australia’s top 150 most popular podcasts.

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia Holds Top Spot In Podcast Ranker

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network is Australia’s leading podcast network for the 26th consecutive ranker with an incredible 24.4 million monthly downloads.

The monthly Podcast Ranker report for June shows iHeartPodcast Network Australia again has the largest podcast audience in Australia with a combined total of 5.26 million listeners. The network also holds four of the Top 10 most listened to podcasts in the country.

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network leads the way in the hugely popular true crime genre with Casefile (from Audioboom which is part of the iHeartPodast Network) #1 in Crime and #2 overall. The Australian-made podcast had 806,523 listeners and just under two million downloads in June.

Kyle & Jackie O continue to dominate with the Kyle & Jackie O Show sitting as Australia’s #1 Catch-up podcast (a position that has held since the survey was first introduced) and moving up two places to #3 most popular overall. The podcast had 501,226 monthly listeners and 1.9 million downloads.

Rounding out the Top 5 for ARN’s iHeartpodcast Network is Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne, which is the #1 Entertainment podcast and #5 overall with 445,326 listeners and 1.4 million monthly downloads. Their recently launched KIIS Original Podcast Hooked, Hitched & Hung Up also made its debut in today’s Podcast Ranker results, coming in at #78.

Meanwhile, KIIS FM Drive’s Will & Woody were the biggest risers in the report, with their catch-up podcast jumping a massive 58 spots to #44.

Other standouts for the network include:

Stuff You Should Know at #9 with 325,451 listeners and 2.6 million downloads, again well in front as the most downloaded podcast for the month.

The Imperfects – moving up four places to #11 with 257,994 listeners and 511,904 downloads

No Such Thing As A Fish (Audioboom) at #15 with 206,996 listeners and 646,452 downloads

She’s On The Money at #25 with 153,885 listeners and 799,017 downloads.

ARN’s Head of Digital Audio, Corey Layton, said, “Being Australia’s top Podcast Network for the 26th consecutive ranker is an outstanding achievement and is testament to the hard work of our incredible team and partners. It is great to see such strong results across the genres that could as we continue to expand our diverse offering through our originals and partnerships with the best creators in Australia and across the globe.”

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Australia Signs with Audioboom for Two More Years

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia announced it has extended its commercial partnership with leading podcast creator Audioboom for a further two years.

Of the partnership, Audiobook’s CEO, Stuart Last said, “ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network has delivered exceptional commercial opportunities for our podcasts and we are pleased to extend our partnership. We are looking forward to continuing to work together to create opportunities for brands in Australia to reach our diverse audiences.”

ARN’s Head of Audio Corey Layton said, “This is a great day for the iHeartPodcast Network as we continue to strengthen our offering as Australia’s #1 podcast publisher. Our partnership with Audioboom gives brands access to some of the world’s most compelling and popular content, from the true crime thrills of Casefile to the entertaining No Such Thing As A Fish as part of our diverse podcast slate.”

The partnership announcement comes as March data released today from the Australian Podcast Ranker shows iHeartPodcast Network Australia remains Australia’s #1 podcast publisher – holding the #1, #2, #4, #6 and #8 most popular podcasts in the country. Audioboom’s Casefile, which is part of the iHeartPodcast Network, remains in the #1 position ahead of Stuff You Should Know at #2 and The Kyle & Jackie O Show at #4 on the Australian Podcast Ranker.

The iHeartPodcast Network holds nine of the top 20 most popular podcasts in Australia: Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne, She’s on The Money, No Such Thing As A Fish, Jase & PJ, Morbid and The Mindset Mentor.