Podcasters convene to forecast how it will be evolving, while radio stations are switching to format for older demo and stretching to pick up more listeners to advertise to. KOP comments on these changes and wonders out loud why he is never invited to any podcast conference.

Pivot to … Something? The Blurry Future of Podcasting
Top creators and executives, gathering at the Hot Pod Summit, mulled over monetization and new formats as the market matures: “This industry has changed every year for the last 10 years, so if we’re only going to cater to the now, then where are we?” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/podcasts-hot-pod-summit-2023-1235337983/

YouTube’s new head talks 2023 priorities, including AI, podcasting, Shorts and more https://tcrn.ch/3kzys87

The biggest stories from Hot Pod Summit / YouTube revealed its big podcast plan, Spotify talked audiobooks, and Decoder had its first live show. https://www.theverge.com/2023/2/28/23619312/hot-pod-summit-youtube-spotify-iheart-decoder-apple

Podcasting? Radio? It’s all one big opportunity for iHeartMedia Digital CEO Conal Byrne
Amid layoffs and a looming recession, folks are concerned about the audio industry. iHeart’s podcast head Conal Byrne is not worried. Here’s why. https://www.theverge.com/2023/2/28/23617404/iheart-media-radio-podcasting-digital-ceo-conal-byrne

Following Its Best Quarter Ever, iHeart Navigates 2023’s ‘Volatility And Uncertainty.’ https://www.insideradio.com/free/following-its-best-quarter-ever-iheart-navigates-2023-s-volatility-and-uncertainty/article_94e8c536-b807-11ed-b71b-4767c72bdd3e.html?

iHeartMedia Stock Slides as Wall Street Remains Wary of Advertising Headwinds
J.P. Morgan analysts downgraded the stock Wednesday, saying that the company’s Q1 guidance is reflective of an “uncertain macro environment.”
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/iheartmedia-stock-slides-as-wall-street-remains-wary-of-advertising-headwinds-1235339009/

More Stations Are Flipping To Contemporary Christian, Spanish And Classic Rock. https://www.insideradio.com/free/more-stations-are-flipping-to-contemporary-christian-spanish-and-classic-rock/article_d292ae60-b8cf-11ed-b102-dfb17b8b9e50.html?

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