...Triton Digital has struck up a partnership with Fox News Radio. Under the alliance,the Fox News Podcast Network will use Triton’s suite of audio ad serving technology to allow insertion of targeted ads into its original podcasts. The network will also utilize Triton’s podcast management system for enhanced distribution across multiple podcast listening platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and Stitcher. John Sylvester, Vice President of Fox News Radio, also announced The Candidates with Bret Baier will return for a second season tied to the 2020 election.
…The late Art Bell’s famed “Coast to Coast” radio show is now a podcast. The “Art Bell Vault” is available on the “Coast to Coast” website with 20 shows initially loaded to his section. “Coast to Coast AM is proud to announce the launch of our newest feature for Coast Insiders: The Art Bell Vault,” a web post reads. “This ongoing curated collection features classic Art Bell programs in which the legendary C2C host talked to renowned paranormal researchers about a vast array of strange and unusual topics as well as unforgettable episodes featuring one-of-a-kind callers with fantastic stories and mysterious individuals with some truly amazing claims.” Bell died in April 2018 at the age of 72.
…Another top executive has left Spotify as Global Head of Music Nick Holmstén steps down and moves into an advisory role for the company. Former Interscope CFO Jeremy Erlich and Marian Dicus will oversee the music team until a permanent replacement is named. Holmstén is the latest in a long list of those leaving the company. Global Head of Curation Strategy Mike Briggane exited the company in July, following the exits of Chief Economist Will Page, Global Head of Revenue Brian Benedik, Head of Partnerships for Content and Creator Shane Tobin, Global Head of Publishing Adam Parness and VP/Head of Marketplace and Content and VP/Global Head of Communications and Public Policy Jonathan Prince, who all left the streaming service within the last year.