San Francisco: Michael Miniano, technical head of podcasting for the Swedish music streaming service Spotify, has moved on. Mignano co-founded Anchor’s do-it-yourself podcast distributor in 2015. Spotify bought Anchor in 2019 for more than $ 150 million and appointed Minano as their podcast boss. Spotify users can now download Apple Watch music.

He will leave Spotify at the end of June, reports The Verge. There were reports last month that Spotify’s head of studio and video, Courtney Holt, would leave the company.

In April, Gimlet Media director Lydia Polgreen announced she would move on. Sweden’s music streaming service said last week that its first-class subscribers jumped 15% (year-on-year) to 182 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, from 180 million in the previous quarter, despite the dispute. with Joe Rogan featuring Covid misinformation in his podcast.

The company said its monthly active users (MAUs) rose 19% year-over-year to 422 million, from 406 million in the last quarter and above its forecast by 4 million. In the March quarter, Spotify announced the acquisition of Podsights, a leading podcast advertising measurement service that helps advertisers better measure and scale their podcast advertising. He also acquired Chartable, a podcast analysis platform.

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