“When are you launching your podcasts?” It’s no longer a matter of “if,” but “when, how many, and are you monetizing them?” With 4.1 billion downloads last year, almost 50 million weekly listeners, and by far the highest CPMs in digital, podcasts are on everyone’s radar. Once the realm of stand-up comedians and hobbyists, now content creators and businesses as varied as playwrights, journalists, television networks, magazines, design firms, authors, and music venues are getting behind the mic and are increasingly finding the need for legal support.
The lawyers at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (CDAS) are deeply knowledgeable in the expanding world of personal audio on demand and their clients represent over 25% market share of the podcasting industry. The firm advises the world’s largest pure-play podcast network, audio dramatists, perennial top ten shows, popular hosts, app developers, production companies, podcast cooperatives, directors, sound designers, producers, and the Brooklyn Podcast Festival, on now from November 14-19. Continue reading