This is the first part of a 10-part miniseries where I will share some predictions I have for the future of podcasting. Let’s start with a bang:
In the future, the shows that get the majority of attention and therefore downloads and listens will require some form of payment to access.
Yes, I’m aware of the history where this has failed to happen at any appreciable level. But I’m also aware of the larger media plays by Spotify Premium, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon’s Prime Video. And I’m betting that will work in podcasting.
Yes, I think paid subscriptions will overtake the current ad-supported model that’s akin to commercial radio.
And, crazily enough, I think this will be a good thing for all podcasters, even those of us who have no intention of ever making premium content.
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