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Sep 16, 2020

Amazon Music is now distributing podcasts.. 

A Wall Street Journal report says Amazon Music and Audible’s podcasting efforts will remain separate for now..

And in a note highlighted by Nick Quah’s Hot pod newsletter, the goal appears to be centered on smart speakers like Amazon’s echo.

Quah says Smart speaker distribution hasn’t really been all that important for podcast publishers until now, but if it ever does, Amazon is currently best positioned to exert strong gatekeeping influence over that channel.

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