Jan. 22, 2021

The Content War for Creators Has Begun (255)

Big news from Forbes this week as they kick off their "journalist entrepreneur" newsletter program, while Apple mulls over copying Spotify.


Forbes announced the launch of their own version of Substack, a paid newsletter program driven by independent writers.

As the war for content creators heats up, rumors swell around Apple launching a podcast-plus subscription program to compete with Spotify for exclusive (and walled off) audio content.

And as the fight for creators continues, media companies begin to decide who owns the RSS feed as media consumption hits over 70 hours per week in the United States.

Robert rants about a Martech announcement that means absolutely nothing, while Joe raves about Disney's acquisition strategy and Netflix investing $20 billion in content.

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