Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show where we niche down to a single topic and dig deep.
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- What the hell happened with Spotify’s big podcast push, and its resulting layoffs.
- Why tech platforms have not yet found a way to make creative work lucrative enough to engender a new ‘creator middle class.’
- The state of the ad market, and its impacts on creative work more generally.
Towards the end we had a moment to comment on AI, but we kept that somewhat far from our central theme.
Long-time Equity listeners will recall that we’ve covered the creator economy a few times on the show and the blog, including:
And if you need even more, this investor survey from 2021 on all things creator-economy is a great look-back in time!
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