Everybody Knows Podcast Gets Over 74,000 Downloads in September


Everyone knows, the investigative podcast on the insidious belly of the music industry and what stuck the #MeToo movement here, had 43,430 listeners for its episodes in September.

The podcast also recorded 74,665 downloads.

The numbers were released today as part of Australia’s Audio Industry Podcast Rankings, which ranks podcasts from participating publishers based on the number of unique monthly listeners they have.

Everyone knows arrived at # 77.

Le Ranker said the numbers reflected four episodes. Everyone knows released five episodes in September, but the first episode also came out on the Schwartz Media feed stablemate 7h.

7h00 produced 30 episodes throughout the period, the first of which Everyone knows episode ‘The Company’. 7h00 had 400,417 monthly listeners and 1,396,968 downloads.

The reporter behind the podcast, Ruby Jones, said RGT that even though she knew there were problems, barriers and illegal activity in the music industry, she didn’t realize how bad it would be.

“The more I talked to people I spoke to, the more I realized that this stuff was pretty ingrained in the music industry. It was rampant. There were so many stories. I was surprised at how many stories there were. And I was also surprised at how much it seemed like an open secret in the industry – this kind of behavior, how it had been tolerated for a very long time, ”she said.

Jones said she also spent a lot of time thinking about who could and who should listen Everyone knows.

“I think what’s likely to happen is that a lot of women will listen to it, because I think a lot of what we’re talking about are experiences that women will feel incredibly familiar with and recognize a lot… He there is a spectrum of things that happen in the workplace that happen to Australian women, and I want to explore that. But I really hope men will listen to it too. That’s my goal. I think anyone cares about equality should really listen to it.

Jones hopes women and men have listened to the podcast

Schwartz Media’s audio manager Osman Faruqi noted that part of the frustration that comes with reporting about these issues is when they only reach people who already know what’s going on.

“I have no doubt that women who watch this series will have chills down their spines and identify with so many parts of it,” he said.

“But there’s a part of me that’s frustrated that these kinds of stories don’t seem to resonate with men so much, so obviously there’s a big part of us creating this in the sense that we wanted to go beyond it.” usual suspects. We want this to go as far as possible.

Faruqi noted that Jones had been working on the story for months, before many of the recent actions and changes we’ve seen unfold in the public domain were revealed.

This, he said, showed that his instinct and appetite for history was there, but also that the industry was ready and eager to change.

“I think sometimes people who are really close to something don’t understand how important it is until they talk to other people and realize that, ‘Oh, wow, there is actually dozens of us who have had those experiences. ”And you don’t always know that, and I think the surprising element was maybe just… how many people have had similar experiences and couldn’t – never found the opportunity or the encouragement to talk about it.

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