The Randy Report #1 LGBTQ Podcast On Spotify

The Randy Report is the #1 LGBTQ podcast on Spotify
The Randy Report is the #1 LGBTQ podcast on Spotify
Screen capture of the Top 10 LGBTQ podcasts on Spotify

Warning – just a little humble brag coming…

Clicking through Spotify this morning I happen to do a search for LGBTQ podcasts, and guess what I found?

It looks like The Randy Report podcast is the #1 LGBTQ podcast on the streaming platform! #happydance

I appreciate all of you who tune in to catch up on politics, pop culture and entertainment news. p.s. no ads…

I know folks listen from a lot of outlets, so make sure you look for me on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

If you missed any episodes, you can check them here on the blog, at the links above or on Spotify below.

The Randy Report Podcast Is Growing!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and listenership of The Randy Report podcast as it continues, thankfully, to expand  its reach.
Cheers to all of you!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and listenership of The Randy Report podcast as it continues, thankfully, to expand its reach.

I launched the podcast in the fall of 2015 on BlogTalkRadio, having hosted an online radio show there, titled The Candi & Randy Show from 2012 through 2014, with the fabulous Candi Fox.

Instead of a live show, however, I wanted to create a kind of ‘companion piece’ to The Randy Report blog. I felt like there was space for a ‘LGBTQ news magazine’ in the podcasting universe.

Like the blog, I wanted the podcast to reflect my tastes in how I want to access news: brief, easy to understand reports across the LGBTQ political, pop culture and entertainment spectrum.

I moved TRR podcast to Soundcloud as the sound quality was much better, and the ‘back office’ options for following statistics were much more robust.

For instance, in the past twelve months, aside from the United States, my biggest block of listeners come from Germany and the UK, followed closely by Australia.

In the past year, I’m thrilled to see folks approach me to syndicate the podcast making my ’60 Minutes of gay news – only shorter’ that much more available.

Currently, you can listen and/or subscribe to The Randy Report podcast (for free!):

• On Soundcloud here

• On iTunes here

• On Spotify here

• On iHeartRadio here

• On Stitcher here

For portability, its useful to know all of those outlets have apps you can install on your phone – for free!

Additionally, my friend Scott Fullerton has added my episodes to his Wednesday three-hour block of LGBTQ programming on his Left Of Str8 online radio channel.

Thanks again for listening, everyone. It’s always much more fun doing this with you all taking the ride with me.

Happy Saturday!

p.s. since I’m talking podcast, here’s a player with the most recent episodes 🙂

Mariah Carey Breaks All-Time Single Day Streaming Record

Mariah Carey ruled Christmas Eve on Spotify as her now-iconic holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” broke the all-time record for the most streams in a single day.

Mariah Carey ruled Christmas Eve on Spotify as her now-iconic holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” broke the all-time record for the most streams in a single day.

Chart Data broke the news that Mimi’s blockbuster single was streamed more than 10.8 times on December 24.

The previous record was 10.4 streams of XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” on June 19, one day after he was shot and killed in South Florida.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You,” released in November of 1994, is now eligible for 5x Platinum status in the US.

The highest charting holiday-themed single in six decades, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” currently ranks 7th on the Billboard Hot 100.

Carey herself seemed to be surprised by the record-breaking news:

Just imagine work you did 24 years ago could still be earning big bucks.

We all know that artists make money, depending on their recording contracts, every time someone purchases their music.

Additionally, since Carey co-wrote “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with producer Walter Afanasieff, she makes bank every time it’s played on the radio, used in a movie or commercial or streamed.

And that can add up.

Business Insider reports the Grammy Award-winner has made over $60 million from the holiday hit alone since its release.

Some songs can become so associated with a certain time of year, they become perennial money makers.

For instance, each spring as warm, sunny weather emerges from winter, “Walking On Sunshine,” by Katrina and the Waves, returns to the airwaves with the 1985 track earning an estimated $1 million each year.

2017 Labor Day Pool Playlist

I thought I would share my 2017 Labor Day pool playlist via Spotify.

You may notice I’m kinda eclectic in my musical tastes. Everyone on the list is either LGBT or a big-time ally 🙂

First time trying this, so if it doesn’t work, more wine!

Happy Labor Day!