From Podcasting News:
It looks like the Adam Carolla Podcast may do to radio what Nine Inch Nails did to the music industry - make it irrelevant.
On Friday, February 20th, Adam Carolla’s radio show left the airwaves, as part of a format switch.
On Monday, Corolla introduced his new podcast.
Within 24 hours, Carolla had a hit:
I’m overwhelmed by your response to the podcast. In less than 24 hours, the first podcast was downloaded over a quarter of a million times, which is awesome.
This means that we’ll be able move along faster in terms of getting this project up into a new gear, and getting a little more production, more guests, and everything you guys deserve. I’m grateful to have such fantastic fans, and honored at this response.
By the end of the first week of the Adam Corolla Podcast, downloads exceeded the 1 million mark.
Last year, Nine Inch Nails turned the music industry on its head by releasing two free albums onto the Internet and then going on to have both a hit record and tour. In doing so, NIN showed that bands could have hit albums and successful tours without the support of the music industry.
With over a million views in the first week, the Adam Carolla Podcast shows that broadcasters can have hit shows without the support of radio.
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