Sony Music Entertainment podcasts are the best new Apple subscriptions


In just over two months since launch, The frenzy Podcast subscription destination is the third most popular subscription channel in the US and Canada

Twisted Town: Youngstown, Ohio and Kermode and Mayo Take Ranking in the Top 5 shows in the US and UK

New York, NY- Sony Music Entertainment today announced that several of its podcasts have topped two new Apple Podcasts charts focused specifically on Premium Podcast Subscriptions, Top Subscriber Shows and Top Subscriber Channels.


  • Since its launch in June, The frenzy became the third most popular subscription channel in the United States and California
  • Twisted Town: Youngstown, Ohio is the fifth most popular subscriber show in the United States
  • The capture of Kermode and Mayo is the fifth most popular subscriber show in the UK

The frenzy is a one-of-a-kind subscription channel offering fans unlimited access to full seasons of new podcasts every month through SME’s strong roster. Developed to give listeners complete control of their listening experience and a super-served audience that is hungry for premium, binge-worthy shows, The frenzy brings together some of the best podcasts from SME’s network of award-winning creators and gives fans at least one new binge listen every month from some of the best storytellers and journalists in the industry.

Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated storyteller Marc Smerling presents the debut of Twisted Town: Youngstown, Ohio,, and Sony Music’s podcast series exploring how the mob came to rule a small Midwestern town. The expansive 15-episode series delves into the complicated history of a Rust Belt town where car bombings and mob killings became so common that in 1963 the Saturday Evening Post called it “Crimetown , USA”.

Acclaimed film critic Mark Kermode and iconic animator and film fanatic Simon Mayo The capture of Kermode and Mayo twice a week, which features top reviews and previews, great guest interviews, and a cornucopia of audience correspondence in every episode. Since its premiere, the show’s new season has featured conversations with top Hollywood talent Tom Hiddleston, Miles Teller and more.

Sony Music Podcasts is a division of Sony Music Entertainment, a global audio leader at the intersection of music, podcasting, entertainment and technology. Through our diverse global partnerships with leading creators and our team of sales, marketing and business development professionals, Sony Music Podcasts uses our core strengths to help the podcast community achieve greater levels of success. . In keeping with our creator-first ethos, we drive impactful storytelling through compelling content everywhere.


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