Posted October 29, 2019

There’s an App for That (Language)

“There’s an app for that.” 

The slogan that took the world by storm (thanks to the iPhone) is taking on new meaning now that apps are emerging as a new frontier for localization. And with good reason: All kinds of lifestyle apps are finding global audiences via smartphones.

Posted October 18, 2019

More Than One Nation Under Pod

Here in the U.S., we tend to think of podcasts as an “American thing.”

This American Life! Pod Bless America! The Daily!

Listening to podcasts abroad is actually about as popular — or more popular — than it is here. For example, a survey conducted by Reuters earlier this year, polled 2,000 people (representative of the population with access to the internet) in each of the countries below.

Posted September 30, 2019


As podcasting continues to rise in popularity, with an estimated 700,000 shows streaming today, everyone is looking for the next opportunity: merchandising; spin-offs in TV, film, and books; live events.

Posted September 19, 2019

CMI’s Insights from Podcast Movement

Podcast Movement is the world’s biggest conference and trade show for the podcast industry, and its 2019 show in August threw a spotlight on some of the latest developments in this fast-growing business.

Posted August 20, 2019

Subtitling Case Study: Emotion Can Shine Through Subtitles

This week we continue to showcase some of our film work through case studies — this time, spotlighting the way subtitles can show emotion.

Posted August 08, 2019

10 Podcast Stats: The hottest new power of audio

Do you have a favorite podcast? Do you find yourself turning to episodes more and more frequently as you drive, walk the dog, or use public transportation? You’re not alone.

Posted July 24, 2019

Subtitling Case Study:  The Language on Barely Anyone’s Lips

CMI’s portfolio of work includes audio, video, podcasts, apps, and of course film — the original medium where we made our mark decades ago working with major movie studios, and still do today. 

Posted July 11, 2019

Audiobook Trends for 2019

The audiobook market is exploding everywhere and is easily the fastest-growing sector of publishing today. In the last twelve months, the market in the U.S.—the largest in the world—saw 47 percent year-on-year growth. That’s on top of the $2.8 billion generated in the U.S. in 2017. For the first time, half of all Americans over 12 years old report having listened to an audiobook. The uptick in audiobook sales have even encouraged The New York Times to debut a monthly audiobook bestseller list. 

Posted June 27, 2019

The Symbiotic Future of Localized Audiobooks and Podcasts

Last month, the Audio Publishers Association held its largest conference ever, with 600 attendees converging on New York’s Jacob Javit’s Center. CMI’s Director of Business Development, David Kirk, was there to discuss audio trends — including audiobook localization. He took some time to discuss the event in a conversation with CMI’s CEO Haitham Wahab below.  

Posted June 10, 2019

5 Tips for Making Instructional Videos More Effective

Videos aren't just a tremendously popular entertainment medium—they're also a primary format for learning. A survey conducted by 2and2/Google, “The Values of YouTube,” found that, of 1,006 consumers aged 18-54, more than 7-in-10 consumers of video said they turn to YouTube to solve a problem in their job, studies, or hobbies. With this built-in audience ripe to learn, how can you best create your instructional videos to be most effective?