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Who should pay to play? Should guests pay hosts or should listeners pay hosts? #value4value #transparency #trust. Is Thread.land the best place to leave your comments?

August 05, 2022 James Cridland & Sam Sethi Season 1 Episode 86
Podnews Weekly Review
Who should pay to play? Should guests pay hosts or should listeners pay hosts? #value4value #transparency #trust. Is Thread.land the best place to leave your comments?
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  • Acast has released the company’s Q2/22 financial report.
    The Swedish company now hosts 66,000 podcasts (a record growth last quarter); the number of listens in the quarter increased 41% year-on-year. 

    The company lost $11m in the quarter, though now expects to make EBITDA profit in 2024, earlier than previously expected. 

    “The heavy investment phase is now over, " says CEO Ross Adams, noting that the advertising market has been cooling globally.

  • Bloomberg's Ashley Carman’s newsletter launches next month. 

  • Ashley wrote about the world of paid podcast appearances, or what some consider podcast payola. Guests are paying hosts up to $50K for an interview, and the disclosures around that exchange aren’t always clear or even existent.

  • Skye Pillsbury (Frmr contributor, Hot Pod) has launched her newsletter called The Squeeze

  • Want to support podcast:socialInteract with ActivityPub in your feed. Find your podcast on thread.land then DM @johnspurlock the unique prefix url .

  • Congratulation to Josh Chen from JustCast for also adding Alby integration and enabling autofill in Value4Value tag to enable the Alby wallet. 

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