The RawVoice team is all loaded up and we are off to the Portable Media and Podcast Expo in Ontario California. For those that are headed out make sure you stop by the RawVoice booth #413 or just look for the Blubrry Muffins.
Archive for September, 2006
We received two request from podcasters that are contracted (aka “Owned”) by Podshow to have their listing removed from Blubrry.com. Podshow informed them that can no longer be listed on our site because we are now a competitor of their product offereing. This is a pretty amazing admission by Podshow podcasters.
We at Blubrry pride ourselves on not locking people into contracts or interfereing in a podcaster’s right to list his/her show any where he/she may see fit. Podshow’s recent adoption of placement limitations on their podcasters is clearly an attempt to control their podcaster’s exposure and earnings capability.
This response, however, is not surprising given the Podshow’s prior stance on advertising with outside networks. Past promotional opportunities made to Podshow podcasters listed on blubrry have been met with silence. This confused us, until we were told by several other vendors that podshow podcasters are not allowed to respond. They are instructed to forward any outside ad deals straight to the Podshow sales department. This all very sad. It seems that even when a podcaster is capable of earning revenue on their program, Podshow is limiting their ability to do so.
Now Podshow has gone one step further by not only limiting the revenue potential of a podcast, but also its ability to gain exposure. We hope that given such apparently severe restrictions these podcasters are actually making some money with Podshow and not just getting screwed out of the rights to manage their show.
Have you listened to the official BrryCast produced by the CEO of RawVoice? If you’re a podcaster and you want your show to grow you probably should.
The Blubrry Podcast Network is now offering special perks to its members. Starting immediately, members may utilize the Blubrry Media Player on their own web sites. This media player is unlike any of the other offerings and has been optimized to interact with your shows RSS feed allowing on-line listeners to review your show notes while watching or listening to your Podcast.
The Blubrry Media Player includes no advertisements or other program information
. The player is intended to assist Blubrry members with building their own brand. Remember, Blubrry wants their members to keep their listeners, not draw them away.
Come meet the team from RawVoice at Podcast Expo we will be in Booth 413, don’t worry if you did not catch us during the day stop by our hospitality room Friday or Saturday night and talk to us about how we can help your show get exposure on our various family of podcasting sites. Check out those sites today and ask questions to the team next week.