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Audio/podcasting entrepreneur Jake Shapiro leaves RadioPublic for Apple

As announced on his LinkedIn feed, RadioPublic and Podfund Founder/CEO, and RAIN Summit keynote speaker Jake Shapiro has joined Apple as Head of Creator Partnerships, Apple Podcasts. Shapiro notes that his former companies will continue with new leadership, as of now undisclosed. Shapiro’s appointment seems to indicate Apple’s growing interest in becoming an original content network. Continue Reading

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RadioPublic’s Podfund announces first new podcast investments

Two months ago RadioPublic announced Podfund, a venture-backed podcast incubator funded by $2.3-million in venture investments. It is an open-door plan that any audio producer can enter for a shot at gaining a $25,000-$50,000 bankroll, with a revenue-share plan of 7-15% over three years. Today RadioPublic is announcing three audio projects which have gained Podfund support. Continue Reading

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RadioPublic calculator shows the pros and cons of today’s podcast advertising

RadioPublic introduced a Paid Listens program at the beginning of the month, and the podcast company is expanding its resources in this campaign to ensure more podcasters generate revenue. The business has added a calculator to its website that lays out the arithmetic behind potential Paid Listen earnings. Continue Reading