Amazon Music & Audible set for move into podcast distribution

Former Assistant Editor
Amazon Music

Amazon Music and Audible are set to be the latest major streaming platforms to add podcasts to their services.

In an email sent to podcasters and obtained by Radio Today on Tuesday (August 11), Amazon invited podcasters to make their show available on their platform.

“In advance of launch, we would like to invite you to make your podcast(s) available on our services. Agreeing to add your content ensures your podcast(s) will be available to Amazon Music’s rapidly growing audience of over 55 million customers,” the message outlined.

“Thank you, and we look forward to sharing your podcast with our listeners!”

Logging onto our own podcast feed, hosted by Omny, the news was confirmed with a message revealing that Amazon Music and Audible will stream content via RSS directly from the hosting provider.

Once the news reached podcasters, some pointed out that the terms and conditions for creators included an interesting clause.

As GeekWire points out, the following line is included; “Your Content may not (a) include advertising or messages that disparage or are directed against Amazon or any Service.”

“I’m a freaking entertainment podcast and I can’t consent to that. How can any actual news podcast?!” commented tech podcaster Corey Quinn.

Radio Today has reached out to Amazon Music for comment.

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