Vodio - Podcasting 2.0 Monetization

Vodio - Podcasting 2.0 Monetization

Alby is pleased to announce a new integration with Vodio, a French podcasting platform for hosting, distribution, audience statistics, monetization and other tools podcasters need to publish, analyse and grow podcasts. Vodio together with Alby enable podcasters to receive payments directly from their listeners. 

Vodio.fr lives Value 4 Value

The BadGeek association which publishes and manages Vodio.fr is an association under the 1901 law whose objective is to help creators of audio content to produce, improve, distribute and find their audience. Since 2010, the association has been supporting podcasters at each stage of their work, from recording to publication, including broadcasting and communication. Vodio is free to use for podcasters. To fund their operation they ask for contributions on their page. Thus, Vodio is deeply rooted in the mindset of Value 4 Value

Vodio.fr goes Podcasting 2.0

It is great to see that Podcasting 2.0 finds further adoption globally, as a collection of initiatives that advance podcasting's open technology. One of these initiatives is called Value 4 Value, where content creators generate value through their content and, in return, listeners are encouraged to give back the value they receive. This concept was brought to the podcasting industry by a unified specification, the <podcast:value> tag, that allows listeners to support their favourite shows through Value 4 Value-enabled podcast listening apps

An open payment protocol for open content distribution

The lightning network, a payment protocol layered on top of Bitcoin, is a perfect fit to streamline payments for digital content distributed via RSS outside of closed platforms. It facilitates cost-effective and instant microtransactions within an open payment network. Every person worldwide has the chance to become a participant in the global online economy as a consumer and seller of digital content. 

 Listeners can effortlessly send value to podcasters and engage directly through "boostagrams", messages tied to payments. Consequently, podcasters now have the opportunity to establish an additional and self-sufficient income source while receiving direct feedback from their audience.

What Vodio users receive

If you want to see how you get your podcast ready for Podcasting 2.0 and start receiving contributions from your listeners, sign up for Vodio, add your podcast and head over to the monetization tab.

Now all you need to do is to add your Alby lightning address into the ‘Account name’ field. All other fields are filled automatically. 

You can get your Alby podcaster wallet here, if you haven’t yet.

Vodio and Alby into the future of podcasting

David, Head of Development at Vodio, had this to say about the advancement of Value4Value into the podcast hosting space:

“The new features offered by "Podcasting 2.0" technology give podcasters even greater freedom and independence. Value 4 Value is a reflection of the way people consume this medium: voluntarily. It encourages listeners to be active and help podcasts that are like them. What's more, it's a more interesting alternative for monetising a podcast than integrating advertising, because with Value 4 Value nothing is imposed on anyone.” 

By contributing to a native value layer for the internet Alby is committed to enable direct monetization flows for content creators, and podcasting is one of the first industries to benefit. With Vodio being a big proponent for free and open podcasting, it is great to see them working with Alby to offer options of monetization to their customers.

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