We have received two request from podcasters that are contracted aka “Owned” by Podshow to have their listing removed off Blubrry.com. Podshow has told them that they cannot be listed on our site as they have classified us as a competitor. This is a pretty amazing admission by Podshow podcasters.
RawVoice the owners of Blubrry.com have always prided ourselves in the fact that we do not lock people into contracts, and that we do not interfere with a podcasters right to list his or her show where they see fit. This action by Podshow management is a very obvious move to limit shows they control exposure and earnings capability.
We have also offered shows that were listed on Blubrry.com that were also a part of Podshow, advertising deals that they never responded to. I have been told that they are not allowed to respond. I have also been told that they have to forward any ad deals straight to the Podshow sales department. It’s to bad in some of these cases that Podshow has apparently refused to allow these podcasters to earn income with other companies that are capable of putting cash in their pockets.
We have given podcasters an opportunity to make money and the Podshow management has apparently told them that not only can they not participate in any ad deals we bring to the table but they also cannot be listed at Blubrry.com
I am not surprised really as I have talked to other vendors that have offered advertising deals to Podshow listed podcasters in which those podcasters were not able to participate because Podshow has them locked into a contract. I just hope that these podcasters are actually making some money with Podshow and not just getting screwed out of the rights to manage their show.