Libsyn podcast revenue up 16% in Q1 2019
May 21, 2019 · 2.5 minutes to read
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The largest independent podcast host Libsyn has released its Q1 earnings report. Libsyn’s podcast revenue increased by 16% to $3.3m (and, including Pair Networks, the company got $6.28m in revenue, up 24% year-on-year). Libsyn now hosts 62,000 shows (and 4.9m media files); it claims it’s responsible for around 35% of the Apple Podcasts top 200, and delivered over 5.1 billion downloads in 2018.
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