Audioburst Debuts Feature That Will Sell Podcasts And Radio Content As NFTs

NFTs – or Non-Fungible Tokens -- are digital assets that link ownership to unique physical or digital items, such as works of art, real estate, music or videos. They are considered modern-day collectibles. Now podcasters and other audio creators will be able to jump on the bandwagon and mint NFTs from the content they create. Audioburst, the search and discovery platform for audio content, has launched a new product that will allow listeners to find segments from within a podcast or radio program that they like and buy it as an NFT with the click of a button.

The NFT tool sits within the Audioburst Finder widget. Listeners can visit the site of their favorite podcasts, use the company’s proprietary audio search tools to find content, and purchase the NFT using a credit card with the button located on the widget.

“Transforming audio clips into NFTs is a natural extension of our existing core audio discovery capabilities, which allows listeners to search podcasts and share story segments,” said Audioburst CEO Gal Klein in the announcement. “Listeners take ownership of audio content that they connect with while supporting their favorite podcast and radio hosts.”

Audioburst Finder, the search and share widget, has already been deployed on leading podcast sites, including the Salem Podcast Network. Audioburst’s Finder is currently being used by Dennis Prager, Charlie Kirk, A.J. Benza, and other podcast and talk radio hosts. The widget uses AI to make audio files searchable while adding visual and audio advertisements, bringing it to Web 1.0. It breaks long-form audio from podcasts and radio programs into smaller stories that are easily shareable over social media, transitioning the medium to Web 2.0. By adding NFT capabilities, Audioburst says it is ushering audio files into Web 3.0.

Beyond the sale of NFTs, Audioburst says it has opened new revenue streams while making content more discoverable. It has also resulted in more unique visitors and a deeper engagement between podcast hosts and listeners.