Apple is reportedly seeking publishers for accede to record audio of their stories to embody in a News Plus app, according to Digiday. The announcement says it spoke with 4 publishers that listened a offer. Apple would cover a costs of prolongation and recompense publishers likewise to how it does for created articles: 50 percent of subscriber income goes to publishers formed on how most time subscribers spent with publishers’ calm in a 30-day period.
Digiday’s sources contend that Apple primarily wanted accede to record any story it wanted, though publishers are now looking to representation a association their possess works since of egghead skill concerns. We’ve reached out to Apple for criticism and will refurbish if we hear back.
This pierce would come during a time when audio stories seem to be in demand. The New York Times acquired Audm, a association that turns longform stories into audio content, in March, and Google launched a audio news product in November. In Google’s case, it protected audio from a accumulation of news sources and paid a partners to work with a association to emanate their stories in this format. Apple has been rumored to be looking into formulating a possess audio calm for months now — although, in that case, people suspicion it would engage a association formulating a possess podcasts.