Wizzard Media (NYSE Amex: WZE), the world’s leading podcast network, today announced the availability of The Adam Carolla Show subscription service for podcasts. Adam Carolla is the host of the daily podcast that averages over 2 million downloads a week and holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most downloaded podcast ever. The Adam Carolla Show has an extensive back catalog of over 500 episodes hosted on libsynPro that will now be available only through a Mylibsyn paid subscription.
The wildly popular Adam Carolla Show podcast is the anchor show for the ACE Broadcasting Network, which is a Featured Provider in iTunes. The show is in the iTunes Top 10 overall, listed in Staff Picks and number one in the Comedy Category. Certain individual episodes of The Adam Carolla Show occupy top iTunes spots overall and in the Comedy category. Adam Carolla has one of the most loyal and devoted fan bases in all of podcasting and it continues to grow larger every month -- pushing his podcast to No. 1 in the world according to The Daily Dose.
While The Adam Carolla Show is the flagship enterprise, the platform has allowed him to launch other properties. Adam recently told USA Today, “The podcast is a platform. It helps to sell books, to sell out theaters and promote whatever project I’m doing. I sold 20,000 copies of my book two months before it came out and ended up in the Top 10 on Amazon just from the podcast."
“We are very excited to be the exclusive provider for The Adam Carolla Show’s back catalog,” said Laurie Sims, President of Wizzard Media. “We have enjoyed supporting the ACE Network’s growth and helping The Adam Carolla Show gain the Guinness World Record. The popularity of the show and the extensive catalog of top quality, high demand content are perfect for monetization through paid subscriptions. We are thrilled to add The Adam Carolla Show to our growing list of Mylibsyn popular paid subscription services.”
About Adam Carolla:
In February 2009, Adam Carolla launched ACE Broadcasting with its first show The Adam Carolla Podcast. From there it has quickly expanded to include six other weekly podcasts with many new shows in development.
Started from his home office, The Adam Carolla Show now reaches more than 5 million downloads a month. It reached critical acclaim when iTunes bestowed the crew with the Rewind Award for Best Podcast Of 2009 (Audio). Past guests have included: Francis Ford Coppola, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Jon Stewart, Danny DeVito, Matt Dillon, Michael Moore, Laurence Fishburne, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, Brad Garrett, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Aisha Tyler, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Greg Fitzsimmons and many more.
With over 60 million downloads to date, the podcast pioneer remains a constant in the Top 10 of iTunes’ Podcasts chart. The Adam Carolla Show holds the record for Most Daily Downloaded online show, with one episode being downloaded 550,000 times. Adam’s accomplishments have been featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, Esquire, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and on ABC News.
“The idea that people want to be under our umbrella is flattering, and it is why we did it for free and used our own money. It would be nice to make your own decisions, ones you have to live and die with,” Adam said in a March 2010 feature of Fast Company Magazine.
More on Adam:
Adam Carolla, who is best known for his work in television and radio, has previously hosted CBS RADIO’s “The Adam Carolla Show,” was co-host of the nationally syndicated radio call-in show “Loveline,” co- created, executive produced and co-hosted Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” co-created, executive produced and was a character on “Crank Yankers,” as well as a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” Carolla also starred, wrote and produced the award-winning indie film “The Hammer.” Adam's book of rants for Crown Publishing, titled “In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks” hit the New York Times bestseller list. His new book, “Not Taco Bell Material,” will be released in June.
About Wizzard Media:
Wizzard Media provides podcast publishers with distribution and monetization services. Our clients include Microsoft, National Geographic, Harvard Business Review, NPR and more than 10,000 others who use Wizzard Media products to measure their podcast audience, deliver popular audio and video entertainment and monetize their content through advertising and App sales and subscriptions. In 2010, the Wizzard Media Network received over 1.64 billion podcast requests from approximately 50 million people worldwide through iPods, iPhones, iPads, iTunes, Blackberrys, Windows Phones, Zunes, Windows Media Center, Androids and many other devices and destinations. We are part of a publicly held, Pittsburgh based company with thousands of shareholders and a world-class team. Visit us on the web at www.wizzardsoftware.com/media, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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