Apple has announced a new affiliate program for its upcoming Apple Podcasts subscription platform that will allow users to earn a commission when a podcast link they share leads to a new subscriber.


Apple Podcast Subscriptions, launched this month, will allow users to subscribe to podcasts to receive perks, such as an ad-free listening experience, early access to episodes, and exclusive episodes.

The affiliate program pays 50% commission for clicked links that lead to a subscription. For example, for a podcast subscription link that costs $10, the user will earn $5 in equivalent commissions. Apple says the payment schedules globally based on the local market price.

Users who apply to the program are provided with a token that identifies their affiliate account when they post a link to a paid podcast. This token collects all revenue generated through the user’s affiliate links and pays out the commission earned within 30 days.

Apple’s wording states that the affiliate program is geared toward podcast creators, yet anyone can sign up for it and generate revenue with affiliate links.

Current Apple affiliate programs cover content and subscriptions associated with the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Books. To apply to the podcast affiliate partnership initiative, visit the Apple Services Performance Partner Program.

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