Google's Ad Sense for Audio SOAP API

by Brian Redfern

This is an interesting new API from Google, it uses SOAP to insert audio ads into your streams, so if you have a web radio station you can use its SOAP-based API to grab audio files to insert into the stream.

This isn't for hobby podcasts, you need a web broadcasting system, or at least the ability to automatically insert the audio ad into your play list, if you had a whole bunch of blog entries.

Its really meant to be a revenue tool for web broadcasters who now have to pay licensing fees, but who don't have a lot of options besides asking for donations to try to keep going. Now there's a powerful new API to potentially aid web broadcasters in finding more concrete support for their efforts.