In the recent news, microblogging giant, Twitter is increasing its investment in Spaces, the Clubhouse-like audio rooms the social network rolled out this year. The corporation announced the rollout of the Spark Audio Creator Program for Spaces on Tuesday. The Spark program is a three-month accelerator that intends to “recognize and reward great Spaces on Twitter with monetary, technical, and purchasing support.”
Spark Audio Creator Program Will Promote Space Audio Shows
Twitter says that the Spark Audio Creator Program is open to established Spaces audio shows and untested experiments for the program, inviting creators interested in audio to apply. Since the inauguration of Spaces, Twitter has indicated that its audio product isn’t likely to be just another test feature reserved for early retirement.
Twitter Further Expands Ticketed Spaces
Furthermore, Twitter expanded ticketed Spaces last month, welcoming hosts to monetize audio rooms by trading access to their hosted audio chats. This week, the company added new means for hosts to invite listeners through DM when firing up a Space. It further launched a committed Spaces tab to more iOS users, with intentions to expand further to non-English languages and Android in the works.
In addition to this, anyone who gets accepted into the Spark Audio Creator Program is expected to manage an audio room two times a week for three months. They’ll be paid $2,500 a month — a flat rate not ordained by the Space’s performance — and awarded monthly ad credits to promote their show. Anyone who signs on to the program will have the added bonus of getting promoted by Twitter’s accounts in tweets and discovery features.
Twitter is Trying to Help Audio Content Creators
“We recognize the hard work it takes to create audio content that’s compelling, engaging, and keeps people coming back,” the company wrote in the Spark Audio Creator Program announcement. “And above all else, we believe in the potential of people’s ideas and the potential of live social audio, and we see an opportunity to help audio content Creators — like you — take off.”