Todd will reply in detail, but your statement "you cannot have advertising from other sources". The terms say you can have ads from other sources as long as they are not already working with Blubrry. If they are on the list of advertisers already working with Blubrry, you cannot go around us and work with them directly. If you have your own deal with someone who's not advertising with blubrry, you are fine.
BUT if you plan on doing podcasts with advertising and you do not participate with Blubrry for advertising, then you need to get a paid statistics account. In a nutshell...
- Don't do any advertising in your podcast - Free or Paid Statistics
- Do advertising with Blubrry - Free or Paid Statistics
- Do advertising with Blubrry and with others - Free or Paid Statistics
- Do advertising with others only (you did not fill out the blubrry advertising survey) - Paid Statistics required
2 years ago we found a competitor was using our statistics to work with our advertisers. I believe the advertisers contacted us about the campaign because it's our data, but we were not managing the campaign. This was a major problem for the sponsor if you can guess. We changed our terms of service to deal with this scenario, hence the complicated terms. The company in question now has a paid statistics account through our enterprise RawVoice.com Statistics, because they do not want blubrry.com involved with the sponsorships they have.
Blubrry and RawVoice statistics are identical, except RawVoice stats are intended for enterprise clients, where Blubrry statistics are discounted (or free) for independent podcaster use.
Hope this makes sense. Todd will answer your other questions.
On the opposite side of this, if you have a sponsor that wants more inventory, you can introduce them to us and receive a 10% finders fee. You can make more bringing a deal to us, because we can then place the show in hundreds of podcasts, not just your own. So if a campaign nets you $3k/month, imagine what it would brig you with a 10% finders fee on a 100k/month "gross" deal (That's 10k). And the finders fee only applies to additional campaigns, the original campaign you worked out with your advertiser is between you and your advertiser (think of the finders fee as a bonus).