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Get Your Podcast Heard on Spotify

By Tom Seest

How Can I Upload My Podcast to Spotify?

At PodcastBig, we help new podcasters develop strategies to create content, traffic, and revenue from podcasts based on our experiences and experimentation.

Spotify is a streaming music service offering millions of songs and podcasts, as well as audiobooks. Furthermore, they have various subscription plans available for users.
To start a podcast on Spotify, you will require an RSS feed – an exclusive URL that enables directories like Spotify to automatically update your show information.

How Can I Upload My Podcast to Spotify?

How Can I Upload My Podcast to Spotify?

How Can You Share Your Podcast on Spotify?

Spotify is the world’s most-accessed podcast directory, serving more than 406 million listeners across 184 countries. As such, its immense popularity makes it an excellent way to list and reach new listeners while offering various podcast features like in-podcast advertising and episode search. Listing your podcast can also increase downloads and ratings significantly.
Start off right by finding a hosting platform – these act like warehouses that store and make available podcasts for streaming. Some popular options are Podbean, Blubrry and Podcasters’ Choice; each offer free trials or flexible pricing plans. When you find one you like follow its steps to create and upload your first episode!
As your next step in podcast submission to Spotify, make sure that your audio files are in MP3 format and have at least 96kbps of bitrate. In addition, each episode must feature cover art and have an episode description detailing its contents. Finally, ensure your podcast conforms with “Podsafe” guidelines (meaning it does not contain copyrighted material without authorization)
When you’re ready to submit your podcast, visit Spotify for Podcasters and sign in using your Spotify account. When asked, provide your RSS feed link, which contains information about each episode of your podcast. Spotify will verify ownership by sending you an email with a verification code.
Once you’ve verified ownership, select a primary category for it and up to three subcategories that best describe its content. Submitting it will typically take several days before Spotify reviews and approves it.
Once your podcast is approved, it will appear on both the Spotify app and website so that you can share its link with friends and followers across social media or embed it into other websites. Furthermore, you can even set up an automatic playlist that will play it whenever someone visits your website or blog.

How Can You Share Your Podcast on Spotify?

How Can You Share Your Podcast on Spotify?

Ready to Spread Your Message?

As a podcaster, if you want to reach the largest possible audience for your show, uploading it onto Spotify should be at the top of your priority list. As it is the world’s biggest audio streaming platform and has millions of listeners each month, getting listed will increase listenership, legitimacy, and advertising/sponsorship opportunities. To start uploading to Spotify, you will require a hosting platform that supports its distribution (Transistor, Libsyn, Blubrry, or Buzzsprout are among many) that supports podcast distribution directly onto Spotify – in addition, ensure all episodes have been uploaded fully before submitting them – as this step.
Once you’ve created an account with Spotify for Podcasters Portal, log in with your Spotify username and password before entering your RSS feed link in the field provided. Select your podcast category as best fitting before providing additional fields that might assist Spotify users in discovering it, such as country of production or brief description of it, and then submit.
Once your podcast has been submitted to Spotify for approval and streamed to listeners, it must be verified as its creator using an eight-digit code sent directly from Spotify to your email address. After this step is complete, wait for Spotify to approve it before streaming to its listeners.
Though you can use music that has been licensed to your podcast, be mindful of its legal implications – otherwise, you could face legal action from the record labels whose songs you use.
As part of creating your podcast, cover art should also be created for each episode. A great cover should grab listeners’ attention and should measure at least 1400 x 1400 pixels – this can either be created yourself or through third-party services such as these; either way it should ensure that the Spotify player will present your podcast beautifully!

Ready to Spread Your Message?

Ready to Spread Your Message?

How Do You Ensure Your Podcast Reaches a Larger Audience?

Podcasting is an increasingly popular method of sharing ideas and information, making it simple and straightforward to start your own show. Spotify alone boasts millions of listeners, providing an ideal platform for reaching a wide audience with your podcasting content. Spotify has invested significantly in podcasting by featuring The Joe Rogan Experience and Michelle Obama’s shows exclusively and offering video podcast support.
Before uploading your podcast to Spotify, a few steps must be completed first. First is selecting an ideal hosting platform – this serves as the hub of your podcast with tools that enable recording, editing, and publishing episodes; additionally, it also provides feeds that allow distribution across platforms like Spotify.
Once you’ve selected a host, follow their instructions to create your podcast and upload its first episode. Ultimately, once your show is live and running, at least one published episode should exist (this can include an “episode zero” or trailer), as well as high-quality cover art for it. Finally, it must also meet “Podsafe” standards, which means no content without permission from its owners is included in it.
Once your podcast is ready to publish, submit its RSS link through Spotify’s podcast directory. In order to verify ownership and complete this step, a valid email will need to be associated with your hosting account as well as basic details about its name, primary language, and category of choice.
Once your submission is complete, Spotify will review it and notify you whether it has been accepted or rejected. If accepted, your podcast should appear within 24 hours in their directory; until then, make sure your RSS feeds reflect any new episodes!

How Do You Ensure Your Podcast Reaches a Larger Audience?

How Do You Ensure Your Podcast Reaches a Larger Audience?

How Can You Share Your Podcast with the World?

Podcasting has quickly become one of the most beloved forms of content on the Internet, even being called the “new radio.” People enjoy listening to podcasts for many reasons, including being able to select from a wide selection of topics.
Establishing your podcast on Spotify is relatively straightforward: all that is necessary is an effective hosting provider, an RSS feed and high bitrate MP3 or MP4 files. Many hosting services have partnerships with Spotify so your show can easily be submitted via their platform.
Start by visiting the Spotify for Podcasters website and signing in or creating an account, providing your podcast’s RSS feed link, cover art image, and description for at least one episode, as well as verifying you as the podcast owner by entering a code sent directly to your email. Once these steps have been taken care of, Spotify will review them within minutes and publish your podcast on their platform.
As soon as your podcast has been approved by Spotify, you will gain access to its stats page. This data is extremely beneficial for podcast creators as it shows them exactly how many listeners subscribed and when. Furthermore, this insight can help them grow their show and reach more listeners.
Spotify can help your podcast reach more listeners by increasing exposure. Just make sure that you abide by their podcast directory rules to avoid having your show removed from it.
If you have any issues or need assistance submitting your podcast to Spotify, contact your hosting provider or visit their FAQ page. Once it’s been accepted into Spotify’s library of podcasts, share it with your audience and spread the word!

How Can You Share Your Podcast with the World?

How Can You Share Your Podcast with the World?

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