We understand how important flexibility and control are when creating audio, that’s why we’re constantly adding more podcast editing features to our apps which help make this possible.
Mistakes (and a lot of waffle) happen when making podcasts, especially when recording live, and we know how crucial it is to be able to edit your show and get it sounding just the way you want it. With this in mind, we’re thrilled to share with you our latest app feature: a post-production trimming tool.
The latest iOS version of Spreaker Studio opens up a whole new world of recording and editing while on the go – eliminating the need to wait until you’re near a computer to sync the recording, edit and then share.
One of the keys to successful podcasting is finding a support network of other like-minded individuals who are on the same journey. Communities of podcasters provide a great way of filling this need through knowledge exchange and offering inspiration and moral support to one another. That’s why many podcaster communities were started and continue to flourish both online and offline around the world.
Several articles have previously been written about podcaster communities but never before has an in-depth study been carried out, providing a more comprehensive overview of the overall landscape. That’s why at Spreaker we recently decided to survey community organizers, gathering information on podcaster communities that are currently active. In this post, we will look at some of the main conclusions of our study.
Creating engaging content for your podcast should always be your main driving force but never forget the importance of social media!
It is such a fundamental tactic for growing your audience that we wanted to give you the tools to create a strategy for promoting your podcast on Instagram!
Users are changing, attention spans are decreasing, and more people are getting their content via mobile – that’s why having another touch point to your listeners can only help you and your show.
So, let’s look at how to use Instagram promotion and how to use it to the best of its (and your) ability!
It’s the first thing that any potential podcast fan will see/read about you and your show and you’ve got just 150 characters to get them interested.
How do you promote on Instagram with your bio, in a smart way?
Apart from being THE place to summarize what you’re about – it’s also where you should provide users with a link to your show (driving traffic to your podcast) and your program’s unique hashtag (helping your searchability).
Our top advice is: use bitly to shorten your episode links and get some basic analytics or use many.link to provide users with just one link which will lead them to every platform your podcast is on, your newsletter and website!
And, remember to update your link every time you upload a new episode, that way your followers will know to keep checking back for new content.
Now in its second year, PodCon 2 has become an annual date in our diary and we can’t wait for this weekend’s event.
If you’re not already aware of PodCon 2 – get informed! Last year’s event impressed us so much – the quality of panels and speakers got us so excited for the podcasting industry. That’s why we decided to show our support to the event by becoming lead sponsors for this year’s meet, which is expecting over 3,000+ attendees.
We at Spreaker are on a constant mission to better the stats we offer – giving users the tools to maximize their podcasting success. Increasing the insight we offer via statistics and analytics is one of our main goals, and in particular, we love doing it via a combination of your feedback and industry innovations. Inspired recently by what Dan Misener, Head of Audience Development at Pacific Content, wrote here, we’ve been working to create our ‘Listening Evolution’ stats, which we’re pleased to announce are now available in your show’s statistics page.
So you’ve come up with a fantastic podcast idea and you need some tips to get up, running and heard. Or perhaps you’ve already gained your good bunch of loving listeners, the ones that will be with you through the highs, the lows and the changes in your content, but you feel the right time has come to up your podcasting game.
One thing’s for sure, a good vocal story requires good listening ears.
As a Spreaker user we imagine that you’re already familiar with the Studio and what languages it speaks – but let us give you a quick run-through anyway.
Spreaker Studio is a digital podcast platform, which allows users to record or live stream their podcasts and manage all aspects of their show from one handy platform. It’s the simple way for podcasters of any level to get broadcasting from their own home without the need for lots of equipment.
The Studio can be used on iOS and Android and up until now, has been available in English, Spanish and Italian, but, as of today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Spreaker Studio in Brazilian Portuguese.
With iOS 12, Siri became more than just a voice assistant, it became your virtual mind reader, with the ability to recommend you things you should, or usually do, at particular times.
Siri now has the power to automatically identify your common tasks, location or calendar events and will tell you whether you should be somewhere or doing something.
Also, it suggests specific apps for specific situations, via its visual interface when you access Spotlight search or with the lock screen – meaning that you can repeat actions quickly and easily.
But of course, the changes don’t stop here!
Spotify needs no introduction, it’s been a decade since the audio giant launched in Sweden in 2008. Starting out as a music streaming site, the company has now opened its doors to all types of audio. In turn it’s become the most famous digital audio content platform in the world with 159 million users worldwide and a reported 83 million paying subscribers in June 2018 (up from 57 million in June 2017).