Creating a podcast should be straightforward – and we’ve designed Spreaker Studio specifically with this in mind. A combination of simplicity and powerful tools, we’re constantly working to add new features for users to refine their podcast in an easy-to-use manner. Now the possibility of creating professional level audio has become even easier with our newly launched mic controls on Spreaker Studio for iOS and Android devices.
We’re thrilled to announce that Spreaker Studio has become the first podcasting app to be fully compatible and designed specifically to work with Chrome OS. Now you can enjoy all of our best podcasting tools straight from your Chromebook.
To give you some background, Chrome OS is the operating system installed on the Google Chromebook. Launched 8 years ago, Chromebook has grown at a fast rate since its launch – with some 17 million units predicted to be in use by 2023. As a result of the products’ affordable price tag, Chromebooks have become the computer of choice within the educational field, and in 2017 Chromebooks and other Google products made up 58% of all devices purchased for US classrooms.
We launched Private Episode Sharing to offer our users maximum publishing flexibility and the chance to develop their podcast business model. Following the release, we received several requests from our podcasters to extend the feature to whole shows which is why we are excited to announce the arrival of Private Show Sharing!
Today is Book Lover’s Day – a day for celebrating all things literary, and boy oh boy have we got a great list of shows for you to get stuck into.
Whether you love discovering the hottest new authors like Rachel Kushner, are a budding writer looking for tips to get off the ground or want a tongue-in-cheek analysis of the best awful erotic fiction out there – you’ll find something to listen to in our list.
So read on and remember to never judge a book (or a podcast) by its cover!
Apple announced at the WWDC 2019 in early June that they would be updating how they categorize podcasts, with the aim of making shows more discoverable. To date, it hasn’t been confirmed precisely when these new categories will appear on Apple Podcasts, however, we wanted to summarize exactly what we do know and look at what you need to do now in order to be compliant with the new categories.
So, what sort of changes do Apple Podcasts have lined up? Well, lots! So far we know that True Crime will be added as a totally new category, Games & Hobbies will be rebranded as Leisure, History will become a stand-alone category and tons of subcategories will be added – for example, each sport will be getting its own channel. This gives you the opportunity to get nice and specific with how you classify your show.
In early May we released our trim and crop feature for Spreaker Studio, giving iOS and Android users the opportunity to edit their podcast recordings while on the move. In our continuing quest to improve Spreaker and the podcast editing software we offer – we have now updated our podcast editing tools to allow trimming and cropping of saved drafts and imported files. Granting maximum podcasting flexibility for our users.
At Spreaker we want to give you the best opportunities to make your podcast a huge success, how can we help you do that? By giving you as many tools and features for creating excellent content and facilitating easy podcast distribution.
With Spreaker there are already so many ways for you to personalize your podcasting experience: live stream or pre-record, experiment with music and sound, monetize via our revenue program and now we’ve added a super simple way for you to syndicate your podcast to all the key platforms.
We’re pleased to announce the integration of Spreaker with audio editing tool Hindenburg. The union will allow Hindenburg’s users the opportunity to publish quickly, easily and directly to Spreaker and therefore potentially reach thousands of new podcast listeners.
Hindenburg’s software was originally designed to suit the needs of journalists and reporters, providing a simple audio recording solution. Nowadays, it offers a range of products available to suit all levels of audio producer and podcasters, from independent story-tellers to large professional organizations and even schools / educational institutions.
Music and sound are a simple yet effective way to help create an even more engaging podcast for your listeners. Using music in podcasts has the ability to define your show’s tone, make it instantly recognizable and are an effective way to create a heightened audio experience for your audience. With this in mind, we want to look at the ways different podcasters have used music and sound throughout their content with serious impact.
MUSIC: Where’s best to add it?
As a podcaster, you have three options of where to add music, at the beginning or end as a sort of title/credits music, to divide show segments and as interview background music.
- Intro / Outro
Your podcast intro is the most important audio element you’ll ever create for your podcast; it’s the first thing potential new listeners hear. The first thing to consider is that your intro, or pre-roll, should be made with your audience at the forefront of your mind – making sure to immediately communicate just what your show’s about.
Forbes underlines its importance: “It’s the first piece of audio that the listener is going to hear, so it’s important to solidify a distinct mood and sound to represent that particular podcast show or song.”
Today’s the day you’ll start seeing a boost to your revenue! After working hard for the last few weeks to expand our Monetization Program to Spotify, we’re super excited to finally announce that it’s been enabled for all of our Pro podcasters to use.