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Podcasting Tips

8 Podcasts for literature lovers to get lost in

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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!

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News

Apple Podcasts Category Changes Explained

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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.

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Mobile App News Product

Our Podcast Trim and Crop Tool Just Got Better

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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.

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Podcasting Tips

One-Click Distribution. Your New Weapon for Reaching Thousands of Listeners!

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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.

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News

NEW! Direct publishing from Hindenburg to Spreaker

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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.

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News Podcasting Tips

A Complete Guide to Adding the Perfect Music and Sound Effects to Your Podcast

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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.”

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Podcasting Tips

Our Podcast Monetization Program Launches on Spotify!

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Power your profit from Spotify

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.

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Podcasting Tips

5 Steps to Creating a Podcast Budget

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It’s a myth that setting up a podcast needs to be costly or expensive (of course it can be!) but podcasting on a budget is totally achievable. If you’ve been wondering, how much does it cost to run a podcast? It’s a tricky question.

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General Podcasting Tips

Top Tricks for Promoting Your Podcast With Instagram

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Creating engaging content for your podcast should always be your main driving force but never forget the importance of social media, it’s such a fundamental tactic for growing your audience that we wanted to give you the tools to create a strategy for specifically 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 touchpoint to your listeners can only help you and your show.

Let’s look at how to use Instagram promotion and how to use it to the best of its (and your) ability.

How to Get Follows Via Your Bio

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.

So, 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.

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Events News

PodCon 2019 – What to See and Where to Be

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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.

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