June is Pride Month, a month-long celebration of all things LGBTQ and human and civil rights, with this year’s celebrations are even more significant – marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. So, how can we celebrate the occasion? By highlighting the top 7 most interesting and exciting LGBTQ podcasts and podcasters, those who are committed to standing for LGBTQ rights and highlighting issues which still affect society today.
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.
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.
As part of our series on podcaster communities we spoke to 11 different individuals who help run active communities both online and offline in different parts of the world. Our aim was to both understand the motivations and challenges of organizers better, as well as highlight the great work these organizers are doing, share their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments. In these interviews, we deepened our learnings about some incredible communities and their knowledge which we’re excited to 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!
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.
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.
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.