We’re constantly working to find partnerships that will be of benefit our amazing community of podcasters, so we’re thrilled to announce our new integration with Deezer! While our parent company Voxnest announced a partnership with Deezer in late 2018, this new arm of the union allows podcasts hosted on Spreaker to be directly distributed to Deezer, an online music streaming platform.
With Werk It, a women’s podcast festival, approaching quickly, we’re thrilled to announce our title sponsorship for the event in Los Angeles on October 3-4! As part of our partnership with the event host — WNYC Studios, New York Public Radio’s podcasting entity — we’ll be live streaming some of the sessions from the two day symposium (be on the lookout for more details!).
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 Podcast 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 podcasts 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!
Gone are the days of waiting an entire week just to see the next episode of your favorite TV show. Thanks to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime — and all the other on-demand television options — there’s no shortage of quality TV series that can be watched in a single day. But, there’s certainly a downside to binge watching an amazing series like The Handmaid’s Tale… after just one day of being cozied up on the couch, it’s all over (cue the tears).
Earlier this year, we unveiled Spreaker Enterprise, the ultimate podcast solution for big editorial teams to effortlessly manage their publishing workflow and audio advertising operations. In the months since its launch, we’ve been busy onboarding and providing custom solutions to our larger media publishers, brands and B2B customers.
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 podcast’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 podcast 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 podcast’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 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.