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Introducing BLOOM Podcast Development Program’s First Show

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We are so thrilled to introduce BLOOM, our brand new podcast content development program. The first independent podcast partner selected to launch the program with is Flatrock: A Cold Case Podcast

It’s no secret that the talent pool in the podcast industry in growing rapidly, which is why BLOOM was developed. We want to assist creative, independent podcasters who could really use the support of a larger team like Spreaker. The podcasts we select to partner with in the program receive support on content curation, technology, and the promotion that smaller podcasters need to flourish.

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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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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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Your Tool For Creating The Slickest Audio Around has Just Landed

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You’ve recorded your show, you’re ready to share it but before you press publish – stop!

Our new crop tool (for iOS and Android) is a simple podcast editing process which lets you cut out those annoying extras to help you create your sleekest, smoothest audio to date.

A quick replay will let you listen out for any unnecessary extras, so you can cut those coughs, umms, and pauses and make your show totally ready for reaching thousands of listeners with our ‘one tap distribution tool’.

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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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Mobile App Product

Distributing your podcast is easier than ever before

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Our goal is to create the best all-in-one podcast creation app, one which is portable, flexible and works for every level of podcasters.
This year we’ve made two further steps towards achieving this goal: in February we announced our first post-production feature, allowing iOS users to edit while on-the-go, and in January we added a new navigation bar, giving users clear access to their episodes drafts, previous episodes, and stats.
Continuing this mission of creating an app tailored to podcasters’ needs, we’re super excited to announce the launch of a new update.

Be ready to enjoy our one-tap podcast distribution feature, a function we know will help to remove some of the complications and fuss out of creating a podcast!

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New from Spreaker Studio: Edit while on the move

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Make your content even more awesome!
Whether you want to give it one last edit before publishing or shorten it before saving it to your phone – the new iOS version of 
Spreaker Studio lets you do all that in seconds.

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.  

Introducing our latest podcast editing tool.

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.

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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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Podcasting Tips Product

NEW: Benchmark Your Episodes’ Lifespan with Our Evolution Stats

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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.

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