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Bloom Program News

Spreaker Announces New Bloom Program Podcast

We’re thrilled to announce that Popcorn Psychology has officially joined Bloom, our podcast content development program. We launched the program back in August as a way to assist talented independent podcasters who could benefit from the production support of a larger team (like Spreaker!). 

Popcorn Psychology is a podcast hosted by three licensed therapists – Ben Stover, M.A., L.C.P.C., Hannah Espinoza, M.A., L.C.P.C., and Brittney Brownfield, M.S., L.C.P.C. – who spend each episode breaking down and analyzing popular movies and characters from the perspectives of a child, individual, and marriage and family therapist. With the goal of decreasing the stigma of mental health and therapy, the show launched in April 2018 as a result of the hosts being shocked by the public’s reaction to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

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Spreaker Prime Podcasters Generate $1M in Ad Revenue

We’re so thrilled to announce the initial success of Spreaker Prime, our new white-glove service for talented independent podcasters and networks. In the first three months of the revenue-sharing program, our Spreaker Prime podcasters generated $1 million dollars via programmatic advertising, with sixty-percent of the profits going directly to the podcasters!

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Just added: Now One-click Distribution includes Podcast Addict

Distribute to Podcast Addict

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another distribution outlet to our one-click / tap distribution function: Podcast Addict.

Podcast Addict is the most popular and downloaded podcast listening app on the Google Play Store, according to the platform they have had over 9 million downloads and are home to 750 thousand shows. The platform’s importance is sure to make it a fundamental distribution point for all podcasters as Android’s share of the market continues to grow.

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Spreaker’s statistics are becoming IAB Tech Lab certified

We previously shared that IAB Technology Lab (IAB) – a nonprofit consortium that develops standards within the digital media world – released podcast measurement guidelines to help streamline policies for providers like us and podcasters like you. To ensure our software and products meet industry guidelines, Spreaker is working to be IAB certified!

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Add a professional touch to your voice with the new Spreaker Studio Mic controls!

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

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Spreaker becomes the first podcasting platform to fully support Chrome OS

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

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Private Show Sharing: a new way to create exclusive content and make $!

Choose who to share your podcast with

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!

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Introducing BLOOM Podcast Development Program’s First Show

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

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

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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