(Updated in June 2019) Spotify needs no introduction. The audio giant launched in Sweden in 2008 for ten years. The company started as a music streaming site and has now opened its doors to all types of audio.In turn, it has become the most famous digital audio content platform in the world, with 159 million users worldwide, according to reports 83 million paying users in June 2018 (Up from 57 million in June 2017).
Recently, the platform was opened to podcasting, providing broadcasters of audio content with an opportunity to reach millions of new listeners in more than 60 markets.Through this article, we want to provide you with the necessary toolkit Get your podcast on Spotify By giving you tips on how to be accepted.
In addition, since April 2019, podcasters have been able to monetize their podcasts through Spreaker’s monetization plan! Add to the list of listening platforms that the podcast can profit from.Whether you have “enabled” or not-we have written a short Blog post Summarize all the information you need to know about how it works and put you on the track of maximizing profits.And meIf you want to learn more about monetization, check out this article, which covers Audio is the new era of advertising).
What it takes to get approved on Spotify
This is where we want to explain to you the basics of getting your audio content “Spotify ready”! At a basic level, to submit your podcast to Spotify, you need to make sure it is in the following format:
- MP3 format with good quality level: Audio with a bit rate between 96 and 320 kbps).
- size: Each episode needs to be under 200MB. 200MB is approximately 83 minutes at 320Kbps or more than 200 minutes at 128Kbps.
- Podcast pictures: Your work must be square (1:1), the highest resolution possible, and JPEG or PNG.
- Podcast feed value: Special characters, especially ampersand (&) characters, must be HTML encoding (&). Spotify will delete things like
HTML tags like this.
- Episode name: It should not exceed 20 characters to ensure that they fit all Spotify screens.
- Podcast feed fields: All podcast feeds must have a title, image, and at least 1 episode to be eligible.
Last but not least, Always make sure that your content does not contain any copyrighted material (Podsafe The content is great! ).
How to submit to Spotify
Once you have ticked all the items in the technology list, it’s time to consider the logistics of submitting your podcast to the platform. The Spotify submission process is very simple, so if you don’t have a technical mind, don’t worry!
The best way to get podcasts on Spotify is to use our one-click distribution system. this way:
- Log in to your Spreaker account and select “dash board‘From the drop-down menu in the upper right corner, you will be redirected to the CMS page.
- Select the podcast you want to distribute.
- Select “Distribute” from the podcast panel on the left.
- Click the down arrow next to Spotify and select “Submit.”
- Your podcast will be reviewed by the teams of Spreaker and Spotify.
How long will it take and how do I know if I have been approved?
This is very instant!
Where do you view Spotify statistics?
After your podcast starts playing on Spotify, you will undoubtedly want to see how it affects your listening! Although Spotify does not allow podcasters to directly access their statistics and data, most of the numbers you need to know can be found by checking your hosting platform. Spreaker has ensured that the statistical dashboard on your CMS page includes your Spotify playback and downloads and when you visited your Source page You can even dig deeper into the data to understand how Spotify playback affects your overall data. For example, Blubrry and Libsyn also support Spotify Statistics.
There is no doubt that when you publish your podcast on Spotify, you will find that the listening effect is very different. So, submit your podcast to Spotify and watch your audience grow!