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June 29, 2022

Grow your audience with our newest creator initiatives

Spotify is launching multiple programs to help you gain exposure, get discovered, and take your show to new heights.
May 5, 2022

How to get your podcast featured on Spotify

Spotify’s editorial submission form is now open so creators can potentially have their show amplified.
April 21, 2022

Video Podcasts on Spotify now available for more creators around the world

Let your fans listen…or watch! However and wherever they want. For free.
April 7, 2022

Anchor web: Now localized for more creators around the world

We’re making it easier for anyone to create and manage their podcast in their own language
March 25, 2022

In the spotlight: Women making waves at Anchor

Celebrating the voices of women who celebrate the voices of others
March 14, 2022

Explore the new Creator Space on Spotify

Your new go-to for podcasting inspiration, education and more, located conveniently on Spotify


Tips for creators, by creators.

June 21, 2022

Check out these video podcast examples and ideas to inspire your show

Take a look at popular video podcasts from Spotify’s studios to find inspiration for your show.
June 21, 2022

Anchor podcast tools: The complete guide for creators

Discover key features to create, distribute, and grow your podcast with Anchor and Spotify—for free.
May 24, 2022

Need podcast branding advice? These Spotify marketing pros can help

Explore these tips to build a strong identity for your podcast.
June 24, 2022

Try these tips to promote your podcast on social media

Learn best practices from a Spotify social media manager to grab attention for your show.
February 11, 2022

How to get your first 100 podcast listeners

Finding listeners for your new podcast can be tricky. Here's how to build some early momentum.
February 11, 2022

Podcasters reveal their most important lessons learned

We heard from experienced creators about discovering their voice, confidence, and more.
February 28, 2022

A comprehensive guide to getting more loyal listeners for your podcast.

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Listen: I Should Start a Podcast

Making a podcast is easy with Anchor, but you may still have some questions about getting started, choosing a format, or promoting your show. We've created this podcast to help you out along the way! 

1. What is a podcast anyway?

Say you upload your latest podcast episode, give it a title, and publish it. Your listeners get that episode automatically on their phones, in all sorts of apps, on all sorts of devices, all over the world. How? Why? What kind of magic happens when you hit that publish button?

2. Your podcasting questions, answered

This week, we're changing things up and answering your questions in a special Q&A episode.

3. Getting the word out

After you’ve published an episode or two, and you’ve really got your rhythm down, you’ll probably want to start thinking about how to really find your audience, and grow your podcast. We’re talking about marketing. Today, we talk to Anchor’s marketing team about how to get the word out about your show.

4. Packaged with care

You’ve got your show recorded, you’ve spent hours putting the finishing touches on it, and it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fame, fortune, and critical acclaim that your podcast deserves. But wait! You’ve forgotten the sexiest part: metadata and SEO. Today, we’re talking about packaging your show to give it the best chance for success.

5. Conversation

We explore the other voices on your show: cohosts, guests, and how to approach an interview. Plus, we hear some conversations from around Anchor.

6. Show structure

On this episode, we talk about how to structure your show and come up with a great format.

7. Recording and microphones

You've got the idea, and now it's time to record it. What mic should you use? Will your phone sound good enough? What does "cardioid" mean? We talk about these questions and more on today's episode.

8. What's your podcast about?

It’s pretty simple to record a podcast and get it distributed really quickly. But the part that can be the trickiest is just getting started, and having an idea of what your podcast actually is. So that's what we're talking about today.

Looking for something we didn't cover?

If you’re interested in learning more about a topic we haven’t gotten to yet, let us know! We’ll try to address it in an upcoming post.

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