Updates

May 23, 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.
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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
December 28, 2021

Anchor Podcasting in 2021: Looking back, moving forward

2021 saw incredible podcasting growth—both by breakthrough creators and the new Anchor tools they used.
December 16, 2021

Podcast ratings on Spotify: An easy way to make a good first impression—and draw in new listeners

Encouraging fans to rate your show can help prospective listeners see that it’s worth tuning in to
December 1, 2021

2021 Podcaster Wrapped: Your year on Spotify

Take a moment to reflect on the stories you told, the milestones you reached, and the memories you created this year.
November 17, 2021

Podcast Subscriptions expanding around the world

Creators and listeners in 33 more markets can now take advantage of exclusive content for subscribers only—on iOS or Android
October 6, 2021

Say hello to Ads by Anchor

Introducing the future of Anchor's monetization tools—flexible options for the evolving podcaster
September 30, 2021

Introducing Q&A and Polls: Bring your listeners into the mix

The new features add a personal touch—and new levels of interactivity—to every podcast episode
August 31, 2021

How to choose the right rating for your podcast—and why it’s important

No matter how you choose to express yourself through your podcast, it’s important to stay mindful of content or language that some listeners may find inappropriate. That’s why we’ve made it easy to mark your episodes ‘Explicit’ or ‘Clean.’
August 24, 2021

Podcast Subscriptions now available to all creators in the U.S.

The expansion comes packed with improvements to the creator (and listener!) experience
August 17, 2021

Music + Talk expands to 15 countries, with a new look and feel

Adding Spotify music to your show is more seamless and robust than ever—and now available in new markets across Asia, Europe, and Latin America
June 17, 2021

Introducing Spotify Greenroom: Live audio that brings creators and fans together

Open up the conversation in real time, then capture the magic for everyone to enjoy.
May 19, 2021

Podcasts and Copyrighted Content — Respecting Everyone's Rights

Copyright can sometimes be confusing to understand, so it's best to be informed about what audio you should leave out of your show versus what's safe to use.
May 5, 2021

Anchor x RØDE: Teaming up to discover fresh voices in short-form podcasting

Your chance to gain industry recognition, reach new audiences, and even win big courtesy of RØDE
April 27, 2021

Introducing paid subscriptions, made simple for you and your listeners

The easiest way for all creators to offer paid content—and for listeners to directly support and enjoy your work.
March 25, 2021

Introducing More to the Story: an Instagram Live series on inclusivity, identity, and the stories we tell

Each month, we’ll hear from a new storyteller and best-in-class nonprofit, moderated by Spotify’s Xavier Jernigan
February 22, 2021

Introducing a new way to grow your audience with WordPress.com

Build a website for your podcast, and engage with listeners in a whole new way.
January 26, 2021

Introducing the brand-new Anchor: a better-looking way to say it all

To celebrate the evolution of our brand and the expansion of the Anchor creator community, we’ve made some visual updates and upgrades we think you’ll love. Here’s a closer look at what’s new!
December 30, 2020

It’s been a year: Looking back at podcasting in 2020—and looking forward

Anchor creators helped us feel connected during a year no one will forget, while podcasting itself expanded like never before.
December 2, 2020

2020 Wrapped for Podcasters: Your Year on Spotify

See how your unique stories kept us company and brought people together during a challenging year.
November 5, 2020

Anchor is now IAB Podcast Measurement 2.0 certified

Anchor is backed by the industry standard in podcast analytics, so you can measure your show's performance and monetize your content with confidence.
October 14, 2020

Introducing a brand new way to create in Anchor, with all the music you love.

Now, create audio shows in Anchor using full-length songs from Spotify's entire music catalog. Combine songs with your own talk segments and share episodes directly to Spotify.
October 8, 2020

Ways to help your audience stay informed this election

US Election 2020 Soundcheck Toolkit
September 17, 2020

Make a difference with your podcast this election season

Anchor is rolling out the opportunity for creators in the U.S. to help increase voter registration by recording ads with Anchor Sponsorships.
September 10, 2020

Welcome to Word of Mouth

Introducing Anchor’s official blog, a hub of helpful tips and stories to inspire anyone making a podcast.
August 5, 2020

Introducing Anchor’s waveform editor, now on web

New editing tools and waveform visuals make it easy to split, cut, and insert audio at exactly the right moments, so you can polish up your show with quick precision.
May 28, 2020

Why podcasting is free with Anchor

While most podcasting platforms charge money to host and distribute your show, Anchor is 100% free for everyone. Here’s why.
April 28, 2020

Turn your virtual hangouts into a podcast with Anchor’s new video-to-audio conversion

Next time you have a great conversation over Zoom, Google Meet, IG Live, or your favorite video chat tool, you can share it as a podcast for everyone to hear.
April 15, 2020

Introducing Anchor’s new audience insights, powered by Spotify

We’re expanding Anchor’s podcast analytics to include true episode drop-off and aggregated listener demographics metrics.
March 10, 2020

Remote podcasting just got easier: Introducing Record With Friends 2.0 from Anchor

Anchor is making it easier to record your conversations with anyone, wherever they are in the world, from any device.
February 12, 2020

Your Anchor profile has a brand new look

Including a redesigned appearance, a customizable color scheme, and the ability to link to your social accounts.
December 9, 2019

Voice your support: Give back with your podcast

This holiday season, Anchor is partnering with the Ad Council to spread awareness for three charitable causes. Here's how you can help.
November 7, 2019

Introducing Anchor Trailers: the easiest way to promote your podcast

Make a great podcast trailer with a brand new feature we’ve added to the Anchor app. By recording a Trailer, you can spread the word about your show and build your audience right away.
July 2, 2019

New and improved: Anchor’s smart background music is now available on web

With web capabilities and new features to customize your sound, you now have more flexibility than ever with background music for your podcast.
May 16, 2019

New: Anchor’s Voice Messages, now from anywhere on web or mobile

Your listeners can now send you audio messages you can put right into your podcast episodes from any device or browser. No app required.
March 21, 2019

Track your podcast performance on the go with Anchor’s brand new mobile analytics

Available now in our free app for iOS and Android.
March 14, 2019

Track your podcast’s performance with Anchor’s newly redesigned analytics

Analytics on your Anchor web dashboard just got an upgrade. Here’s everything you need to know.
February 6, 2019

Anchor is joining Spotify

Our co-founders Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman share their perspective on the big news.
December 21, 2018

From Anchor’s founders: 2018 in podcasting

Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman, Anchor’s co-founders, reflect on a year of progress and changes to the podcasting space.
December 13, 2018

How Anchor designs a fun, expressive platform for creators

Anchor’s principles of design for building a product that’s accessible for beginners, powerful for seasoned pros, and encourages the creation of things we’ve never heard before.
November 29, 2018

Introducing Anchor Sponsorships, the podcast advertising platform for everyone

Anchor Sponsorships gets podcasters paid by matching them with sponsors and helping them easily create custom advertisements for their shows.
November 2, 2018

Anchor Honored by Google as a Material Design Award Winner

We’re honored to be selected as the winner of Google’s 2018 Material Design Award for Adaptation at SPAN 2018.
October 4, 2018

Introducing Anchor’s new Cover Art Creator

Now you can instantly create incredible cover art for your podcast through our new partnership with Unsplash and their vast library of high-quality, free images.
October 2, 2018

Ashley Graham’s new podcast is a Pretty Big Deal

Season One includes interviews with Kim Kardashian West, Gabrielle Union, Amy Schumer and more.
September 18, 2018

Introducing Smart Background Music by Anchor

Now you can choose from 100 background tracks that intelligently mold to your audio, so they always fit your podcast perfectly.
August 28, 2018

New from Anchor: the first audio editing tools built specifically for podcasting

Now you can edit your podcast audio without needing anything but Anchor, available for free on iOS and Android.
August 17, 2018

Anchor Listener Support is now available natively in your favorite podcast apps

Starting today, any podcast app can help independent podcasters get paid — and share in the revenue.
August 9, 2018

Introducing Anchor Listener Support: Now you can get paid to podcast

Starting today, any podcaster, regardless of audience size or experience level, can collect recurring monthly payments directly from their listeners.
June 19, 2018

Introducing Anchor for iPad: a bigger, better way to make your podcast

Now you can fully manage your entire podcast workflow all from your iPad.
June 14, 2018

Now your audio on Anchor sounds better than ever

We've made an improvement to the overall audio quality of your Anchor episodes, including stereo sound, a higher sample rate, a better bitrate, and more.
May 23, 2018

Introducing Mobile Importing: a new way to build your podcast with Anchor

Now you can build podcast episodes in Anchor using audio from any app on your phone with our new Import feature.