How to upload Podcasts to Spotify
After talking to your best friend, you have agreed that some topics that you have written about on your blog would be more successful if they were published as a podcast. For this reason, you have decided not only to create a section of the website dedicated to audio content and also to publish the podcasts in question on Spotify, the famous music streaming platform which, among its contents, also hosts podcasts, giving them considerable visibility. However, since this is an operation that you have never done before, you do not have the slightest idea about how to succeed in your intent and, therefore, you ask yourself if I can give you a hand. Of course, yes, God forbid!
If you spend a few minutes of your free time, I can explain how to upload podcasts to Spotify indicating all the solutions available to you. First of all, I will list some platforms that allow you to automatically upload your audio content to Spotify, after which I will show you the detailed procedure to publish a Spotify podcast via Spotify for Podcaster, the platform for publishing audio content on the famous streaming service music, which uses RSS links.
If you agree, then, let’s not waste any more time talking and move on to action immediately. Make yourself comfortable, cut off five minutes of free time to read the next few paragraphs and carefully follow the directions I’m about to give you. I assure you that, by putting my “tips” into practice, you will be able to upload your podcasts to Spotify and try to get more and more listeners. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and good luck for everything!
Before getting to the heart of this guide and explaining how to load a podcast on Spotify , it is necessary to make a necessary premise. In fact, you must know that on the famous music streaming service it is not possible to directly upload the audio file of a podcast but it is allowed to publish only the RSS feed of the same.
- Create the RSS feed manually: it is the solution for those who have their own website on which they upload their podcasts directly. Through online programs or services (eg. Feedburner ), it is possible to create your own RSS feed to upload, subsequently, onto the Spotify for Podcasters platform.
- Use platforms to create podcasts: it is the ideal solution for those who want to easily publish their Spotify podcast. Some platforms allow you to automatically distribute your podcast on Spotify without having to send it via the Spotify for Podcasters platform.
If you are wondering what are the costs to upload a podcast on Spotify, you need to know that it is possible to publish a content on the famous music streaming service without putting your wallet. However, it must be said that some online platforms for podcasting require the activation of a pay plan for the automatic distribution of the latter on Spotify.
Upload a podcast to Spotify automatically
As mentioned above, uploading a podcast to Spotify automatically by relying on one of the platforms for creating podcasts is the most practical and fastest solution to promote your content on the famous music streaming service.
Podomatic is a platform dedicated to podcasts, which allows both to upload their own audio files from the computer and to create live events. Its free plan allows you to have a storage space of 500 MB, a monthly traffic of 15 GB and the ability to automatically send your podcasts to external platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
To create a Podomatic podcast, connected to the official website of the service and click on the Login button , to access your account. If you don’t have an account yet, choose the Join us option , click on the Sign up with email button , enter your details in the Name and Email fields and press the Next button .
In the new open page, create a password to associate with your account, inserting it in the Password and Confirm password fields , put a check mark next to the entry I am not a robot and click on the Done button , to complete the registration.
To publish your first podcast on Podomatic, then press on the item Create visible in the main menu of your account, click on the Add files button and select the audio file to load, then choose the Start upload option , to start uploading it, and wait that the progress bar reaches 100%
In the Enter a title and description section , enter the podcast title and description in the appropriate fields, click the Choose file button to upload an image to use as the cover image of your audio content and select one of the available options between Talk and Music , to indicate the type of podcast you are uploading (whether talk show or musical show).
After entering all the required information, click on the Publish this episode and No thanks, just publish buttons to publish the Podomatic podcast. Then click on the item Create , select the option Manage and choose the item Settings . In the new open page, select the Directories tab , locate the Spotify option and click on the Submit to Spotify button .
Make sure, therefore, that all the data indicated in the Submission Checklist section have been entered correctly and click on Submit podcast , to send your podcast: as soon as it is approved by the Spotify staff, it will be automatically available on the famous streaming service musical.
f you are willing to put your wallet to load a podcast on Spotify, I suggest you rely on Spreaker . If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a free platform that allows you to publish your podcasts on the Net. By activating one of the paid plans, you can also set up automatic sharing of your podcasts on Spotify and other dedicated platforms (eg Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts, iHeartMedia, TuneIn etc.).
If you think this is the best solution for your needs, go to main page and click on the Register button, which is located at the top right. In the new screen displayed, enter your data in the Name, Email and Password fields, affix the check marks required to verify your identity and accept the conditions of the service and press the Register button.
To complete the registration, access your email inbox, locate the email sent by Speaker and click on the Verify your email address button. Now, select the Plans and prices option (top right) and choose the plan of your interest from those available.
- Broadcaster (20 Euros / month or 18 Euros / month with annual billing) in addition to allowing monetization of podcasts and customization of RSS feeds; it allows access to a section dedicated to advanced statistics. It offers 500 hours of storage per month and allows you to make podcasts live for up to 3 hours.
- Anchorman (50 Euros / month or 45 Euros / month with annual billing): offers all the advantages of the Broadcaster plan with a storage space of 1,500 hours / month and the possibility of making live podcasts lasting up to 5 hours.
Once you have chosen the plan that best suits your needs, click on the button Go to pro , choose whether to activate monthly invoicing or annual billing , enter your credit card details in the appropriate fields and press the Proceed button , to complete the purchase .
Alternatively, if you prefer to pay with PayPal, select the option I prefer to buy the plan selected with PayPal visible at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions shown on the screen to complete the activation of the chosen plan.
Now you are ready to upload a podcast on Speaker. First, though, you need to create your first show (which is nothing more than a podcast container). To proceed, click on your photo at the top right (or the man’s icon if you have not customized your account), choose the Control Panel option , then click on the item Create a new show and enter the required data in the Title , Language and Category fields ( News , Sport , Culture , Technology, etc.).
If you wish, also enter a description of the show in the appropriate field, upload an image and a cover image and press the Create button to create the show. In the new open page, click on the Upload episodes item, choose the audio file of the podcast to load and wait for the progress bar to reach 100%.
Now, click on the pencil icon to edit the information of the newly uploaded podcast and enter the data in the Title, Description and Tags fields, then make sure that the Publish option is selected in the Visibility section and click the Upload a new image button. to associate an image with the podcast.
To publish your podcast on Speaker Click on the buttons Publish Now and Yes, publish, and then select the option Distribution appearance in the sidebar on the left, the icon awards arrow related to Spotify and click Send. If all goes well, you will see the message your show has been sent to Spotify and is awaiting approval.
As soon as your podcast is approved (usually in a few hours, but it could take a few days), you can view the URL in the Spotify box in the Distribution section.
Upload podcasts to Spotify manually
If you have opted for the manual creation of an RSS feed or have entrusted yourself to a platform that allows you to obtain and customize the RSS feed of a podcast, to upload it to Spotify you must access the Spotify for Podcasters platform .
Click on the Login button located at the top right, enter your Spotify Premium account information in the Email address or username and Password fields and click on the Login button.
If, on the other hand, you do not yet have an account on Spotify, choose the option Join Spotify, fill out the registration form by entering your data in the fields Email, Password, How should we call you? (with your name) and Date of birth , specify your type of membership , by putting a check mark next to one of the options available between Man , Woman and Non-binary . Then put the check marks required to verify your identity and accept the conditions of the service. To complete the registration, click on the Subscribe button.
After logging in to the Spotify for Podcasters platform with your account, click on the Get Started button, enter the RSS link of your podcast in the Link to RSS feed field and click on the Next button
On the new open page, click on the Send code item to receive an 8-digit code at the email address associated with your RSS podcast link. Then log in to your inbox and locate the email sent by Spotify, then copy the code contained within it (it is valid for one hour), enter it in the Verification code field and click on the Next button.
On the Tell us screen more about your podcast, select the option Italy (or in any case the option related to the country of your interest) via the drop-down menu Where your podcast is made? , specify the podcast language by clicking on the Select language item and select the platform you used to upload your podcast ( Anchor , Castos , iVoox , Podomatic , Speaker , Other etc.) via the Select hosting provider drop-down menu .
Now, specify the category of the podcast by selecting the one of your interest ( Educational , Music , Games , Comedy , News and politics etc.) via the Select category drop-down menu and press the Next button . Finally, make sure that the data visible on the screen is correct and click on the Submit button to send your podcast.
The message Nice! We got your podcast will confirm that your podcast has been sent correctly and, if this is approved, it will be available on Spotify within a few hours. Easier than that?