Spotify is one of the largest podcast listening apps on the planet. There are thousands of podcasts of various subjects hosted on Spotify. You might be thinking of starting a podcast or even migrating your podcast to Spotify.
Why migrate to Spotify?
If you have created a great podcast on another platform like iTunes or Stitcher then moving to Spotify could be a good idea. You could start a new podcast on Spotify and it will not be affected by Apple’s update to Podcasting. In this article, we’ll provide a guide on how to create your own podcast on Spotify. What is a Podcast? Podcast is a type of audio or video program broadcast on the internet. In short, it is a series of audio files or video files in the form of a podcast. You can subscribe to these podcasts on Spotify and there are thousands of them available. These podcasts can be found in two ways. If you have selected the Recommended section then you’ll see a list of recommended podcasts. You can subscribe to them from the suggested list.
What do I need to start my podcast on Spotify?
A Spotify account.
How do I convert my audio file into a .m4a format?
Converting your audio files The first thing you need to do is give your audio file a different name. Your podcast file will be called Podcasts/Audio.mp3 . It will end with a 9 or 88. I know you want it to be Podcasts/Audio.m4a . The next thing you need to do is find your podcast through Spotify. Click on the cog icon at the top right, select Settings, and click Podcasts. Click Audio File to find your podcast. Now we need to convert the file format. Use the new audio files/classes in .m4a format in the source file and the old .mp3 in the output file.
Setting up your RSS feed in Spotify
First, we will need to set up a podcast feed in Spotify. In my case, I created a podcast feed using Feedbin, but you could use your own custom feed or Google Reader, etc. You will need to set up a podcast feed in Spotify for a feed to be added to your own Spotify library. To add a podcast feed to your Spotify library: Log into Spotify with your username and password. Visit the My Library page and tap ‘Feeds’ in the top right corner. Tap ‘Create’ and tap ‘Browse’ on the top left corner of your feed. Create a new podcast feed by clicking the plus icon on the right. Tap ‘Podcast’ and select Feedbin. At this point, you have created a podcast feed. You will be asked to specify the title of your podcast, your name, and whether you want to provide a direct link to your site.
How do I set up my show on Spotify?
To start your own podcast on Spotify you first need to set up a Spotify account. You can sign up for free and access thousands of songs and playlists with zero ads. Now you need to figure out how you would like to record the show. With Spotify, you can do two main things. First is to record a podcast directly to the Spotify app, and second is to export your podcast in a standard audio file. How to record directly to the Spotify app: Go to the app menu, then “Settings”. You should see “Public Uploads” in the menu. Tap on “Your Profile” on the left side of the menu. Tap on “Set Up Public Uploads”. Enter a name for your podcast, or write the name of the show in the “Record Description” field. In the “Public Uploads” section, enable the Podcast category.
Being a podcast creator is fun. No doubt about that. The monetization strategies you could experiment with might be lucrative. As long as you have a good content marketing strategy, you could make good money from your podcast.