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Spreaker Announced Collaboration with Staples Connect



Spreaker has announced that they are excited to share that Spreaker is the hosting and distribution vendor within the podcast space at six Staples Connect retail stores in the Boston area.

Earlier this month, Staples US Retail announced the opening of Staples Connect, a reinvented store with coworking, podcasting and community event spaces where professionals, teachers, and students alike can connect and grow. The first six Staples Connects have opened in the home state – Massachusetts – of Staples US Retail in Cambridge, Somerville, Needham, Boston, Brighton, and Danvers.

Spreaker says that one of the elements of the new stores – Staples developed through a collaboration with iHeartRadio – are the Staples Connect Podcast Studios, which are dedicated spaces for storytellers to record their podcasts. Each studio features a soundproof room with professional equipment for up to four people, plus a few perks to help podcasters along the way, like a dedicated in-store specialist and discounted access to host and distribute podcasts on Spreaker.

Staples customers are teachers, students, small business owners and side hustlers, and their needs when it comes to retail are evolving, so that’s why Staples adjusted their stores to fit their needs. Many of those customers are launching and recording podcasts, but struggling to find the space to record, which is exactly why Staples incorporated this space into the new store concept.


Spreaker Enterprise Now Includes a Private Podcast RSS Feed



Spreaker announced a new feature of Spreaker Enterprise. It now includes a private podcast RSS feed feature.

Our Limited RSS Feed feature gives publishers and podcasters the ability to share a private RSS feed with their audience – across many third party apps and on Spreaker – as a way to monetize bonus content that’s not available in their public feeds.

With this feature, you have the ability to make exclusive content for a special subset of listeners. For instance, you can create private episodes or an entirely private podcast for your paying listeners – perhaps via a service like Glow or Patreon – and distribute it to third party listening apps. Or it can be an extremely useful tool when you’re looking to share pilot episodes or podcasts with media outlets or potential sponsors.

If you’re a Spreaker Enterprise client, you might be wondering how this is different from the existing Episode Visibility feature on Spreaker’s CMS. In short, the difference is where your listeners can tune into the special RSS feed. The existing Episode Visibility feature allows listeners to turn into individual episodes and podcasts on Spreaker.com (and via the embedded Spreaker player), whereas this new Private RSS Feed feature gives you the ability to share your special content on third party apps such as Apple Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Overcast, Pocket Cast, and others.


Spreaker has a Partnership with Podchaser



Spreaker announced that they kicked off 2020 with their partnership with Podchaser.

Spreaker describes Podchaser as “like the IMDb of podcasting with a social layer”. Podchaser boasts a wide range of features including podcasts and episode reviews, user-curated lists, custom categories, over four million creator and guest credits, the ability to follow friends, podcasts, and creators, and much more. With their recent activity feed feature, users can see all of this engagement in real-time, leading to more discovery.

Unique Podchaser Benefits include:

Get Discovered and Get Feedback: Once you’ve claimed your podcast on Podchaser, you’ll receive notifications of new ratings and reviews for your podcast, gathering valuable listener feedback. Accumulate ratings to see your podcast rise in the ranks of Podchaser’s trending podcasts and episodes for discoverability. This activity will also be shown to other users via the activity feed, exposing your podcast to new audiences.

Grow Your Personal Brand: As the mastermind behind your podcast, creating a profile on Podchaser allows you to showcase all of your work, including any time you’ve helped produce another podcast or appeared as a guest on another podcast! Other users on Podchaser will easily be able to find and engage with you based on your interests and passions.

Find Guests and Partners: In the same way that creating a profile on Podchaser allows you to be found by others, its an incredible search tool for you to find other hosts, guests, producers, editors, voice actors, or just about any kind of collaboration you’re looking for!

Plus, you can harness the power of those guests by adding guest credits to your episodes. That way, anyone who follows your guest will receive a notification that they were on your podcast.


Spreaker Prime Podcasters Generated $1M in Ad Revenue



Spreaker announced the initial success of Spreaker Prime, their new white-glove service for talented independent podcasters and networks. In the first three months of the revenue-sharing program, Spreaker’s Spreaker Prime podcasters generated $1 million via programmatic advertising, with sixty-percent of the profits going directly to the podcasters.

Earlier this year, we decided to put more of an emphasis on helping the promising podcasters on our platform by connecting them to more monetization opportunities. With this goal in mind, we dreamt up Spreaker Prime, a program that supports the growth of independent podcasters and publishers by helping them increase exposure, streamline publishing and maximize ad revenue.

The advertising technology that Spreaker uses was created by Voxnest (Spreaker’s parent company).

Three months after the public application to join launched, Spreaker Prime podcasts have generated more than $1 million dollars in dynamic advertising revenue.

To qualify for Spreaker Prime, you need to have five thousand downloads per month. Spreaker Prime offers free hosting, dynamic ad injection, marketing support, and priority customer care. Spreaker Prime members could have ads from one of Spreaker’s premier advertising partners heard on their podcast. Those partners include: Tesco, Uber, Decathalon, British Airways, Hilton, and Leroy Merlin.


Spreaker’s Trim and Crop Tool Got Better



Spreaker announced that their podcast trim and crop tool just got better. The feature was released in early May for Spreaker Studio. It gives iOS and Android users the ability to edit their podcast recordings while on the move.

In our continuing quest to improve Spreaker and the podcast editing software we offer – we have now updated our podcast editing tools to allow trimming and cropping of saved drafts and imported files. Granting maximum podcasting flexibility for our users.

Spreaker notes that you may not think this is a big change, and provided a few scenarios where this update will be particularly handy.

  • You are recording but don’t have time to edit and polish up your podcast ready for publishing. Save your draft and come back to it when you do have time.
  • You have recorded some audio somewhere else that you want to include in your next show. Now, you can import these files, trim and crop to your heart’s desire, and then publish them when you are ready.
  • If you make your own music, you can import something you recorded, edit it, and add it is your backing track to your new episode.

To get started using the newly updated trim and crop tool, Spreaker suggests that you open the drafts section in the Spreaker app and select an old draft you have already saved. Or, you can import something you’ve recorded somewhere else.

Spreaker has added an import button on to the Spreaker Studio drafts section so you can directly upload files you have saved on your phone. Once your file is imported, you can crop and trim it as you would any other file you’ve recorded directly on Spreaker Studio.


Spreaker’s Podcast Monetization Program Launched on Spotify



Spreaker announced that they have expanded their Monetization Program to Spotify. Spreaker has enabled it for all of their Pro podcasters to use.

If you are already using Spreaker’s Monetization program you don’t need to do anything to start seeing the benefits of the addition of Spotify. All your ads will now be available to your listeners on Spotify.

Now that Spotify has been enabled, it means that Spreaker monetizes podcasts on all the podcast listening platforms. Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and any other popular platforms. Plus, monetization is also enabled across the whole Spreaker platform, therefore the podcast is also monetized when user listens on the Spreaker website, apps, downloads the episode or listens with the embedded player on your website.

To start using Spreaker’s Monetization Program, all you need to do is enable it. Add the slots (pre-, mid-, or post-rolls), and you will start to earn. There is no need for you to develop something like a specific Spotify monetization strategy or find sponsors on your own. Spreaker will take care of it all.

If you don’t have Spreaker’s Monetization Program enabled, you can do it now by accessing the Spreaker CMS, clicking on the Monetization option, and checking and accepting the Terms of Service.


Voxnest Announces Partnership with Jamendo



Voxnest announced that it has partnered with Jamendo, an independent music platform. The deal will have benefits for both companies and their users. Jamendo’s musicians will be able to offer their compositions via Voxnest’s sister platform, Spreaker, and Spreaker’s users will be able to license music from Jamendo.

Jamendo’s users will have the opportunity to create professional sounding podcasts with Spreaker, as a way to promote their music and develop and additional revenue stream, via sponsorship or programmatic ad insertion. Podcasts are the perfect medium for musicians to create a narrative about their songs and tours or build an intimate conversation with fans. Agencies and publishers who are already licensing music from Jamendo now have professional tools to create and distributed branded audio content at their disposal. For Spreaker’s podcasters it means access to 9,000 active artists and more than 200,000 tracks to use in their show.

The collaboration between the two brands is a further move to strengthen the growing ties between spoken audio and music. The blog post from Voxnest mentions Spotify, and notes that its recent acquisitions have “signaled that the podcast business is seen as a way to enrich the music industry.”

I think this collaboration could be good for podcasters. It is very important to make certain that creator of the song you want to use in your podcast has allowed it to be used under creative commons. Some dedicated music podcasts get music submissions from bands and labels, who want the podcaster to play their music on the podcast.

The Voxnest/Spreaker partnership with Jamendo appears to protect the rights of music creators and gives podcasters a way to ensure that they can safely play that music on their shows.


Spreaker Introduced Listening Evolution Statistics



Spreaker has introduced Listening Evolution statistics, which are now available in you Spreaker show’s statistics page.

Your Listening Evolution statistics enable you to see your episode’s cumulative plays and downloads over a maximum of 30 days from its release date. This gives a much clearer picture than your daily trending charts which don’t give an overview of your individual episode performance. Also, you can track how well your episodes are being received and therefore make adjustments to release campaigns.

The Listening Evolution statistics can help you find ways to improve your podcast’s success. Spreaker points out that this is particularly interesting for those who are using the Spreaker Monetization Program. Improving your episodes’ lifespans will also help you increase your revenue.

Visit the Spreaker blog post about Listening Evolution statistics for examples of how to use them. It also has instructions that walk you through how to find your Listening Evolution statistics. The Listening Evolution statistics is available to all Anchorman and Station plans, which have Full Statistics as part of their accounts.


Spreaker Added Automatic Embedding



Spreaker announced that it has enabled automatic embedding across a range of platforms. They did this because podcasters asked them to. Now, it’s even easier to get your podcast heard by more people.

Spreaker has made it possible for you to automatically embed your podcast on Medium, Patreon, Kickstarter, and Change.org.

For fans of the written word now its possible to embed on Medium, the home of all things literary. If you’re a journalist, influencer, or writer, why not add depth and a different perspective to your words by adding audio?

Podcasters can also publish their podcast to Patreon. Those who are already Patreon users can integrate their podcast to their page with complete ease and there is even the option of Private Episode Sharing. It allows you to take care of your most loyal fans with extra care. For example, you could create special one-off bonus episodes just for your Patreon supporters.

Spreaker also points out that you can use their automatic embedding feature to share your content on Kickstarter and Change.org. All you need to do is copy and paste the episode or show link when uploading your content. Once pasted, the embedded player will show up automatically and you can get publishing.