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How do I add my podcast to Spotify?

Gig Goer
‎2014-03-09 01:59 PM

I mentioned that I have a podcast to a friend, and her first reaction was "Is it on Spotify?", since she listens to "Filip och Fredrik" on Spotify. This is a question that I much prefer to "Is it on itunes?", but it presents me with a problem.

 

Even though it is hard, I have managed to get my podcast on itunes. But I can find no mentions at all of how to get my podcast on Spotify. And I have searched around a lot. It does not even seem to be mentioned in the forums. There aren't even a proper place to ask the question, as far as I can see.

 

So... how do I add my podcast to Spotify?

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Community Legend
‎2014-03-09 02:19 PM
I think you will struggle to find one which will do it for free since Spotify doesn't officially include podcasts like iTunes does, so your podcast's will be uploaded just like all other music on the service.

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Community Legend
‎2014-03-09 02:02 PM

Spotify have a list of aggregators they get content from, so you would need to get your podcasts on one of them. Full details are over on the artist services website:

http://www.spotifyartists.com/guides/#list-of-aggregators

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Re: How do I add my podcast to Spotify?

Gig Goer
‎2014-03-09 02:16 PM

Thank you for you answer!

 

So they do not have a dedicated process for podcasts? Even though it is Creative Commons licenced?

 

Wich of the aggregators accept Creative Commons licenced material for free? Do you know, or do I just have to ask them all? Since I have never made any money from my podcast, nor expect to ever do so, I should also not be expected to pay to get it listed, if you follow my reasoning.

 

There are a lot of podcast aggregators around (itunes being one of the largest, unfortunatly), but none of the ones I am aware of demand payment for inclusion.

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Community Legend
‎2014-03-09 02:19 PM
I think you will struggle to find one which will do it for free since Spotify doesn't officially include podcasts like iTunes does, so your podcast's will be uploaded just like all other music on the service.

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


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Re: How do I add my podcast to Spotify?

Gig Goer
‎2014-03-09 02:24 PM

Aha, thats strange. The podcasts already on Spotify is free as well. But I read something in the news of a special collaboration with "Filip och Fredrik", so it might be in it's starting phase.  This might be something that will be offered to everyone further along.

 

I guess I will just have to tell my friend to go to my webpage and listen to it, for now.

 

Thank you so much for your help!

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Concert VIP
‎2014-05-17 02:29 AM

I ended up downloading Juice to automatically download the podcast files to My Music/Podcasts. Then added that directory to sources in Spotify.

 

 

 

Happy Listening!

 

 

 

*EDIT ... Sorry I need to learn to read better before I post... I had too many spotify forum windows open and posted a reply in the wrong one...

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Music Fan
‎2014-10-07 01:13 PM

Have there been any updates to how to upload since Word was launched?

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Music Fan
‎2015-05-21 07:01 AM

Spotify just announced that they will be adding "shows" as a new feature, meaning podcasts. However, it's unclear if this will only be available to the huge radio shows or to independant podcasts as well. Waiting on Spotify to clear this up...

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Moderator
‎2015-05-21 10:06 AM
Hey @extrapaycheck

We do not have any information to share regarding this just yet, but we'll definitely pass on your comments to the relevant team.

Hopefully we'll have news to share in the coming weeks regarding content additions.

Re: How do I add my podcast to Spotify?

Music Lover
‎2015-05-24 07:51 PM
According to their Twitter response they will not be including any podcast unless their big name podcast and will not include the ability to add your RSS feed like Itunes does. So if yiur an independent artist as of now you aren't going to get your podcast on spotify. Yeah I know bums me out to maybe it will change but this announcement made me lose faith.
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