If there’s one thing that podcasters could use more of, it’s each other. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our new Creator Space: a place for podcasters and other audio creators to celebrate their community and potentially see their work featured. As creators continue to innovate with audio on our platform, we have a feeling the Creator Space will be put to good use. Want to know more? Keep on reading.
What is the Creator Space?
There are a few key components: It’s a place where curated podcast shows and episodes are featured; it’s also a center for education and inspiration, as well as an aspirational platform upon which creators aim to be featured. The Creator Space will be updated bi-weekly and divided into three different sections:
- Indie Podcast Picks: These are a selection of independent podcasts, selected by Anchor and Podcast Editorial for their quality.
- How to Podcast: Here, you’ll find podcasts on how to make a podcast, including success tips for independent creators. In the future, we hope to expand this section to feature more “how to” based content.
- Featured Video Podcasts: A showcase of Video Podcasts curated by Anchor, selected based on their unique uses of the video format.
Where can I find the Creator Space?
Available starting March 7th, the Creator Space will be available in the U.S. and located in the Spotify app. On mobile, simply search “Creator Space” and filter by Genre & Mood. If you’re on a desktop, type in “Creator Space” in the search bar, scroll down to the Genre section, and it’ll be waiting for you to click on and explore!
What’s in it for creators?
You should explore the Creator Space for a few reasons. First, it’s an opportunity to get motivated by featured creators and level up your skills. If you happen to be selected for a feature on the Creator Space, it may even help you reach new listeners and grow your audience. And if you need another reason, we think the simple act of having more creative resources and inspiration can do wonders for your headspace.
All that’s left to do is start exploring! You’ll find a network of podcasters and similar creators you won’t find anywhere else. We look forward to seeing how some of Anchor’s most creative minds show up to the new Creator Space, and how it inspires the future of audio.
Help your show get featured with our new Search Guidelines
But there’s more! We know it may not always be easy to understand how search on Spotify works, so we’re sharing insights and guidelines to help you optimize your show for search results—which can improve its overall discoverability and even get it featured on the Creator Space Hub.
Some of the most important factors include: How well your show title, episode title, and episode description match the listener’s search term(s). But you can now learn for yourself how everything you write has an impact on search results within Spotify.