The latest on what's new at Anchor.
Anchor Podcasting in 2021: Looking back, moving forward
2021 saw incredible podcasting growth—both by breakthrough creators and the new Anchor tools they used.
Podcast ratings on Spotify: An easy way to make a good first impression—and draw in new listeners
Encouraging fans to rate your show can help prospective listeners see that it’s worth tuning in to
2021 Podcaster Wrapped
2021 Podcaster Wrapped: Your year on Spotify
Take a moment to reflect on the stories you told, the milestones you reached, and the memories you created this year.
Podcast Subscriptions expanding around the world
Creators and listeners in 33 more markets can now take advantage of exclusive content for subscribers only—on iOS or Android
Introducing Video Podcasts on Spotify
Video brings listeners right into your world, making podcasting a more engaging experience than ever.
Ads by Anchor
Say hello to Ads by Anchor
Introducing the future of Anchor's monetization tools—flexible options for the evolving podcaster
Q&A and Polls
Introducing Q&A and Polls: Bring your listeners into the mix
The new features add a personal touch—and new levels of interactivity—to every podcast episode
How to choose the right rating for your podcast—and why it’s important
No matter how you choose to express yourself through your podcast, it’s important to stay mindful of content or language that some listeners may find inappropriate. That’s why we’ve made it easy to mark your episodes ‘Explicit’ or ‘Clean.’
Podcast Subscriptions now available to all creators in the U.S.
The expansion comes packed with improvements to the creator (and listener!) experience
Music + Talk
Music + Talk expands to 15 countries, with a new look and feel
Adding Spotify music to your show is more seamless and robust than ever—and now available in new markets across Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Introducing Spotify Greenroom: Live audio that brings creators and fans together
Open up the conversation in real time, then capture the magic for everyone to enjoy.
Podcasts and Copyrighted Content — Respecting Everyone's Rights
Copyright can sometimes be confusing to understand, so it's best to be informed about what audio you should leave out of your show versus what's safe to use.
My RØDE Cast
Anchor x RØDE: Teaming up to discover fresh voices in short-form podcasting
Your chance to gain industry recognition, reach new audiences, and even win big courtesy of RØDE
Rethinking audio editing on mobile
Anchor Presents: ‘I Should Start A Podcast’
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The number of podcasts making money through ads just doubled because of Anchor Sponsorships
Get discovered with Spotify’s new podcast charts
Introducing paid subscriptions, made simple for you and your listeners
The easiest way for all creators to offer paid content—and for listeners to directly support and enjoy your work.
Introducing More to the Story: an Instagram Live series on inclusivity, identity, and the stories we tell
Each month, we’ll hear from a new storyteller and best-in-class nonprofit, moderated by Spotify’s Xavier Jernigan
Introducing a new way to grow your audience with WordPress.com
Build a website for your podcast, and engage with listeners in a whole new way.
Meet the new Anchor
Introducing the brand-new Anchor: a better-looking way to say it all
To celebrate the evolution of our brand and the expansion of the Anchor creator community, we’ve made some visual updates and upgrades we think you’ll love. Here’s a closer look at what’s new!
2020: Year in review
It’s been a year: Looking back at podcasting in 2020—and looking forward
Anchor creators helped us feel connected during a year no one will forget, while podcasting itself expanded like never before.
2020 Wrapped for Podcasters: Your Year on Spotify
See how your unique stories kept us company and brought people together during a challenging year.
Anchor is now IAB Podcast Measurement 2.0 certified
Anchor is backed by the industry standard in podcast analytics, so you can measure your show's performance and monetize your content with confidence.
Shows with Music
Introducing a brand new way to create in Anchor, with all the music you love.
Now, create audio shows in Anchor using full-length songs from Spotify's entire music catalog. Combine songs with your own talk segments and share episodes directly to Spotify.
Ways to help your audience stay informed this election
US Election 2020 Soundcheck Toolkit
Make a difference with your podcast this election season
Anchor is rolling out the opportunity for creators in the U.S. to help increase voter registration by recording ads with Anchor Sponsorships.
Welcome to Word of Mouth
Introducing Anchor’s official blog, a hub of helpful tips and stories to inspire anyone making a podcast.
Introducing Anchor’s waveform editor, now on web
New editing tools and waveform visuals make it easy to split, cut, and insert audio at exactly the right moments, so you can polish up your show with quick precision.
Why podcasting is free with Anchor
While most podcasting platforms charge money to host and distribute your show, Anchor is 100% free for everyone. Here’s why.
Video to Audio
Turn your virtual hangouts into a podcast with Anchor’s new video-to-audio conversion
Next time you have a great conversation over Zoom, Google Meet, IG Live, or your favorite video chat tool, you can share it as a podcast for everyone to hear.
Introducing Anchor’s new audience insights, powered by Spotify
We’re expanding Anchor’s podcast analytics to include true episode drop-off and aggregated listener demographics metrics.
Record With friends
Remote podcasting just got easier: Introducing Record With Friends 2.0 from Anchor
Anchor is making it easier to record your conversations with anyone, wherever they are in the world, from any device.
Your Anchor profile has a brand new look
Including a redesigned appearance, a customizable color scheme, and the ability to link to your social accounts.
Voice your support: Give back with your podcast
This holiday season, Anchor is partnering with the Ad Council to spread awareness for three charitable causes. Here's how you can help.
Introducing Anchor Trailers: the easiest way to promote your podcast
Make a great podcast trailer with a brand new feature we’ve added to the Anchor app. By recording a Trailer, you can spread the word about your show and build your audience right away.
New and improved: Anchor’s smart background music is now available on web
With web capabilities and new features to customize your sound, you now have more flexibility than ever with background music for your podcast.
New: Anchor’s Voice Messages, now from anywhere on web or mobile
Your listeners can now send you audio messages you can put right into your podcast episodes from any device or browser. No app required.
Track your podcast performance on the go with Anchor’s brand new mobile analytics
Available now in our free app for iOS and Android.
Track your podcast’s performance with Anchor’s newly redesigned analytics
Analytics on your Anchor web dashboard just got an upgrade. Here’s everything you need to know.
Anchor x Spotify
Anchor is joining Spotify
Our co-founders Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman share their perspective on the big news.
From Anchor’s founders: 2018 in podcasting
Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman, Anchor’s co-founders, reflect on a year of progress and changes to the podcasting space.
How Anchor designs a fun, expressive platform for creators
Anchor’s principles of design for building a product that’s accessible for beginners, powerful for seasoned pros, and encourages the creation of things we’ve never heard before.
Introducing Anchor Sponsorships, the podcast advertising platform for everyone
Anchor Sponsorships gets podcasters paid by matching them with sponsors and helping them easily create custom advertisements for their shows.
Anchor Honored by Google as a Material Design Award Winner
We’re honored to be selected as the winner of Google’s 2018 Material Design Award for Adaptation at SPAN 2018.
Introducing Anchor’s new Cover Art Creator
Now you can instantly create incredible cover art for your podcast through our new partnership with Unsplash and their vast library of high-quality, free images.
Ashley Graham’s new podcast is a Pretty Big Deal
Season One includes interviews with Kim Kardashian West, Gabrielle Union, Amy Schumer and more.
Introducing Smart Background Music by Anchor
Now you can choose from 100 background tracks that intelligently mold to your audio, so they always fit your podcast perfectly.
New from Anchor: the first audio editing tools built specifically for podcasting
Now you can edit your podcast audio without needing anything but Anchor, available for free on iOS and Android.
Listener Support Update
Anchor Listener Support is now available natively in your favorite podcast apps
Starting today, any podcast app can help independent podcasters get paid — and share in the revenue.
Introducing Anchor Listener Support: Now you can get paid to podcast
Starting today, any podcaster, regardless of audience size or experience level, can collect recurring monthly payments directly from their listeners.
Introducing Anchor for iPad: a bigger, better way to make your podcast
Now you can fully manage your entire podcast workflow all from your iPad.
Now your audio on Anchor sounds better than ever
We've made an improvement to the overall audio quality of your Anchor episodes, including stereo sound, a higher sample rate, a better bitrate, and more.
Introducing Mobile Importing: a new way to build your podcast with Anchor
Now you can build podcast episodes in Anchor using audio from any app on your phone with our new Import feature.
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