1. Go to podcasters.spotify.com and click the "Get Started" button.
2. Sign up or login if you already have a Spotify account.
3. Once you're signed in, you need to link your podcast. To do so, you'll need to provide your RSS feed. Click the "Get Started" button on this page:
4. Add your series RSS Feed URL into the 'Link to RSS feed' field (if you need assistance with finding your RSS Feed on ART19 please reference this article), then click "Next".
5. You will then be prompted to send an email code to the email address associated with your RSS feed to verify that you own the podcast.
6. Input the verification code sent to your email and click next.
7. You will now have claimed your podcast and have access to your Spotify for Podcasters dashboard and statistics. Repeat steps 1-6 for all of your series' if applicable.
*You will need to make sure your Licensor / Hosting Provider is set to ART19.
If you see this shown as anything other than ART19:
- Click Update
- Re-add your ART19 RSS feed
- Select ART19 when asked to 'Confirm your hosting provider'
Once you're in Spotify...
Now that you've created your Spotify for Podcasters account, you can access their analytics dashboard, which slightly differs from what is available via your ART19 stats dashboard.
Simply log in to your account, and then click on your podcast cover art to access the Spotify analytics for your podcast. This gives you additional insights into your Episodes and Audience, as well as some simple marketing tools.
Spotify Analytics are broken down into four metrics:
Here's what each means:
A Start is when a Spotify user clicks play on your episode. It doesn't matter how little the user listens - even one second is counted here, so this isn't a metric we'd recommend using.
A Stream is when a Spotify user clicks play on your episode, and listens for at least a minute.
A Listener is a Unique Listener
A Follower is someone who has clicked the Follow button for your show - this is viewed as a subscriber.