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SoundCloud for Podcasts
"My web designer found SoundCloud when we were looking into the various ways to get the podcasts embedded into our website. We both really liked the look of the waveform rather than some media player or advert-laden widget. Also, the sets function is brilliant for podcasting because once I add the sound to the set, it automatically adds itself to the website and I can make sure that they appear in order.“ Mike Freedman, Critical Mass Podcasts
Before You Start
We are currently running a podcast beta program for spoken word podcasts - if you would be interested in being involved in this, please fill in this form.
And if you would like to know about how we provide RSS and further details from a technical perspective, take a look at this guide - Podcasting 101
PromotionSoundCloud is a great way to promote your podcast and easily share it on your own site and social networks. You can use the embeddable players to get your show onto to your site and SoundCloud’s “Share” functionality can help you push the pod onto facebook, twitter and more. Your listeners can plug the shows easily too! Take a look at how the customised embeddable player looks on Playback Media's site for example:
Commenting and Engaging your Listeners!The commenting feature is a great way to engage your listeners - leave notes and post links to things you were discussing and continue the conversation! Take a look at Create Digital Music's first podcast, the timed commenting allowed their users to add their "two cents":
Music Tech in Review - Episode 1 - Podcast Chat by cdm
Listener InformationAnd then there's the stats. With premium accounts you can get details on plays, locations, downloads, favorites, where is has the player been embedded, what apps is the show being used in and more! All useful info if you want to take your podcast to the next level with advertising or partnerships.
If you want to know more about these wonderful features, check out our tour pages: http://soundcloud.com/tour/
Leeds Metropolitan University use SoundCloud really effectively for reporting the latest sports news. Getting the audio content onto their own site, facebook and twitter simply was the key.
“The benefits to us were clear – it provided an easy to use platform that would allow us to embed audio content within our website and also share it via our social networks. I was impressed with the stats features and couldn’t see any other products that offered those features for the value for money that you do.” Mark Dorey, Leeds Metropolitan University
Andi Drake speaks after Jo Jackson's success at the Commonwealth Games by leedsmet
- Read about how to use the Podcast feature at our Podcasting 101 .