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Uploading audio files

If you have pre-existing audio (like an edited podcast, interview, or voice memo), you can upload your audio files to your Spotify for Podcasters account to create new episodes of your podcast. You can also check out how to upload video episodes if you have or want to create a video podcast.

Note: It's against our Terms of Service to upload audio that belongs to someone else.

How to upload audio files

On web:

  1. Click New Episode.
  2. Choose an audio file to upload. You can browse your device, or simply drag a file onto the page to start your upload
    Tip: See Supported file types further down this page.
  3. While your upload continues, add episode details like a title, description, and publishing date.
  4. On the next screen, you can optionally add interactive elements for your audience on Spotify. We currently offer Q&A and Polls.
  5. Next, if you’re eligible and signed up for monetization features, you’ll be able to manage your ad breaks and/or set your episode to be subscriber-only.
  6. Finally, review your episode. You can publish right away, or schedule it for the future if you choose a time in the future in step 3.

If at any point you want to save your work and return later, just click the X in the top-right corner.

On mobile:

  1. Go to Tools and tap the + button.
  2. Go to the Library.
  3. Tap Import.
  4. Select the audio file from your device. Your file will begin uploading, and you can choose to add other files to your episode or to Publish.

You can also share audio files to Spotify for Podcasters from any app on your device. Steps can vary for each app.

Recording an episode

If you haven’t recorded your audio yet, you can use Spotify for Podcasters’ own recording and editing tools.

Learn how to record audio in Spotify for Podcasters

On web:

  1. Click New Episode.
  2. Click Record or edit under the Upload step. This will take you to Spotify for Podcasters’ recording and editing tools.

On mobile:

  1. Go to Tools and tap the + button.
  2. Tap Record.

Supported file types

We support MP3, M4A, and WAV file types.

We also support video files. Learn more about uploading video episodes

we don't have a file size limit, but larger files will take time to process and can have a higher chance of failing if your internet connection is interrupted.

If you’re uploading MP3 files, we recommend keeping embedded artwork, ID3v2 tags, and other metadata as small as possible.

Issues with uploading audio

If you're getting an error during the upload process, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Make sure that the file type you’re using is supported under Supported file types.
  • Double-check that the audio file plays properly on your device.
  • Your browser may not support the file type you’re using. Check that it does support your file type.

If you’re still encountering issues, contact us.

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