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Setting up Listener Support

Listener Support allows you to add a donations button to your Spotify for Podcasters profile. Your listeners can pledge a monthly recurring amount to support your podcast - even if they don’t have a Spotify for Podcasters account.

You need to have at least 2 published episodes and at least 100 listeners in the last 60 days in order to begin setting up Listener Support.

Note: Listener Support is only available for US-based creators and US-based supporters. If you’re not located in the United States, check out our other monetization options.

Activating Listener Support

  1. Log in to Spotify for Podcasters and go to Monetize.
  2. Find Listener Support.
  3. Click Get started.
  4. Set up a Stripe account (the third-party platform we use to process payments).
  5. Add your payment information to activate Listener Support.
    Note: You can’t change your payment information once added.
  6. You’ll receive an email titled "Welcome to Stripe!" Click the link to verify your email and account to start accepting payments from your listeners.

Note: Activation can take up to 24 hours. We'll notify you once it's active.

Important info about Listener Support

  • You can only use a debit card or bank account to set up Stripe. Whichever account you use is where your money will go when you cash out your payments from your Spotify for Podcasters wallet. Once you’ve added your payment information, it can't be changed.
  • Go to Monetize and click Cash Out to retrieve your funds. Learn more about cashing out and processing fees

Customize your message to supporters

When listeners view your podcast profile, they’ll have the option to support your podcast. Add a customized message to tell listeners why they should support you and what the funds will be used for.

  1. Log in to Spotify for Podcasters and go to Monetize.
  2. Find Listener Support
  3. Write your message in the Message for supporters box.
  4. Click Save.

Using Listener Support with multiple accounts

If you have multiple podcasts on Spotify for Podcasters and use the same email address to set up Stripe, your balance will be combined across your accounts. For example, if you have $5 from podcast A and $10 from podcast B, you’ll see a $15 balance in both accounts.

If you don’t want to combine balances for multiple podcasts, just use a different email address each time you activate Listener Support and set up Stripe.

Note: Cashing out from either account will cash out your entire balance across all your podcasts.

Deactivating Listener Support

To remove the Support button from your page so that you no longer receive monthly donations from listeners:

  1. Log in to Spotify for Podcasters and go to Monetize.
  2. Find Listener Support.
  3. Select Disable Listener Support, then Disable.

Disabling Listener Support will cancel all current listener subscriptions.

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