Claim ownership of your podcast on Spotify

Claim ownership of your podcast with Spotify

Some podcast hosts allow you to automatically distribute your podcast to apps like Google, Spotify and Apple. But if this is done by the podcast host, how do you still get access to the app's dashboard? By claiming ownership of your podcast you gain control over how your podcast is displayed and have access to podcast statistics. Should you decide to move to a different host, for example, it is important to submit the correct RSS feed to Google, Spotify, Apple or any of the other apps. 

Note: If you've chosen to distribute your podcast yourself, you don't need to go through these steps. This is because you've already registered your podcast with the distribution apps and have therefore already claimed it.

How do you claim ownership to a podcast that has been distributed by the host? Here is a step-by-step plan for Spotify.

Tip: First of all, check which e-mail address is linked to your RSS feed. You may need it in case Spotify wants to send you verification codes. You can check the linked e-mail address in your Springcast dashboard menu.  You can also open the RSS feed in a browser to see which e-mail address is linked.

Claiming ownership on Spotify

1. Go to Spotify for Podcasters and log in. Create an account with the same e-mail address as the one you're using with your host
2. Select your account in the top left corner of your screen



3. Select 'Add or claim your podcast'



4. Select 'Get Started'



5. Enter the RSS feed of your podcast




6. If your podcast is already on Spotify, you will receive a notification that says: 'Your podcast might already be on Spotify'. Select 'next'



7. Check if this is your podcast
8. Select 'next' to claim your podcast
9. Spotify will now send a verification code to the e-mail address linked to your RSS feed. Enter the code
10. Add category, language and country
11. Review all the details and select 'submit'
12. All information about your podcast will now appear in the Spotify for Podcasters dashboard.

Your podcast has now been claimed! 😉
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