Move your podcast from Anchor to Springcast

Move your podcast from Anchor to Springcast

If you're currently hosting your podcast with Anchor and want to move to Springcast, you can easily use our import function. As Anchor and Spotify are linked directly, this move requires one extra step. Here are the steps you need to take in order to make the move go over smoothly:

NOTE: Anchor previously made it possible to have your podcast distributed automatically. Your podcast was automatically distributed to Spotify, Apple and Google.
Because of this automatic distribution, you don't have access to the dashboards of these platforms and you won't be able to communicate your move. Therefore, first claim ownership of your podcast on Spotify, Apple and Google before you start the move.

1. Import your podcast



Follow the next steps to import all episodes from Anchor.fm first.

1. Go to your Springcast account
2. Click 'Import Podcast' in the top right corner.
3. Submit your current RSS feed from Anchor and select the button to start the import.

Did you use the option to compose your podcast's artwork in Anchor? Then there will probably still be an Anchor logo on the artwork, even if it has been moved to Springcast. You can add a new artwork in Springcast under 'Podcast settings' in Springcast.

2. Export your statistics

It is wise to save the statistics you have now built up with Anchor for yourself. You do this just before you arrange the move to Springcast so that the statistics are still up-to-date. You will not take these statistics with you to Springcast.

1. Log in to your Anchor account
2. Click on your dashboard
3. Scroll to the statistics
4. Click on 'Export to CSV'

You can also do this per episode.

3. Copy the Springcast RSS feed




Follow these steps to copy your Springcast RSS feed. You'll need it to let Spotify know you've moved (because of that link we've mentioned earlier). You can notify Spotify via Anchor.

1. When the import is complete, select the podcast you just imported from Anchor.
2. Now go to the 'Distribution' tab and hit the 'Copy' button which is located on the right side of the RSS lin.

4. Notify Spotify of the move via Anchor

NOTE: After placing the redirect, the episode level statistics in Spotify for Podcasters will be set to 0. If you want to keep these statistics, make sure you make an export before you place the redirect. Your general show-level data, such as streams, listeners, and followers, will be retained after placing the redirect.


The final step in notifying Spotify of the move is to go to Anchor and submit your new Springcast RSS link. Follow these steps to do so:

1. Go to your Anchor.fm account and select 'Settings' in the top right corner.
2. Select 'Podcast Settings'.
3. Scroll down to 'Leaving Anchor?' and 'Redirect your podcast' and paste your Springcast RSS link in the 'Redirect URL' field.
4. Anchor will now process the move within Spotify.
5. Check in Spotify for Podcasters if the Springcast RSS-feed is displayed and Springcast is set as host.
If not, enter the appropriate RSS-feed and select Springcast as host. Click 'Update'.

5. Notify Apple and Google of the move

For Google and Apple, you need to update the RSS-feed manually:

We advise you to not close the Anchor account immediately, but 2 weeks after the move. This gives the directories time to direct listeners to the correct (new) feed.

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