For the past few weeks, Wesley Gonzalez has been publishing a fortnightly podcast series called ‘Recent Peal’ that has been receiving a very positive reaction. It is a blend of new and classic tracks from Wes’ own record collection which showcases his repertoire of record knowledge and his overall passion for music. The podcasts have been put together using the Anchor by Spotify software which is an easy way of recording the spoken part of the episode with the ability to drop-in the tracks from the Spotify catalogue. Once the episode has been recorded it is then uploaded to Spotify where the tracks are automatically cleared.
This means that the tracks can be played in their full duration by anybody who has a full subscription on Spotify AND that the artists will be paid for it. There are obviously ongoing discussions on the rate that the artists get paid but this is a way of generating additional profile and streams around a piece of original content.
Now into its third episode, the podcast has also ensured that some of the artists have contacted Wes to show their gratitude which can only be a positive thing. You can also link the Anchor account to your Spotify For Podcasters account which means you can get access to additional data.
It’s definitely worth experimenting with, it’s also good fun and the most important thing for me is that I have discovered some amazing new music through it.
Wesley Gonzalez (Bandcamp): https://wesleygonzalez.bandcamp.com/
Anchor For Spotify: https://anchor.fm/
Spotify For Podcasters: https://podcasters.spotify.com/