- Creators can incorporate full songs from Spotify’s library into their spoken-word audio podcasts through Anchor;
- Music + Talk reaches 15 new markets, including: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia.
With this expansion, markets such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia will have access to the blended audio experience. The feature will be also avaliable in Japan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.
‘Radio shows’ on Spotify
Introduces last October, Music + Talk blends music and spoken-word content. The format weaves full songs and talk commentary together into one show — much like a Radio DJ show. Previously, Spotify launched the feature to users and creators in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Creators can incorporate full songs from Spotify’s library of 70 million tracks into their spoken-word audio podcasts through Anchor. In return, listeners can interact directly with the music within an episode by liking, saving, and sharing with each track as they would in any playlist.
The shows will be available to Premium and Free listeners. However, only Premium users will hear full tracks as part of these shows, while Free users will hear 30-second previews of each song. Spotify also will offer new educational resources so podcasters can inspire and learn more about the feature.