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Spotify now has top and trending podcasts charts for 26 markets, including Brazil and Mexico

Top Podcasts charts will list the top 200 overall shows in the selected region or category

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  • To access the charts, the user can go to the Browse All section, hit Podcasts and then see the tile for Podcast Charts;
  • Certain markets, including Brazil, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S., will dig further into the podcast data and will separate out the Top Podcasts by category.

This week, Spotify is rolling out new top and trending podcasts charts for 26 different markets, including two Latin American ones: Brazil and Mexico. According to the company’s blog post, the charts will not only share the fastest-climbing of-the-moment trends for podcasts with users but will also list the overall most popular shows in each region based on recent listener numbers.

Top Podcasts charts will list the top 200 overall shows in the selected region or category, and Trending Podcasts charts will display the top 50 rapidly rising shows.

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Certain markets, including Brazil, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S., will dig further into the podcast data and will separate out the Top Podcasts by category.

To access the charts, the user can go to the Browse All section, hit Podcasts and then see the tile for Podcast Charts.

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Creators, on their side, will get a notification on their dashboard when their podcast is charting through Spotify for Podcasters. They will be able to turn their notifications into a visual card to share across social media platforms, alerting fans to their podcast’s rising status.

Spotify has more than 1 million podcasts on its platform. In fact, one of the recent moves that are differentiating Spotify from its competitors is the company’s recently introduced ad solutions for podcasters, something that apparently starts to pave the way for better monetizing podcasts, and that can also be a path for diversifying revenue beyond subscriptions.