Welcome to Anchor 3.0: the easiest way to make a podcast. Ever.
Anchor just got acquired by Spotify along with Gimlet Media: https://www.recode.net/2019/2/6/18213456/spotify-podcast-gimlet-anchor-q4-results/?ref=producthunt
Spotify has bought two podcast startups and it wants to buy moreSpotify is a streaming music company that wants to become a podcast company, too. Not only has Spotify acquired Gimlet Media, a podcast producer and network, for around $230 million - a deal Recode told you about last week - but it has also bought Anchor, a startup that makes it easier for people to record and distribute their own podcasts.
There's now an easy way to make your own podcast for free - and it all starts with holding your phone up to your earMaking a professional-sounding podcast isn't easy. Most podcasting how-to guides recommend investing in equipment like microphones, audio-editing software, and portable recorders, not to mention a computer. From there, you'll need to learn a set of new software programs and then hunt down a place to host and distribute your podcast.
Anchor's redesigned app focuses on podcastingIf you've always wanted to start a podcast, Anchor's new update is for you. The shortform audio app is fully embracing podcasting today with the launch of Anchor 3.0, which includes a redesigned app, the service's debut on the web, and tools to distribute a show and track its success.
Anchor turns itself into a one-stop podcast creation appTo that end, Anchor 3.0 for iOS and Android is an app for recording first and foremost; consuming short broadcasts from your friends is definitely taking a backseat now. For starters, users can record multiple bits of audio and create a library to build out a finished product.
Introducing the all-new Anchor: Podcasting for everyone.With nearly 70 million Americans now listening monthly, podcasts have officially crossed over into the mainstream. Yet like radio, podcasts are incredibly difficult to make, distribute, promote, and monetize. Despite the increasing demand, expensive tools, confusing software, and fragmented, friction-filled workflows have held creators back.
Podcast Creation App Anchor Relaunches, Rolls Out Free Podcast HostingNew York-based audio startup Anchor unveiled a new version of its podcast creation app Thursday that aims to bridge the divide between amateur audio recording and professional podcast creation. In addition to revamped versions of its Android and iOS apps, Anchor also unveiled a new web ab as well as free, unlimited podcast hosting.
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