Spotify has launched a search to discover new and emerging voices of student podcasters. Spotify Next Wave is a chance for UK university students to submit an episode of their podcast and highlight emerging voices who will shape the future of podcasting and culture.
Both podcasts that are already running and brand new ideas are accepted. Every student who submits will also get access to a digital masterclass with JaakMaate and a free trial of the podcast editing suite, Soundtrap.
We think this kind of initiative is a great way of opening up the microphone to new voices.
Read the full press release below to find out how to submit your podcast!
Calling all university students in the UK – Spotify has unveiled Spotify Next Wave, a new initiative aimed at discovering the emerging voices shaping the future of podcasting.
University students* in the UK can sign up – whether they already have a podcast or have been thinking about starting one. For all students who sign up for Spotify Next Wave (until November 27th), Spotify is providing access to a virtual podcast webinar hosted by JaackMaate as well as a free, three-month trial** of Soundtrap for Storytellers, a one-stop-shop online studio for high quality podcast creation.
According to Spotify’s annual global Culture Next Trends Report, 68% of Gen Zs and millennials said that podcasts help fuel self-discovery. We believe initiatives like this will help empower emerging voices in podcasting, as part of Spotify’s commitment to deliver a unique, differentiated experience that users and creators can only find on Spotify.
How to Sign Up
The process is simple; just visit Spotify.com/nextwave to drop a link to your podcast episode. Full terms and conditions HERE.
Have a podcast but it’s not on Spotify? It’s easy to upload to Spotify via Anchor or Spotify for Podcasters.
If you don’t have a podcast yet, select “Just Getting Started” and you can create one through Anchor or Soundtrap.
Learn more about the Spotify Premium Student subscription plan, offering access to all of the Spotify Premium features subscribers love most. Students don’t need to be a subscriber to participate in Spotify Next Wave.
*U.S. and UK residents only.
**Monthly subscription fee applies after the trial ends. Terms and conditions apply. Open only to users who haven’t already tried Soundtrap.