Anchor’s Music + Talk tool allows you to add songs from Spotify into your episodes. Episodes including songs will be available to all your listeners on Spotify.
Please note: Music + Talk is currently only available in the US (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Ireland, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
Music + Talk tool on Web (left) and Mobile (right):
How it works
To add songs to an episode, go to the Music + Talk tool on mobile or desktop and search for any song in Spotify’s catalog. (On desktop, you’ll also be able to connect to your Spotify account and will have access to your playlists.)
You’ll need to include at least one recording or uploaded segment to a Music + Talk episode before it can be published. Once the episode is published, it will be available for all of your listeners on Spotify! Free Spotify users will hear the 30 second preview of songs included in your episode, and Premium Spotify users will hear the full length track.
If you want to add songs to an episode that’s already been published to other platforms, you’ll first have to unpublish that episode, add the songs you want, and then republish. This will make your episode available only on Spotify.
Publishing your episode containing Spotify songs
Music + Talk episodes will need to go through review before being published on Spotify. You’ll be notified as soon as your episode is approved and published on Spotify through email and push notification. You can also always check on the status of your episode by visiting the episode detail page.
If your episode is rejected, review the following guidelines, make changes to your content and then resubmit your episode by going to the episode detail page and choosing “Submit this episode”.
What about the previous Songs tool?
Anchor’s previous Songs tool has been removed from mobile apps in favor of the Music + Talk tool on mobile and desktop. Please note that as a result, song segments that were included in any episodes on Anchor from the Songs tool have been removed.
With the Music + Talk tool, you can now include songs in your episodes to be heard by listeners outside of Anchor. You’ll just have to unpublish the episode if it’s already been published (or start a new one), add a track from the Music +Talk tool, and submit the episode to be published on Spotify.
Please note that in order to use the Music + Talk tool, your content must adhere to these guidelines. Any songs that you’d like to include in your episode should be added through the tool and not through your recorded or uploaded content.