New feature alert: Steady offers seamless Spotify integration for members-only podcasts
Launching a membership program for a podcast has, historically, been a bit tricky: paywalls for audio are not integrated into the major audio platforms, unlike the paywalls on the web for written content. This means that listeners often need to leave their podcast app to listen to exclusive members-only content or subscribe to an extra RSS feed.
This is why we’re excited to partner with Spotify as their exclusive partner in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for the Spotify Open Access feature, which makes subscription content available directly on Spotify.
How will Steady + Spotify work?
The listener experience for members-only audio will be much more seamless — no need to leave the Spotify app to access your favourite exclusive episodes!
Podcasters using Steady will soon be able to create a members-only podcast on Spotify. To access members-only episodes in Spotify, listeners will be directed to an in-app browser page to provide their Steady log-in or create an account.
You can continue to offer exclusive podcasts on an RSS-feed if you'd like.
What is Steady for Podcasters?
Steady is the simple membership system by creators, for creators.
We’re a small team based in Berlin helping hundreds of podcasters, journalists, artists, musicians, and creators get financial support from their fans.
We help podcasters connect with their audience, earn stable revenue from their creative work, and grow. We take care of paywalls, payment, and newsletter integrations, so you can get on with producing podcasts. And if you just need advice on how to make your membership program work better and easier for you, we’re here to help.
Steady makes membership easy:
- 5% of your audience will pay you 5€ a month*
- Keep your rights, workflow, platform, and sponsors
- Host members-only episodes, also on Spotify
- Free newsletter tool to engage with your members
*Average for all projects on Steady
Which podcasts already use Steady?
Kapitel Eins – A German book podcast offering its highest-paying members the chance to influence the show’s content. With almost 300 members supporting at a total of €1,481 a month, Kapital Eins can afford to refuse review copies and stay independent.
The Pod – The first independent gaming podcast. The Pod attracts 4,390 members with exclusive episodes featuring game reviews and expert interviews earning €26,553 a month from memberships.
Viertausendhertz Studio – The first German podcasting label, founded in 2016, gives their paying members ad-free podcasts, and delivered before non-paying subscribers get them.
How much does Steady for Podcasters cost?
All of the setup on Steady is free. You can run your podcast for no cost, within the limits of our Fair Use Policy.
You only pay a commission to Steady when you start earning money. This helps us run the platform, provide support to you and your members, and protect you from fraud. Steady’s commission is 10%, plus credit card and PayPal processing fees.
How can I use Steady for Podcasters and the Spotify integration?
Create your Steady project now! It only takes a few minutes.
Already using Steady? You’ll be notified when the Spotify integration is live.