It’s round-up time!
And goodness gracious what a year this has been!
This year appears to have been the biggest year for podcasting…YET, at least according to mainstream media. < wink wink >
But seriously, it has been an amazing year for podcasting and the Libsyn Team is beyond proud to continue to be part of it!
We hit insane download numbers.
We’ve partnered with some awesome distribution networks.
The president was on a podcast and the Libsyn platform took it like a champ.
We released a gorgeous new player.
And that’s just the beginning.
Check out the play by play of some of our most awesome highlights of the year!
Libsyn’s Awesome Year 2015
We started the New Year with a BANG.
The Libsyn Network experienced accelerated growth from 1.9 billion in 2013 to 2.6 billion in 2014. Woah.
This new milestone marks nearly 8 million daily audience requests for podcasts during the fourth quarter of 2014.
Amazing stuff no? That’s what we call growth!
Hanging out at NMX/NAB!
The Libsyn Team got a chance to attend NMX/ NAB.
There were 5 of us there, and we had a great time chatting with all of you podcasters.
Krystal had a chance to do a Libsyn Live LIVE from the show floor! Yes!
And Rob and I got time taking the stage with a couple a great presentations
Spotify Partners With Libsyn And Podcasting
We are so thrilled to have been able to partner with the NEW Spotify! It’s so exciting to have another place where people can be exposed to podcasts.
Big high five to Spotify for starting the ball running and putting podcasting right in the mix!
Get the scoop on the Spotify Announcement on this special episode of The Feed.
Summer Time Was INSANE!
Guess who was on a podcast?
Who would have ever thought that the President Of The United States would be on a podcast?
I’m sure that was not on any prediction lists for 2015.
We knew that the POTUS interview would get some serious download action, especially during that first day and Libsyn was able to deliver the content seamlessly.
Google Analytics Code can now be put in your Libsyn podcast template!
Not exactly the most thrilling information but for those of us that wanted this – pure coolness. Check out this support article. Google Analytics info is about 3/4 of the way down the page.
A Libsyn WordPress Plug-in!
Yes. Yes. Yes!
The community had been wanting it for a while, and this was the year to make it happen! We even had a webinar just to show it off!
The video above has all the fun details about the plug-in. We had such a great time announcing it 🙂
This makes it even easier for you to use WordPress and all it’s plethora of features, while easily adding a podcasting player plug-in that works with your hosting!
Here are full tutorials on how to use the plug-in, both to configure and to publish!
Please NOTE: It is still in beta!
It was grand.
One of the best podcasting conferences this year by far.
Will we see you there next year? You really need to start planning…
Google Play Music Adds Podcasts!
This announcement had certaing people <cough – Rob Walch> eating their words. (You can listen to him, literally, eat his words in this special episode of The Feed.)
Google Play Music is supporting podcasts people!
And of course Libsyn’s interface directly supports it and allows you to submit a GPM specific feed to their directory. Oh wow. If you haven’t done it already here’s a super stellar article telling you exactly how!
Have you seen any pigs flying lately? I think that I saw some. Truly.
The Thanks, Podcasting Project
It is the first 100% collaborative podcast, each episode is created by a podcaster. In it, they share stories about how podcasting has impacted their life or the life of their listeners.
We get to hear how amazing podcasting is regardless of download numbers, bringing the spotlight to the medium itself.
The New Libsyn Custom Player
And we finish the year strong, with a killer new player that not only looks AMAZING, but is functional, easily shareable and customizable!
AND there’s a playlist option! How about that? So cool.
The feedback that we’ve been getting from it has been unbelievable. We are so happy to have 2016 start by having podcasters look and sound even better!
Looking forward to podcasting in 2016
We cannot wait to see what 2016 holds for podcasting and for Libsyn.
We hope to continue to support and empower podcasters to continue creating and sharing their podcasts, their way.
Libsyn will continue to be stable. fast and ready to support the future and the soul podcasting.
Happy podcasting in 2016!