How to Set Background Music When Recording a Podcast Using the Podbean App

First, it is essential that you make sure you have proper copyright permission for any music you use in your podcast. Podbean offers a few preloaded music options in the app, which are covered for podcast usage.

For music you have secured copyright permission for, you can sync the music from iTunes on your computer to your iphone by referring to Apple’s help link here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201253. Once you’ve done that, simply select it as your background music when recording in the app* (press + on the recording page to select the music).

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*Currently, this feature is only available in the Podbean iOS app, not the Podbean Android app.

How to Set the CNAME DNS Record on GoDaddy.com to Map Your Domain to Your Podbean Site

When you wish to use your own domain (personally branded website) for your podcast, you can do so seamlessly by mapping your domain to your Podbean podcast site. Here are the steps to do so if you host your domain with GoDaddy.com.

Log into your GoDaddy account and click “Launch” to show all of your domains.

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At this point you will see a “Domains” page. Click the domain name that you want to assign to your podcast site. Click the link ” Manage DNS “.

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Under Zone File, you click on the “Add Record” button to add a CNAME record.

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Add the “CNAME” record to map “podcast.mydomain.com” to your podbean site (e.g. username.podbean.com). Set the “host” to “www”, and “Points to” to “username.podbean.com”.

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Don’t forget to save the changes after you add the CNAME record.

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Podbean Now Supported on Android Auto

We have exciting news for those who enjoy listening to podcasts on their drives! The Podbean podcast app is now officially available for use with Android Auto (Android 6.0 + phone). This makes it easy for fans to take their listening experience on the road, with quick phone/car integration and voice commands for drive-time safety.

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For anyone with a compatible car and Android device, getting started is as simple as getting the Android Auto app and plugging your phone into your car’s USB port. Read more about using Android Auto. Podbean is always working to improve your podcast listening experience and convenience, so we’re thrilled to be part of this latest technological advancement.

New Crowdfunding Feature: Set Up a Personalized URL for Your Page

There’s a great new feature in Podbean’s Crowdfunding platform. Podcasters can create a personalized, simple URL for their crowdfunding page to make it more shareable. Your crowdfunding URL can match with your podcast/site/brand so it’s easy for potential patrons to remember.
To set up a personalized URL for your crowdfunding page, simply follow these steps:

1. Login to your Podbean account.

2. Click on “My Crowdfunding” on the top right.

3. Click “Edit” under the campaign and you will see “Your Crowdfunding URL” where you can create your personalized URL. The URL will read patron.podbean.com/XXX (you choose what goes after the slash, such as your podcast or site name).

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4. Make sure to click “Save and Continue” to save your changes.

Now you can share this simple URL with your fans to make donating easier than ever!

How to Manage Multiple Podcasts in One Podbean Account

In Podbean, we refer to different podcasts (sites/feeds) as channels. If you have a network podcast account (Podbean’s Network Plan), you can easily manage multiple channels in one account. To do so, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into your Network account. Click the “Channels” tab in “My Dashboard” page. Enter the podcast subdomain. Click the “Create a new channel” icon to add the podcast as your channel.

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Step 2: Click the “Manage” button: you’ll be redirected to your new channel to publish.

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*See Podbean plan pricing for all podcast hosting plan options. Enterprise accounts also offer the option of multiple channels; please contact Podbean for pricing and specs.

 

How to Schedule Podcast Episodes in Podbean

Scheduling a podcast allows you to set the time and day for your podcasts or blog posts to be published. The scheduling feature conveniently helps you plan ahead and/or ensure consistent timing of episodes. Here’s how to set up podcast scheduling:

Step 1: After you have written your post, click the triangle icon on the right of the “Publish” tab for the dropdown menu and choose “Publish on…”. Enter the date and time you wish to publish the post and click the “Schedule post” tab.

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You can always go to the “Publish”-> “Episodes” page to re-schedule your posts by clicking the pencil icon of each post and then changing the date/time. You can also edit the content of a scheduled post.

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Your post is now scheduled for publication and will appear on your site at the time and date you’ve arranged. This is great for planning around times when you’ll be away or just batching your work to make things more efficient!

 

How to Set Up a Private Podcast

It’s easy to set up a private (protected only for permitted members) podcast in Podbean. Once you created an enterprise account, you can set up a private podcast in three steps:

Step 1: Set your Podcast channel as a private podcast

Go to your Podbean Admin site, click “Private” in the left sidebar menu, then click “Activate Now”.

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Step 2: Add Private members

In the “Private” page, you can manually add private members by entering their email addresses or you can add private members in a batch by uploading a .txt file with one email per line. (You can click the i icon next to the “Batch add members” button to get a sample .txt file.)

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Step 3: Publish an episode

Please make sure the “Private” option is checked when you publish the episode.

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After following these three steps, your private podcast channel is online and ready for your private members to access and play your content.

Your private members can access your private podcast via your Podbean site or using the Podbean Podcast app. Please note that your private podcast is not searchable or available for public access in the Podbean site and Podbean app. Your podcast will only be available to your private members who log into the Podbean site or Podbean Podcast App with their email and password (they will receive an email with this information after you add them as private members).

*Other authentication options such as SSO are available for custom enterprise users. Please inquire about pricing and setup.