Are you a musician, podcaster, or audio artist? You can deliver your sound to patrons as audio posts. There are 3 ways that you can share your audio content with patrons.
In this article we’ll walk you through:
- Upload an audio file
- Link to an audio player
- Attach an audio file to your post
- Make a post for specific patrons
Feel free to click ahead if you know what you’d like to do!
You can upload audio files directly from your device to your audio post via the orange select audio file button. You also have the option to add your own artwork. Don't forget to add a title to your post, or else it won't publish. To start, click the New option of the Post section of your page then select Audio from the Post types.
What audio file types you can I upload? .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, and .wav audio files can all be uploaded as the main body of an Audio Post. Make sure your file is 200 MB or less.
Uploaded files, will also appear as orange hyperlinks under your Post title. Patrons can click this link to listen in a different browser window where they’ll also see the option to download the file.
Here’s what your Post will look like to patrons:
You can link to audio players hosted on sites like Soundcloud via the link field. You’ll want to start by heading to the Post section of your page, select New, and selecting Audio from the Post types. When you enter your URL, you’ll see an audio player appear. The artwork on your audio player is dictated by whatever artwork you’ve uploaded to the third party audio host.
Important note: We use for all embedded audio players. You can test your URL to ensure that your player will appear in your Post, . Add your URL and click the arrow to the right. If you see an error next to “type,” your URL will not post properly.
Finally, you can attach audio files to any, Post type. That’s right, you can add audio files as attachments to Text, Image, and Video Posts as well.
What audio file types can I attach to posts? We currently support thefollowing file types as attachments: .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .x-m4a, .mpeg, .aac, .ogg, .wma, .wav, and .x-wav files. Keep in mind that there’s a 200 MB max to your file size.
To attach your audio file, use the Upload link near the bottom of the Post Creator.
You’ll know your attachment is ready to post when the upload arrow disappears. It should look like this:
Your attachment will appear as an orange link at the bottom of your published post.
Note: Have custom RSS feeds enabled for your patrons? Not all audio posts will appear in your patrons’ RSS feeds. You can learn more about our custom RSS feed feature, .
If you’d like to publish your Post for specific patrons only, be sure to select which patrons you want to have access to your Audio Post. Use the drop-down under Who can see this post? on the right-hand side of the screen to select the membership value who can see your Post. The content of your Post will be visible to patrons with a minimum membership payment of the value you’ve selected (and higher).
Note: If you’re a per creation creator, you cannot simultaneously charge patrons and make a Post only for certain patrons. You can find more information about how Posts work a little differently for you, .