All podcasts on Spotify are submitted via partners like Podbean. Spotify redistributes the podcast fully from their own hosts for their platform. This means that the Podbean stats system cannot track downloads or plays on Spotify. These statistics will be provided from Spotify. Spotify also has specific content requirements, as listed below:
Currently only ISO/IEC 11172-3 MPEG-1 Part 3 (MP3) enclosure files with
bitrates between 96 and 320 Kbps are supported with a maximum length of 200
MB (roughly 83 minutes @ 320 Kbps).
Images should be published in the high resolution available (1400x1400 to 2048x2048), in a fully squared (1:1) aspect ratio and preferably in a format using lossless encoding.
Spotify prefers RGB encoded images. Accepted formats in order of preference
are: PNG or JPEG.
The expected podcast metadata input is a case sensitive XML 1.0 formatted
text document encoded in UTF-8. HTML ampersand characters shall not be escaped
but written in clear (e.g. always ‘News & Politics’, never ‘News & Politics’).
HTML tags embedded in elements will be removed.