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Soundtrap for Storytellers, New Podcast Creation Tool Launches Globally- Classroom-appropriate Version to Be Made Available to Schools

Powerful, All-in-One Solution Enhances Student Creativity, Critical
Thinking, Communication and Collaboration

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Soundtrap, a Spotify company, announced that an education version of its
new Soundtrap for Storytellers podcast creation tool introduced today
will be available to teachers and students for use in the classroom.
Like the Soundtrap online music recording studio, this simple tool
supports STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
education initiatives while amplifying student voice and developing
essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication
and collaboration.

Equipped with a wide range of intuitive features, Soundtrap for
Storytellers allows podcasters to focus on the art of storytelling by
significantly reducing the time and investment typically needed to make
podcasts sound professional. The full suite of services can be accessed
via desktop, and a select set of recording and editing features is
available on iOS and Android. Tools available include:

  • Interactive Transcripts/Editing Studio: Soundtrap for
    Storytellers saves hours of time by enabling users to transcribe and
    edit the spoken-word audio file as you would in a text document,
    eliminating the need to listen to the podcast over and over again.
    Automatic transcripts, at the click of a button, will differentiate
    instruction for all ages, abilities and individualized education
    plans. This tool allows learners to see their spoken word, easily edit
    the text and tell the story of their learning.
  • Communication and Collaboration: While this education version
    is compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
    there is the ability for older learners, outside the COPPA
    environment, to invite family and friends to remotely join a podcast
    without requiring the invitees to sign up for Soundtrap. They can also
    upload a podcast and English transcript directly to Spotify.
  • Creativity: Soundtrap for Education schools now have access to
    Soundtrap for Storytellers added features which let students tell
    their story, create their personal jingles and complete the audio
    production process using Soundtrap’s built-in instruments and loops.
    Students will have access to 1,100+ classroom-appropriate sounds from freesound.org
    that could be used to punctuate their story and adds atmospheric sound
    to the podcast project.

According to Per Emanuelsson, CEO of Soundtrap, “This educational tool
helps teachers differentiate instruction for students of all abilities
within one classroom, giving students a compelling way to channel their
thoughts and perspectives. While students will be utterly engaged,
teachers get an inspiring vehicle for meeting core curriculum
requirements.”

Soundtrap for Storytellers was built around solving some of the biggest
pain points for podcasters — editing, transcribing, remote interviewing
and adding sound effects — and providing one, streamlined platform that
contains every part of the podcast creation process. Equipped with a
wide range of intuitive features, the education version of Soundtrap for
Storytellers allows students to focus on the art of storytelling by
significantly reducing the time and investment typically needed to make
podcasts sound professional. The full suite of services can be accessed
via desktop and a select set of recording and editing features is
available on iOS and Android.

Access to the education version of Soundtrap for Storytellers will be
available June 2019 without any additional subscription cost. Annual
subscription pricing for Soundtrap for Education begins at $249 USD for
50 users.

ABOUT SOUNDTRAP

Soundtrap is the first cloud-based audio recording platform to work
across all operating systems, enabling users to co-create music and
podcasts anywhere in the world. The company is headquartered in
Stockholm, Sweden. Soundtrap provides an easy-to-use music and audio
creation platform for all levels of musical interest and abilities and
is being used by the K-12 through higher-education markets. On December
2017, Soundtrap was acquired by Spotify. For more information, visit https://www.soundtrap.com/.

Contacts

Media Contacts
Ida Ståhlnacke
idas@spotify.com
+46
72 249 98 11

PR for Soundtrap
Aoife Kimber
PR for Soundtrap
akimber@kimberpr.com
+
1 650 773 7288

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