Podcasting FAQs

  • 10 September 2014
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SoundCloud for Podcasters

We've recently brought our podcasting program out of beta. This means podcasting via SoundCloud is now available to everyone.
Sign up for a free SoundCloud account to immediately start hosting your podcast with SoundCloud and distributing your sounds via RSS to your favorite podcast apps. You no longer need to apply to have beta access to podcasting features. All creators can find their account’s RSS feed URL and adjust channel settings on the “Content” tab of the Settings page.

You can access your SoundCloud RSS feed by going to https://soundcloud.com/settings/content. If you're unable to see the RSS feed here, please try logging out and back into your account. It could be that your profile is holding onto older information and it needs a hard refresh.



The RSS feed URL can be used to submit your sounds to the iTunes directory or other podcasting directories and subscription services. If you wish to individually add or remove a track from your RSS feed, go to the track's edit page by clicking the pencil icon below the track's waveform. On the edit page, go to the “Permissions” tab and click the circle 'Include in RSS feed':



This will push your track to appear in your RSS feed. Please note: private tracks cannot be added to your RSS feed.

If you receive the error message 'We had difficulty downloading episodes from your feed,' open iTunes > File > and select 'Subscribe to Podcast.' Enter your own RSS feed into the dialog box and press subscribe:



After this step, try submitting your RSS feed again to the iTunes store.

To learn more, head over to the Podcasting on SoundCloud page. By the way, iTunes provides a great resource for everything podcast related here: https://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html

Happy Podcasting 🙂

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where is my track's Permissions tab?.

I want to podcast my tracks. I set up an rss feed but then got stuck:

1. The feed validator says: This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
  • line 23, column 30: Image title doesn't match channel title [help]
I do not understand this message, could anyone explain what's wrong?

2. I tried to add my tracks to the feed. The info page tells me: "head to your track's Permissions tab within the edit page and check the option to include in your feed"

I can't find this a permissions tab however. Where is it? Thanks for helping me out:)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where is my track's Permissions tab?.

I want to podcast my tracks. I set up an rss feed but then got stuck:

1. The feed validator says: This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations. line 23, column 30: Image title doesn't match channel title [help]

I do not understand this message, could anyone explain what's wrong?

2. I tried to add my tracks to the feed. The info page tells me: "head to your track's Permissions tab within the edit page and check the option to include in your feed"

I can't find this a permissions tab however. Where is it? Thanks for helping me out:)

Hi there Spaar,

There are a few things that you'll need to adjust to get your podcast going. Nothing that can't be done though :-)
  • Your SoundCloud profile picture should be somewhere between 1400x1400 and 3000x3000px.
  • You currently haven't added any tracks to be included in your RSS feed.
I recommend you start here to see how to do that, and learn more around podcasting on SoundCloud.

All the best & happy SoundClouding.

Cheers
Mathis

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