How to add a Podcast to Mixcloud

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018 07:16PM GMT
Do you have a podcast uploaded to another service, and want to expand to Mixcloud? Using an RSS feed is a quick and easy way to do this:

Step 1.
If you don’t already have one, create a Mixcloud account.
(Note: You can add podcasts using an RSS feed to any account, including one with shows already uploaded.)

Step 2.
Acquire the URL of your RSS feed. Here are some examples of websites our users utilise to create RSS feeds: Buzzsprout, Feedburner

If you’re podcast is on iTunes, you can also retrieve your RSS feed URL here.
(Note: the URL you provide MUST be in either a .rss format, or contain /feed. The URL of your podcast homepage will NOT work.)

Step 3.
Once you have the link to your RSS feed, submit it to us via this form.
Provide your RSS feed URL, Mixcloud URL, Email Address, and Podcast title.

Step 4.
Sit tight! Our team currently go through submissions manually to ensure your Podcast is added without a problem. We will usually have Podcasts added within 3-4 working days, and will email you to let you know when it’s done.  


Why should I add my Podcast to Mixcloud?

Mixcloud is the world's largest collective of Podcasters, Radio Presenters, and DJs. The benefits of distributing on Mixcloud include:
  • More listeners: Reach a global audience of audio enthusiasts.
  • Free Embeddable player: Embed your Podcast on your website, blog, Twitter, or Facebook.
  • Advanced metrics: Go PRO to discover where your listeners and coming from, what devices they are listening on, greater customisation, and more.
 
FAQs:
 
Q: Which audio format does my Podcast need to be?
A: Mixcloud works with existing RSS feeds of MP3 Podcasts.
(Note: we don't yet support M4A format Podcasts.)

Q: Will my artworks, descriptions, and dates be added correctly?
A: Yes, so long as you include this information in your feed uploads.
 
Q: Do I need to submit a form for each show?
A: No. Once your RSS feed is successfully added, Mixcloud will automatically update your profile each time you upload to your RSS feed.
(Note: this can take up to 24 hours to update.)
 
Q: Does Mixcloud strip out any advertising I have in place?
A: No. Mixcloud leaves your Podcast fully intact.

Q: What if my Podcast is already on Mixcloud and I didn't know it? 
A: Sometimes listeners ask us to include their favourite Podcasts on the platform. We always attempt to reach the Podcast creators, but should you wish to opt out you can let us know via our support channel

Q: How do I know how many downloads I'm getting through Mixcloud?
A: Mixcloud tracks play counts instead of downloads. This is a more accurate metric that tells you if your listeners are actually tuning in, rather than just auto-downloading, and can be seen on each Podcast page.