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Unsure if this is the correct place, but I'm not getting a response via the podcast email.

 

I have been running a podcast for the last 6 months and this is sent via RSS feed to Spotify.

 

Yesterday I was checking the dashboard and noticed that the podcast wasn't there. I checked the Spotify app and noticed that it wasn't searchable either.

 

The share link given by Spotify is also now dead: https://open.spotify.com/show/07JawrKkcDDQHrnecffsTm

 

Any advice would be great as I've had no issues for the last 6 months, so unsure what's happened.

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Hey folks,

Thanks for reaching out to us about this.

We just wanted to follow-up on and confirm the response from our Creator Support team which some of you might have already received after enquiring about why your podcast has been taken down. We're copying it below for clarity:

Spotify for Podcasters isn't intended to be used as a music distribution tool, regardless of the licensing state of your music. In an effort to enable all creative artists the opportunity to live off their art, creators who wish to share their music on Spotify should use a music distributor. We recommend using one of our preferred providers. Check out Spotify for Artists to get started.

If you're a podcast creator and are experiencing an issue with your podcast on Spotify, make sure to head over to Spotify for Podcasters.

If you listen to a podcast and are experiencing an issue with it, make sure to search the Help and Music Chat sections for relevant threads. If you can't find an answer there, then feel free to start a new thread in the Content Questions board.

Cheers!

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Music Fan

I also just had the same thing happen to me. I host on spreaker and distribute to spotify. I hope these come back.

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I heard back from them yesterday with the following:

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We have removed your podcast from Spotify for Podcasters. Spotify for Podcasters isn't intended to be used as a music distribution tool, regardless of the licensing state of your music.

In an effort to enable all creative artists the opportunity to live off their art, creators who wish to share their music on Spotify should use a music distributor.

We recommend using one of our preferred providers. Check out Spotify for Artists to get started.
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As a record label who hosts mixes from our DJ's, it's a bit of a **bleep** situation tbh.
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Hey folks,

Thanks for reaching out to us about this.

We just wanted to follow-up on and confirm the response from our Creator Support team which some of you might have already received after enquiring about why your podcast has been taken down. We're copying it below for clarity:

Spotify for Podcasters isn't intended to be used as a music distribution tool, regardless of the licensing state of your music. In an effort to enable all creative artists the opportunity to live off their art, creators who wish to share their music on Spotify should use a music distributor. We recommend using one of our preferred providers. Check out Spotify for Artists to get started.

If you're a podcast creator and are experiencing an issue with your podcast on Spotify, make sure to head over to Spotify for Podcasters.

If you listen to a podcast and are experiencing an issue with it, make sure to search the Help and Music Chat sections for relevant threads. If you can't find an answer there, then feel free to start a new thread in the Content Questions board.

Cheers!

PeterModerator
 
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Ok guys.  This answer may be fine for some, but makes absolutely no sense in our case.  We've had the "Rockin' Eddy Oldies Radio Show" podcast on Spotify for a year or more.  We offer music and commentary from the 1950s and 1960s.  All in the public domain and covered by the pre-1973 safe harbor laws.  Much like the “Rockhouse on Oldies 104” podcast.  What don’t you like about our effort?  We are not a Music Distribution show!  These artists are not “new”.  In-fact, most have left this earth.  I’m confused as are many of our listeners.  All we can tell them is to try other platforms.
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Same thing has happened to me. and I got the same stock answer. I tried to reach out twice to Spotify to find out what I needed to do to rectify it but haven't had the courtesy of a reply both times. I'm not sure how my podcast is any different to the multitude of playlists already there?

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Are you using a hosting service like Libsyn or such?  I'm using my own website space at Hostgator.  Apple iTunes and others are, and have been, happy with the podcast, and my .xml file since before Spotify even existed.  I suspect some kind of kickback going on here.

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Hello,

 

I am having a hard time understanding how you suddenly decided to delete all my saved podcasts. The only reason I got your subscription was for the House Music Mixes. I also created playlists from these podcasts and spent time doing that.

 

You got our money under false pretense and now that we invested in this eco system you change tour service without any notice. I happen to work in your building and once we are back in the office I will be looking for a manager to respond. I cannot accept a answer like this from some random employee. 

 

And I need to understand how YouTube is able to offer live DJ Mixes. I will be seeking reimbursement from you and off I go to YouTube Red. I even have mixcloud which is basically free! Podmatic is also free. Do you know for sure that other services stopped having DJ Mixes or is it just you deciding to let your subscribers down without even a notice! 

 

The funny thing is that I used to get emails from you about concerts related to the songs I listen so you track my preferences but when it came to deleting all my saved podcasts you couldn't email me with an apology?

 

Can anyone seriously let us know what happened instead of this fake excuse? Again please in your answer compare with youtube red. 

 

 

 

 

 

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