Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to Dave Bull)
Your feed is not working. Please see the FeedValidator Report: in line 26, you have omitted the opening 'title' tag. It should read
<title>What a Relief</title>
The same error occurs at the beginning of every 'item' section. Even one of these is sufficient to render the feed unreadable. The consequence is that though the feed appears in iTunes it is read as having no episodes, as a result of which it has been removed from the Store.
You will need first to correct these errors, then I'm afraid you will have to resubmit the feed afresh as a new podcast. You will have to change the title slightly or you will be told by the automated part of the submissions process that the feed has already been submitted.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Look at that! That's what I get for building my RSS feed manually every week. I must have made a typo quite a long time ago, and it propagated week by week until the entire feed was corrupted that way.
I've already corrected the RSS content, and will now begin the submission process again. Thanks for the sharp eye!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 12:34 AM (in response to Dave Bull)
My feed is validated, however, it cannoy be found in the store any more? https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/dj-carl-urban-celebrity-mixshow/id343770447 -or-
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 12:47 AM (in response to djcarl2002)
Your feed has evidently been removed from the Store. It appears to be a 'mix' of commercially available tracks. This, unless you have obtained specific written permission from the copyright owners or have obtained a valid 'podcast licence' from a recognized authority (not available in all countries), is a breach of copyright and would be sufficient reason for your podcast to be removed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 1:17 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks Roger. I just updated the feed yesterday and now it is gone. I thought that when 8 songs are mixed together then I'm fine...The feed has not updated for several weeks then it was gone today. I had 29 episodes.
I also have a dance podcast with commercially available tracks, but it is still up and it updated the last episode in a timely manner???
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 1:21 AM (in response to djcarl2002)
I'm afraid that using any amount of a commercially available track is a breach of copyright. As far as the other podcast is concerned it probably just hasn't been noticed yet. There are a lot of this sort of podcast around, but once spotted they are likely to be removed. You could also be sued by the copyright owners - a few months back someone posted on here that he was being sued for $25,000 for using a copyright recording: he never posted back so I don't know the outcome but he didn't really have any viable defence.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
I understand what you're saying, however, how is mixcloud different than my podcasts on iTunes that have been on iTunes since 2009 - http://www.mixcloud.com/about/
Is it an U.S. thing? Is it because my podcasts have become very popular now?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 2:34 AM (in response to djcarl2002)
I can't answer any of that. All I can say is that the podcast we were originally talking about appears to be breaching copyright, and that would be a very probable reason for its being removed.