3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2009 1:18 AM by Roger Wilmut1
DjArity Level 1 (0 points)
On Feb 19, 09, I got the approved podcast email from iTunes.
See below:

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Dear Podcast Owner

Your podcast, located at [ http://djarity.podOmatic.com/rss2.xml ], has been approved. You should expect to see it in iTunes within the next few hours. When it's available, you will be able to access it with the URL below.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=305682384

Your podcast will be searchable within the iTunes Store in approximately 1-2 days.

If you have other questions or wish to change your podcast, please consult the technical spec at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html. The spec contains detailed information about key topics like adding "cover art" and changing your feed URL.

After adding a new episode, update your feed in the fastest possible manner with the ping service by visiting this URL:

https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast?id=305682384

See the technical spec for more information on updating your feed using the ping service.

There is also an Apple Discussions Forum exlcusively for podcast producers, located here: http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1107. If you have a question or a problem that the technical spec cannot answer, the community of iTunes podcasters may be able to provide valuable guidance.


Sincerely,

The iTunes Store Team
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Then 3 hours later, I got another email from "iTunesAbuse@Apple.com. This email was letting me know that the Podcast has not been included in the podcast directory.

See below:
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Dear Podcast Owner

The following podcast has not been included in the iTunes podcast directory.

Name: djarity's Podcast
Feed URL: http://djarity.podOmatic.com/rss2.xml

Submissions may not be included in the directory for a variety of reasons. For more information, please see the podcast technical specification at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html.


Sincerely,

The iTunes Store Team
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I tried to contact them and they keep telling me to re-submit the podcast RSS but when I do, I keep getting This podcast has already been submitted. What am I doing wrong?
Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Thanks,
Al

PC, Windows XP
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,089 points)
    Apple lists the following possible reasons for rejection:

    * Technical problems, usually the lack of episodes or the inability to download or play episodes. These problems can almost always be avoided by testing your feed using Subscribe to Podcast in the Advanced menu prior to submission.
    * Requirement of a login or password to access the feed or any of the episodes.
    * Strong prevalence of sexual content.
    * Use of explicit language in the title or description of the podcast.
    * Use of explicit language in the podcast when the <explicit> tag is not set to "yes".
    * Apparent misuse of copyrighted material or other violation of third party rights.
    * Inclusion of offensive material, such as racist content or child ***********.
    * Misrepresentational use of Apple copyright, including "iPod" and "iTunes."

    Looking at your feed, it seems possible that they are concerned about copyright: if you have not obtained permissions from the copyright owners or a licence from a recognized licensing authority then your podcast might very well be in breach of copyright and this would be sufficient reason for it to be rejected.
  • DjArity Level 1 (0 points)
    If it was for Copyright, then most of the dance podcasts that are featured in iTunes would be blocked/banned. I currently belong to a record pool/promos club that allows me to play the music that they forward me to the public. I have had permission from the record pool to create a podcast and publish.

    There must be another reason why they are blocking.
    How do I find out?
    Is there a way to remove from the iTunes Queue?

    Thanks in advance,
    Al
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,089 points)
    I have had permission from the record pool to create a podcast and publish.


    iTunes cannot know this unless you tell them. You can contact Support at

    http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/podcast/