Creek automatically creates podcast XML feeds that are compatible with iTunes. You can submit these podcast feeds to iTunes, and (after approval) they will show up in the iTunes directory.
- Podcasts in Creek come from the public broadcasts for each show. A broadcast = a podcast.
- Each broadcast must have one MP3 or AAC file attached in its media. Only one audio file per broadcast is recommended.
- The podcast's authors are created from display names of the user accounts connected with the show. Podcasts support multiple authors.
- The podcast's image is created from the show's featured image.
- Creek generates a podcast-compatible XML feed URL for each show. (See below.)
Podcast XML Feeds
The XML output for podcast feeds is located at the URLs below for each show and station.
Note: Make sure to replace your-station.creek.fm and show-name. This might also be your own domain, since you can use custom domains with Creek (like BFF.fm does).
- Single show (good for iTunes) —
- Global podcast feed for the station:
Submitting to iTunes
Many DJs have successfully submitted their shows to iTunes, and are now listed on the iTunes directory.
See Apple's iTunes submission tutorial for the complete guide.
You will need the following information from Creek in order to submit your podcast:
The URL to your podcast's XML feed:
These options properly set up for the show that you are submitting:
- Author names: These come from the display names of each host's user account. Make sure that all display names look correct before submitting to iTunes.
- Explicit content: Check the explicit content box if this applies.
- Show description: This comes from the show's full description.
- Image: You will need an image for your show that conforms to the iTunes size guidelines (see iTunes tutorial).
Also, as mentioned above, podcasts must be enabled globally for your station. (Ask a manager, if needed.)
If the two-week, DMCA-rule limit is enabled in Creek, then it is enforced in podcast feeds as well.
However, it is still up to you to use discretion when submitting podcasts that use copyrighted music. Creek cannot be held responsible for unlicensed music usage in podcasts.
SoundExchange does not cover music licensing for podcasts, since it counts as interactive streaming — rather than noninteractive streaming, which SoundExchange does cover.
The feeds also include Atom tags, to make them conform with Atom XML specs.