SoundCloud’s podcasting feature has been in beta with about 15,000 users, but now it is open for all.
Not only is SoundCloud a platform for sharing podcasts with fans, they’ll also give you an RSS feed so you can send your podcast to iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, or other services.
If you host your podcast on SoundCloud you’ll be able to take advantage of features like Twitter audio cards. Users can stream SoundCloud from inside the Twitter mobile app.
SoundCloud says they are “actively building” the podcasting feature.
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So, I’ve been considering doing a podcast in the future, but always figured it would be way too complicated to play people’s music… Do you need to get permission and keep lists of every song you play? Or does it all fall under some kind of fair use? If so, doing it on Soundcloud seems like a great way to host my potential podcast which would be a mix of my dad talking and playing old songs off records.
You can play songs if you own the copyright. Otherwise you need permission. Check with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC for more information.
you’d have to license the recordings if you are playing records. (not just the songs, also the recordings). possibly just post-72, depending on your state I think (see The Turtles)