This article will show you step-by-step how to migrate your podcast from Soundcloud to Simplecast. We have made the process very easy and the good news is you will not lose any of your current subscribers.

The Steps:

  1. Copy RSS Feed from Soundcloud
  2. 'Create a New Show' from the Drop-down menu
  3. Click 'Import Existing Show' to Simplecast
  4. Paste RSS Feed from Soundcloud
  5. Create a 301 Redirect on Soundcloud to forward your RSS Feed from Soundcloud to Simplecast and your subscribers will be automatically updated. 

Step 1: Copy RSS Feed from Soundcloud

  1. Log in to Soundcloud.com
  2. Click the 3 dots (...) to the right of your profile image
  3. Click 'Settings'
  4. Click 'Content'
  5. Copy RSS Feed to clipboard (cmd/ctrl + C)

Step 2: Import Show To Simplecast

  1. Log in to your Simplecast dashboard
  2. Click the arrow in the upper left next to your show cover art
  3. Click 'Create New Show' in the drop-down menu
  4. Click 'Import Existing Show' 
  5. Past Soundcloud RSS Feed (cmd/ctrl + V)
  6. Click 'Import' 

Step 3: Create 301 Subscriber Redirect on Soundcloud

The 301 Redirect permanently forwards your Soundcloud RSS to Simplecast making sure you do not lose your subscribers. SoundCloud will keep this 301 redirect in place indefinitely for zero cost. 

  1. Copy your Simplecast RSS Feed from 'Distribution Settings'
  2. Log in to Soundcloud.com
  3. Click the 3 dots (...) to the right of your profile image
  4. Click 'Settings'
  5. Click 'Content'
  6. Paste Simplecast RSS Feed in 'Subscriber Redirect' field
  7. Click 'Save Changes'

For reference, here's SoundCloud's documentation on this subject: "Redirecting your Soundcloud RSS feed to another host".

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