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GUIDELINES

Here are some common-sense guidelines that’ll help you steer clear of trouble. Please take these guidelines seriously and take them to heart. Don’t try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around the guidelines, just understand them, and try to respect the spirit in which they were created.

1. Nudity of sexual content

KUKU FM is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your content, even if it’s an audio/video/picture of yourself, don’t post it on KUKU FM. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation.

2. Harmful or dangerous content

Don’t post content that encourages others to do things that might cause them to get badly hurt, especially kids. Content showing or describing such harmful or dangerous acts may get age-restricted or removed depending on their severity.

3. Hateful content

Our product is a platform for free expression. But we don’t support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics. This can be a delicate balancing act, but if the primary purpose is to attack a protected group, the content crosses the line.

4. Violent or graphic content

It’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous. If posting graphic content in a news or documentary context, please be mindful to provide enough information to help people understand what’s going on in the audio or video. Don’t encourage others to commit specific acts of violence.

5. Harassment and cyberbullying

It’s not ok to post abusive audios, videos, and comments on KUKU FM. If harassment crosses the line into a malicious attack it can be reported and may be removed. In other cases, users may be mildly annoying or petty and should be ignored.

6. Spam, misleading metadata, and scams

Everyone hates spam. Don’t create misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails in order to increase listens. It’s not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.

7. Threats

Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from KUKU FM.

8. Copyright

Respect copyright. Only upload content that you made or that you’re authorized to use. These means don’t upload audios you didn’t make or use content in your audios that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or audios made by other users, without necessary authorizations.

9. Privacy

If someone has posted your personal information or uploaded audio of you without your consent, you can request the removal of content based on our Privacy Guidelines.

10. Impersonation

Accounts that are established to impersonate another channel or individual may be removed.     guidelines 

11. Child Safety

Learn about how we protect minors in the KUKU FM ecosystem. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child endangerment.

Additional policies

1. Encouraging Terms of Service violations

If you post content that encourages other users to violate our Terms of Service, the content may be removed, your account may be penalized, and in some cases, your account may be terminated.

2. Vulgar language

Some language is not appropriate for younger audiences. The use of sexually explicit language or excessive profanity in your audios or associated metadata may lead to the age-restriction of your audios.

3. Fake engagement

If you bring bots or fake engagement in terms of listens, likes, followers to game KUKU FM algorithm, your account may be penalized, and in some cases, your account may be terminated.

4. Inactive accounts policy

In general, users are expected to be active members of the KUKU FM community. If an account is found to be overly inactive, the account may be reclaimed by KUKU FM without notice. Inactivity may be considered as:

  • Not logging into the app for at least a year
  • Never having uploaded audio content
  • Not actively partaking in listening or commenting on audio or channels

How to make your good quality podcast show?

Focus on the following guidelines to create a professional quality podcast and gain maximum listeners

1.Understand your audience

If you can clearly articulate the type of people and their interests who would listen to your podcast, you are likely to make good content for them.

2.Know your content

People want to listen to meaningful content. Audio is different from video… here people only listen to you if you connect with them. Supporting your thoughts with examples and facts would help listeners come back to your podcast for more listens

3.Equipment

Audio quality matters. Your content matters and so if your content audio clarity and quality. You may record your podcast using the Kuku FM recording tool to minimize noise. It’s free. You can also invest in adequate mics and pop filters to set up an in -house studio. It doesn’t cost much but boosts overall audio quality.

4.Podcast episode length

We strongly recommend keeping an episode duration of more than 5 min and not more than 20 min. Time is precious so don’t drag a conversation without adding more value to it. Without smaller episode duration people forget you and your podcast name.

5.Thumbnail and Description

This is the last thing that you make but the first thing that your audience will see. A good thumbnail and description can increase you up to 3x more listeners.

Pro tip – Create a trailer for your podcast as well.

6.Intros and Outros

Now that your podcast is out in the market people to consume it without looking at their mobile screen. A good podcast intro and outro will make an audio brand in your listener’s mind. This will help you grab their attention easily next time. Do use the Kuku FM name and your show name in your intro to remind people where they can find you next time. A good outro can hook people for your next episode. Also, do ask people to follow you for more updates. This will boost your brand presence.

7.Keep posting

People consume their favorite podcast daily, weekly. It’s similar to their behavior of watching their favorite TV show. They expect new episodes at fixed duration. Depending upon your podcast topic and audience requirements we encourage you to post daily or at least weekly episodes. This will help you gain good followers.

8.Invite a co-host or guests

If you are going to invite guests or co-host on your show then listen to this podcasting tutorial on Learn how to take an interview in just 10 min. https://kukufm.com/content-unit/learn-to-take-an-interview-in-10-minutes

Happy Podcasting!

For any assistance or queries, you may email us
kalakaar@kukufm.com
Whatsapp no. 93219-26619

Download the Kuku FM app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vlv.aravali


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