Placeholder audio won't play in final sequence

I am using a slideshow template in which I am trying to add an interview in one of the placeholders. In the placeholder sequence, the audio plays fine, but it does not link to the FINAL render sequence. Am I missing something? Can I link audio from placeholder sequence to final sequence?

Perhaps the sound is muted on the main pre-composition. It is best to contact the author of the project you are writing about

This is a premiere pro template. there is no pre-comp and no AE files associated with it. I did contact author though.

Premiere Pro also has something like “pre-compositions”. The difference is that in Premiere Pro video and audio are separated into separate layers. The audio layer may have been turned off or replaced. Check it out. Hopefully the author will answer you ASAP