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Podcast Builder Club

Episode 8 · 1 year ago

Where Do I Find Music For My Podcast?


Want music for your podcast but don’t want to violate copyright rules or pay a ton of money? It’s a common problem with an easy solution. Learn not only where to get great music that’s free or affordable, but how to use the music you find to make your audience keep coming back for more!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Where to find free and low cost music for your podcast
  • The difference between royalty free and licensed music
  • Recommendations for using royalty free music
  • Advice for reusing the same music vs. switching music each episode
  • Details about Travis’ free private music stash

Memorable Quotes:

  • “You want to get music that matches your vibe...that’s not too busy.”
  • “There’s no rules in podcasting: You don’t have to use the same song every single episode.”
  • “One of the greatest things you can do in a podcast is surprising your audience.”

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This week, Louise Asks where doyou get music to play in your podcast, and also, how much do youpay? I'm going to answer this question and I'm going to tell youwhere you can get some of my personal stash of royalty free music that's notavailable anywhere else. So stick around. Starting a podcast is easy, butgrowing an audience can be hard. podcasters faced so many challenges that can makethem want to quit. So I'm here to help them stay in the game. This is podcast therapy. Okay, Louis, so you asked where doyou get music to play in your podcast? I'm looking for a place to pullmusic at any time. Also, how much do you pay? Thisis a really good question and you're going to want to make sure in yourpodcast that you're using pod safe music, because copyright infringement will get you pulleddown from apple and spotify very quickly.

You see, these companies have artificialintelligence that actually will scan your episode, like Youtube does, and pull yourcontent if it includes copy written material, and the last thing you want todo is spend a bunch of time on your podcast and then use some copyrightedmaterial and get your podcast pulled and get banned from apple podcast right. It'sa really easy thing to fix and it's actually really affordable. And if youstick around with me to the end of this video, I'm going to tellyou where you can get access to my private library of royalty free music.The music's not available anywhere else and you can get it for free. Okay, where I get all my music from, a side of my private stash isa site called audio jungle dotnet. Okay, I love audio jungle becauseit's real musicians who are actually creating music in all kinds of different genres thatare available to license under a royalty free music license. Okay, so royaltyfree means you pay for it once and...

...you use it for the life ofYour Business. Okay. So typical music licensing is paid ongoing. So that'ssomething that would be in a film or a TV show where they're licensing themusic and they're going to pay throughout. But royalty free music you pay onceuse it for as long as you like. So audio jungle is a great sitebecause the other sites tend to have what I'd consider to be elevator musicand audio jungle dotnet is real artists making real music that's current, it's modernand there's a really great way that you can just filter and find what youwant. So the first thing I'm going to recommend when you're getting royalty freemusic is get an instrumental track. You don't want any vocals because that's goingto compete with anything you're saying over it. Okay, the second thing I'm goingto tell you is try not to get anything that's too busy. Right, you want to get music that matches your vibe, but if the musicis too distracting, the human ear can...

...really only focus on one thing ata time. You want them to focus on your voice or something that you'resaying over it. So try to find something that matches your vibe, potentially, you know, cinematic, or makes a more professional feel, and that'snot too busy. So I love audio jungle because you can filter to genreslength, you can filter through all kinds of different parameters that are going tolet you find your music faster. Okay, it's gonna let you find your musiclike insanely fast. And the beauty of this is that the tracks rangefrom nine to thirty nine dollars for the license, so you can get atrack for as low as nine bucks and use it in your podcast almost forever. Okay. Now the second question that I got in this same topic isdo you reuse the same music for your podcast in each episode? What doyou think of using different music for each episode? Okay, so this isa great question. What I want to tell you is that there's no rulesin podcasting, so you don't have to...

...use the same song every single episode. You can mix it up, you can change it every episode. Ifyou wish. You could change it everyone's in a while. You don't haveto stick to the same song. Surprisingly, when you throw in new music,it's surprises the listener, which is going to keep them coming back formore. One of the greatest things that you can do in a podcast,which is why I love using pod decks in my podcast, is surprising youraudience. Okay, if they could predict what's going to happen in your episode, there are less and less likely to continue to keep coming back. Theywant to be surprised and delighted. So switch it up. Ask People,did you like the song better than the last episode, and see what happens. Test and learn. So my answer that question is yes, I usethe reuse the same music in my podcast right now, but that doesn't meanthat I won't change it later on.

Okay, so you may be wondering. Hey, you mentioned that you have a private, little secret stash ofroyalty free music that I can get. That's right. So what you're goingto do is you're going to go to music that pod dexcom and you allyou use, put your email in and I will send you a direct linkto my private royalty free music stash. I've got over twenty five songs thatyou can use in your podcast without paying any licensing. I've got rock songsand hip hop songs and dance songs and instrumentals and everything that you could everimagine. So I want to give this to as a gift to you forbeing in my world, so you can use music in your podcast and havethe option to change it up every once in a while without having to payfor it. So just go to music that pod dexcom and put your emailin. I'll send you a link to the secret private stash page. Itwould be cool if you commented in your comments and said Hey, this musiccomes from pod decks, but no big...

...deal. If you can't do it, that's fine, but you'll have twenty five songs at the tip of yourfingers that you can download whenever you need them. So that's my gift toyou, all right. Well, that was the music comp consultation therapy partof our podcast. And speaking of New Music, let's throw some new musicon the end of this podcast, all right, and I'll see you inthe next therapy session. PODCAST therapy. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyedthis episode, the number one thing you could do to help is to subscribe, rate and review this podcast. Or if you know another podcast you maybe struggling and needs a little bit of podcast therapy, just click that sharebutton and share it with the podcaster you'll love the most. I'll see youin the next episode.

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