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Free Royalty-Free Music for Audios & Podcasts

I was just putting the finishing touches to a welcome audio earlier today for a big marketing campaign I’m working on, and I needed to find a snippet of royalty-free music for the intro/outro. “Who ya gonna call?!” Twitter, of course.

Thanks heaps to these fine folks on Twitter for the suggestions – I thought I’d share the love on my blog too. I feel like a kid in a candy store! Now I’ll add intro/outro music to all my Facebook Interviews.

As you may know, adding music to your audios sure makes a difference. If you have any other hot suggestions, please do make a comment!

BTW, I ended up choosing a clip from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com and I used Audacity (free software) to record and edit the audio and Audio Acrobat to stream.

Elisabeth McLaury Lewin
podcastmama : @MariSmith look here http://tinyurl.com/27bmvg for podcast legal music (2008-02-02 15:12:47)

Eric Weaver
Weave : @marismith: try http://podshow.com – I’ve found great stuff there. But make sure you credit the artists. 🙂 (2008-02-02 13:54:27)

Mike The Bee
mikethebee : @marismith It depends on your use,for profit, or not. Most MySpace, Archive.org and Podshow can be used with artists consent without fees. (2008-02-02 13:45:06)

Roy Blumenthal
royblumenthal : @marismith http://www.jamendo.com/en/ (2008-02-02 13:42:02)
royblumenthal : @marismith http://podsafeaudio.com/ (2008-02-02 13:40:43)
royblumenthal : @marismith http://magnatunes.com (2008-02-02 13:36:53)

Scott Kingery
techlifeweb : @marismith you could try http://tinyurl.com/pv7vw (2008-02-02 13:31:08)

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  1. Music Reviews on August 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks to the article, Now there is more reason to comment than ever before! Everyone should participate. I am incorporating what your wrote to our project!

  2. mari on February 17, 2008 at 7:07 am

    I just picked up this comment from Jim Bouchard on the Speaker Net News ezine:

    “If you want some great music for your presentations, podcasts and more, go independent! You?ll find quality artists who are either promoting their work or want to stay out of the constraints of big label recording. Be sure to contact the artist to get permission to use their work; independent does not mean they surrender the rights to their work. I?ve found several who produce great music and are very willing to trade rights for promotion.

    Here are some great sources:

    http://podsafeaudio.com (also mentioned by Roy Blumenthal above).

    And check out independent bands and artists on http://MySpace.com

    Craig Jacks http://www.garageband.com/artist/cjacks produced the theme for my PowerPOD program and Barry Arvin Young wrote a theme I?m using for live presentations. Both are willing to produce original themes per your specs for very reasonable rates!”

    Thank YOU Jim!! http://jimbouchard.org

  3. mari on February 4, 2008 at 7:34 am

    @Will @Missye – thanks so much for the suggestions! 🙂
    @Adam – glad to help! 🙂

  4. Adam Gershenbaum on February 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Nice I will bookmark royalty free music! Good to know!

  5. Will Kriski on February 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Check out http://music.podshow.com/ for royalty free music for podcasts.
    If you search for kriski I have a bunch of instrumental rock songs on there for you all to use.

  6. missye on February 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    another royalty free site is http://www.opuzz.com/. Better prices and very good music just in case your use is outside what creative common permits, you won’t have any probelm or don’t need to change the music.

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