My friend Stevie Puckett interviewed me about podcasting a few weeks back. Though the interview is just for her subscribers at Tech Savvy Career Coach , I’ll share one of the deliverables. I did a bit of research and updated the list of royalty free music for podcasting. I can’t guarantee that all music found at these sites is all royalty free, but each site on the list does have at least some royalty free offerings. Remember royalty free does not mean free of charge, but free of royalty charges per play. Yet I was able to find some completely free sources of music as well. Also, many do not charge the even the flat fee up front fee for non-commercial uses only for commercial users. I’ve marked the sites charging fees with a dollar sign.
So check out the fine print at each site and add some life to your podcasts! And if you find some additional sources, please add them in your feedback to this blog.
Royalty Free Music Sources:
http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ free with attribution
http://www.musicalley.com/ free with attribution
http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/free-music.html free with attribution
http://free-loops.com/ free with attribution
http://www.musopen.com/music.php free with attribution
http://incompetech.com/ attribution, Optional $5 contribution
http://square-peach.com/mp3-rock.html $ but as low as $2.29 per song
http://www.magnatunes.com $ for commercial productions, free for non-commercial and students
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Curators – This is the big list to look thru. Most sites on this list offer creative commons licensing,
but you need to verify for podcast use.