Adding music to your podcast is a grey area and copyright laws make it even more complicated. In short, you can’t use commercial music at the start, middle or end of your podcast because any commercial music is under copyright.
Spotify, in particular, uses AI tech to scan all podcast episodes and is removing podcasts that contain fingerprints of popular songs.
Music isn’t essential. The show’s all about your voice, after all.
But if you wanted to add some jingle to your podcast, you need to find ‘royalty free music’ or tracks. Transistor fm announced they have released free podcast intro music.
How do I get free intro music?
You can download Transistor’s royalty-free tracks (MP3 and WAV) for podcasters here:
Download free music tracks:
Fast banjo (16 seconds) – MP3
The above music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
You’re free to use this intro music in your podcast. All you need to do is download, and copy & paste this attribution into your show notes: