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Music for your Podcast

Music for your Podcast

  • There’s no rule to say your show must have music, but many podcasters stick some at the beginning and end to add that extra layer of professionalism.
  • You don’t want to have a piece of music playing on its own for any longer than 10 seconds. If you do this, it can really start to grate (especially for binge listeners) and you're going to train your audience to start hitting the skip button.
  • There are many websites that have music you can legally use on your podcast. This type of music will usually be referred to as royalty-free, stock, or library music.

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Cover Art. Having attractive cover art that stands out is vital when your show lines up against thousands of others in the Apple Podcasts or Spotify directories. 

The bare minimum you need to record a podcast is a computer with a USB microphone and access to the internet. As a general rule, though, the more limited and lower cost of your setup and equipment, the more limited the sound quality of your show will be.

There are two big questions you need to ask yourself here:

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These are the places where listeners can discover, subscribe to, and download it.

The best schedule is normally the most frequent one that you can stick to, on a regular basis. So, if you can only manage once a month, that’s fine. If you can manage every 2 weeks, even better. If you can manage weekly, then that’s great.

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