Using Music and Sound Effects in Your Podcast


Great stories are the essence of any decent podcast but sometimes you may want to add a little music or sound effect to add to the drama or create atmosphere. But it can be tricky with digital copyright and licences on music.

This blog post was written by Hannah Hethmon, an independent consultant and award-winning podcaster offering a full range of services to museums, history organisations, and cultural nonprofits eager to harness the power of podcasting to advance their missions and engage their audiences. Hannah is the author of ‘Your Museum Needs a Podcast‘.

Hannah gives direction and advice on which music and sound effects are allowed to be used in podcasts, what kinds to use, how to use them and where to find them.

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Published January 2020
Format Medium blog post
Creator Hannah Hethmon