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401 – Custom Podcast Theme Songs with Todd & Emily from Gifty Song


In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share an amazing new resource for securing a custom theme song made just for your podcast. I first heard of Todd & Emily Marriott, from Gifty Song, after they had created a custom theme song for my friend Dan Miller. After hearing it a few times, I fell in love with that song and I actually look forward to hearing it at the end of Dan's podcast each week.

I had been thinking about contacting Todd & Emily about creating a song for my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. Recently Todd and Emily actually reached out to me and wanted to know if I would would be interested in a theme song for my own podcast and was wondering if it worked out, would I be interested in promoting their custom song writing service to my community.

I was so happy with the process of working with them and beyond thrilled with the new custom theme song that they created, that I knew that I had to have them come on the show so that I could introduce them to you.


341 Music For Your Podcast – How Can I Play Licensed Music In My Podcast? – Royalty Free Music – Independent Music – Podsafe Music – Jingles – Custom Music & More

snmusicCan I Play Music In My Podcast?
One of the top five things that I am most often asked about is whether or not you can play music in your podcast.

I created this extended edition of Podcast Answer Man to serve as a resource that I can point folks to as questions related to music in a podcast continue to come in.

Topic starts at 10 minutes and 30 seconds.

Here are the resources related to what I shared in this episode.
Fair Use WikiPedia Article.
Four-Factor Balancing Test for Fair Use.
Dan Miller's Podcast
Ray Edward's Podcast
Corbis Entertainment / GreenLight Licensing.
Harry Fox Agency Licensing
YouTube Audio Library
Geoff Smith Jingles
Music Radio Creative


328 Finding Your Voice – Knowing What You Want To Share With The World

snfyvThree Ideas For Finding Your Voice
In this episode, I invite Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang back to Podcast Answer Man. Joel and Pei were featured as guests back on episode 226 where we discussed how you can make yourself newsworthy.

Joel is coming out with a new book titled “Finding Your voice – sort through the clutter and discover clarity, confidence and direction” that is being published by SoundWisdom. The book is scheduled for release on November 5th. However, you can pre-order the book by clicking here. If you do end up pre-ordering the book, you can get your book bonuses by clicking here.

In my conversation with Joel and Pei, we discussed three ideas to help you discover the message that you have to share with the world.

1. Finding your voice in the “past” – your past leaves clues.
2. Finding your voice in the “questions” others have for you.
3. Finding your voice in the “struggles”

YouTube Audio Library
YouTube recently launched their Free Audio Library with 150 Royalty-Free audio tracks that you can download and use in any of your creative productions.

YouTube already offered more than 150,000 audio tracks on its site previously. However, those tracks were not able to be downloaded or edited in any way. Also, those tracks were only licensed for use in YouTube videos.

These new tracks are available as 320 Kbps MP3 files and YouTube says that they can be used for “any creative purpose” even outside of YouTube. In this social media segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss when you may or may not want to use these audio tracks.