How To Get Intro + Outro Music For Your Podcast/YouTube Channel


I'm sure you've heard us mention it before, but Addison and I are both musicians! I have been playing the violin since I was 6 years old and he picked up the guitar at age 10. Since we both graduated with music degrees, we love the Intro and Outro Music topic when our podcasting students ask.

Honestly, there are really only two options for you to get music for your podcast or YouTube channel: to have it custom-composed, or to use royalty-free options. Let's talk about the pros and cons of each!


Stock music was composed specifically for commercial use (TV, radio, film, podcasts, etc). Oftentimes stock music has a lot of fees attached to it to pay the composer of the piece every time it is played.

Royalty-free music, however, is a little different! It allows unlimited uses, and there aren't any additional fees after you choose to purchase it.

So, what this looks like for you is that you can go on a website such as NeoSounds, Opuzz, Instant Music Now, or Free Music Archive, listen to a bunch of recordings, pick one you think would sound best for your show and voila! You have intro and outro music!

The benefits to using royalty-free options is simply that it is a lot cheaper than having your music custom-composed. However, there is a slight chance that multiple people are using the same intro theme as you if you are getting it from a website. Your podcast goals and budget will definitely determine which makes sense for you--there is no right or wrong answer here!


An alternative to royalty-free music is to have your Intro and Outro music custom-composed. If you have an idea of what kind of music you'd like, to make this happen, you would need to find someone who is a musician, producer, and songwriter who can take your vision and make it a reality.

You can search for musicians on freelancing websites such as Fiverr and Upwork. It's also something you can check out on the A&K Podcast Services website too, because this is actually Addison's favorite service we offer!

What's really fun about this is that you can tell the musician two opposing artists that you love and a good producer will be able to combine them to create the sound you're looking for. For example, one of our clients asked for a mixture of Halsey and Hank Williams... Another asked for Fleetwood Mac, Florence and the Machine, and Hip Hop. Seriously! When having music custom-composed, the sky is the limit.

If you'd like to learn more about having a custom composition for your show, feel free to check out Fortunately, this is a service we offer and because you are reading this post, mention it to us and you will receive $25 off our Custom Intro and Outro Music Package!

So friend, I hope by now now you've got a basic understanding of how to get intro and outro music for your new podcast.

If you’re ready to do this thang and you need help with recording, production, editing and publishing your show, be sure to check out our course, How To Launch A Podcast In 30 Days. I’m so excited to help you grow your influence, income, and impact with a podcast.

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