Podcast Safe Music

By | October 30, 2017

Podcasting is the new thing in broadcasting nowadays. Practically anyone can create his own podcast and make himself known to the world. Perhaps the best thing about podcasting is that it is meant to be free. In addition to that, podcasts transcend the boundaries of traditional broadcasting. You may be from the US but anyone with access to the internet can listen to your podcast. A person may be in Timbuktu and yet have access to your podcast.


Music is inherent to the success of any podcast. It adds spice and flavor to an otherwise bland broadcast. That is why a large pool of resources has been developed by people in the podcasting community. Beginners and veterans a like search for the perfect background music or filler sounds for every podcast they make. So how do you go about looking for that spice?


Despite the freedom provided by podcasting, there are some issues you must address before jumping into the bandwagon and creating your own podcast. Copyright and intellectual property rights have been a main concern in all aspects of broadcasting for some time now and podcasting is not exempt from that. As a result, the term podsafe has come into existence. What exactly is podsafe? This term encompasses any material that may be used for podcasts without violating any copyright or license. A special thing about podsafe material is that the very same material might require some sort of license in other media but totally safe for podcasting. Due to the open community nature of podcasting, many songs, music, and other type of materials are allowed to be used for free exclusively for podcasts. While you might have to acquire the permission of the copyright holder for other broadcasting media, with podsafe material, you can use it freely in podcasts.


Some specific kinds of work are inherently podsafe. Works that fall under the public domain or some works with Creative Commons licenses can be used in podcasts without any issues. They are meant to be used, and used freely.


There are some entities on the web that license music especially for podcasts. Their podcast safe music is generally available to anyone for downloading and for use in free broadcasts over the internet. The only restriction they have is for the user to duly acknowledge the source. Anyone may also post music on their sites as long as the piece of work is totally original.


Some sites make their music available for no fee at all. On the other hand there are sites which promote artists – particularly independent ones – and charge a small fee for downloading their songs. Notably, these sites also offer labeled artists and are supposed to split the downloading fees with them.


The important thing to bear in mind when looking for podcast safe music is that most of the groups offering materials make them available to the general public for free. The caveat is that your podcast must not be used for commercial purposes. If that is the case, then you will have no problems finding the right track for your podcast.

Podcastblaster.com supplies a complete podcasting solution including podcast safe music and tips on creating podcasts.


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    1. user4137

      67 of 69 people found the following review helpful

      1.0 out of 5 stars
      Blue “upgrade” a serious downgrade, October 26, 2016

      By dr. al (Roanoke, VA) –

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      This review is from: Amazon Music [PC] (Software Download)

      C’mon Amazon. You can do better than this. The blue app is simply awful.Takes forever to load music, shuts down randomly. Of virtually no use. I love the Amazon Music service, but this upgrade is most definitely a serious downgrade. I have taken to using other apps which are more user friendly, such as Pandora and Spotify. I’ll check back periodically to see if this app has been fixed, but until them, I’m out. Jeff Bezos- are you listening to your customers?

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    2. user465

      287 of 298 people found the following review helpful

      1.0 out of 5 stars
      Don’t Upgrade if you can help it! This program is awful!, October 20, 2016

      By Larry In Billerica (Boston, MA) –

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      If you haven’t updated to the new “blue” version, DON’T! [edit: but apparently that’s not an option; all the recent reviews say the new version is shoved down to them automatically now, so Amazon can now alienate their customers without you even having to ask!] The previous version was finally a halfway decent version, and now Amazon has messed it up again. This version crashes right and left, that is when it’s not hanging. The user interface is awful – clunky, nonintuitive, and so slow. I get the impression that the only reason they rolled out the new version is to push their new subscription service, because for uploading your own music to the Amazon cloud or listening to your own music, this version is downright terrible. I would PAY to get the old version back! And based on the other review, so would many others.

      Edit: A week later and it just gets worse and worse. It just sits there “Loading Your Songs” and can’t do anything but cancel, and repeat. Reinstalled several times, no luck. You would think Amazon would have some competent programmers and testers – evidently not!

      And Amazon, it’s very misleading to use ratings from years ago for this new piece of junk. Reset the ratings to just cover the new release and it would drop from 4.5 stars to 1!

      Update: After a couple of updates to version 5.1.0.1590.5.1.0.427, it’s a lot more stable, in that it doesn’t hang or crash quite so often. It’s still a horrible user interface and user experience, and SLOW. Menu selections and such usually take many, many seconds. Hover bubbles stick around for random (long) lengths of time, covering up data and controls. Things jump around as you move the mouse around or click items (I just lover interfaces that move a button away from your cursor just as you reach for it!), and there’s no way to know what’s going on if you upload your own music. Just click, wait, and hope. Just an awful interface compared to the previous (pre-blue) release.

      Update: 11/24/1016 Update to 5.2.2.1608.5.2.2.449 today is a setback. Comes up maybe 1 out of 10 tries. UI is still the same clunky mess, but now it’s way slower than previous versions, and hangs unresponsive for minutes at a time. All I want to do is upload my own music to Amazon’s cloud, and this program is terrible at it. When it does work, you have no idea if it is or not. Just walk away for a few hours, come back, try again and again until it tells you “those are already uploaded”. Seriously, Amazon is obviously using us as involuntary beta testers – no pre-beta, it’s that bad. I expected so much more Amazon. This is astonishingly bad They should stop selling their cloud music storage service until they have a program that lets you actually reliably use it!

      Update 07/07/2017: Hallelujah! Newest update 5.6.0.1081 from a few days ago finally successfully uploads my music to the cloud! No crashes, no hangs. I’ve pushed it hard and have uploaded thousands of tracks in the last few days. Still has a few rough edges, like results messages usually don’t have correct counts or correct error descriptions, but it finally does what it needs to since they replaced the previously working version with this one almost a year ago.

      Update 09/17/2017: We’ll, that was good while it lasted. As of a few days ago, every single attempt I make to upload, whether one track at a time, an album at a time, or multiple albums at a time, I get “No songs were added to your upload queue”. Deleted, rebooted, and updated to the latest, 6.0.0.1152, and it’s back to the old perpetual “Loading your music” screen. Canceled that after 24 hours, restart, and it comes right up. But still get “No files were added to your upload queue”, whether dragging to the app or using the app’s Upload button to select files.

      It is completely useless again for uploading my music to the Amazon cloud. Come on Amazon, it’s been a year since since you released this piece of garbage to the public. You should be ashamed of yourselves.at

      Update 10/29/2017: Well, it’s been a year since Amazon killed its great uploading program and forced this truly awful software on those of us who want to upload our own music to the Amazon cloud library that we pay for. The current version works for the most part. It still hangs on startup from time to time, but killing it and restarting it fixes it most of the time. If not, reinstalling usually does. When it does work, the file list usually isn’t updated on the PC screen, so you can either guess or hope that your files were uploaded, or upload them again to be sure. Sometimes the second uploading will tell you they were uploaded, and sometimes it just doesn’t say anything. Sometimes it gets into a state where it says “uploading” forever. Either cancel and restart, or reinstall to clear that, depending on your luck. Still unbelievable that Amazon would want its name…

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    3. user8507

      88 of 92 people found the following review helpful

      1.0 out of 5 stars
      BROKEN APPLICATION ON UPDATE!!!, October 16, 2016

      By Kevin G. Boles (Dunwoody, GA USA) –

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      Apparently my Amazon Music player updated itself and now it WILL NOT FUNCTION!!! I see an icon, and the FOUR stupid windows processes that start up. But the application will not show at all. NO interface becomes visible to the foreground when I click on the app in the windows bar. Cannot “bring to front” from Task Manager either. So now on my Windows 8.1 laptop I have NO ABILITY TO PLAY AMAZON MUSIC!! WTF!?!?!?

      UPDATE: I have multiple monitors and flip-flopped the side-by-side settings and the app magically started showing itself. Amazon, you should have not released an app that doesn’t work properly with multiple monitors.

      UPDATE 2: 400MB+ TOTAL RAM USAGE ACROSS 4 PROCESSES FOR AN F’ING MUSIC PLAYER?!?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?!

      ALSO: the UX design is just horrid. One of MANY examples: why can I not shrink (or better yet HIDE) the ANY of the stupid columns such as Lyrics, Prime, Own, etc. in the song list?!? I cannot see enough characters of the columns I ACTUALLY care about – like TITLE!

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