TPS Ep. 043 – Royalty Free Music and Using Your Basic Web Hosting Plan to Deliver Your Podcast

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On this episode I debut my new show intro and talk about how my new podcast music can affect your show’s production value.

I also introduce a few new elements to the show’s introduction including an episode number and a tag-line. Learn how you can improve on your show intro and opening from a great post by Daniel over at The Audacity to Podcast.

I was recently interviewed on Ryan’s Top Shelf about my podcasting story and experience. You can listen to the his new show where he interviews other podcasters and asks them ten core questions related to their own podcasting experience. Check out episode 004 to listen to the questions that Ryan asked during my interview.

In an ever increasing attempt to keep your show evolving and improving, I introduce you to the idea of purchasing your own show music. There are many ways to get music for your podcast including Creative Commons, Garageband, having original music produced for you, etc. I talk about how purchasing affordable Royalty Free music can take your show to the next level.

Finally I talk about whether or not it’s a good idea to use your basic web hosting (typically what you use to host your website) service to host and deliver your podcast. I wrote up an entire blog post including conversations I had with two separate hosts in an attempt answer this question once and for all.

Links mentioned in this episode:
TAP30 – Show Introductions and Openings
Ryan’s Top Shelf Interview with Ray (Royalty Free Music) (Royalty Free Music)
Bluehost Web Hosting
Lunarpages Web Hosting
Ray’s Blog Post Regarding Podcast Hosting on Basic Web Hosting Plans
Libsyn (Podcast hosting) Get your first month free using promo code: PodcastHelper

Additional resources (Royalty free music)

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About Ray Ortega

Full-time podcast producer and host of The Podcasters' Studio and Podcasters' Roundtable, I enjoy sharing my ten years of experience making podcasts to help others improve or start their own show.

  • KICK ASS intro, very Rock'n The Mike -ish! My show has a "WAKE THE EFF UP" intro by, Godhead. I know the singer, so I got a special ok.

    • Yeah I went back and listened to your music again, just how I like it;) You have a good show all around, keep up the good work and thanks for listening.

  • Hi there, listened to your show to see how the music was used. I am writing in from We have one of the largest selection for rfm and our stingers make great intros and outro which would work well with shows like yours. We can sponsor you a track or two. just email me right.

    • Thanks for listening to the show. It took me quite awhile to find the music I'm using now so I'm going to settle into it for the foreseeable future and won't be needing any more at this time. I'll take a look at the site however and keep it in mind. Take care.

  • Wow what an intro! Love the music. Just my style. Thanks for coming on my show and telling your story. You are welcome to come back whenever you like. But I do have to say I like my intro music more. Purely bias here, lol! Great show.

    • Thanks for the compliment and I look forward to discussing more podcasting topics with you on your show in the future.

  • Byron aka Byronious

    Ray, your new show intro music and mono log kick som major ass – way to take it to the next level man.



  • Great effort!! Using basic web hosting plan for podcasting royalty free music is totally outstanding and as far as I came to know about your story very much impressed. Thanks 🙂

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