How to choose music for your podcast intro, transitions and outro.
- Select mood/genre most suitable to a theme and audience of your podcast. Think first about listeners and their music expectations, try to catch their attention from a very first seconds of your podcast. See below for themes recommendation.
- For podcast intro find catchy music piece with length 7-18 seconds. It can be not only the beginning of the track but his most attractive part. You can use fade out effect to make it sounds more natural with a transition from intro music to a script part.
- For podcast transitions (bumpers) between themes inside of podcast select pieces with length 3-7 seconds.
- For podcast outro, you can use a natural ending of a track used for your intro with length 10-15 seconds. Or use a track which will more suitable to a whole theme of your podcast to make a final impression.
Please use follow music genres/moods for podcast themes:
Arts & Culture — Art, Modern Classical, Classical Piano, Gentle.
Business & Economics — Business, Corporate, Confident, Neutral.
Comedy Podcasts — Comedy, Funny, Positive, Cartoon.
Education Podcasts — Education, Website, Science, Technology, Futuristic.
Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcasts — Fantasy, Epic, Fairy Tale, Sci-fi, Futuristic, Alien.
Food & Cooking Podcasts — Cooking, Easy Listening, Acoustic, Rustic, Mediterranean.
Health & Wellness Podcasts — Spa, Relax, Nature, Chill out, New Age.
History Podcasts — History, Classical, Medieval, Epic.
Kids & Family Podcasts — Kids, Family, Cartoon, Funny, Sweet.
Media & Entertainment Podcasts — Urban, Hip Hop, Action, Teenage.
News & Politics Podcasts — News, Political, Serious.
Paranormal Podcasts — Mystery, Demonic, Alien, Haunting, Creepy.
Philosophy Podcasts — Abstract, Modern Classical, Sophisticated, Elegance.
Radio Drama Podcasts — Dramatic, Emotive, Broken Heart, Storytelling, Cinematic.
Religion & Spirituality Podcasts — Spiritual, Angelic, Elegance, Classical.
Science Podcasts — High-Tech, Science, Innovation, Website.
Sports & Recreation Podcasts — Action, Sport, Energetic, bright, Success.
Storytelling Podcasts — Storytelling, Easy Listening, Positive.
Talk Show Podcasts — Intro, Storytelling, Lounge.
Technology Podcasts — Technology, Innovation, High-Tech, Futuristic.
True Crime Podcasts — Thriller, Sport, Dangerous, Investigation, Spy, Crime.