How to Write a Background Music for Podcasts

How to Write a Background Music for Podcasts

The listeners’ life and perspective get affected a lot by podcast background music. Your audience might want to get the idea of your podcast from its music. So, it should be able to enhance the idea not without overriding the essence of the podcast. If you manage to strike a good balance of conversation and music, you have the potential to monetize your podcast.

Podcast music serves three basic functions:

  • Sets the theme of the podcast.
  • Prepares listeners for individual segments or features within a podcast.
  • Adds to the entertainment list of the audience.

Background music and intro tunes make all the difference to the podcast. Background music and intro music set the stage and theme for your project, notify listeners when segments change, and add entertainment value that drives listeners to new music. Even if your content is good and exciting, the lack of music can put people off. A little music can take your podcast to the next level of entertainment.

Adding music to your entire podcast also gives it a more captivating and engaging atmosphere. Podcasts are not face-to-face conversations. It is a form of entertainment. People will be more interested in what your podcast is about than if the host’s voice is more than just speaking. There are many tips to get your work done. We are providing you with some of them so that you can start and get your background music done in no time. 

The less the better: 

When scripting your introduction, try not to overdo it. The short, simple, and catchy podcast intro with great music makes a big difference. Prologues that are too long are notoriously disliked by listeners. Try to include the tagline, name, and short description of your show. Including the host’s name and fading out the music also works well. Your introduction should only be fifteen seconds long. Anything longer is a little too much. If your script is short, it will automatically become a little catchy. The human brain can remember short lines and taglines. Simple and short is the way to go. Be unique but don’t try to be extra unique with a bigger name or longer introduction music and intro. 

Choose music carefully: 

Like we have discussed in this article at the start that music sets the theme and mood for your podcast show. You need to make sure that the music you choose really matches the mood of your show. Your tune should be melodious but also catchy. If your tune isn’t catchy, people will likely not be attracted. The cover should always be nice because people usually judge a book by its cover. The cover of podcasts is the music we use. If our cover isn’t shiny and pretty people may not be interested in it from the first look. 

The end should be a call to action: 

It can be tempting to throw in your donation and business information at the very beginning of a podcast, but it can be a very bad decision. The more people who listen to the same piece of audio, the less likely they are to continue listening. Strange of course, but it’s true. Put your call to action at the very end of your podcast, possibly in your outro. Your call to action doesn’t necessarily have to be the same for every episode– don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit, but make sure your message and needs are consistent.


Stealing music is not good. You wouldn’t like the idea of your podcast music being stolen, would you? The same goes for everyone else. When you’re looking for a song in your intro, always look at respectable royalty-free music websites. If all else fails, just hit up the musician and/or record label and ask if you can use it for free. Make sure not to delete those emails if someone decides to go back to their point of view. However, you don’t have to worry, you can hire an online music production company for podcast mixing and create music exclusively for your podcast. That’s a better and more legible way to go. And if you want to avoid this and still want to go for someone else’s work always remember that if the word gets out people will not like someone’s podcast that isn’t true and fair. 

Brand ready: 

It is important to build your personal brand. When it comes to your podcast, if you’re unsure or unsure of the message and topic you’re trying to create, your listeners will also be uncertain and not convinced that what they’re putting in is what they want. A clear brand idea and theme are important, so make sure it shows up in your introduction as well. If you are not sure and will not be able to stick to the theme the trust of the audience will also shake, and you may lose credibility, and trust me you do not want that. So, while you are at the start of making your podcast intro and background music you should decide your theme first.