Adding background music
Spotify for Podcasters’s smart background music fades in and out dynamically with your recordings to provide a smooth transition at the beginning and end of your audio segments.
- Go to your episode builder
- Use the Record tab to record new audio, or Library to find pre-recorded segments.
- After your recording is saved, you’ll see a music note button that will allow you to add background music to your recording.
- Select a music category, then search for and preview our background music tracks.
- To hear how your audio sounds with a background track, select a background track, then click Preview with your audio.
- Use the scroll bar to set your selected music to the desired volume.
- When you’re happy, click Apply.
Your original recording will be preserved as a copy, and a new audio segment with background music will also be saved in your audio library.
Note: When previewing your audio, background music will dynamically fade-in before your audio starts. Once you save the finished audio, background music will both fade in at the beginning, and fade out at the end.
On the mobile app:
- Go to Tools and tap the + icon.
- Tap Library to add background music to a pre-recorded segment.
- Tap the 3 dots next to a recording, then Add background music.
- Search our catalog of background music tracks. Tap the play icon to preview the track, and + to add it to your recording.
If you have your own music that you explicitly own the rights to, you can also tap Import at step 4 to add it as a background track.
Tips for using background music
- You can replace or remove background music from a segment at any time by editing the segment in your audio library.
- Adjusting the volume of selected background music can currently only be done on the web version of Spotify for Podcasters.
- If your segment is already in a published episode, any changes made to background music will be reflected on external platforms within approximately 24 hours.
- Background tracks are added to the full audio segment. If you'd like to add music to just part of a recording, you may want to split your audio segment into multiple parts.
- Try using background music to add texture to your episodes, whether as an intro track, a way to emphasize specific moments or topics, or anything else you can think of!
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