Introducing our new Podcast License

Photo by Victor Torres

Photo by Victor Torres

We're beyond excited to share the release of our new Podcast License -- a special licensing option for your podcast episodes, series and projects.

Over the last ten years, podcasts have been transforming how we receive information and tell stories. This powerful medium has not only been a source for education, journalism, and entertainment -- it's also been a way for people to communicate ideas and connect with others. Podcasts like This American Life and RadioLab, leading up to the critically acclaimed Serial, have been paving the way for new forms of compelling storytelling — and looking ahead to 2016, not only are new and interesting podcasts being made, the audience continues to grow as well.

In our interview with filmmaker, Ron Dawson, we discussed how music can help make a podcast all the more engaging and immersive. Much as crafting the right copy for your VO's, music plays a critical role in telling an amazing story as it helps provide an emotional weight.

So now let's get to the details...

Here are the 4 options of our Podcast License:

Personal Podcast License - Single Use

  • This covers one (1) track over one (1) episode
  • $29

Personal Podcast License - Series Use

  • This covers one (1) track over any number of episodes pertaining to one identifiable podcast series in a 12-month period.
  • $79

Business Podcast License - Single Use

  • This covers one (1) track over one (1) episode
  • $49

Business Podcast License - Series Use

  • This covers one (1) track over any number of episodes pertaining to one identifiable podcast series in a 12-month period.
  • $199
  • Business options cover companies/organizations consisting of up to 100 employees. If a company has more employees, they will require a custom license, obtainable through compass@marmosetmusic.com.

Details applicable to all Podcast Licensing options:

  • The licensed track cannot be used as the subject or focus of the podcast.
  • The licensed track cannot be used in connection with visual works of any nature whatsoever.
  • Covered for web use in perpetuity.
  • The licensed track should be used as “bumpers,” “underscore,” “intros,” “outros,” “transitions” or “beds."

Please email compass@marmosetmusic.com with any licensing questions. Excited to see what you create.


Share your podcast with us at sharing@marmosetmusic.com. We'll feature our favorites on the journal next week and send out some vinyl, shirts and other sweet swag to our featured storytellers.

Posted on October 6, 2015 and filed under Music.