New music licensing partnership for Acast and Slip.Stream
Independent podcast company Acast has announced a new partnership with royalty-free music platform Slip.Stream, allowing Acast podcasters access to more than 70,000 songs for use in their content creation.
The first podcast partnership for Slip.Stream will see all 100,000 Acast podcasters receive ‘Pro Level’ access free for six months, and a special discount offer to upgrade to an annual Pro plan thereafter.
Guy Scott-Wilson, Acast Content Director for Australia and New Zealand, says “Our goal at Acast is to make it as easy as possible for podcast creators to access the tools and support they need to professionalise and monetise their work, wherever their audience might be listening.”
Veronika Taylor, SVP of Creator Network at Acast, says “Through this partnership with Slip.Steam, Acast is making it even easier for podcasters to discover the right song for every transition, story climax, and anything else in their creative process.”
According to research conducted by Acast, 85% of listeners say that the quality of music in podcasts has improved in recent years and 74% say they prefer to listen to podcasts that use music to set the tone and mood of an episode. Another 60% prefer podcasts ads with music.
Jesse Korwin, Chief Marketing Officer at Slip.Stream, says “Through this partnership, Acast and Slip.Stream are helping more podcasters enhance their storytelling and create more engaging content for their audiences by giving them access to more than 70,000 songs they can begin using in their podcast production.”
Each week, Slip.Stream updates curated playlists for podcasters to pull from, for inspiration in creating their own story soundtracks.