Music licensing platform, Slip.Stream, has announced a new partnership with podcast company, Acast. This collaboration will provide Acast’s 100,000 podcasters with access to Slip.Stream’s library of over 70,000 royalty-free songs for content creation. As part of the deal, Acast podcasters will receive complimentary ‘Pro Level’ access for six months, along with an exclusive discount for an annual Pro plan thereafter. Acast, which serves as a podcast marketplace, connects podcast creators, advertisers, and audiences, and currently has over 100,000 podcasts and 400 million monthly listens.
According to Acast’s research, listeners have noticed an improvement in the quality of music in podcasts and express a preference for podcasts that use music to establish the tone and mood of an episode. Slip.Stream’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jesse Korwin, highlights that through this partnership, Acast and Slip.Stream are helping podcasters enhance their storytelling and create more engaging content for their audiences. Slip.Stream offers creators access to over 70,000 creator-safe tracks as well as 60,000 sound effects, with its user base exceeding 300,000.
Slip.Stream, backed by Sony Music Entertainment, raised $7.5 million in its Series A financing in 2022. The platform describes itself as a “creator safe music platform” and was launched by entrepreneurs David Carson, Dan Demole, and Jesse Korwin. The company has also partnered with Insomniac Music Group to provide claim-free music to its creators.