Thursday, August 18, 2011

17 Places to Find PodSafe Music

Considering LifeStory Designers will soon be opening our own LifeStory Radio Show, we thought it would be great to share with any Designer that would like to start Podcasting. This is one of our first resources.

From Blog Talk Radio:

One question we’re asked a lot here at BlogTalkRadio is where to find royalty-free or podsafe music to download (and upload) for BlogTalkRadio shows. Many of our hosts enjoy playing music for their listeners, but don’t want to violate any laws. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to find royalty free and podsafe music.

What follows are some places to find PodSafe music for your BlogTalkRadio shows. Before downloading any music, please be sure to read the website’s terms of use thoroughly, and to obtain any and all necessary permissions. Also, many of these places charge per download.


  1. MySpace: Nikki Starr recommends using MySpace to find Indy bands who would be happy for the airplay. Many of them haven’t signed over the rights to their music but would love to be heard. All you need is for them to send you an MP3 and a letter granting you permission to play their tunes.
  2. PodSafe Audio – A popular place for musicians and music lovers to share tunes.
  3. Stock Music - Offers cutting edge music for podcasts, but you’ll have to pay.
  4. Royalty Free Music - A diverse collection of podcastable music.
  5. PodSafe Music Network – Allows you to purchase music for your podcast.
  6. Magnatune – A record company that wants you to podcast their music!
  7. Creative Commons – There’s plenty of music on the Creative Commons, though maybe not so much in your favorite genre.
  8. CC Mixter – Features remixes licensed under the Creative Commons.
  9. GarageBand – Featuring some awesome independent music.
  10. LoopSound – More royalty free music.
  11. SoundClick – A variety of music available from both signed and unsigned bands.
  12. Royalty Free Classical Music – Offers a nice selection of classical music for podcasts.
  13. Music Track Library – Costs about $15 per.
  14. Opuzz - Buy background and intro and outro music here.
  15. Music Buggy – A place for the people who make music and the people who play music to connect.
  16. Ioda Alliance – An online Independent music distributor.
  17. The BeatSuite - Royalty free and podsafe music.
for more info. . .
17 Places to Find PodSafe Music

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Love Me Forever

Kathy Tarochione created this LifeStory Photobook for Ron and Barb. This video showcases the photos in the book. Many of them are created with her "Fun with Faces", superimposed and photo/color manipulation techniques. A demo of these techniques is available from Kathy Tarochione, LifeStory Designer at Picture A Moment Productions.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

What Is A LifeStory Designer?

We are talented Artists each with our own business. We work together to design LifeStory Creations using personal stories, pictures that bring back those special moments to remember in someone's life, and their most treasured items to preserve forever. Here's some of the resources we use for our creations.

Whether you are a digital artist, audio/video production professional, writer, photographer, photo journalist, fine art artist, restoration specialist, website developer, framer, photobook creator, graphic artist, Photoshop guru, publisher, scrapbooking specialist, publisher, storyteller, voiceover specialist, photo gift designer or any life story related media, we are interested in having you as a member.

Join LifeStory Designers Community, a FREE community of Visual Artists dedicated to designing and creating Life Story creations using:

* Photos
* Documents
* Photobooks
* Podcasts
* Storytelling
* Decorative Lettering
* Journals & diaries
* Videos & movies
* Souvenirs
* Awards & trophies
* Scrapbooks
* Brick-a-brac

Just as much as the stories that you’ve told are part of your life and add the all important personal aspect, the things of your life add an extra layer that tells more of the story than just your memories.