Royalty-free music platform Slip.Stream has announced a partnership with podcast company Acast, giving Acast access to over 70,000 songs for content creation. As part of the new deal, all 100,000 Acast podcasters will receive complimentary ‘Pro Level’ access for six months, with an exclusive discount offer for an annual Pro plan thereafter. Acast, founded in 2014, acts as a podcast marketplace connecting podcast creators, advertisers, and audiences. The company boasts over 100,000 podcasts, 2,300 advertisers, and 400 million monthly listens, which are monetized across all podcasting platforms.
By partnering with Slip.Stream, Acast aims to make it easier for podcasters to find the right music for their creative needs, enhancing storytelling and creating more engaging content for their audiences. According to Acast’s research, 85% of listeners have noticed an improvement in the quality of music in podcasts in recent years, with 74% expressing a preference for podcasts that use music to establish the tone and mood of an episode. Slip.Stream offers access to over 70,000 creator-safe tracks and 60,000 sound effects, serving a user base of over 300,000 creators. The platform also provides AI tools for swift content curation.
Slip.Stream, supported by Sony Music Entertainment, raised $7.5 million in its Series A financing round in May 2022. The company describes itself as a “creator safe music platform” and was launched by entrepreneurs David Carson, Dan Demole, and Jesse Korwin. Slip.Stream has previously partnered with Insomniac Music Group to provide claim-free music to over 200,000 creators. The partnership with Acast further strengthens Slip.Stream’s position in the podcast market and expands its reach to a larger audience of podcast creators and listeners.