What About Jingles?
A jingle at the start and end of your podcast, or to separate sections and features, can only be a good idea, but do take the time to do it properly. If you're not able to do this yourself, then think about paying someone who can.
If you want your podcast to have a quirky, amateur feeling, then badly made, cheesy jingles may be very much on the money for you.
Making Your Own Jingle
We do our best to make our own using GarageBand, making use of the various special effects that are available within the software, as well as royalty free music that is available to download online. However, our main NiliPOD jingles were made by www.musicradiocreative.com.
Adobe Audition is the preferred choice of many when it comes to making your own jingles at home, and you will discover that many radio stations will have this software installed on their own computers. For more money, Pro Tools may well be the answer.
Free Radio Jingles
If you can't manage to make your own ditties and can't afford to pay someone else to do all of your hard work, then there are some free options out there, just waiting to be downloaded. The problem with these is that they can be extremely generic and rather basic, being far from unique and possibly already used by other popular podcasts. However, some may well be of use.
This particular website is a good place to start on your search for Free podcast jingles, although you will first need to subscribe in order to be emailed the zipped file of MP3s, which includes everything from chart countdowns and DJ drops, to intros, teasers, hospital radio jingles and seasonal offerings.