The blue Songs button lets you create a 30 second transition out of any song on Apple Music or Spotify.
Add background music to your recordings:
Note: This is only available through the Anchor mobile app currently.
- On the home screen via your creation tools, record any audio as needed via the record tool
- On the audio preview screen you will see an option to add background music to your recording
- Search or scroll to find the background music you like, and tap the '+' icon to add it to your recording
- You can also tap the '...' icon to add any background track to your list of favorites
Changing and adding your own background music:
- From the home screen in the app tap the '+' icon to access your creation tools and go to your 'Library' tool
- Tap the '...' icon and then 'Add background music'
- Tap the 'Import' button to add your own, the 'X' to remove background music, or the '+' icon next to any other background track
- If you wish to save any to your favorites, tap the '...' icon next to any piece of music and then 'Add to favorites'
Adding music with Apple Music and Spotify Premium:
- This is only available through the Anchor mobile app right now.
- Apple Music is only currently available via an iOS device
- If you add any music with this tool, monetization options will not be available for your your podcast until you remove the song(s), to protect you from any copyright issues
- Keep in mind that music added this way to your episodes on Anchor, won't publish on your episodes on external podcast platforms.
How to add:
- From the home screen in the app tap the '+' icon to access your creation tools, go all the way to the right by swiping through the tools at the bottom of the screen, to access the 'Songs' icon
- Connect to either Apple Music or Spotify Premium
- Search or scroll through your playlists to find the song you wish to add to your episode
- Tap the 'Play' button to preview a track, or tap + to add the song to an episode
Song clips vs full songs:
A listener will have to be logged into their Spotify Premium account or Apple music account to hear a full song. You can toggle this setting via your Anchor account settings in the app if you would like though.
Scroll down to where it says 'Connect accounts' in the app settings for these settings. More information on updating those settings can be found through this help article.