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Headpones Recommended - Podsafe Music Podcast

Hello, all! Welcome to Headpones Recommended*. 


As you can see, I have not put much effort into the aesthetics of this webpage. It is all about the open music. This podcast is meant to serve as a resource look for free, legal music to use for their podcasts or other projects. Currently available via RSS feed, iTunes, and Google Play. Most of the music comes from:,,,, .

Other good resources,  

 If you have requests for certain themes, categories of music, let me know. I like a challenge. :)

Also, if you'd like to listen to my anti-audio drama about music you can go to

Show License: 

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International 


*The typo is intentional. 

Mar 20, 2019




CCMixter is a music community hosting tens of thousands of songs that have been used in 1 million videos and games all over the world.


Looking for CC music: use

Artist wanting to remix: use





String Trio...

Feb 7, 2019

Spacesynth AKA Space Disco AKA Italo-Disco AKA early 1980s European American synthesize dance music.

There used to be a great website about spacesynth music but it was taken down just before the release date. Here is a good write up with examples from Slackjackerz


Jan 1, 2019

Although I put more popular genres of music first, I am been waiting for a while to post this episode. I can think of so many reasons why podcasters would same noise in their shows. Maybe it is horror or a thriller and they just want to score to make their listeners feel uneasy. Or maybe there are diagetic uses – an...

Nov 30, 2018

Merry Christmas everyone. After making Christmas mixes for 20 years, this is my least merry ever. It isn’t all downers, though.

Last year’s much more upbeat mix can be found here: or directly downloaded here:

Nov 11, 2018

Creative Commons / Open License Options

Internet Archive:

Info on Free Music Archive closing:

General Archive Audio:

Specific to FMA:

Instructions for searching...